Product development points
Pants with rivets were invented in the mid 1800s as a sturdy workwear.
In the early 1900s, when sewing technology was still being developed,
most work pants were produced by single-needle sewing machines.
We aim to reproduce designs that require effort and fine skills that may seem inefficient in modern times,
such as felled seam, hand sewing and stitch works.
We hope to spread the warmth of the careful craftsmanship with our crafty pieces.
One of the uniqueness of denim garments is said to be their uneven coloring when the dye fades. In order to bring out the best of this unique feature, we carefully pick the raw cotton for our TMT original denim. We have tried all kinds of raw cotton around the world, and selected the raw cotton that is most suitable for denim in terms of fiber strength, uniformity, and cleanliness.
With the “Rope Dyeing” method, yarns are initially twisted into a rope that is then dipped into indigo baths, then undergo a repetitive sequence of roller-squeezing, re-dipping and oxidation in order to get a stronger indigo shade.
TMT original denim is woven on an old model weaving machine. This machine draws the weft yarns without tensioning the warp yarns, and by slowly weaving it, strength is added to weft yarns making it slightly misaligned and overlapped, forming an uneven fabric surface, thus the more you wear it, the more one-of-a-kind the denim gets.
Denim’s unique texture is fully expressed by using different types of cotton yarns for the sewing process. We hope to reconstruct an old-fashioned design (flat felled seam) using a single needle, just like the era when there was no sewing machine. The back pockets are hand sewn by our craftsmen using the “floating stitch” technique, creating just enough bulge that is easy to use. It is a passion that cannot be found in mass production.
Denim fabric has been treated to give the jeans a good shape and the appearance of a well-worn look. Each pair of TMT original denim jeans has been hand-processed by our craftsmen, without using any chemicals even during the fading process. Moreover, we hope to give each pair of jeans a natural look by paying attention to the details, such as “Hige” (whiskers shaped fading around the crotch area) and vertical fading (vertical stripes of fade) that usually appear only in worn jeans.