Let's talk custom made jeans
By Maurice Malone Published February 23, 2020
How did we get into custom jeans? Honestly, we kind of fell into it. After satisfying a few special requests for sold-out sizes and styles, we then started responding to customer requests for special tweaks when standard off-the-shelf jeans didn't do the trick for some customer's body types. The demand kept growing. At the same time, our factories were consistently late with our bulk productions. We then decided to utilize our alterations equipment for in-house production, which lead to the roll-out of made-to-order shopping.
Shown below a custom make specially produced for a customer with a tall slim build. He selected our slim Grand Street fit, ordering a 31-waist and long 37-inch inseams. He was able to select fabric, stitch, button colors, and fly construction. You would be hard-pressed to find high-quality off-the-shelf American-made jeans in Japanese stretch selvedge denim, with a waist size 31 inseam length 37" anywhere, let alone custom made by small batch denim experts at our price.
Every-so-often we update our color options. We don't stock hundreds of fabrics, broken down into ten or more varieties of say, 15-oz. indigo denim. But, we do try to offer multiple categories of our hand-picked favorites. If there's a denim type or color you are looking to get custom made, just send us an email. We will do our best to find it.
Most people researching custom-made jeans don’t realize there’s a big difference between jeans made by a tailor and those from a denim company or specialist. It takes an assortment of heavy-duty machines to properly make a pair of jeans. Most are not found at tailor shops, who generally work with fine light to medium weight fabrics. Also, the rules and techniques tailors use in making trousers don't apply very well to jeans production. So, be careful. Don't think the tailor crafting your bespoke suit could just as well make you bespoke jeans. You may end up with a pair of pants made in denim, instead of a pair of jeans, that have the qualities uniquely associated with quality denim.