Human Made shirts go against the current flow of trends within fashion using a secret recipe that includes the right amount of craftsmanship and nostalgia. Human Made shirts 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. The brand is what he describes as his attempt to selfishly create the clothes he felt like wearing. As an obsessive collector, Nigo’s warehouse includes an astonishing archive of vintage garments that for him serves as the starting point. Human Made, therefore, are part of the reinterpretation of pre-1960’s Americana clothing, specifically workwear.
The shirts have a more mature tone in comparison to those of his previous projects. To Nigo the chosen era represents lost technology while shining a light on the no longer existing machines capable of making the stitching and fabrics we love in old garments. Human Made shirts are all about the process, paying attention to detail, design, and construction. Quality is guaranteed as Human Made shirts are produced by artisans in the famous Osaka Warehouse. The products created under this philosophy include utilitarian workwear, t-shirts and Human Made shirts. Aimed at a smaller audience, the shirts, take on a graphic approach channeling themes found in Nigo’s everyday life. The curry-up graphic found on Human Made shirts, for example, is a reference to his boutique dinner in Tokyo under the same name. Other motifs that have become synonymous with Human Made shirts include the polar bear, duck, tiger, and trademark heart-logo. Nigo's brand seems to be equally as good at collaborations, with names such as Adidas, Girls Don’t Cry, and KFC as just some on its track record. Nigo’s creative journey has inspired many, including Virgil Abloh, who paid homage to his legacy by inviting him to collaborate on Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall 2020 collection titled: LV2. The collection channeled 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 Human Made shirts. Great for layering, Human Made shirts are the perfect mix between casual and dressy.
Coming in different styles and materials, Human Made shirts have small embroidered logos on the pockets or sleeves. Some items have large graphics at the back while other Human Made shirts are minimal and basic. There are Human Made shirts for every occasion