The short version goes like this: we make damn fine jeans for men in a little two shipping container workshop in Austin, Texas. The name comes from the first workshop I had, a walk in closet on Navasota St. Some of the cotton for the Texas Series jeans comes from around the town of Navasota and river of the same name.
The long version is as follows.
This all started in 2007: I was deeply suspicious of consumer capitalism and wanted to learn a new skill. So I set off to the basement with mum's sewing machine. I tore down some thrift store jeans, studied the construction and after a week I emerged from the basement with a wearable pair of my own making.
From then on the mission has been to craft the next pair a little better and to dig deeper in the varied arts involved therein. There's nowhere to learn the trade so I spent time in dusty warehouses with the old guard learning about machines, construction and patternmaking. The current line is a reflection of years of practice. I'm proud to offer items designed and made in Austin, Texas.
Every component of the line is built to last with a little care and repair along the way. The current line is built with Texan, Italian and Japanese denims, poly cotton thread from the US and Japan, and hardware from Kentucky. The jeans are all sewn on a fleet of new and vintage sewing machines from Union Special, Singer, Durkopp and Brother.
The details change from lot to lot, the mission of the initial project still hasn’t.