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Momotaro 15 Year Anniversary Collection (+ Fade Pics)

To commemorate fifteen years of dedication to sincere craft and honest labour, MOMOTARO have produced a stellar 15 year anniversary collection, featuring a Type II Jacket and 15.7oz Narrow Tapered Denim. Packed with meticulous details, the MOMOTARO 15th year anniversary collection updates the signature MOMOTARO leather patch with certain design elements, in order to pay homage to their decade and half of working with Selvedge denim.  

Custom milled specifically for this 15th year anniversary collection, the 15.7oz. broken twill denim is MOMOTARO's first foray into the rarest denim twill, not following either the right hand or left hand rules of denim twill construction. Soft right out the box, the unique weave is woven with a right twill and a left twill side by side at a fixed width. This weave method prevents the denim from twisting. Since the uneven thread is used, the whiteness visible on the surface is not constant, so the colour fades uniquely...looking bright blue.

The proprietary Selvedge features a two-tone gold & pink Selvedge ID with custom print jacquard liner on the double pocket flaps and pocket bags. The deerskin leather patch is indigo dyed and features the classic MOMOTARO logo with "15th" in gold foil printing. Gold brass buttons features custom 15th anniversary embossing while each pair will ship with a canvas bag and a custom-made bandana. 

 

 The fade pictures below are a result of wearing the denim jacket five days a week for six months. Washed twice.

INTRODUCING C.P. Company

Considered the original Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company was founded in 1971 by designer Mr. Massimo Osti, internationally recognized as the “godfather of urban sportswear”. Combining science and art to create new fabrications such as Nycra and Chrome, the C.P. labs also use innovative colour-dyeing and re-colouring techniques. 
The final result are pieces of clothing which are easy-to-wear, feeling like you’ve always owned from the moment you first try it on, but at the same time distinctively non-conformist – even ironic – in its details. Look out for the label’s signature goggle hoods on its jackets.
In 1987, Osti used a Japanese Civil Defence piece (from his personal archive) that had two lenses sewn into the fabric at eye level. Osti grew excited about the idea of making a jacket with lenses sewn into the fabric. After some R&D, the first prototype was a four-pocket field jacket, Saharian-style, which featured lenses sewn into an extended collar which later became know as the Explorer Jacket.
Following further research into protective hoods used by the army, C.P. Company created several prototypes over the course of 1987. Anti-gas goods, a new inspiration, gave Osti the idea of moving the lenses from the collar to the hood itself. From this iteration, the iconic Goggle Jacket makes its debut in 1988. The Goggles, and to a similar extent, a single lens, continues to be ever-present on many pieces throughout the collection.
Photography by @01.ps
Modelled by @riazndn and @jakesmn

INTRODUCING Harley of Scotland

Established in 1929 by Peter Harley Buchan – great-grandfather and grandfather of the current owners – Harley of Scotland’s factory is still located on the original factory site, originally herring fish yards. The company originally began knitting traditional fisherman’s hosiery socks to the local marketplace.

As a young fisherman, Peter Harley Buchan was inspired by the unique symbolism of the patterns of the Fair Isle sweaters he saw Northern Isles fishermen. Using Shetland wool, he later went on to produce beautiful Fair Isle knitwear using the beautiful melanges of colour, pattern and texture. These garments were inspired by the sea, the spectacular coastline and represented our local culture and heritage.

Today, Harley of Scotland are market leaders in seam free whole garment knitwear. With a heritage anchored in fair isle knitting techniques, Harley garments are inspired by the local landscapes and culture of the North-East and Northern Isles of Scotland and built around four core values.

QUALITY MANUFACTURE: Throughout yarn selection, garment design, manufacturing processes and attention to detail, their focus is always on the highest quality and producing finest Scottish knitwear available.

NATURAL FIBRES: With an emphasis on natural fibres, they work with the finest Scottish and Italian yarns available on the market. From their classic Supersoft Shetland sourced and spun locally in Aberdeenshire, through their superfine Lambswool to the finest Scottish Cashmere. All yarns selected are carefully tested and graded for our quality sweaters and created for the demands of their highly discerning customers.

PROVENANCE: Their knitwear is made with care in Scotland and they carefully source all their yarns according to their quality and sustainability standards. They care about the environment and the ethical sourcing of their raw materials.

ZERO WASTE: Seam-free whole garment knitting means their knitwear is knitted flatbed tubular “in the round” and cast off the machines as a complete sweater. They are proud to offer their knitwear to market with zero waste.