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The Strike Gold

Strike Gold Optical Ice Type II Denim Jacket

$330.00

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Size 3638404244
Chest41"42"43.5"45"46"
Vertical Length25.25"26.25"27"27.25"27.75"
Sleeve Length24.25"25"26"26.25"26.5"
Shoulder Width17"17.5"18"19"20"

With this new Type II jacket Strike Gold have produced a 15oz unsanforized denim made of pure indigo warp threads and a light gray weft thread. The denim is very interesting because they used a super short slub cotton for the weft threads. This is a cotton staple so short we believe it's shorter than the sugar cane fibers used in Sugar Cane's famed Okinawa and Hawaii jeans, except those use a slub fiber (sugar cane) in the warp and weft of the denim. Using a cotton staple this short is tricky when producing a fabric that should be rugged and somewhat heavy in weight because the yarns need to be spun at a far slower pace and therefore increasing the risk of the shuttle yarn (aka, the weft thread) snapping far more often than it already does. The slow spinning of the thread should not be confused with the tension or speed of a loom, spinning of yarns is a process which happens far before any loom is involved in making a fabric.

All this work results in a denim that looks like no denim we've seen before. The process used gives the denim an extremely uneven texture, but not necessarily slubby looking. Our best description is that at a 45 degree angle it can be compared closely to a vintage hand-woven Persian rug, but not so much that most people wouldn't be able to tell much of a difference outside of the deeper color. The fabric looks like an indigo colored denim but has a deeper blue hue from the weft threads peaking through the indigo warp threads. It's a denim like this which reminds us that we haven't seen it all, yet.

They've upped the weight to 15oz and it comes in loomstate form, due to the abrasive nature of the denim when raw the jacket will age faster than most jackets and yield a high contrast fade with normal wear.

Disclaimer: These jackets are made of raw unsanforized denim. When washed/soaked they will approximately 2" in the chest measurement, they will also shrink about .7" in sleeve length and 1" in body length.


  • 15oz Unsanforized Right Hand Twill Japanese Selvedge Denim w/ a Super Short Slub Weft Yarn
  • Strike Gold 5XXX Denim Style
  • Gray Dyed Weft Threads
  • Pure Indigo Dyed Warp Threads
  • Gold Sparkle Selvedge Id
  • Steel Buttons
  • Deerskin Leather Tag
  • Made in Japan