On a recent trip to the US, I wanted to buy a unique pair of jeans. Did some research and came up with these boys. A short 1 hr trip up the freeway and I was knocking at the door of the HDC. The initial scene was bloody great - one of the guys still completely rat arsed, in his undies lying on the floor - the other 2 chaps packing up for a trip to Nicaragua. Beer bottles strewn amongst the denim, leather and very cool antique sewing machines. After convincing them to open for sales (I got there a little early in the morning..) we had a chat about their denim, styles and future direction. These guys have a real passion about what they do, and their designs are classic, using high quality denims sourced from the US and Japan. I ended up buying a pair of mid height, very long, what could be called standard fit jeans, made of 16oz Japanese slub raw denim. They fit great, they use old US pennies as buttons, hand peened copper rivets, plus a lifetime repair guarantee.. End of the day, these jeans are unique - I think there were only 4 pairs made of the style I bought. Very happy, great guys and a great story. Highly recommended. I'll post pics soon.