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Just a quick note for the team at Todd Shelton, and for anyone on the fence about ordering: I ordered a couple pair of jeans during the sale, neither of which fit. We then tried a trial jean, which needs to be adjusted. My jeans are now in production, and certainly Todd Shelton has lost money on me thus far. With that being said, I will be ordering another pair in my finalized fit in February, and probably a summer pair as well.

This has been both a great customer service experience for me, but also they'll be delivering jeans that fit me very well. Thanks to the team and I'm looking forward to my next pair.
Thanks, it's good to hear that kind of feedback. I think you'll have your jeans in a week, I know our team will follow up with you personally, but I'd love to hear (or see) how the final product turns out here in the thread.
 

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This month, in our email newsletter, we’re telling short stories about our customers.

The stories are like this…

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Name: Sameer B.
Customer since: 2015
Hometown: Needham, MA
Profession: Leveraged Finance Research Analyst
Favorite food: Home cooked Indian
Last best vacation: Maui Four Seasons
Wearing in photo: Navy Chambray shirt, Pro Soft Darks
Favorite TS product: Chambray shirts (I own almost every one)


Here’s the story of our model, Kyle:

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Name: Kyle S.
Customer since: 2014
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Model, cook, musician
Pet: Raisin and Radicchio (2 Cats)
Favorite food: Pizza
Last best vacation: Portland, Maine
Wearing in photo: Black Crew, King Indigo Darks
Favorite TS product: Black Selvedge jean

If you’re not on our newsletter, you can sign up at the footer: https://toddshelton.com/
 

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Who is this nerd?
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Name: Patrick R.
Customer since: 2018
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Profession: Patent Attorney
Children: Boys, 7 and 15
Favorite food: Apple pie
Last best vacation: Maui
Wearing in photo: Track and Field Black, Pro Original Darks
Favorite TS product: Pro Original Darks
 

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For real though, it’s fun to see other customers and what they wear and what they like.
 

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Here's a link to the post:

We're adding 6 more stories to it this next week.
 

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I shared this on ig yesterday and some of you who like factory stories may find it interesting. This is copy and pasted from ig:

Archive photo 2014. And my advice to my younger self or anyone starting a sewing factory. 😉

A big sewing factory in Moultrie, GA closed in 2014. They put 3000 sewing machines in an online auction. I bought 24, we already had about that number in our NJ factory, so we doubled our machine count. I rented a Penske truck and drove from NJ to GA. I picked up my dad in TN and he went down with me, he took that photo as we were leaving, I remember it being after a long, hot, dirty day.

Looking back at that photo - my advice to my younger self would be - buy brand new machines as you need them. Today, we run about half of those machines in the truck. Others we sold, some we use for parts, and some we may get going later. It wasn’t a bad buy, but it was too much work. Old machines require a lot of care. But the memories with dad were priceless.
 

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Early last year we put Liev Schreiber in clothes for a movie called Human Capital shot in West Chester and Long Island. He wore our jeans, pants, and shirts. The movie sold last fall and will release sometime in 2020. Was talking on the phone to my mom this morning and she asked about Liev, because she was watching Spotlight on TV when i called - so I thought some of you may be interested in the story too. When I see an official trailer, I'll post it here. In the photo here, he's wearing our shirt.

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When I buy from you, I go through a fitting process to get the fit I want. What about someone like Liev Schreiber? Assuming he is just the person wearing the clothes for the movie, and not the one specifically wanting to use TS because of the ability to get a custom fit, do you still have the same fit process? Or do you just copy one of his existing shirts/jeans/pants?

Maybe more specifically, I’m someone that values and enjoys tweaking the details, I can imagine a situation in which you have a customer that doesn’t (for example, a hypothetical guy being told he needs to wear your clothes for a role in a movie. Do you do anything different for these situations?
 

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When I buy from you, I go through a fitting process to get the fit I want. What about someone like Liev Schreiber? Assuming he is just the person wearing the clothes for the movie, and not the one specifically wanting to use TS because of the ability to get a custom fit, do you still have the same fit process? Or do you just copy one of his existing shirts/jeans/pants?

Maybe more specifically, I’m someone that values and enjoys tweaking the details, I can imagine a situation in which you have a customer that doesn’t (for example, a hypothetical guy being told he needs to wear your clothes for a role in a movie. Do you do anything different for these situations?
I didn't meet Liev. The stylist came to the factory and got familiar with the size options and fabrics. We provided her with multiple sizes in his probable range for a fitting. She then had a scheduled fitting with him in Brooklyn. So she knew what we could do, and she made notes during the fitting, and placed the order. Once filming started, they reordered for rush delivery a few extra things.
 

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I mentioned earlier this month we were telling customer stories this month, mainly so our guys get to know each other better - and hopefully feel more connected to what we're doing.

This 'getting to know you' month just wrapped up. We compiled 15 customer stories in one article, you can see them here:

 

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Our denim month starts today. We'll have new denim releases this month and some older favorites will return. A couple of things: 1) 30 day production is back for this month to help distribute production, coupon code: 30day saves you $30. 2) We're taking the scrap selvedge from cutting jeans and making wallets, jeans sold during denim month come with a free selvedge wallet.

Let me know if you have any questions on denim or fit.
 

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Tomorrow is our first new release this year. Grey selvedge, grey warp, black weft - which gives the jean a darker tone. We wash it to give it a broken-in feel. It's now at 30 day production pricing.

 

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@Todd Shelton , If I'd like to reproduce my favorite pair of jeans (can't find to buy them anymore) by tweaking your options, how would that work?
Say waist, front and back rise, heap, thigh, knee, leg opening measurements... can it be done?
 

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