Human Made jackets don’t follow the trends within fashion by using a secret formula that includes the right amount of craftsmanship and nostalgia. Human Made jackets are based on '50s and '60s Americana workwear pieces through the process of deconstruction and the analysis of vintage garments from Nigo’s personal archive, that is used for reference. The brand is what he describes as his attempt, considered by himself as selfish, to create the clothes he would love to wear. As an obsessive collector, Nigo’s warehouse includes an astonishing archive of vintage clothing that for him serves as the starting point for all Human Made jackets.
Human Made jackets reflect the evolution to a more mature tone in comparison to those of his previous projects. Human Made jackets are part of the reinterpretation of pre-1960’s Americana workwear clothing. This era represents the work without technology, only using no longer exiting machines capable of making stitches and fabrics of vintage garments that are loved today. It is all about the process, paying attention to detail, design, and construction of Human Made jackets. Quality is guaranteed as Human Made jackets are produced by artisans in the famous and renowned Osaka Warehouse. The products created under this philosophy include utilitarian workwear Human Made jackets and more. Aimed to reach a smaller audience, Human Made jackets, take their graphics and shapes from themes found in Nigo’s everyday life. For instance, on many Human Made jackets, we can found the curry-up graphics, which are a reference to his boutique dinner in Tokyo, holding the same name. Other motifs that have become synonymous with Human Made jackets include the polar bear, duck, tiger, and trademark heart-logo, which are found on most the Human Made jackets. Nigo seems to be equally as good at collaborations, with names such as Adidas, Girls Don’t Cry, and KFC as just some on the brand's track record.
Nigo’s creative vision has inspired many, including Virgil Abloh, who paid homage to his legacy by working with him to collaborate on Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall 2020 collection titled: LV2. The collection highlighted the mod-era dandy through Nigo’s lens and left hints to the different stages of his career throughout, including ice cream-melt details, and the slogan “Louis Made” in reference to the one appearing on many Human Made jackets. Ranging from parkas to varsity’s or raincoats, Human Made jackets come in numerous styles but are generally less graphic-heavy than other key pieces.
All Human Made jackets come with special detailing such as a logo embroidery or a printed lining and some Human Made jackets are reversible. For these and many other reasons, Human Made is is loved by collectors and Japanese streetwear enthusiasts.