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Roy Denim

February 9, 2011

We all know that there’s a veritable plethora of denim brands out there, in fact there are so many that it’s pretty easy for brands to pass you by – especially if they’re small, single person operations.

I’d heard about Roy Denim last year over on Superfuture (if you like jeans and want to know about obscure denim brands then get yourself over there) but have to admit to not paying much attention at the time, which now that I have, I regret – they’re cracking looking jeans made with an insane attention to detail and deserve to be much better known than they are.

Roy Denim is Roy Slaper’s one man band denim company and is clearly a labour of love. The jeans themselves come in two cuts – either a straight leg or a slim leg are available, both of which are made from 14oz unsanforized Cone Mills denim, with every single pair made on vintage equipment – specifically on Union Special, Singer, Reece, and Merrow machines.

Attention to detail is first class – from the A&E Cotton/poly core threads (in differing sizes and colors throughout the jean’s stitching), to the embroidered signature on the pocket bag (which themselves are constructed from 10oz unsanforized, unbleached, natural Cotton), to the YKK solid Copper washer-burr rivets and YKK Government black brass doughnut buttons, nothing is overlooked.

As you’d expect from such a personal project, quantities of the product are small and demand looks to be outstripping supply but the jeans are available exclusively from Self Edge. If you’re not based in the US though, they can also be bought via their online store here, where there seem to be a few pairs left.

For more information on these fantastic jeans and the methods that go into making them, have a look at Roy’s website here: Roy Denim.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:19 pm

    These look so good. SHame I’d have to order them from the states though, I like to try before I buy, but I might think seriously about these. Great post!

  2. Jack permalink
    February 9, 2011 6:58 pm

    great little clip this :

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