If you've ever been to Japan, you'd surely know that one of the countless, most beautiful aspects of the culture is their commitment to quality and craft — in virtually everything they do. There's no half-assin' in Japan, but rather, a singular respect in your work. Based out of Fukuyama City, Japan, the legendary Kaihara brand have been purveyors and manufacturers of some of the highest quality denim in the world, fusing old and new techniques. Roark's pretty hellbent on craft 'n quality, too, so it only made sense to team up with Kaihara while we were in Hokkaido. Handsome Roark stylings, iconic Kaihara craft.