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post #256 of 360
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Originally Posted by el Bert View Post

Do you make any pants that don't curve? Fabrics you use are always really good but even the minimalist pants seem to have some time of curve.

 

Yes

 

we make a lot of pants that are not curved.

 

Like art said, the Z-1 standards are straight legged, the minimalist slim pants are straight legged, with no side seam.  Last seasons Zero jeans was straight legged. We also do a lot of suit pants every season that are simple and easy to wear but sometimes they are not produced. the Soft j pants  from the current season has very little curve to it. A great pants that is under represented because the pics are not great

 

For the upcoming SS14 season there will be a pair of "basic jeans" that will be slim fitting and straight. I think a lot of what we do people are not aware of. like  @JBravo saying he has never seen a collared shirt from us, yet we do them every season.

We are still working on the web store each season and the reason for it is that stores dont order everything so a lot of times a significant portion of the collection is not produced. Zfactorie exist to solve that problem

post #257 of 360
Anyone made a custom order for white bottoms before? nod[1].gif
post #258 of 360

^

 

Yes quite a few people has

actually custom order currently accounts for about 30% Of our business

 

right now we cannot deliver any new custom orders though until Feb 2014 as we are turning our full attention to the FW14 collection of which we are behind

post #259 of 360
Just wanted to come in here and say that I picked up a pair of overlocked DNA jeans in a black cotton micro-herringbone on B&S, and they are excellent. The only clothing article I've handled which feels as sturdy and well constructed as these pants is my ToJ. They just feel like they will last a long time. My compliments, Zam, even though I didn't buy these directly from you. Now that I've gotten to see how nicely made your clothes are in person, I hope to order something from you in the near future nod[1].gif
post #260 of 360
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Originally Posted by fireflygrave View Post

Just wanted to come in here and say that I picked up a pair of overlocked DNA jeans in a black cotton micro-herringbone on B&S, and they are excellent. The only clothing article I've handled which feels as sturdy and well constructed as these pants is my ToJ. They just feel like they will last a long time. My compliments, Zam, even though I didn't buy these directly from you. Now that I've gotten to see how nicely made your clothes are in person, I hope to order something from you in the near future nod[1].gif

 

Thanks and much appreciated,

we do get a lot of customers this way, people who buy on the second hand market and love the products so much that they become long time customers of ours, we dont mind it at all.

 

Right now is a very good time to buy. we just started 40% on the entire Zfactorie stock until the end of the year with free shipping to all US based customers.  the coupon code is: 40off so there are a lot of good deals to be had.

We sincerely hope you can get something during this sales season.|

Over the next couple of weeks we will also be taking the time to share a good bit of details on our products with some of our freinds here...........

post #261 of 360

Got my cotton minimalist DNA pants in, just in time for Christmas.

 

I really like the fabric, he called it ridge cotton. Heavy texture.  

The fit is odd for me, loose in the upper block, while still tight in the calves.I guess my butt just isn't big enough.

The leather buttons took a little working with to get in at first, but the holes loosened up to fit perfectly after a few times.

Love the design.

Would the fabric would shrink enough with a wash and drying cycle, or would that ruin the pants?

post #262 of 360
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Originally Posted by Teddybearcup View Post
 

Got my cotton minimalist DNA pants in, just in time for Christmas.

 

I really like the fabric, he called it ridge cotton. Heavy texture.  

The fit is odd for me, loose in the upper block, while still tight in the calves.I guess my butt just isn't big enough.

The leather buttons took a little working with to get in at first, but the holes loosened up to fit perfectly after a few times.

Love the design.

Would the fabric would shrink enough with a wash and drying cycle, or would that ruin the pants?

Teddybear Cup

 

 

Sorry for the delay in getting to you

this is a problem we have that is impossible to resolve,

there is no way of making a garment that will fit everyone's body time.

 

When we originally made the DNA pants, it was loose in the upper thighs and tight in the calves, at least for me because the original patterns were developed on my body.
After the first season many people loved the pants but complained the calves were too tight. To this day we still get request from owners of the original pant who keeps saying that they wish we had kept the slimmer calves as the liked it better.

 

Its the same with jackets and such, some people have long arms, some have short, its just a matter of variations in the human form. which is why a very good tailor is very important as they are able to solve many problems that may arise in buying garments in the modern way rather than having them custom made.

 

we still do offer some tailoring service to our clients (now for our products ONLY) where pants cant be shortened, waist can be adjusted and so on for clients who want items we sell to fit them better

post #263 of 360

On the behalf of the Zfacotrie team, I would like to wish all our friends here at Style forum a peaceful, positive, pleasant and prosperous 2014.

May joy and happiness be a part of your lives and may everything you do be blessed. may wisdom, kindness and prosperity be a part of the lives of all our friends and clients here as a part of the Styleforum community

post #264 of 360
Zamb, I was just wondering about the tailoring option you offer. Can you give an estimate of how much of a price increase to expect over the list when asking for alterations, or is it decided case-by-case based on how much work needs to be done?
post #265 of 360

thanks

 

There is a limit as to what we do in terms of tailoring

 

while we make the items here and can do anything we like

tailoring of items is limited to things like: if you want a size 46 pants and we only have 48, we can adjust the waist down ( this is for Non jeans pants only). We can shorten the length of a pants and redo the original hems. we can make the legs slightly slimmer and things of that nature. these are things we do at No cost to the client we offer them as a part of our customer service.

 

Also, must tell you guys that our PRE  PARIS has currently began  have 50% off on the items on Zfactorie.  so anyone who have been waiting for this moment our pre Paris sale has finally arrived.

 



 

post #266 of 360
Zam do you make any soft, drapey wool pants at all?
post #267 of 360
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One of my favorite designers, and a great guy, Zam
 deserves his own thread here. The quality of his work is impeccable as is the cut of each garment. While not cheap, similar designers sell for double the price.


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I really like a lot of these fits in terms of how the pants draw a slim straight silhouette in contrast to a more tapered leg. Especially the first photo of Z.

Curious whether this can be achieved with the current FW13 "Tailored Soft J Pants". I am looking for something a little more robust than my wool trousers, warmer/thicker, but with a slim straight fit like a 19cm [or 18.5cm].

Based on measurements Z provided me I need a size 50 to accommodate for my waist and seat space. Question is that from past experience owning both a wool trouser and linen, how easily can a tailor make adjustments as needed from the waist or thigh? I know ZB trousers tend to fit a little looser in the top block FWIW.


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What are some other trousers / cuts that people like? What is the typical trouser style, DNA or J pants?
post #268 of 360
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Originally Posted by Ariiam View Post

Zam do you make any soft, drapey wool pants at all?


@Ariiam,

 

thanks for your inquiry

 

Yes we do make soft drapey wool pants. we make pants in a lot of different cuts and fabrication. the issue is that whatever you see in the stores is what they decide to stock out of the wide assortment of items we make. 
We started Zfactorie as a means of solving this, where it would be a place to offer a more comprehensive range of products to a woder assortment of people than there only being avaiable an edited range of items based on stores buyer selection.

 

there should be some on the store for Spring 2013

post #269 of 360

@gettoasty

 

when I get a change i will try to give you some information on the range of pants available this season (FW13)

in all fairness I think the pictures do not tell the full story. for example we just had a customer here who bought two pair of pants, A blazer and the 3D pocket shirt.This was After coming here and seeing the items in person rather than from the pictures on the site. he said it himself that he would never have imagined appreciating the items this much just simply from the pics.

 

the Soft J's this season are really good and the fabric is really nice,

post #270 of 360

Hi @Zamb I got the pants today thanks.  :slayer:

 

 

 

Fit: I am wearing them now and I can say we got the fit spot on!  My new ZB J-Jeans are more perfect fitting than anything I have owned in the past, which is exactly what I was hoping for and why it was worth it to have pants custom made for me. I will probably wear these black jeans more than any other piece of clothing I own and I wanted them to actually fit.

 

My legs are pretty big, I ride mountain bikes, skis and snowboards and as result have some overdeveloped legs. My thighs aren't enormous, about 23" near the crotch but real issue is around my knees... My thighs only taper to 20" near my knee and my calves at 16" are larger around than my knees. So, a slim straight cut is straight up skinny on me and there's lots of cuts I just can't get into ever. Usually the lower thigh is skintight and my calves get skintight again in anything but a relaxed fit. I have one "mainstream" slim cut jean that fits me, Levis' LMC Tack, plus I gave detailed measurements of my legs.

 

Fabric: This is a heavy duty organic cotton canvas with an impressive density and tight weave. The warp/weft yarns look slightly slubby and are very substantial.... perhaps not intended to be used for clothing but it should serve that purpose very nicely. It has a medium texture to it, the surface is fairly soft for the kind of fabric it is though, which  is nice. Weight is 14 oz, though the feel gives the impression of something even heavier. The garment weighs 2 lbs even, which is about 5 oz more than a pair of 13.5 oz raw indigo jeans I have.

 

Construction: Basic and heavy duty, which is what I wanted. I am going for a minimal look.. i.e. I did not specify overlock stitching, asym construction, or any coatings or treatments... and Zam did indeed label them as Minimalist J Jeans. The pocket fabric, fly lining and piping around the waistband are made of a beautiful medium blue fabric with textured stripes woven in the fabric's pattern... this was a nice touch! 

 

Overall quality of construction looks to be excellent... of course things need to be worn for years to really know but these look far better than average as far as I can tell. I have a hard time paying for a design that is not followed up by quality construction, for example Drkshdw jeans I have heard many times about how they fall apart, to me there is no pride of craftmanship there, it is not an honest transaction to give someone something that looks nice, costs a lot, but then doesn't measure up in terms of construction quality.

 

I have been down with the flu for the last week but will take some pics of the pants in the next few days or so with some close up details so you guys can get a better idea what they look like vs the ZB website. BTW, I have never had a flu before and it is HORRIBLE. I thought they were like a bad cold but that doesn't even begin to describe how bad it is. I may start getting flu shots, idk...

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