Introducing some of the great Japan's finest work wear.
Toraichi is Japan's premier craftman's clothing brand. Their distinctive TOBI series is popular in Japan and overseas.
The unique style of Tobi trousers, as we know them today, developed out of a westernization of traditional Japanese clothing. After the Meiji Restoration, workers adjusted their trousers in order to move more easily. They wore ankle high Jikatabi shoes which held in the cuffs of their trousers. Arising from the pride they have in their work, TOBI workwear has become fashionable among all of the construction trades.
TOBI work trousers are comfortable, wide and free flowing, providing a great degree of flexibility and safety. By billowing above the ankle and under the knee, one's legs move freely and the excess fabric functions as a sensor, like a cat's whiskers, when working on very narrow scaffolding high above the ground. By making contact with other objects before one's legs, one can continue to work without having to look down. The free flowing fabric can also measure the intensity of the wind and won't stick to sweaty legs. Lastly, Tobi trousers are tight around the calves, which improves blood circulation and reduces fatigue.
3942 broken denim 4441 back satin 8030 srub denim 8040 Wool 60%
Nikka Toraichi 8th Long 8th
Super Long 8th Double Long 8th Triple Long 8
73cm (approx. 29 inches)
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