In the Field: Wallace & Barnes Denim from the Nihon Menpu Mill
Located in Japan’s Okayama prefecture, a region famous for producing some of the world’s best denim, the Nihon Menpu mill creates fabric using a meticulous approach perfected over the past century. Our men’s designer Frank Muytjens explains why that made it the ideal source for the denim in our new vintage-inspired Wallace & Barnes jeans.
“I’m always looking for authenticity in denim,” says Frank. “It’s a fabric with a long and interesting history, and I think that should come across in every pair of jeans.” That sense of history and tradition is what led our designers to Nihon Menpu, one of the few mills in the world that continues to use old-fashioned indigo-dyeing techniques and vintage looms that date back as far as the 1920s.