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Article: Hakar



Golden Week is over, and the weather has become even more comfortable.

There are days when I get sweaty during the day, but the fresh green leaves are shining brighter.
It's the season where you still feel like wearing a leather jacket with the pleasant breeze blowing through.

Well, at Head Factory, we make leather jackets all year round, regardless of the season.
Although we are doing so, there are certain items that are indispensable for making these products.

It is a ``measure'' used for drawing lines, cutting, and measuring.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

When making leather jackets, unlike specialized tools such as leather knives, we use a measuring stick that everyone is familiar with.

So I've never dared to treat it as a tool until now.
I can't do my job without this ``measure'', which is a measure of light weight.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

When you think of a craftsman, you have the image of using the senses gained through experience to create the same thing without even having to measure it.

Moreover, if you proceed with the work according to the pattern carefully designed by the pattern maker,
There's no need to measure that much, right? ?

You might think that.

However, in real life, once the work begins, there are many situations in which a ruler is used.

This is also a confirmation work to ensure that the product is exactly the right size without relying too much on intuition.

Before I knew it, I had a broken and tattered ruler in my pocket in case I needed to measure it even when I was away from my post...

It's a habit...

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

However, even if you over-measure, your work efficiency will suffer, and you will have to make full use of your senses.

When I was once taught by a veteran craftsman, he told me to ``add some emotion.''

"How do you feel...?" "How many millimeters is it???"

At first I didn't understand the meaning, but now I use the word often.

Although this may sound vague, it is a final fine-tuning process that is based on feeling rather than precise quantities.

When it comes to food, clothing, and shelter, we are surrounded by things that we can't measure.

By the way, the word "measure" can be used not only to measure length and weight.
A word that also has other meanings, such as thinking and planning.

When each person at Head Factory sews one outfit, we take into consideration the finish and comfort.
This ``measurement'' is absolutely essential when working.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets