We started by disassembling vintage denim, analyzing the fabric from one of the threads that make up denim, and thoroughly researching the sewing mechanism.
We went to Kojima, a jeans production area, every week to find a factory where we could make my ideal jeans.
It was the fact that it was impossible to make the ideal jeans with the equipment of the factory at that time (at the time of establishment).
The power loom for making selvedge denim was almost non-operational, there were no sewing machines or craftsmen who could sew, and even cotton sewing threads were stocked in only white and black.
It is said that production efficiency was emphasized with the times, and old machines were weeded out.
From the selvedge fabrics that are now taken for granted to the accessories such as cotton threads, sewing machines and buttons, we had to rebuild everything from scratch.
Our enthusiasm was gradually transmitted, and in 1995 we were finally able to create a convincing one.
In order to weave denim that creates a wonderful wearing comfort, we use a heavy-duty power loom that is particularly suitable for denim.
The machine shop was founded in 1951 and now operates more than 100 power looms, but the full count has secured several units for more than 20 years and continues to weave the same denim with the same power loom.
Old power looms, whose texture changes depending on the temperature and humidity, rely on the intuition of skilled craftsmen who operate them.
It is important to keep the power loom running under all circumstances so that the quality does not change.
Polyester thread is usually used for jeans.
Polyester does not easily fade, so even if the denim fabric fades, only the stitches will remain in their original color.
But that's not good.
Egyptian cotton (ultra-long cotton) is used for the sewing thread, and the color fades like vintage jeans.
As a result of paying attention to durability, 12 kinds of threads are used properly for one jeans.
Sewing machines and needles are also custom-made to match the thickness of the parts that are easily torn, using custom-made thick threads that are not usually thought of when sewing clothes.
It is the hands of skilled craftsmen who create exquisite stitch lines using the thick original thread.
It reproduces a tasteful stitch line that is not a uniform line.
≪Silhouette / Comfort / Characteristics≫
Using Zimbabwean cotton, which is famous for its high quality among cotton, it has elasticity that softly fits on the skin and has the property of absorbing and discharging sweat sufficiently.
As a result, it is easy to fit on the skin because it pursues comfort, durability, and absorbency first.
Jeans that are worn and nurtured change over time as if they reflect the growth of the person, and gradually become more attractive.
Depending on the behavior pattern and the environment, the silhouette will change to suit your body shape, and the unique color fading will progress.
Jeans that show a lot of aging with each long wear. We think this is the condition for good jeans.