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Hey Styleforum,

 

After lurking around here for far too long, we at Gustin (www.weargustin.com) have decided to become an official affiliate.

 

Our goal with Gustin is to perfect classic American garments and deliver them at radical prices.

 

We're approaching things a bit differently than most brands. We make only what you want and nothing more by using crowdsourcing as the mechanism to perfectly line up supply and demand. This creates a zero waste cycle and we return the savings to you. Simple example: our SF-made selvedge denim that used to sit on boutique shelves for $205 now starts at $81.

 

We got our start 8 years ago in denim by teaching ourselves how to make the perfect pair of jeans and fell in love with the craft - just not the model most companies operate in. We still make everything in San Francisco, use the best materials and absolutely love what we're doing here.

 

Stephen and I will both be around here quite a bit to answer questions and help out in any way we can.  Feel free to email us directly as well (our first names at weargustin.com), or swing by our shop in SF and say hi.

 

Thanks,

 

Josh Gustin


www.weargustin.com

post #2 of 1708
Congrats on become an affiliate! Currently trying to break in 29 slims of 1776 and heavy American ya shipped out.
post #3 of 1708
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Congrats on become an affiliate! Currently trying to break in 29 slims of 1776 and heavy American ya shipped out.

Thanks for trying us out and let me know how those are wearing in for you.

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Welcome! I just picked up (supported?) one of the cobalt check flannels, for those numerous occasions when I want to look like a frail, beardless urban lumberjack. smile.gif
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Welcome! I have some Postal Blues in the slim cut that I just started breaking in.

Given the manufacturing model that you employ is there any opportunity to be able to offer different lengths?

I will be out in SF next week, any chance I could swing by on Monday?
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Welcome! I have some Postal Blues in the slim cut that I just started breaking in.

Given the manufacturing model that you employ is there any opportunity to be able to offer different lengths?

I will be out in SF next week, any chance I could swing by on Monday?

 

Different lengths will come at some point in time - right now it's too difficult to have that many SKUs / options to track through production.

 

We'd love to have you swing by on monday - email me stephen at our website, and we'll set it up.

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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Welcome! I just picked up (supported?) one of the cobalt check flannels, for those numerous occasions when I want to look like a frail, beardless urban lumberjack. smile.gif

Ha! It's a good look every now and then. Thanks for checking us out. That's a great fabric. Very soft hand and a great weight. We're finding a lot of nice flannels from Japanese mills right now.

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Different lengths will come at some point in time - right now it's too difficult to have that many SKUs / options to track through production.

We'd love to have you swing by on monday - email me stephen at our website, and we'll set it up.

Awesome! Will do.

Even if you could offer a post production chain stitch hem for a fee I think it would be great. I know I would pay for it for them to come complete and closer to size.
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Hey Gustin!

Do you guys have any interest in coming out with a tapered or carrot fit? I know that the biggest complaint I have come across in reading the other thread and various internet messages is that the legs are too large. In fact I pledged for a pair of your jeans but have since experienced terrible buyer's remorse. Have been trying and trying to work out canceling somehow with the customer service but you guys really must be backed up because e-mails don't get answered for days at a time.

In any event, I had a lot of fun with the idea. Would be pretty great if there was a fit for everyone.
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I think the slim fit has a nice taper to it
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I think the slim fit has a nice taper to it

Apologies that you didn't get a response to your support email. We will look for it and get back to you. We're definitely busy but no excuses for not responding faster. 

 

I'm guessing you're looking for something even slimmer than our current slim fit? We might consider a skinny fit soon, but want to make sure we really nail it. We'll keep you posted.

 

Thanks.

 

Josh

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Apologies that you didn't get a response to your support email. We will look for it and get back to you. We're definitely busy but no excuses for not responding faster. 

I'm guessing you're looking for something even slimmer than our current slim fit? We might consider a skinny fit soon, but want to make sure we really nail it. We'll keep you posted.

Thanks.

Josh

Hi Josh,

I think you meant to respond to me, although you quoted Ryden.
I actually want something slimmer in the leg yet more relaxed in the top block and thigh. My favorite fit style is the Levi's 508. And I think that type of fit is actually very popular. I suspect that if you guys haven't come out with a cut like that yet it must be because you think it's a fad or not classic enough?

I guess if that's not the case, I think it would be a great idea to run a campaign and see how many people are interested in such a fit. (After all, the "weird guy" fit has been such an amazing success in this industry).

Thanks,
Nareg
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Grats on becoming an official affiliate, you guys have made some impressive progress since Kickstarter!

post #14 of 1708
Congratulations Gustin on becoming Styleforum's newest affiliate.

Gustin is hosting the next Bay Area Meetup, Thursday November 7th in their San Francisco office.

All Styleforum members are welcome. For more details see the San Francisco Meetup thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/365742/san-francisco-bay-area-sf-styleforum-meetup-hosted-by-gustin-jeans-nov-7th/0_30#post_6661651
post #15 of 1708
Welcome Josh & Co.!

I've had the pleasure of spending time with the GUSTIN team at their studio and am really excited about what they're cooking up here in San Francisco. I also love my naturals I picked up a few months ago. I had the legs tapered from the knee down. I find the higher-rise makes these perfect work jeans that I can tuck a shirt into and not look slouchy. You can't beat this for $81.

I'm looking forward to the meet-up. Thanks for hosting!

Horrible, horrible photo but great jeans.

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