This is a pre-order item.
At this point Ryo and Hiro, the husband and wife team that make up Ooe Yofukuten need no introduction. They are expert historians, researchers, and makers of denim, jackets, and whatever else strikes their fancy to re-create.
These overalls are a small book of knowledge on the history of clothing manufacturing, and represent a pivotal moment in the use of machines and labor to create garments. Up until the end of the 19th century, most clothing was made on a very limited range of sewing machines. As industrialization took off, specialization of machines and labor came along for the ride, with multi-needle chainstitch machines enabling faster production.
The Mechanics Overalls utilize techniques from both sides of this transition, in a early 20th century pattern for a workwear straight-fit. All of our favorite elements are here, including a continuous fly, a "V" back adjustable waist band with buckle, and suspender buttons. All seams are double stitched, as well. The fabric for these is a sanforized 9.5oz ecru selvedge denim.
Like all Ooe Yofuketen garments, these are cut and sewn, start to finish by Ryo and Hiro. This all happens in OA's workshop in Ichinomiya, just north of Nagoya, Japan.
Take your waist size for a slim fit, size up one or two sizes for a workwear or relaxed fit.
- 9.5oz rinsed ecru sanforized selvedge denim
- Two side pockets
- Watch pocket
- Two back pockets
- Suspender buttons and belt loops
- “V” back adjustable waist band with buckle back straps
- Continuous button fly
- Double-stitched seams throughout.
- Japanned finish iron buttons and buckle
- True to waist size
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Made by Ryo and Hiro Ooe in Ichinomiya, Japan
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These are post-wash measurements in inches. These measurements are approximate; slight variations can and will occur with washed jeans.
For a regular, slimmer fit - choose the waist size closest to your actual waist size.
For a classic, roomy Ooe Yofukuten fit - choose two sizes larger.
Need a longer inseam length? We can make your pair with a length of 35.9" post-wash. Just contact us to make this request.
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Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
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Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40
Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50