Iron Heart is a Japanese based clothing company that was founded in 2003 that focuses on classic American style workwear, with a particular emphasis on motorcycle appropriate clothes. Iron Heart is a division of The Works, Inc., founded and operated by Shinichi Haraki and based in Hachioji, Japan. Currently, Iron Heart products are sold online and in retail stores in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand.
Shinichi Haraki began working in the denim business when he was 23. Initially working for EDWIN as a pattern maker, Haraki went on to work as a designer and producer/director for the company. After more than 20 years in the business, Haraki went on to found Iron Heart in 2003., Haraki saw a need for clothing that worked for bikers and would not be restricted by the dictates of fashion.
Iron Heart clothing has been distributed outside Japan by Giles Padmore, based in Gosport, United Kingdom, since 2005 when Padmore and Haraki san first started working together.