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 herringbone cotton twill we use to craft our Japants make them pricier than the average pair of Betabrand trousers, but we think
Japants: hip Tokyo cargoes with an American fit.
you’ll agree that 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.
Olive Herringbone Cotton Pants
with Squash 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. With wear they’ll stretch out, so don’t fret if they’re a bit tight at first.
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 dry on low heat.
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.