Jackman was founded in Fukui, Japan in 1949 by baseball-obsessed Mitsugu Tanabe.Tanabe quit his job and opened a small manufacturing operation with just three knitting machines and a passion for American sportswear. Using his creativity and intuition, Tanabe went on to develop new sewing technologies, winning awards for his contribution to Fukui’s industrial development. Today, the factory continues to grow in size and skillset. The name of the brand Jackman originates from the baseball term "Jack" which refers to a game-ending home run. Despite the company's progression, their values remain the same: superior-quality products and care in every stitch.