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.
At FULLCOUNT, we do not use any shrink-proofing process in order to maintain the original elasticity of cotton. By drawing out 100% of the elasticity potential of cotton, we are able to provide jeans that are stronger and more elastic.
For this reason, we recommend that those who want to wear a true-to-size pair of jeans should consider a slightly tighter fit when purchasing.
Just as a good pair of leather shoes will fit your feet better the more you wear them, FULLCOUNT jeans will change the more you wear them.
Furthermore, because they are not shrink-proofed, they will shrink about 3 inches in length and about 2 inches in waist after the first wash. This is natural from the viewpoint of "cotton shrinks. Also, textiles are inherently twisted as they shrink.
This is why if you look at vintage jeans from the 1940s to the 1950s, you will find that the horizontal stitches have become misaligned. It would be easy to prevent the twisting of cotton, but at FULLCOUNT, we dare to consider it as a part of the fabric's character.
Twists occur as a result of our pursuit of comfort, durability, and absorbency. This is the best proof of the high quality of our products.