Wednesday, October 14, 2009


"Give a man a fish he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll never need to settle for anything less than the perfect fit,"

The twins from Jeanspaleis (and DNA and Accent Circonflexe) stormed the gate and wouldn't leave until they had extracted some of Jason's basic jeanscraft gnosis. A quasi-impromptu sewing college commenced and 24 intensive hours later the guys were issued the first two Academy Warrants confirming them as qualified jean seamsters.

Welcome to the Seamsters Union gentlemen. Now where the hell is Jimmy Hoffa?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


After promising to minimize the whole celebrity thing, we'll need to amend the contract just this once. Forgive us and consider this a simple extension of the previous post.

Anyway, we'll keep it short. It was a big week for the crew at the studio. Nigel Cabourn and Drew Holmes were with us for a few days fresh from the opening of their new Army Gym concept in Japan. The fact Nigel's 40 year commitment to quality and stubburn-as-hell personal design ethic is an inspiration to us will come as no surprise.

As if that weren't enough (and it really would have been), G-Star's legendary Pierre Morisset walked through the door. A magic moment and a spontaneous meeting-of-the-minds ensued. If the rest of us need to wear vintage Elwoods and Budgie Jackets for a while keep the spark of that energy alive in the studio then, damn it, that's what we'll do. Whatever it takes.