In 1985 Toshikiyo Hirata started a denim factory in the Denim Capital of Japan; Kojima Okayama. This location would be the inspiration for the brands name, originally spelled "Capital". In 2002, Toshikiyo’s son Kiro Hirata joined his father’s denim factory and revolutionized the business into the iconic fashion brand that Kapital is today. Kapital is the blend of new and old, using traditional Americana production techniques with a Japanese reinterpretation. The esoteric nature of the brand takes pride in itself through the fine detail and craftsmanship in every product.