Today, I have the honor of being the first person to review Tanuki Inc. and their NS1 (Natural Indigo) model.
- White selvedge ID
- Custom engraved buttons
- Raised belt loops
- Copper and yellow stitching
- Cobalt blue stitching on the inseam
- Blue gingham pocket bags
- Bottom of back pockets reinforced with blue gingham fabric
- Hidden rivets
- Hidden selvedge ID on watch pocket
- Red and white Tanuki logo embroidered on back pocket
- Chainstiched hem, waistband and yoke
First Impressions: Wow! Even with all that has been said about how great this denim is, I was still impressed when I first held it in my hands. A very well balanced combination of slub, nep and hair. Not one element overpowering any other. A very thick, ridged and ruff hand. Impeccable sticking and construction. Just the right amount of details to make it interesting but not get in the way of this beautiful denim. If I had to compare it to any other denim, I would say it is almost like Oni’s XX fabric but dyed with natural indigo, although that comparison would just be a starting point for describing the denim. I am very excited to start wearing and breaking them in. I know it will get even better and more interesting as time passes.
Tanuki NS1 are available at Tanuki’s website. I highly recommend you go pick up a pair!
A very special thank you to Tanuki!! I will keep you posted on the progress. ~ The Denim Hound. 7-13-16