Human Made shirts don’t follow the current flow of trends within fashion using a secret formula that includes the right amount of know-how and nostalgia all clothes enthusiasts like. Human Made shirts are based on Americana workwear pieces from the last century through the process of deconstruction and the analysis of vintage garments from Nigo’s personal archive. The brand is the representation of the clothes he would wear. As an obsessive collector, Nigo’s warehouse is an astonishing archive of various vintage garments which will serve him as inspiration and reference for his projects.
Human Made shirts represent a more mature evolution compared to those of his previous projects. To Nigo, this chosen era represents lost technology while shining a light on the no longer existing machines capable of making the stitching and fabrics we are all nostalgic about in old garments. Human Made shirts are all about this process, paying attention to detail, design, and construction. Quality is guaranteed as Human Made shirts are produced by artisans in the recognized Japanese Osaka Warehouse, popular for its know-how and the talent of its workers. The products created under this philosophy include utilitarian workwear, t-shirts and Human Made shirts. Aimed at a smaller public, the Human Made 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 also seems to be talented and efficient at collaborations, with names such as Adidas, Girls Don’t Cry, and KFC where the brand still succeeds to express its style. Nigo’s creative journey has also 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 Human Made shirts have large graphics at the back while other Human Made shirts are minimal and basic. There are Human Made shirts for every occasion.