Kapital was established in 1985 by Toshikiyo Hirata. Th "K" in the name is taken from Kojima which is known as the “Denim Capital” of Japan. Today, Toshikiyo continues to run Kapital as president, alongside his son Kiro, who is head designer. As a father and son duo, the two bring together the company’s traditional roots with a contemporary aesthetic. This union of the old and new is at the heart of the brand. Kapital specialize in creating new styles in the spirit of Vintage. A Kapital product is totally made by Kapital from start to finish. They specialize in remake and dying processes. This makes Kapital products unique and desirable to those in the know.