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Blaumann Jeanshosen Released Their Sumo T-Shirt

Blaumann Jeanshosen released their new Sumo t-shirt. The t-shirt is dedicated to their partnership with Japanese denim mill Kuroki. The brand is using this top-notch Japanese fabric already for five years in their collection. This release is a celebration of denim craftsmanship.

The Origin Of Sumo

Sumo, which means literally ‘striking one another’ is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling. A wrestler attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring, better known as a dohyō, or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet. Usually, this is done by throwing, shoving or pushing him down.

The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is considered a gendai budō, which refers to modern Japanese martial art, but the sport has a history spanning many centuries.

In addition to it’s use as a trial of strength in combat, sumo has been associated with Shinto ritual. Some shrines carry out forms of ritual dance where a human is said to wrestle with a kami, a Shinto divine spirit.

Details Of The Shirt

The t-shirt is made of a high-quality 140 grams jersey quality. The color is ‘raw white’ as it is processed unbleached and retains the original color of cotton. This color is more common as off-white.

As the entire Blaumann Jeanshosen, this t-shirt is also knitted in Germany. To be precise, it’s knitted in Chemnitz, Saxony and assembled near Chemnitz in Burgstädt. The printing of the shirt is done in Mulfingen, Baden Württemberg.

Illustrator Partner

For the print of the Sumo shirt, Blaumann Jeanshosen, teamed-up with talent Frankenstoner. An animator and illustrator from Germany. The Sumo print is printed in a fresh blue colour.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.