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Hand Made Kiriko X Mutsu Boro Noragi Jacket

Kiriko teamed-up with Prospective Flow designer Mutsu for a very special Boro Noragi jacket. This collaboration jacket is made with original vintage Boro scrap fabrics from Japan.

Traditional Noragi Farmer’s Jacket As Base

For the jacket, they used a traditional Noragi farmer’s jacket as a base design. They provided Mutsu around 80% to 90% of the vintage Boro fabrics which are used for this unique piece. He combined these fabrics with indigo African textiles to create beautiful layers and patches. To make the jacket stronger, and also more beautiful, there’re Sashiko stitches added by hand.

Also, some repairs are also done by hand. The closure of the jacket is silver, which can be opened, and closed, very easily.

The U.S.A. Meets Japan, And Africa

The Kiriko X Mutsu jacket is made in the U.S.A., so in total the jacket is a perfect mix with the U.S.A., Japan, and Africa.

Watch the making of the jacket by designer Mutsu here;

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.