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post #106 of 160
PSG, I just noticed the length of your jeans. Since I don't like to fold my jeans, your pair looks excessively long. How do you intend on wearing your pair?
post #107 of 160
^ The photo he posted is pre-hem.
post #108 of 160
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

PSG, I just noticed the length of your jeans. Since I don't like to fold my jeans, your pair looks excessively long. How do you intend on wearing your pair?

They hem them when you come to pick them up. Any length you want. I had them leave enough for a bit of a break and then an extra 1.5+" to cuff. I actually plan to wash and then air dry my jeans occasionally so I wanted to leave a little extra for some possible shrinkage. After washing 2x if they are still this length I may take them back in and get them a bit shorter to wear without a cuff.
post #109 of 160
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

I was at the Hayes beer garden yesterday where I overheard a guy complaining, "I want to get a fitting but they're only there at like 9pm." His buddy responded, "Well they practically live in the studio." I interjected and asked what they were talking about: Jackknife of course. I was wearing my jeans and it turns out Nick had actually shown them my very pair when they were in for their first measurements. Too funny! One of the fellows may or may not have been a Levis exec. satisfied.gif


Ah, the world of bespoke denim. Did they give you the secret handshake??
post #110 of 160
Can you send them a pair of jeans and say tell them to make very slight adjustments for a new pair?
post #111 of 160
Going tomorrow. Can't wait!
post #112 of 160
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Originally Posted by ImaPro View Post

Can you send them a pair of jeans and say tell them to make very slight adjustments for a new pair?

+1 I would be interested to know this as well.
post #113 of 160
Got my jeans today. Best fitting jeans I have ever had. EVAR. Without a doubt. And I'm only expecting them to get better. Slim but not tight, with a nice straight leg. Hammered rivets FTW. The western-style pockets make it easy to shove your hands in and, uh...shake some change.

Have to reiterate that these guys are sincerely nice fellas and quite accommodating. They know their stuff and love what they're doing. And just so you know they're not skimping on the cost of your jeans, they use from 3-5 yards to make them, just so you can have all the sweet selvedge.

That's insane.

I got mine with enough length to stack, but not to cuff. I'm kinda tired of the cuff now, but who knows. Maybe I'll get 'em longer next time. Pics after they've had time to settle smile.gif
post #114 of 160
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Here is a pic of the cinch detail. Note the white selvedge line of the pre-1933 style Japanese denim.


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post #115 of 160
Longshot, does anyone have a line on made in the US donut hole buttons? I found these out of Japan but would rather go US if possible: http://www.citronjeans.com/j_1/order.html

Thanks.
post #116 of 160
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Longshot, does anyone have a line on made in the US donut hole buttons? I found these out of Japan but would rather go US if possible: http://www.citronjeans.com/j_1/order.html
Thanks.

I'd be shocked if these guys didn't already have a supplier. I can think of a number of US button people, including custom stuff.
post #117 of 160
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

I'd be shocked if these guys didn't already have a supplier. I can think of a number of US button people, including custom stuff.

They would like to know about them. They were also looking for quality Japanese or American buttons for work shirts recently. They kept running into stuff that was made in China. So if you know of any good suppliers of buttons or hardware can you pass them along? I'm sure they would appreciate it.
post #118 of 160
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

I'd be shocked if these guys didn't already have a supplier. I can think of a number of US button people, including custom stuff.

They've got 'em. My mistake.
Edited by P. Bateman - 4/4/12 at 1:20pm
post #119 of 160

John from Jack/Knife here. Thank for the love everybody, all of y'alls kind words mean the world to us.

 

Just to answer some of the latest questions... We have access to made in the USA donut hole buttons, we just prefer to stock our made in the USA laurel leaf copper buttons.

 

And we have made in the USA workwear style cat eye buttons for our shirts, but we are always looking for new, quality hardware. Especially anything made in Japan.

post #120 of 160
Damn I want a pair. I'm only ever in SF for a few days at a time though.
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