Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quality Mending Co - The Highrider (Denim)

There are certain stores/brands that name themselves appropriately - Fresh&Easy and Food4Less are two prime example of this. The fashion industry isn't always as thought forward when it comes to names - typically defaulting to the founder/designer's name or some esoteric word (ok - Nike did a pretty good job in the name department). Anyway, I got a bit off track here. Quality Mending Company is some ridiculously high quality denim that is made right here in the good ol' USA. Specs of the denim below:

- Shape is modeled after a pair of 1960s Levi's 505s
- No external branding
- 14oz sanforized selvedge denim from Cone Mills
- Fabric and thread made in North Carolina
- Reproduction brass TALON "bell" zipper
- Solid copper rivets, made in Kentucky
- Inside waistband is 10oz cotton twill
- Pockets made from deadstock, WWII Swiss army bed linens
- Assembled on Union Special and Singer industrial machines
- Made in the USA (New Jersey)

Sounds good, right? Check after the jump for additional details on the brand itself - and if interested, purchase here.

Copied from Hickorees:
This pair of jeans is a new product made by our friend Oliver Harkness, one of New York City's vintage clothing legends. Eleven, Oliver's vintage shop at 15 Prince Street, has been one of the city's most venerable vintage purveyors since it opened in 2002. Before that Oliver had a vintage shop on Ludlow Street, which he opened in 1989 when he arrived from London.

A couple years ago Oliver started making canvas bags under the name The Quality Mending Co., and recently made the new monicker permanent by changing the name of his shop from Eleven to The Quality Mending Co.

These jeans are only available in two places: in person at their namesake shop at 15 Prince Street, and online at Hickoree's.