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Kapital Century Denim Update: 7-S Charcoal Ink

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the launch of a unique new product by the denim aficionados at Kapital called Century Denim. To read all about this jean and the amazing fabric technique,  check out our earlier post. We’re a bit obsessed with this new denim technique not just for the sashiko weave fabric but also the unusual Kakishibu  coating. So we were excited to see that just last week they released a new ‘Thesumi‘ (Charcoal Ink) version named the 7-S and with it, Jonathan over at the Bandanna Almanac blogged some new videos from a launch event detailing the jean and the painted wash treatment in all its glory.

The 7-S., Nicknamed “The Black Rose” uses a muted shade of the sumi color,  and the indigo sashiko threads create the perfect compliment. The deep grey is a perfect example of sumizome or ink-dyeing that is practiced to create the jean.

A Kakishibu coating is hand-applied to give the garment a brownish, sepia hue; multiple layers create a deep brown “tea stain”.

You can see that on Jonathan’s own pair (lower right image) he coated the right-side back pocket with kakishibu, which demonstrates this tea-stained look perfectly and shows off the contrast between the 7-S shade and the sepia Kakishibu coating.

For the release event at the Kapital Kobe store, customers could get a real silver rivet added to their Century denim purchase – VIP’s got a gold one.

We’ve got to hand it to the guys at Kapital, not only do they know how to release a great and innovative product, but they know how to do it in style!

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