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Roy's Jeans - Single Man Made

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kiya, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    What the fuck just happened here?

    Amazing that we can't just appreciate a guy who goes nuts over collecting vintage machines and makes jeans really quite well, all by his fucking self. That's a hell of a lot better than I could do, that's for sure. I may or may not buy some, but that's totally beside the point.


    whatever123 is thread-shitting just for the sake of thread-shitting. He's also clearly not that well educated, as made evident by his horrendous English.
     


  2. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    whatever123 is thread-shitting just for the sake of thread-shitting. He's also clearly not that well educated, as made evident by his horrendous English.

    What? Just because someone's English ain't great doesn't mean they're not well educated - for some, English is not their first language.

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  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    What? Just because someone's English ain't great doesn't mean they're not well educated - for some, English is not their first language.

    Pretty sure english is his first language, though [​IMG] English isn't my first language, either.
     


  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Great job Kiya for signing Roy up. Not only will this ensure the continued consistency, reliability and survival of this brand, Kiya has also managed to offer these jeans at a really really good price.


    I don't think people realise how much of a service Selfedge is doing by being a retailer which is fully committed to supporting the artisan jean brands.


    Great work.
     


  5. impolyt_one

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    there are like, 2 people, maybe 3 people max, in this thread who actually know what they're talking about, and 4 pages of hysterics...
    - It seems Roy will not sell direct anymore, he wants to sell through Self Edge. Nothing wrong with that, you guys should be wishing his success and proliferation via an official retailer, instead of demanding discounts that can't be done. Someday, when there is a glut of used product on the aftermarket, guys who want it on the cheap can go looking there, and keep ROY buoyed that way as well, it's healthier for everyone (maker-retailer-consumer) that way.

    - when ROY sold his 'practice' jeans (and that isn't hype, I can totally understand what he means by that) direct, the price was lower. Now that kiya distributes them, what do you expect? For kiya to mark them up without any safety net for the inevitable returns, damaged examples, and shipping?

    - as for the actual price, break it down feature by feature and compare them with anything else at the price point. There's nothing else with that much work in it. As for materials cost; the smaller guys get shafted on material costs because they don't buy in quantities that big companies do, it could cost small outfits 2 or even 3 times what the big guys pay for the same exact thing. There's a huge graded cost schedule on all this stuff based on quantity, and Roy literally only needs ~1 roll of denim to make SE's job order; even a Japanese niche denim maker buys rolls by the truckloads, and 1 roll is nothing to them, while a roll is $500-1000 or more.
    Beyond that, you are paying Roy so that he can pay his taxes, and then pay himself for his work. After all is said and done, he might be paying himself $10/hr for his work, and if it were $20/hr, would you guys begrudge him that? I highly doubt he gets too many pairs finished in a day.
     


  6. acidboy

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    okay edited: just wow
     


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    wow... putting on kiya's avatar pic is next level fucking creepy. fuck- if I was kiya I'd demand this guy's identity and find a way to get a restraining order.

    lol thats mozzie from white collar tv show. [​IMG]
     


  8. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    39.5" inseams? Daaayyuumm.

    For the 7'1" guy who has his own thread.
     


  9. Rikkar501

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    there are like, 2 people, maybe 3 people max, in this thread who actually know what they're talking about, and 4 pages of hysterics...
    - It seems Roy will not sell direct anymore, he wants to sell through Self Edge. Nothing wrong with that, you guys should be wishing his success and proliferation via an official retailer, instead of demanding discounts that can't be done. Someday, when there is a glut of used product on the aftermarket, guys who want it on the cheap can go looking there, and keep ROY buoyed that way as well, it's healthier for everyone (maker-retailer-consumer) that way.

    - when ROY sold his 'practice' jeans (and that isn't hype, I can totally understand what he means by that) direct, the price was lower. Now that kiya distributes them, what do you expect? For kiya to mark them up without any safety net for the inevitable returns, damaged examples, and shipping?

    - as for the actual price, break it down feature by feature and compare them with anything else at the price point. There's nothing else with that much work in it. As for materials cost; the smaller guys get shafted on material costs because they don't buy in quantities that big companies do, it could cost small outfits 2 or even 3 times what the big guys pay for the same exact thing. There's a huge graded cost schedule on all this stuff based on quantity, and Roy literally only needs ~1 roll of denim to make SE's job order; even a Japanese niche denim maker buys rolls by the truckloads, and 1 roll is nothing to them, while a roll is $500-1000 or more.
    Beyond that, you are paying Roy so that he can pay his taxes, and then pay himself for his work. After all is said and done, he might be paying himself $10/hr for his work, and if it were $20/hr, would you guys begrudge him that? I highly doubt he gets too many pairs finished in a day.


    All you shit talkers, read this and learn some fucking business 101. In all reality, Roy is probably transitioning from from a full time metal fabricator to full time clothing design, production and brand building. In order to do that you have to have healthy margins. I think he says in the video on his site that the actual stitching and assembly takes around 2-3 hours per pair. Doesn't take much intelligence to figure out how many pairs he can turn out in a day, not to mention the work that goes into his brand strengthening and strategic planning. Go and try to do the same thing with his attention to detail and then come back and say his prices are too high. /done
     


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    lol thats mozzie from white collar tv show. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] oops sorry!
     


  11. acidboy

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    All you shit talkers, read this and learn some fucking business 101. In all reality, Roy is probably transitioning from from a full time metal fabricator to full time clothing design, production and brand building. In order to do that you have to have healthy margins. I think he says in the video on his site that the actual stitching and assembly takes around 2-3 hours per pair. Doesn't take much intelligence to figure out how many pairs he can turn out in a day, not to mention the work that goes into his brand strengthening and strategic planning. Go and try to do the same thing with his attention to detail and then come back and say his prices are too high. /done
    I guess some people can't comprehend the idea of profiting from the time and resource one invests on a business. wonder how they feel about drinking soda that costs maybe 10 cents per can.
     




  12. Nopike343

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    If you don't believe this is a fair price for the jeans...... don't buy the jeans.

    Good luck Roy and Kiya.
     


  13. Robert

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    Price seems fair enough. Still can't convinced they'll change everything I know about jeans, though.
     


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    I'm still not lovin' McDonald's but that's not the fucking point is it? [​IMG]
     


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