Takahashi, who is also a snowboarder, started to make clothes because he could rarely find any clothes that fit perfectly into a body of 6 feet and 157 pounds, and it was much more difficult to find clothes that pleased his taste.
Since it was too costly to make clothes only for him, he made them with a lot of twenty belts or 50 T-shirts, and he sold them to his friends. As he showed excellent taste in clothes, most of them were sold immediately. It was six years ago when he set up a casual wear clothes brand “GIMMICK", the forerunner of “Mitsunobu". There are some famous musicians who prefer wearing his T-shirts on stage.
The Aloha shirts made of kimono fabrics are popular not only among the young people of twenties, but more among fashionable forties and fifties.
After selecting and washing kimono fabrics, he contemplates which section of fabrics to use. He is not trying hard to “revive something that going to vanish" or “conserve Japanese culture". He is only pursuing to get something beautiful and attractive.
“The kimono fabrics made in the Taisho and the Showa eras are soft and comfortable. The designs are also superb. They are highly original, precise and lyrical. Even the stains and discoloration are positive elements if I think they are the fabrics’ originality." It seems that he increases his imagination when he flies in the snow while snowboarding.