Nine Lives is a Tokyo based brand whose point of departure is Japan’s over-constructed, high-quality American heritage-wear, refocused for the present. There is a Japanese word, “kodawari,” without a direct English translation. It means something like "passion," "dedication," "obsession," and "fastidiousness". It’s the untranslatable core at the heart of great Japanese aesthetics, cooking, and culture. Nine Lives is entirely constructed in Japan, with internationally sourced leathers and materials; its factories stretch across the country, from Okayama to Aichi, from Nagano to Tokyo. Nine Lives is just trying to make the best clothes they possibly can. For them that means something like a symphony of furiously dedicated craftsmen, all playing something weird and feral.