In February 2011, we began working with friend and designer Tomo Saito on a new pair of pants, the first product of an ongoing collaboration between Betabrand and Japanese designers. The big idea: Take the convention of Western designs manufactured in Asia — and turn it on its head.
For this go-around, we took high-end Japanese fabrics and Tomo’s ingenious designs and turned them into trousers made in San Francisco. The result was Japants: hip Tokyo cargoes with an American fit.
The wonderful fabrics we used to craft our Japants make them pricier than the average pair of Betabrand trousers, but the cut and quality are
worth every cent. Now, you can be the first on your block to own an authentic pair of American-made Tokyo trousers. (Click here to
Japants: hip Tokyo cargoes with an American fit.
read how our first batch of Japants helped raise money for disaster relief in Japan.)
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Earth Herringbone Cotton Pants
with Japanese Indigo Liner
HOW DO THEY FIT?
In keeping with the Tokyo fashion scene, these pants are slim-fitting. If you’re between sizes, select a size up.
WHAT IF MY INSEAM IS 30″ OR 34″?
We’re a small business, so we offer only a couple of lengths right now. Fortunately, any tailor can hem our pants to a great fit.
HOW DO I CARE FOR THEM?
Wash your Japants in cold water on the gentle cycle and hang to dry. Or, you can have them dry cleaned.
TOP LEFT: A useful money pocket
MID LEFT: Designed with enough room
for your knee
MID RIGHT: Functional side cargo pocket
BOTTOM RIGHT: Slim design
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Watch the video above to hear Tomo talk about his design.