Mud Dyed Fatigue Jacket
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As a transitional outerwear, the fatigue jacket is one of the items that has been loved and preferred for a long time, along with denim jackets and French work jackets.

Unlike the first or second generation U.S. military fatigue jackets that are often referenced, the third generation fatigue jacket was inspired by features to minimize unnecessary visible seams, utilizing French seams used in high-quality shirts.

Additionally, for natural dyeing, both the fabric and sewing thread made of cotton were used, specifically Japanese ripstop fabric and thread. After making the fatigue jacket, it was dyed with a unique method using mud on Amami Oshima Island.

This mud dye, known as Dorozome, involves finely chopping the bark of the Sharinbai tree and boiling it for 14-16 hours to extract a solution, which is then mixed with limestone powder for the first stage of dyeing. The dyeing process then proceeds with the mud of the island, where the mud interacts with the tannins from the Sharinbai bark to create a deep color.

After dyeing is completed, the process of rinsing the dyed fabric in the clean stream water up the mountain and drying it is repeated until the desired color is achieved. To obtain a color close to black, this repeated process needs to be done 80-100 times.

Dyed the clothes in this way and further washed them to create a texture with partial cracks

100% cotton ripstop from Osaka, Japan

polyester buttons from Ōta, Japan
100% cotton thread from Kyoto, Japan

Care Instruction

cold machine wash or hand wash

hang dry

hidden pen pocket
hidden button placket
cargo pockets
traditionally dyed in Amami Ōshima, Japan

*The units of the size table below are all cm.

**Natural dye products may have irregular dyeing patterns and individual variations.