I quite like the Montreal denim label Naked & Famous, and I was interested when I read about Momotaro jeans a few months ago. Naked & Famous are known for their use of selvedge denim, and Momotaro are known and respected for their ultra-traditional methods of producing their denim fabric and jeans. Momotaro uses an original hand shuttle loom to produce their denim, and then manufactures the jeans with a union special chain stitch. N&F and Momotaro recently collaborated on a new denim line.
From the N&F site:
Introducing… our first ever co-branded collaborative jean! We knocked heads with the fine folks at Momotaro (one of our favorite cult denim brands from Kojima) and came up with a superbly crafted Canada X Japan double-name collabo. Details…
– 14.5oz Pure Indigo Rope-Dyed Japanese Selvedge Denim
– Produced on vintage USA machinery, including the famous Union Special 43200G bulldog chain-stitching machine.
– Momotaro branded Iron Buttons + Copper Rivets
– Hidden back pocket rivets with “peach/shuttle” logo
– Trademark Momotaro Pink “peach” inseam thread
– Double-name deerskin leather patch
– Japanese rising sun + Canadian maple leaf logos printed in red on pocket bags
Oh, and apparently Momotaro jeans usually go for about $1300 CAD in Japan, so not sure how much the N&F colab ones will go for.