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C.T.L. Straight Denim Pants - Bengara - Dark Indigo

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Size Guide
Size Chart
This is a conversion chart to help you understand different sizing scales that we carry at the store.  If you would like specific measurements please click that chat icon below or call the shop at (720) 282-3114.

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Cottle products all have a very rich back-story and we wanted to share that in their own words...

"This textile concept took about 3 years to fully develop. Originally developed by Kichinosuke Tonomura at the Kurashiki Honzome Handwoven Research Institute, we wanted to reproduce his iconic indigo and bengara dyed selvedge denim for this garment. For this purpose, we hand-dyed cotton thread with all-natural bengara(Indian red) several times and rewound the thread into a spool. On our first attempt making this sample, the thread had broken several times.This is was perhaps due to the softness of the dyed yarn which is sometimes weakened by the natural dying process. After several trial and error experiments, we were able to increase the strength of the yarn with wax, and were thus able to improve the flexibility of this indigo yarn without compromising the integrity of the natural dyes. This improved textile presented an amazing opportunity to experiment further with the garment production. We manufactured this denim with a jacquard loom to reproduce the selvedge (fabric edge), and then produced the the main body of the denim using a shuttle loom. This process takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. In order preserve the hand-woven texture (making each garment subtly unique) we incorporated a cotton nep thread as well as a thick linen thread which are twisted into the weft of the denim. By weaving in thicker threads than usual and weaving them by hand with a shuttle loom over a long period of time, the textile is soft, comfortable, with almost an airy feel. Although it is made of only natural materials, it has good elasticity due to the characteristics of the weft. All in all, it takes about half a year from start to finish; from dyeing the threads to weaving the fabric."

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