Good evening. This is Ikeda.
The afternoon temperatures have been high for the past few days, and it feels like the end of winter is in sight.
Although we hope the temperature stays the same, the forecast is for it to get quite cold by Friday.
I'm so excited for the cold weather to calm down soon.
And next week is Valentine's Day.
Giri-choco and tomo-choco have been around for a long time, but this year I first learned about ``self-choco.''
I think I've always bought one for myself, but I guess there was a proper name for it.
Upon further investigation, it appears that there are also "my chocolate," "my own chocolate," and "ore chocolate."
Having this kind of variation somehow makes everything better.
Each company will probably use it for marketing.
I'm thinking about having a chocolate ball for Valentine's Day, and today I'd like to introduce ULTERIOR's NEPPED OLD DENIM 52 TROUSERS.
Denim was not available from any of the brands in 22AW, so this is the first time we've introduced it.
Although it is called denim, the design source is French military M52.
M52 seems to be famous, so I'm sure many people know about it, but it's called chino pants.
M52s vary depending on the generation, such as the presence or absence of back pocket flaps, and whether they have 1 or 2 tucks, but here we have a mix of specifications for each.
The back pockets have flaps and pin tucks with darts.
With such specifications, don't you feel that it has a slacks-like feel?
The denim fabric used is woven with rope-dyed pure indigo in the warp and gray cheese-dyed nep thread in the weft.
The ounce is 10oz, so I think the fabric is just the right thickness, making it easy to wear even when the temperature gets high.
Even though it's called cheese dyeing because it rolls like cheese, it doesn't taste like cheese at all and I'm a little confused.
In addition, the warp threads are spun with a mixture of fallen cotton.
As a result, the finish has a nice rough feel to it.
In addition, by dyeing with pure indigo, which is about half the standard concentration, it has a slightly grayish color with a suppressed reddish tone.
Of course, not only is it dyed, but it is also washed and given a vintage finish by hand, giving it a natural fading feel that looks like it has been worn and washed repeatedly.
Personally, I think it feels more classy than denim, although it feels rough and faded.
Of course, specifications such as tack are a factor in feeling this way, but I think the color is also one of the factors that makes me feel that way.
While it feels classy, it can also be called new, used, or vintage, and you get a strange feeling that it doesn't fit into any of the categories.
As for the size, it's on the thick side, but since it has a center seam, I don't think you'll get the impression that it's too thick.
The waist has a drawcord, so you can adjust the waist position to suit your style.
I'm getting tired of heavy winter fabrics, and I'm craving denim that has a spring feel to it.
It's that time of year when you can't quite see the end of winter and you're wondering what's wrong with it, but even though it's denim, it feels classy and has the feel of slacks, so why not try the NEPPED OLD DENIM 52 TROUSERS.