blackmeans | Shortfilm by: Jacopo Maria Clinti

As part of their on-going "Meet the Makers" series, the editorial team behind Mr. Porter travel to Kami-Kitazawa, Tokyo to document the trio behind the renegade / artisan punks of blackmeans. Renowned in underground circles for their meticulous hand aging techniques on leather jackets and other custom goods, here they share a short and intimate glimpse on how punk culture underpins their work ethic and ultimately everything that encompasses their lives.

Though still under-rated and relatively unknown outside of Japan, blackmeans is responsible for making some of the best leather pieces for WTAPS, visvim®, UNDERCOVER and SasquatchfabrixWith only a handful of stockists outside of Asia, they're probably one of the genre's best kept secrets.