"Monpe" are a type of traditional agricultural work trousers from Japan.  They are regarded as Japanese jeans due to their design and toughness.  Our Monpe are crafted using the finest Kurume Kasuri textile from Southern Fukuoka prefecture.  Kurume Kasuri is a method of textile dyeing invented in the 18th century in the region.  It is considered one of the most famous woven fabrics for work clothes in Japan. 

There are about 30 traditional makers creating Kurume Kasuri today. Though it is a tough fabric, it is light and breathable at the same time. Monpe is made with 100% natural fibre cotton.

When you wear Monpe regularly and over washes, it gets softer and softer. You can move freely and feel ever more comfortable. The comfort of wearing Monpe is addictive once you experience it. You can nurture our Monpe in your everyday life. You will fall in love with them, just like your favourite personalised jeans.

100% Cotton
Made in Japan

Monpe Cross Pattern Grey S

  • The basic Monpe series from Unagi-no-Nedoko.  100% Cotton, 100% Japan.  True 'Quality Basics' starts here.


    The fabric is suitable for spring to early autumn weather.


    • Wash Monpe quickly in water with gentle detergent
    • Dry Monpe in a windy, shady place
    • Wash Monpe separately for the first few washes
    • There is a pocket in the front of the Monpe trousers.  
    • Adjust waist fit with the fitted chord.  
    • Monpe can be gathered at ankles with built-in chords if desired
    • Monpe trousers are slighly tapered towards the ankles.  Choose a larger size if you have athletic calves.
    • Monpe trousers become a little looser after the first wear.


    Shepherds London - We are the UKs exclusive retailer of Kurume Kasuri Monpe trousers.


    If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, please return the item in a saleable condition within 7 days from the date the order was received with your proof of purchase (receipt), for a refund or an exchange.  Returns will not be accepted except by prior arrangement agreed with us and refunds/exchanges cannot be processed or issued until the goods have been returned and received by Shepherds London.  Customs charges that are incurred by Shepherds London for returns sent from outside the EU are not the responsibility of Shepherds London and the cost of any customs charges for such returns are to be covered in full by the customer returning the unsuitable garment(s). If you refuse a shipment from Shepherds London, you are responsible for the original postage charges, any import fees that are incurred on the package & the cost of returning the package to Shepherds London. Any fees and charges incurred by Shepherds London due to a package being refused will be deducted from your merchandise refund.  Postage costs for the return of unsuitable garments are not the responsibility of Shepherds London and the cost of postage for such returns are to be covered in full by the customer returning the unsuitable garment(s). 'Custom' orders require full payment prior to production commencing for the order. 'Custom' orders are non refundable or exchangeable as the garment will be made to your specification.  Postage and Packaging costs will not be refunded on any returned items.  Once agreed and notified, all returns should be sent to Shepherds London Head Office.  Please contact us via phone or email for details:  Tel: (+44) 7815950648.  Email:  BY PLACING AN ORDER THROUGH SHEPHERDS LONDON ONLINE BOUTIQUE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OUTLINED ABOVE, PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THOROUGHLY READ AND UNDERSTOOD THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS PRIOR TO PLACING AN ORDER.