Cameron Foden hand-stitched jeans
A chap by the name of Cameron Foden sent me an email a couple of days ago directing me to a site showing off a pair of jeans he had made. Now people making their own jeans is nothing new, but these stand out as a true labour of love, because they’re completely stitched by hand.
They took a grand total of 105 hours to complete and knowing that Cameron made these in his spare time whilst studying Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp only makes the feat more impressive. The fact that so much time and care has gone into these is impressive and the end results look pretty damn nice too.
The jeans are made from a 12oz sanforized Denim, which comes from the Nihon Mills in the Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The belt loops and coin pocket have selvedge detailing on their insides and absolutely everything is done by hand, including the embroidered name tags which are sewn on over-dyed cobalt cotton.
Other nice touches include the hand written text on the pocket bag, (which themselves are made from a Military deadstock linen bed sheet from 1966), and the Oak buttons used on the fly, with a metal clip used at the top, which gives the front a much cleaner line.
Due to their hand-made nature, the stitch length changes along seams as does the number of stitches per centimeter. This only adds to the uniqueness of the jeans in my opinion, and with everything considered the needlework looks incredibly good – I’m handy with a needle and thread but there’s no way I could ever make something like this. Hats off to Cameron for making such a unique piece of denim.
For more information or to see more images, go to his website here: Cameron Foden.