The 1943 model represents a product manufactured during one of the most challenging years for material control within the U.S. industry, amidst the harsh conditions of World War II. It features highly uneven and rugged denim fabric, military-style doughnut buttons, steel rivet, and all yellow-stitching. The design was simplified with only 4 buttons on the front instead of the usual 5, and the flap on the chest pocket was omitted. Due to a shortage of skilled workers, the sewing stitches are quite rough, with uneven box stitching heights on the left and right sides, inconsistent stitch widths, and a significantly lower-positioned leather patch. Additionally, this jacket is equipped with a silver chrome buckle adorned with a lily emblem, commonly known as the “Lily Buckle.”
Lot No. SC19008T / SUGAR CANE Super “Denim” Collectibles #08 13.5oz. BLUE DENIM BLOUSE “S1943” MODEL (T-BACK)
Lot No. SC49009 / SUGAR CANE Super “Denim” Collectibles #09 13.5oz. BLUE DENIM WAIST OVERALLS “S1943” MODEL
SUGAR CANE Super “Denim” Collectibles
Led by Yuichi Fukutomi, a denim specialist from Sugar Cane, the new label SUGAR CANE Super “Denim” Collectibles was launched in 2023, bringing together a team of denim experts. A renowned vintage denim collector, Shigeki Wakiya, has joined this project with a focus on faithfully replicating the “character” of super rare, deadstock, and golden-sized super-vintage pieces that are nearly impossible to find today. The inaugural collection features four super-vintage pieces, which have garnered significant attention in the current vintage market and are known as the “World War II model.” Drawing inspiration from unwashed deadstock vintage denim blouses and jeans, complete with residual glue, new denim fabrics were developed and painstakingly duplicated to match the original vintages, capturing the color hue of oxidized indigo and the characteristics of the warp and weft yarns. Various components are created to emulate the aged appearance of deadstock, including the steel buckles, which, for safety reasons, had been previously avoided. Regarding the sewing stitching, not only are the thread count and sewing pitch faithfully recreated, but also the irregular, non-uniform stitching is meticulously duplicated.