Originally Posted by fasterstill
Karl, I really like the stuff and while it could fall into the work wear category I totally respect that you are designing based on what you like and the your particular persepctive. As a designer myself (albeit very new to design) I think being genuine and consitant is the only way to create a true identity. I am excited to check out your stuff next time I am in LA.
Out of curiousity are your doing production in California?
Hey dude, thanks for the support...at the end of the day my aesthetic does lean towards the work wear vibe, how can it not? Simple, sturdy denim pants were made for work and that's what I design. I cannot deny that. I'm totally inspired by early 1900s garments...have you seen There Will Be Blood? Though they weren't wearing a lot of denim everything was done impeccably and looked like it had history, that's what I'm drawn to. I'm definitely aware of the work wear trend and when I design I keep in mind. I walk past RRL everyday (being in AmRag) and am inspired by what they do, but I know that that is not what I do, all I can hope for is that my perspective is one that people can identify with, I'm not here to remake workmens clothes from the early 20th century, my approach is to take elements and ideas from that era and update them (put my spin on them) and make them more relevant/modern. Anyway, I'm rambling, sorry.
To answer your question, YES all production is done here in LA. I'm looking over the sewers shoulders at every step of the process. It costs more, but the sewers I use are amazing, and it is worth it to be totally hands on.