Denim Tales

Patch

In the serene stance of prayer or the dignified seiza posture on tatami mats, lies the essence of the leather patch.
Crafting a patch that seamlessly blends into the tapestry of Japanese landscapes has been a pivotal challenge we've embraced alongside the inception of our denim's second chapter.

Enter the leather patch, the emblem of 45R's denim.
Utilizing resilient horsehide, each corner delicately rounded,
and every piece individually stamped by hand with meticulous precision.
Every edge is meticulously coated with a finish akin to leather craftsmanship,
suppressing any fraying along the sides and ensuring durability and longevity.
It's these subtle touches that transform the final product.

45 Star on Sorahikohime
Hiten-R on Charlotte5

The designs adorning the patches have also undergone a renewal. Sorahikohime, an eternal standard, retains its timeless design.
For Charlotte5, a new imprint has been bestowed - Hiten-R, depicting a celestial maiden draped in celestial robes.

Cibi-R on Momohime
Crosby-R on both Crosby5 and Crossover Denim

Momohime bears a petite and feminine "R".
As for the newcomers, Crosby5 and Crossover Denim, they bear a design where the lowercase "r" and uppercase "R" crossover like calligraphy strokes, aptly named Crosby-R.

It's a declaration of our commitment to carry the essence of Japan while birthing denim,
a brand rooted in the spirit of craftsmanship.

Denim Tale Continued

Denim Matsuri

The Three Treasures of Denim Matsuri

Many of you who have visited our 45R store are likely familiar with "Matsuri." This event, pulsing with energy, involves the entire team coming together as one. It's not just a store event; it's a traditional festivity for us. And the symbols of 45R Denim Matsuri are known as the Three Treasures.

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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.

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Denim Tales

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.

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Denim Records

Denim Journey Journal - Episode 1

Hiroaki Maekawa Katachi Laboratory Department, Joined in 1998. Deeply connected to denim factories, with unparalleled love and knowledge for denim within the company.

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The Five Shades of Indigo and Finishes

There's a phrase that says, "Sumi ni Gosai Ari," referring to the five shades of sumi ink. In the art of ink wash painting, shades of ink are used to represent different hues, ranging from the deep color of calligraphy ink to the lightest shades that look almost like water.

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Denim Tales

Union Special

The sound of a sewing machine, "Whirr-whirr, whirr-whirr" echoes from the back of the shop. In 45R's store, denim hems are altered with an old sewing machine painted with "Union Special."

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Denim Sceneries

A Passion for Denim: The Story of One Notebook

Whenever a new denim release comes out, it is a must-buy for him. With a collection of over 70 pairs, Mr. Kenta Goto, also known as the original Denim Master at 45R, is a remarkable denim aficionado within our company. We had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Goto from the Appare division.

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Denim Tale Continued

Denim Matsuri

The Three Treasures of Denim Matsuri

Many of you who have visited our 45R store are likely familiar with "Matsuri." This event, pulsing with energy, involves the entire team coming together as one. It's not just a store event; it's a traditional festivity for us. And the symbols of 45R Denim Matsuri are known as the Three Treasures.

Read More
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.

Read More
Denim Tales

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
Denim Records

Denim Journey Journal - Episode 1

Hiroaki Maekawa Katachi Laboratory Department, Joined in 1998. Deeply connected to denim factories, with unparalleled love and knowledge for denim within the company.

Read More
Denim Tales

The Five Shades of Indigo and Finishes

There's a phrase that says, "Sumi ni Gosai Ari," referring to the five shades of sumi ink. In the art of ink wash painting, shades of ink are used to represent different hues, ranging from the deep color of calligraphy ink to the lightest shades that look almost like water.

Read More
Denim Tales

Union Special

The sound of a sewing machine, "Whirr-whirr, whirr-whirr" echoes from the back of the shop. In 45R's store, denim hems are altered with an old sewing machine painted with "Union Special."

Read More
Denim Sceneries

A Passion for Denim: The Story of One Notebook

Whenever a new denim release comes out, it is a must-buy for him. With a collection of over 70 pairs, Mr. Kenta Goto, also known as the original Denim Master at 45R, is a remarkable denim aficionado within our company. We had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Goto from the Appare division.

Read More