The Flat Head was established in 1996 by Masayoshi Kobayashi. Kobayashi took vintage denim from the 1920's through to the 1960's and deconstructed it to analyze the precise dyeing and stitching techniques used. He went on to produce classic clothing made in the same manner as the original garments. As part of this process, only the highest quality materials are used by skilled Japanese craftsmen. Flat Head denim is woven on old-style shuttle looms which make only 50 meters of denim per day. The shuttle loom process is time consuming, but the denim produced has a different handle to that of denim produced on more modern looms, giving Flat Head products an aura of vintage.