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FDMTL Workshop Visit in Meguro, Tokyo

Posted: Apr 05 2015

FDMTL Clothing, always Made in Japan
Owner and Creative Director of FDMTL Clothing, Gaku Tsuyoshi, outside his storefront on Meguro-dori in Meguro, Tokyo
The Flagship FDMTL store is called CATII Tokyo
While the FDMTL brand has Raw Sanforized versions of all their jeans, they have always been particulary interested and creative with the distressing process
A little preview of the bottoms on offer at the workshop/store
Some options of Selvedge denim to pick between for the FDMTL Custom Bespoke program, produced on-site at the workshop
More options for building out your own jeans with the Custom Bespoke program by FDMTL
1950s Singer buttonhole making machine, a machine so inefficient that this is the first time we have actually come across anyone using this piece of history in production
The Singer in action, this little guy has an astounding loom chatter
Another step in the production process
This little vintage machine creates the highly sought after belt loops
This FDMTL Type 2 Denim Jacket started out raw, and was worn by owner, Gaku san, for year before retiring it for display in the store
Money shot of the well worn piece
What we love most - a solid pair of Raw Selvedge denim
Some examples of distressed pieces from FDMTL's most recent collection
What owner, Gaku san, can be seen most recently in - from the FDMTL collection
A close up of the meticulous stitch work on this distressed piece
Adorable piece - on display, but not for sale!
Accessories creatively on display in store
We are very proud to announce our introduction of the FDMTL brand to Okayama Denim. The base items from the brand, including all the Raw Selvedge options in the varying cuts, will be available very soon at OkayamaDenim.com!

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