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Crafted with Pride – Kuro Loose Denim Jacket

If you are a denim lover, you should not miss Kuro loose denim jacket. Kuro is a Japanese denim brand, all of their denim are crafted in Okayama, the “denim capital”. They are all hand made and dyed with top quality craftsmanship.

 

In fact, Kuro loose denim collection is one of their bestsellers. They feature a loose and relax fitting with the finest cotton. The loose denim jacket we are going to introduce you is a classic item from Kuro.

 

The loose denim jacket are made with 100% cotton and high fine warp to slowly woven with shuttle loom. As a result, it has a very thick and visually rich texture. This production method also gives it the softness you don’t usually find on other denim jackets.

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

Off White

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

A close up will show you the texture of the jacket. It also uses bronze buttons, which gives it a more vintage touch.

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

The T-shape design is a signature of Kuro loose denim jacket. It gives you a drop shoulder fitting and a solid look at the same time.

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

The one sided pocket is also another signature design for the jacket.

Kuro Loose Denim Big Jacket One Wash - Off White

You will find four threads at the back.

Kuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - Indigo

Indigo

If you are interested in other denim jacket from Kuro,  you can head to our previous blog for more information.

Kuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - Indigokuro lifestyle

Want to know more about the brand Kuro? Click here.

 

A Hybrid for Your Wardrobe – Kuro Shirt Jacket

Kuro shirt jacket is the hybrid of shirt and jacket. Shirt jacket, or shacket, is designed for you to use as a outerwear. However, it is not clumsy as a jacket as it has the cutting of a shirt. Unlike the thick and warm shirt jacket, Kuro shirt jacket is designed for you to wear in Spring / Summer.

 

It is worth mentioning that Kuro uses zip instead of buttons for this shirt, which makes it stands out of the collections.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

Beige

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

Like a shirt, it has two high quality buffalo cuff buttons on the sleeves.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

The zippers are two-ways. You can zip up or down the shirt to wherever position you prefer.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

In fact, Kuro shirt jacket is suitable for even hot Summer because of its fabrics. Although it is 100% cotton, the fabrics are woven densely with low fine string. It makes it “paper-thin” and very breathable. And it comes with the advantage of extra light weight. You will barely feel the weight when you put it on.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

And of course, all Kuro’s products are made in Japan with quality guaranteed.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - Beige

There are also two flap pockets at the front to store your belongings. And if you don’t like the flap, you can also hide it inside the pocket.

Kuro Zip Up Shirt Jacket - BeigeThe beige color is simple and clean. With Kuro’s classic drop shoulder and loose fitting, this shirt jacket will shine your outfit the Summer.

 

Interested in Kuro? Don’t forget to check out our previous article about Kuro’s Gurkha pants!

Made in Japan Denim Shirt – Stevenson Overall Co.

In this article, we will talk about the denim shirt from Stevenson Overall Co., a vintage Japanese brand. In the previous article, we have talked about the Cody denim shirt. And now we will move on to the trigger shirt,

 

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Indigo 1

Indigo

At the first glance, you may think that it looks very similar to the cody shirt. However, if you take a closer look, you will find that there are a few differences. First of all, the chest pocket on trigger only has one button while cody has two. Besides, cody has four buttons on the sleeves while trigger only has three. You may notice that the trigger denim shirt has less buttons than the cody shirt as it is designed for a more relaxed style.

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Indigo 6

Also, like other shirts from Stevenson Overall Co., it uses Belnap stone snap buttons. Belnap is a famous buttons manufacture under YKK. Their stone buttons have a beautiful color and excellent hold power.

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Indigo 7

At the back, the arched design of the collar shape matches with the back yokes.

 

And the denim shirt is made of zimbabwe cotton, a rare and high quality material. If you want to know more about zimbabwe cotton, head to our previous article for more information!

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Indigo 9

And it is slim fit. You can easily wear it as a outer shirt with sneakers and trousers.

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Olive 1

Olive

If you are looking for something brighter this Summer, take a look at the Olive color. Stevenson Overall Co. has just introduced this color in the Summer collection.Unlike the indigo denim shirt, it is made of linen blend twill (Cotton 70% Linen 15% Ramie 15%).

Stevenson Overall Co. Trigger Shirt - Olive 5

It also uses Belnap stone snap buttons but in a more milky color.

Interested in these vintage denim shirt? Head to ANDJOY and shop now!

A Pocket Tee Without a Pocket?

In Summer, pocket tee is often a popular choice. You can mix and match it easily and the pocket makes the tee stands out without loosing its minimal design.

 

This season, we have some pocket tee from Kuro. Normally, you will identify a pocket tee with its chest pocket. However, Kuro’s pocket tee is a little bit different. You will not be able to visually see the pocket on it.

Kuro Kanoko Big Pocket Tee - Off White

Off White

Kuro Kanoko Big Pocket Tee - Black

Black

Kuro Kanoko Big Pocket Tee - Off White

It is because they are all hidden side pockets! Unlike a chest pockets, these hidden side pockets have more functionality. They are large enough to put your hands inside. And you can even put wallets, phones or keys inside them. The tee itself is in Kuro’s signature dolman cut, which is loose fit with drop shoulder. This relaxed fitting is perfect for the hidden side pockets as you won’t notice them even you have put items inside.

Kuro Kanoko Big Pocket Tee - Black

As for fabrics, the pocket tee is made of a special fabric – Kanoko. It means that the fabrics is woven in a zig-zag pattern densely. Thus, it is very durable and “breathable”. It will be very comfortable to wear it in a hot summer day. And of course, they are all made in Japan.

Kuro Kanoko Big Pocket Tee - Off White

 

Feeling interested in Kuro? Don’t forget to check out our previous article to know more about the brand!

A Hybrid of Jeans and Stretch Pants

Do you like the flexibility of a stretch pants and the outlook of a jeans? Have you ever thought of having them both at the same time?  Stevenson Overall Co. gives you the perfect answer in their SS19 collections. Their new Messenger Trousers has the functionality of a stretch pants while keeping a denim’s touch and outlook.

Stevenson Overall Co. Messenger Trousers - Indigo 1

Indigo

Stevenson Overall Co. Messenger Trousers - Black 1

Black

The fabric is very special. It has a denim touch and it elastic. And it is made of quality Zimbabwe cotton. That’s why it is very soft and comfortable. If you want to know what is Zimbabwe cotton, head to our previous article for more details!

Stevenson Overall Co. Messenger Trousers - Indigo 7

Also, like other denim from Stevenson Overall Co, this stretch pants will age beautifully over time.

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In terms of functionality, it has four side pockets and a change pocket.

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Stevenson Overall Co. Messenger Trousers - Indigo 8

And if you roll it up, you will find it has the lining of a selvage denim. It is made with skillful craftsmanship from Japan and will not unravel even upon vigorous use.

 

Interested in Stevenson Overall Co.? Check out their other products at ANDJOY and read our articles to know more about the brand!

Choice of Cotton Matters – Kuro Denim Jacket

This time, we will talk about Kuro denim jacket. And we will start by an interview from HIGHSNOBIETY, a Japanese media.

Kuro Denim designer Mr. Yabashi Tadashi was recently interviewed together with Mr. Atsushi Yamamoto, who manages a denim processing factory in Kojima, Japan.

They have been working together on Kuro’s denim collections for a long time. As they believe that although there are lots of fabrics to make denim products, different processing method will give a different result.

That’s why Kuro’s denim are all dyed and processed in Kojima, the denim city. As it is their own know-how and pride to craft a good denim. And Kuro denim jacket is definitely the product to claim this statement.

Kuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - Indigo

Indigo

The denim jacket is hand dyed in the factory in Kojima, which gives it a stunning indigo blue. This raw denim will also fade over time as you wear it.

 

However, what really makes it special is the fabric Kuro chooses – Zimbabwe cotton. Different cotton has different staple length, and the longer is the length, the softer and harrier the fabrics it will produce. Zimbabwe cotton is one of the cotton that has the longest stable length on our planet. Thus, kuro denim jacket is very soft and smooth. However, Zimbabwe cotton is also extremely rare. As they can only be grown by a few number of farmers in South Africa. And they can only harvest by hand every year. As a result, they are not commonly used by denim makers. But obviously, Kuro is not an ordinary denim maker and they never disappoint you.

Kuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - IndigoKuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - Indigo

Kuro Denim Short Sleeve Coach Jacket - Indigo

 

If you would like to know more about Kuro, you can always head to our previous article!

Stevenson Overall Shirt – Japan Made Vintage Wear

Stevenson Overall shirt is definitely one of our favourite vintage wear. This time, we will talk about their classic Smith shirt and Cody shirt.

Stevenson Overall Co. Smith Shirt - Indigo 2

Smith Shirt – Indigo

To start with the Smith shirt, it is a classic work shirt with a slim cut and two chest pockets. What makes it stand out from the crowd is the double layer on the shoulder. The back yoke also has a round cut down to enhance your mobility. The shirt itself is in stunning faded indigo as the chambray fabric was made with indigo-dyed yarn in Japan.

Stevenson Overall Co. Smith Shirt - Indigo 4

Furthermore, you will find Stevenson Overall applies vintage effects on the metal button. Thus the buttons are in indigo blue with a natural worn out looking.

Stevenson Overall Co. Smith Shirt - Indigo 6

Stevenson Overall Co. Smith Shirt - Indigo 8

There are also eyelets all along the back yoke and armpits. They are woven with vintage machine and stands out with a contrary green color.

Stevenson Overall Co. Cody Shirt - Indigo 2

Cody Shirt – Indigo

Stevenson Overall Co. Cody Shirt - Faded Indigo 2

Cody Shirt – Faded Indigo

When it comes to the Cody shirt, it is no doubt one of the signature pieces from Stevenson Overall Co. They are also in slim cut with two chest pockets. However, they are in different shape that gives a more classy and vintage look. The chest pockets also have two press buttons. It has two layers on the should and the front yoke goes down to the chest like an arrow while the back yoke cuts down in a v shape. It gives you a rigid slim fit outlook. As for material, it is Zimbabwe Cotton, which is extremely soft and smooth to wear with.

Stevenson Overall Co. Cody Shirt - Faded Indigo 6

Besides, there are four buttons on the sleeve. And all the beautiful stone buttons from a Japanese company – Belnap.

Interested in Stevenson Overall shirt? Check them out at ANDJOY now! And don’t forget to read our previous articles about Stevenson Overall Co!