Bespoke Jeans?

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  1. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    In terms of finding the right fit, I don't see much of a point for bespoke jeans. [​IMG]
     
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    dkzzzz Senior member

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    The Levi's Store in SF Union Square does them on their basement floor.

    Levi's still has an MTM program in SF? I thought they had stopped making those MTM jeans 5-6 years ago.
    I have a few pares of MTM Levi's and I think it is the best deal for jeans one could ever find. Of course when they started their MTM program around 10 years ago it cost $70.00 to have them made.

    Could anything be better than MTM jeans by a company that invented them?[​IMG]
     
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    alflauren Senior member

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    In terms of finding the right fit, I don't see much of a point for bespoke jeans. [​IMG]

    For us 30/30 folk, there's nothing available in the designer market that fits off the rack. And getting jeans tailored is often met with mixed results. I'm not willing to spend $300+ on bespoke jeans because I basically only wear them around the house, but my size limits me to the Gap/J. Crew/Banana Republic, bespoke, or nothing at all. Searching for something that fits on the Active Endeavors site is a Fruitless Endeavor.
     
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    Does anyone have any info on the custom jeans process? I'm really interested in getting a few pair when I'm in NYC this month. Thank you!
    You should try giving them a call or emailing them for more details ([email protected])

    This is what the website says:
    Bespoke while you wait? [​IMG]
     
  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    A few other companies offering bespoke jeans:

    APO (1-4K): India made denim (don't know much about their mills and whatnot so can't help you there), silk pockets, buttons made from silver all the way to diamonds, will also replicate a pair you love. The whole concept is very fancy and not true at all to traditional denim craftsmanship but if it floats your boat...

    45RPM (+-1K): Japanese made selvedge denim, Zimbabwean cotton, hand dyed with natural indigo, high quality leather patch, very true to traditional jeans craftsmanship methods. Stopped replicating pairs of jeans + more of a MTM program now.

    Timothy Everest (+-1K): Everest's new range of fully bespoke denim jeans. For around $1000, your choice of indigo, dark vintage wash, dogtooth or white wash Japanese denim will be cut and stitched in to the best-fitting pair of jeans you're likely to ever own, complete with a hand-written inside label stating your name and measurements. Bumble and bumble, 415 West 13th Street, 8th floor, 212-521-6500.

    I know Evisu offers bespoke denim but I don't have any details to offer.
     
  6. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    For us 30/30 folk, there's nothing available in the designer market that fits off the rack. And getting jeans tailored is often met with mixed results. I'm not willing to spend $300+ on bespoke jeans because I basically only wear them around the house, but my size limits me to the Gap/J. Crew/Banana Republic, bespoke, or nothing at all. Searching for something that fits on the Active Endeavors site is a Fruitless Endeavor.
    Well, I'm a 30/32 and I don't have trouble with it...[​IMG]
     
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    Timothy Everest (+-1K): Everest's new range of fully bespoke denim jeans. For around $1000, your choice of indigo, dark vintage wash, dogtooth or white wash Japanese denim will be cut and stitched in to the best-fitting pair of jeans you're likely to ever own, complete with a hand-written inside label stating your name and measurements. Bumble and bumble, 415 West 13th Street, 8th floor, 212-521-6500.

    I could see this being a viable option if one was a hip advertising executive or worked in the entertainment industry, particularly in LA where instead of expensive suits a lot of people seem to sport comparably-priced casualwear.
     
  8. LeatherSOUL

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    Here's the reply I got from Earnest Sewn...

    "The way our custom program works is you pick which cut you like from the
    cuts we have in our collection (you try them on in the store), then you
    pick which type of raw denim you want, the color thread, pocket stitching,
    buttons, rivets, etc.

    The price range is about 500-900 depending mainly on which denim you want
    I would say to give yourself an hour to work with one of our sales people
    to be safe."


    Not a true bespoke, more of a cosmetic customization.
     
  9. gdl203

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    Here's the reply I got from Earnest Sewn...

    "The way our custom program works is you pick which cut you like from the
    cuts we have in our collection (you try them on in the store), then you
    pick which type of raw denim you want, the color thread, pocket stitching,
    buttons, rivets, etc.

    The price range is about 500-900 depending mainly on which denim you want
    I would say to give yourself an hour to work with one of our sales people
    to be safe."


    Not a true bespoke, more of a cosmetic customization.


    No measurements at all? [​IMG]
     
  10. Del-Toro

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    Bump from back in the day.

    Anyone have these? I guess Scott Morrison (PDC, Earnest Sewn, and I am sure others) is the lead designer. Patterns made in house with over 100 different types of denim from Cone to super high-end Japanese. Looks cool. According to the website pricing starts at: $1,200.

    http://3x1.us/
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

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    ^ I've been to 3x1 a few times. From the description of the process from two different salespeople, it sounds much more like MTM. They have you try on a few pairs of their existing RTW styles, figure out which one works the best, and then add/subtract inches at each measurement point as appropriate. If you're thinking of an old Italian / Japanese guy meticulously drafting your paper pattern by hand, this isn't it. Not worth the $1,200 imo.

    I may give Jack / Knife in SF a try next I visit. They offer a similar product at 1/4th the price.
     
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    [​IMG]

    These apparently are bespoke. Is this the look you're after?
     
  13. Frankie22

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    lol

    Why do I picture you asking this question while wearing a monocle?

    Cheerio!
     
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    Jack Knife Outfitters in San Francisco is a favororite of several SFers.
    I believe they make custom jeans.

    http://www.jackknifeoutfitters.com/
     
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    A true, 100% bespoke denim service would cost north of $1000. We're talking several pattern iterations, several fittings and dozens of hours spent on just one pair and one customer. There was a good article in latest copy of Afar, about the editor's experience in Napoli. Even the custom suit makers there don't make their own trousers. They send it off to guys who exclusively do custom trousers/slacks. It's REALLY hard to do bespoke in multiple areas, with multiple types of fabrics.

    We try to get as close to bespoke without having to create a brand new pattern from scratch. We use base blocks that were created from different fit models. We take 11 measurements, starting from your high waist to leg opening. It's not like you're working with a piece of wood, where you take exactly 1.5" off at hips then add .75" at high thigh. It's somewhat of an art, blending everything together so the denim conforms to your body shape, based off the cut & style you want.

    In terms of creativity, this is where you pretty much have free reign. We've had people who travel a lot and wanted a hidden interior pocket, several guys who carry blades and need reinforced coin pockets, even a girl who brought in her bf's plaid shirt to be used as pocket linings. People with smaller butts that want smaller pockets (it's an eye trick). You name it, we probably can do it. And since we're not technically creating a new pattern from scratch, your custom denim can be done at reasonable prices. Hope that helps!
     

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