Known as the “Melange Doctor”, Shindai Usuki is a expert of mixing melange colors, and represents his perspiration by his own brand, RIDING HIGH. Deeply fascinated with American vintage clothing, and especially his greatest concern was various vintage sweatshirts. Usuki had been researching and analyzing a number of vintage sweatshirts, and learning the detail, technique and function of those. The sweatshirts collection of Riding High reflects his many years of vintage clothing researches and inspirations from them blended with a contemporary touch. The brand is aiming to introduce their unique products into global market, with never ending study and development and producing with Japanese artisanal techniques for achieving the only Riding High products.
Having started with the concept of making each product with distinctive feel and texture, Riding High has been a specialist in American-standard cut & sewn products developed with peculiar
attention to yarns, knitting machines [vintage machine and Loopwheel ]
and heather grey color. Riding High’s products, the reconstruction of vintage fused with modern essence, are genuinely MADE IN JAPAN with Japanese craftsmanship.