Japan's love of Americana dates back to the middle of the 20th century. When Americans were moving past the brands and clothing of their fathers as they settled into suburbia, abroad the Japanese were taking notice of the craftsmanship that workwear brands imbedded into their products and sought to recreate that quality. When heritage Americana re-emerged in the early 2010s, it was in part to the years of groundwork laid by Japanese labels like visvim, Engineered Garments, Big John, Edwin, and The Flat Head—brands that created a thriving lineage of quality and crafstmanship that not only replicated the American brands of the early 20th century, but carried them into the present day.