Their name literally means hawk which reflects on their agility and work above the ground. The distinctive form of the baggy nikkapokka pants worn by japanese construction workers catches the eye.
The men and women who put up japan s bulidings have been getting a lot of more fashionable recently if these catalogs from a clothing company in okayama prefecture called kaseyama are any indication.
Japanese construction worker pants. Vintage 1950s cotton canvas japanese style army work chore pants various colours one size plus size wolfvintageclothing. High boots or jika tabi tabi style boots. In japan tobi craftsman are highrise steel construction and scaffolding tradesmen.
In fact they are said to move as if they were birds. Tobi trousers or tobi pants are a type of baggy pants used as a common uniform of tobi shokunin construction workers in japan who work on high places such as scaffolding and skyscrapers. Billowing outward below the knee they taper sharply at the ankles.
The pants are an. When you put it that way it all makes sense. The pants are baggy to a point below the knees abruptly narrowing at the calves so as to be put into the footwear.
An online store tobi japanese sells construction worker fashion to the lay person they even have clothes for children. 5 out of 5 stars 819 819 reviews 40 50 bestseller favorite add to vintage french work pants herringbone twill cotton chore trousers navy blue. Recently tobi style has migrated from the work site to the street with people wearing the iconic pants and tabi boots for comfort and fashion.
Red bull tv was there to learn about the tobi pant a decades old garment chosen by japanese construction workers for its protection and flexibility and still worn to this day out of a certain. Traditional janpanese construction workers clothing is called tobi shouzoku. The word tobi also refers to the clothes these craftsman wear.