proleta re art levis type 3 boro denim jacket
PROT honed his denim making skills in the kapital kountry atelier for a decade before starting out his own brand, “PROLETA RE ART”. the brand’s name was conceived from a combination of the working class in a capitalist society (PROLETARIAT) and the reparation and beautification of worn-out workwear fabrics (RE ART). the online success of the brand has restricted the brand to adopt a made-to-order business model, heavily limiting the supply and thus increasing the overall demand for these artisanal items.
this piece in particular is based on an original 60s levi’s type 3 jacket, relined with a thin black fabric that improves the comfortability of the garment. the outer has been painstakingly sashiko stitched with red vintage bandanas in varying tones, a traditional japanese stitching technique that originated in the 1600s for repatching worn out fabric. tattered bandanas on the body and collars accelerated the overall texture of the piece, adding visual layers to an already impressive garment.
notably, this jacket is one of his earliest creations, as seen by the lack of ‘PROLETA RE ART’ brand tags that are only found on the newer models.
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