Human Made pants don’t follow the trends within the fashion industry and use a secret recipe that includes the right amount of craftsmanship and nostalgia. Human Made pants are inspired by workwear pieces from the mid-XXth century and go through the deconstruction process and the analysis of Nigo’s vintage garments that compose his personal archive collection. He considers the brand as an attempt to selfishly create the clothes he would wear. As an obsessive collector, Nigo’s warehouse includes an astonishing archive of vintage garments that serve as the starting point for all of his brand’s collections.
Human Made pants, therefore, are part of the new creation of pre-1960’s Americana clothing, and especially workwear. Human Made pants are the reflection of the brand’s evolution to a more mature tone, comparing 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 pants are all about the process, paying attention to detail, design, and construction. Quality is guaranteed as Human Made pants are produced by artisans in the famous Osaka Warehouse. The products created under this philosophy include utilitarian workwear, t-shirts and Human Made pants.
Aimed at a smaller audience, Human Made pants, take on a graphic approach channeling themes found in Nigo’s everyday life. His dinner boutique located in Tokyo for instance, is used as a reference for the curry-up graphics used on many items. Other motifs that have become synonymous with Human Made pants include the polar bear, duck, tiger, and trademark heart-logo.
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 pants. Chino's and fatigues are some of the most popular styles of Human Made pants, produced in an array of colors and materials.
Human Made pants often also come in denim with signature details in contrast to the Human Made pants that are heavy on prints and play with color. Nigo’s not afraid to try new things and playful results are more than often well received. Human Made pants also offer different ranges of shapes, on which everyone can find his interest. What all Human Made pants have in common, however, is that each of them is based on an iconic style celebrated for passing the test of time.