Denim Tales

Denim Styles

To mark the beginning of Denim Chapter II, we've assembled five distinctive designs.

First, for true denim enthusiasts, we present Sorahikohime.
This straight silhouette, built with rugged construction and minimal embellishment, stands as a hallmark of 45R's denim craftsmanship, stitched powerfully with thick cotton thread.

Next, the Crosby5 is indispensable for an Ivy League look. Its straight, slightly slim cut exudes elegance and a sense of neatness.

Inspired by the Ivy League students in the 1965 photo book TAKE IVY, you can cut them ankle-length and pair them with penny loafers for a classic, preppy style.

Then there's Crossover, a bold denim that innovatively overlaps at the waist and features uneven cut-off hems.
This is the ultimate crossover between tradition and innovation.

For women, the Charlotte5 is a must-have. With its graceful silhouette, inspired by a photograph of Charlotte Perriand gazing up at the towering Alps, it embodies the elegance women aspire to. This denim is a tribute to that aspiration.

Lastly, the Momohime silhouette, charming and feminine, evokes the roundness of a peach.
The stretch denim is comfortable to wear and versatile enough to be worn as inner pants under dresses or tunics.

Each denim has its own distinct character. Choose according to your preference!

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Read More
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Read More
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Patch

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Read More
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Embroidery Thread

"I love ‘R’ embroidery. "These precious words were given to us by a customer. R embroidery is the emblem of 45R. We call this R embroidery "Sleeping R. " With its relaxed, horizontal form, it embodies richness and freedom.

Read More
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