"It’s amazing how hobbies from childhood can determine the whole life. Played “American” baseball at school, Hajime Inoue met with the culture and characteristics of an alien country for him. And on his first job, he ran into a tailor who sewed jeans by individual measures. Both of this happenings had such a strong impression on Hajime that he decided to completely immerse himself in the world of American denim and study everything connected with it.
Since then, a lot of time has passed, and Hajime achieved all his goals: he became one of the key figures in the field of Japanese denim, and also made a name not only for himself, but also for his business TCB Jeans. We talked with Hajime about how it all began: first work, moving to another city, vintage Levi’s and two cats that always surrounded him."