Context is proud to present our newest collaboration with Momotaro. The 113XX is our take on a timeless blue jean. Context owner Sam Parker, in collaboration with Momotaro, spent 8 months developing the jeans.
Slim fitting in the top block, with a mid rise and slim, straight leg, the 0113XX will fit well on all body types.
Horween's Shell Cordovan leather patch highlights the back of the jean. Shell cordovan is made from the "shell" of a horse which is just under the hide on the rump of the horse. These patches traveled the world, traveling from Horween in Chicago, to Momotaro in Kojima, and finally back to Madison
Note the visible selvage under the coin pocket and the antiqued copper rivets. The fabric is made from cotton cultivated in both the United States and Australia. The American cotton has longer fibers and produces the "hairy" effect. The Australian cotton is shorter and helps give the denim the texture. Three different strands of yarn are woven randomly, lending the denim an irregular feel.
The coveted selvage line. Located on the outseam, the selvage edge indicates the the denim has been woven on a small, old fashioned shuttle loom, as opposed to large scale production looms that have taken over denim production.
Made in Okayama's famous Rampuya mill.
Our custom pocket bags represent the collaborative effort between our shop in Madison and our friends at Momotaro in Kojima.
Sam's sample pair. Soaked before the initial wear, Sam wore these every day for about 7 months, with two cold washes
"Corded" belt loops and back pockets are created by folding over the excess denim in such a way to raise the fabric between the two stitches. The bulge highlights the abrasion fading
This pair has been worn for about 4 months and are unwashed. The back of the knees are just starting to fading
A close up of the antiqued copper hardware and the double chainstiched waistband
Momotaro's peach fly buttons. Momotaro takes it's name from a Japanese folk hero named "Momotaro" or "Peach Boy"