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-Jack/Knife Outfitters Bespoke Denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by GusW, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bay Area denim fans- tonight, Wednesday December 21st at 8PM, Otis Lounge on Maiden Lane in San Francisco.

    John and Nick, the guys behind Jack Knife Outfitters (John works at Union Made and Nick at the Levis Tailor shop) will be showing examples of their bespoke denim on the second floor from 8-11pm. They will also have some accessories for sale including knit caps, tote bags, bandanas and other items.

    The prices for bespoke denim start at $200 for Cones Mills. Come on by and see their work. I think you will be impressed. I'm getting a pair for myself after the Holidays.

    I will post pics of their denim after the event for those who will miss it.

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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I went to visit them a few weeks ago over in their space in SOMA. Here are a few pics:

    Cotton twill wrap inseam.

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    Selvedge belt loops.

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    Optional western style jean pocket. (you can get any style pocket you want since it is bespoke) Note hand hammered rivits.

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    Japanese hemp selvedge Chambray Pocket Bags (an option)

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    Nick of Jack/Knife Outfitters with just a few of their denim and canvas selections:


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    John of Jack/Knife Outfitters discussing denim with Nick:


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  3. Patt11

    Patt11 New Member

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    Wait wait wait, did I read that right? Bespoke jeans? This almost sounds like a cool Edward Green type trunk show, for denim connoisseurs.
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    wow.. starting at $200 for "bespoke" denim. not a bad offer.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    $200 gets you a full bespoke item which includes your own personal pattern and details like selecting pocket style, cinch, pocket lining, straight, boot-cut, etc. They also have Japanese denim which starts at about $250 and can go up to $400.
     
  6. binge

    binge Senior member

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    I'll be there to get my Denim for MC 101.
     
  7. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    I'm getting me some specifically so I can post in SW&D without reservations.
     
  8. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Hoping to come. If I can't, would someone pls. ask them if Cone makes any denim out of hemp? Or even a blend? I'd love a lightweight pair for travel and a heavyweight pair for motorcycling.
     
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  9. shakattk

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    Sorry I can't make it. Would like to check out their stuff and see you guys sometime soon.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This may be a philistine question, but, is it all unwashed stiff denim?

    I'd be concerned about paying $200 for something which may or may not fit perfectly after it shrinks, so I prefer buying pre-washed.
     
  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes it is unwashed but it is sanforized. No need to worry about shrinkage.
     
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  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Still trying to make it. Will be a last minute thing if I can. The new operation looks pretty cool.
     
  14. UrbanComposition

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    Nice to see everybody. Wish they had Yamazaki 18, but the 12 was still a pleasure.

    High quality fabric, the guys obviously love and know a lot about denim. Hate to say it, but I was more impressed with their shirt jackets, and at $200 for bespoke, not a bad deal at all. Not bashing on their jeans, but I just was diggin on the style and simplicity. Plus I'm a sucker for pockets. Got an appointment for next year.
     
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  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here are some photos from the event last night.

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  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here are ties (their first product) bandanas and Field Notes covers

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    Japanese Chambray work shirt

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  17. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks for the pics, G. Wish I could have gone. Anyone ask my hemp question?
     
  18. UrbanComposition

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    Rats. Totally was going to, then I had whiskey...
     
  19. amongmany

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    Does anyone know if these guys to women's jeans? My lady has been looking for a pair of sturdy selvedge jeans and can't find many options. Wouldn't mind a pair for myself either. We're in NYC, but a trip to SF wouldn't be the worst thing in the world...
     
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    @emptym I do not know of the top of my head what Cone Mill's available hemp fabrics are, but I can find out for you. The only hemp fabric we currently have in stock is a hemp selvedge chambray from Japan.
     
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