13.5oz Japanese Indigo/Indigo WABASH
This is a beautiful Japanese Indigo stripe that is reminiscences of a true Wabash, but better.
Wabash looks like quite a formal fabric,
but in fact it was commonly used for work wear from the early 1800s through to the early 1900s, very often as uniforms for the
massive US railroads work force. Finding out a lot about Wabash is very difficult, but we believe there were 2 ways in which
the dots were originally “applied” to the base fabric: 1) the pattern would be applied as a block print to the undyed fabric with
a starch based “resist” and then dyed, the dye not adhering to the resistant pattern; and 2) the fabric was dyed and then the pattern
bleached into the fabric - this was done by applying a mildly acidic solution to the cloth via copper rollers with the pattern raised
from the surface of the roller, a process known as discharge printing.
Perhaps the most famous of the American Wabash dying and printing companies was J.L. Stifel & sons set up in West Virginia in 1835. T
hey called their product "Indigo Wabash Stripe" and it was often characterized by an impressive assortment of dots, triangles and diamonds.
A few examples of these can be found in "King of Vintage vol 3" by Rin Tanaka.
Our latest Wabash fabric, is created utilizing the jaquard weave technique. This fabric is not discharge printed as an original Wabash would be.
Because we use a jaquard technique for the ticker stripe, the stripe created will not fade and will age with great character.
The images to the left are an example of the 13.5oz Japanese Wabash Indigo Selvage fabric.
Choose either our 905 Regular fit, or 901 Slim fit. More details available on our fit guide.
When selecting your size, please check actual measurements you need (measure an existing pair like this, do not simply go by tag size) and
compare with detailed measurements for this model by clicking the "FIT GUIDE" link below
- Available in our 905 Regular, and 901 Slim fit
- JPN 13.5oz, 100% Cotton. Indigo Stripe Selvage Indigo ID
- Copper hand set rivets and custom CFDCo hardware
- FIT GUIDE
- Click here for our fit guide
- 6-8 weeks