"Washed" Hakomura Short Pants

A book project with yamauchi that was held from the other day. Currently, it seems that there are T-shirts with Hakomura shibori on the brand side, but we have shorts with Hakomura shibori. T-shirts are also very attractive. I haven't seen the real thing. After all, it's a traditional Japanese dyeing technique, so it's not the "uniform look" that's common in the market these days. Well, to put it the other way around, I think it's really amazing that the same products are all homogenized and distributed in today's world. And even if it's super cheap, you can get the same thing you see on the screen wherever you are, wherever you go. I think that's amazing. In many ways. I think that is a characteristic of industrial products, and there is definitely a merit to making such things. Whether it's clothes or non-clothes. But if that's all there is to it. . I think After all, I'm attracted to things that have a lot of human hands in them, things that you can really feel the traces of, and things that reflect the people who made them. That kind of "dwelling" clothes. So, putting aside the question of whether or not it will result in a uniform appearance, clothes that give you a "rich" feel are, in the end, deeply rooted in the clothes themselves. There is "depth". When I went to Mr. Yamauchi's atelier in Yamauchi, I was shown the sleeping Hakomura fabric, and I was very attracted to its "depth". I really felt the "traces" that led to the collection. All of these elements were combined, and the Hakomura shibori fabric, which had been unused for 3 meters each, looked very, very shiny. I think so, this should be seen by customers. I thought. We are very grateful to have been able to hold the event since last Saturday, and to have come from within the prefecture, outside the prefecture, and from afar. As I told those who were able to come to the store and talk to them directly, there are two main reasons why I made shorts this time. The first is that when Mr. Yamauchi applies Hakomura tie-dyeing, he tie-dyes a 3-meter fabric. Yamauchi's clothes are very detailed, so Hakomura shibori requires about 3 meters of fabric for one piece. Therefore, if I make long-sleeved or full-length clothes, I can only make one piece of clothing from the three meters of fabric that was stored in the atelier. However, with shorts, even if the details are elaborate, the length is short, so you can barely make two pieces with 3m. This is because I didn't think about sustainability or anything like that at all, but I emphasized how to use up this fabric without throwing it away. Second, when summer is in full swing, you can't beat the scorching heat. If I had a pair of shorts that I liked there, I thought I would wear them with great frequency, even when I went out to the gym or when I was dressed properly. Including myself. Also, I often wear long-sleeved shirts. Long sleeves and long trousers are dangerous in midsummer. So if I had those shorts, I would wear them a lot. While there are various types of clothes, I think that it is a very specialized existence in terms of "using". It's short pants. If you use it a lot, you can experience the positive elements of Hakomura Shibori as many times as you use it, and you can learn about Yamauchi's effortless sewing. So, if you sweat, wash it. So, you can still experience the nuances of the fabric and the level of sewing. You can know it by experiencing it. And if you can feel that there are professionals in the world who have this kind of "skill" and are devoting their lives to it, that kind of upstream craftsman will be properly evaluated by the world. It's possible, isn't it? That's why, even if I can't make any big moves, I thought it would be great if I could hand over that kind of "mass of technology" to each person. Really good clothes are made by people like that. I think that clothes that are said to be sustainable are just said to be "fashionable", and I wonder if they really understand. If you really want to be sustainable, I think you should stop making clothes right now. Rather than that, I think it's more important to separate garbage, stop running your car's engine unnecessarily at a convenience store, and eat all your rice. Well, let's leave it at that. Currently, as of the evening of June 20th, Hakomura short pants are 3 pieces in color A and 1 in color E, all of which are small size SM, but a total of 4 pieces in stock. I'm doing it. Of the Hakomura-shibori fabrics in Mr. Yamauchi's atelier, I asked him to make shorts out of all the fabrics that were suitable for shorts, so there weren't many, but there were about 30 in total, along with variations. Well, they all look different. So, I had been wearing it for a while before it went on sale, and even in the rainy season, I was super using it, so I washed it about twice. So take a look at it today. this. washed twice. For the first time, I washed my hands because I wanted to see the Hakomura fabric shimmering in the water with my own eyes. For the second time, I dive into the washing machine. In terms of color, it is classified as A. I think the one I introduced in my previous blog was the first one of A. Now A is a stock of only items that fall into the second category for all three items. The first one has a strong pink feeling, and the second one has a strong reddish or brownish feel. It's originally tie-dyed, so it's a fabric that doesn't change much even after washing. But there was swelling all over. Also, I think that the fabric and the sewing thread are very integrated. As a result, there was a little puckering at the seam allowance. The texture on the skin wasn't bad to begin with, but I feel like it's improved even more. For this fabric, thick 30 count sewing thread is sewn with 19 stitches every 3 cm, and puckering is drawn out from a tremendous seam. This sewing is really bad. In the world of shorts, it's a movement that reigns supreme. back pocket. To the inside of both bead pockets. A pitch of 19 stitches between 3 cm. The same goes for the crotch area. And there was a little puckering. Well, I can't really tell from the pictures. As I told you the other day, the back side is overlocked, but perhaps because the fabric is so dense, it doesn't look like the threads are blowing out even after washing. The crotch part is the most complicated part because the seam allowance overlaps. When I look at it again, the color of the sewing thread is naturally changed depending on the part, and it is very well made. Or rather, it was made in a good way. It's more correct to say There are various sewing specifications on the inside of the hem. Each of them plays a different role, but all of them fit into the fabric after washing, and the sense of unity between the fabric and the sewing thread is amazing. It's not unreasonable for the fabric, and of course it doesn't float. I think that the high affinity between this fabric and sewing thread is also important for clothes. So this. The one on the left is from A, which is in stock now. I'm wearing it on the right. Even with the same A Hakomura Shibori, it's completely different. smile How to enter the color and pattern. This is also due to the characteristics of the fabric, and in terms of the concept this time, I think it can't be helped, so I would appreciate it if you could see it as an encounter. By the way, the size is exactly the same SM size. The reason why the clothes I'm wearing make me feel smaller is that they're shaped like my lower body to some extent. Almost no shrinkage. This is the only one E pattern (left). If you look side by side like this, I think you can understand the puckering and the nuances of the fabric. After all, new clothes are flimsy, so it's more lively to wear them and wash them. This is because the color of the base fabric is different, but even with the same Hakomura shibori, the impression is completely different, so it is not uniform at all. . It's going to be scorching hot from now on, so it's best if you use it when you go to the convenience store or when you go out wearing clothes. The stock is quite limited, but I would be happy if you could see it.
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