Indigo Dobby Tapered Pants


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Founded in Tokyo Japan in 2005, FDMTL has established themselves as one of the premier brands of Japanese denim, particularly for their boro and sashiko work. A truly Japan-made brand, all manufacturing, down to the sewing and the fabric, are done entirely in Japan. Everything FDMTL makes is designed with the little details in mind, and a lot of little details at that. From the sashiko fabrics to the aging, wearing, and repairing of each piece, FDMTL wants everything they make to tell a story about how it came to be.

The Dobby Tapered Pants surprised and impressed us this delivery. The indigo-dyed, woven fabric is remarkably soft with a slightly uneven texture, and has an impressive amount of mechanical stretch (despite being 100% cotton) from the way it was woven. The medium weight, low tension dobby fabric breathes well and wears comfortably from the instant it's put on, no break-in or washing required. 

The fit is a mid front rise with a tall back rise, resulting in a slightly dropped crotch. The waist fits large but the hips are more slim, resulting in a slightly loose but distinctly secure (as in, they won't fall down) fit. They have a fairly slim top block and thigh, which then taper aggressively to a small leg opening. The short inseam gives the legs a cropped look, great for pairing with warm weather and/or lightweight footwear.

Where these trousers really shine is how they combine the fit and fabric into a pant far greater than the sum of its parts. These offer all the comfort and ease of a good sweatpant, with the benefit of being full on pants-pants. A fantastic trouser for lounging about the house as well as talking walks and running errands in.

Runs true to size. If you're between sizes, we suggest selecting the smaller size. No shrinkage expected with a cold wash and hang dry. 

  • 100% cotton 
  • Boro patchwork detail
  • Slash pockets
  • Indigo dyed fabrics
  • Zip fly
  • Custom hardware
  • Medium rise, tapered fit
  • FDMTL 3 year wash treatment
  • Custom labels
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Runs true to size
  • Made in Japan

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Yanni wears size 32.
Their sizing specs are:
5'11 height and 170lbs weight
42" chest and 33" waist

Runs large, size down. If you're between sizes, we suggest selecting the smaller size. No shrinkage expected with a cold wash and hang dry. 

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
28 33" 8.875" 16" 12" 8.25" 6.5" 27"
30 34" 10" 16.5" 12/25" 8.5" 6.75" 27.5"
32 36.5" 10.125" 17" 12.75: 9.25" 7" 28.5"
34 38" 10.25" 17.25" 13.25" 9.5" 7.25" 29"

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Rest of World Shipping
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  • Returns will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • A restocking fee of $25 applies to all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.
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