over five years ago, a few years before i started this blog, i came across takashi tateno's workers website. i was immediately struck by how committed tateno was in his quest for truth and accuracy, not only in his production of american-style working-class garments, but in his historical research as well. as far as today's clothing manufacturers are concerned, tateno is an anomaly: he's an academic. i can't say enough good things about tateno and his work, but many of them can be found in an article i penned for inventory magazine issue 07.
photo: ken tisuthiwongse for inventory magazine (issue 07)