Chimala is headed by designer Noriko Machada and her denim has developed a well-deserved cult following. The vintage-inspired jeans styles are done more authentically than any other denim out there. The pieces are hand distressed by talented artisans and it shows, as it is never overdone or excessive. The unisex styles have a way of blurring the lines between men's and women's clothing that we don't often see done so effectively. Old workwear, men's military apparel and vintage sportswear are other influences that are visible in the always exceptional collections.