Jacket Customization Guide
If this is your first time getting a custom tailored denim jacket online, it is fine to be concerned. "What fabrics should I choose?" "What fit should I get?" "How would choosing a particular thread colour affect the overall look of my jacket?". These are all common questions.
In this guide, we attempt to advise you throughout the entire jacket customization process.
1) Fabric Selection
When you see our fabric selection for denim jackets, the first thing you may notice is that we denote the weights of the fabric - 10oz, 12oz, 15oz, 18oz etc. Light-weight denims (12oz and below) are recommended for those who are new to raw denim or wants comfort from day one. Medium-weight denims (13-15oz) are for those who prefer a more structured fit and enjoy thicker denims, these take about a month to break in. Heavy-weight denims (16oz and above) are for denim enthusiast who want to achieve achieve unique denim fades that arise due to the textured nature of heavier denims, these take a couple of months to soften up and break in.
As you might notice, most of the fabrics we offer are raw - meaning they have not been given a "wash" and usually comes in a dark shade of indigo. The appeal of raw indigo denim is that the dark colour gradually fades over time to your body structure, making the jacket very personalized to you. We also offer other seasonal colours to keep things interesting ;)
Depending on the dyeing process and fabric weight, different fabrics can have different textures. For example, heavy-weight denims can result in a "slubby" or irregular textured surface. This appeals to denim heads because it can yield unique fades and adds depth & character to the jacket.
2) Fit Selection
If this is your first time customizing a pair of jacket, we highly recommend selecting our in-house fit. Whereas if you have a unique body shape or you have a favourite jacket piece at home, you may opt to give us your custom jacket measurements.
Choosing our in-house fits
Over the years, we have studied various jacket fits from different denim brands and have designed our own universal in-house fit that suits most body types. You can learn more about our fits and sizing at our jacket fit guide.
Sending us your custom measurement
We tailor build a custom jacket using 5 point measurements. You may submit these 5 measurements to us and we will build your custom jacket accordingly. These 5 measurements can also be found at our jacket fit guide.
3) Choosing Your Designs & Customizations
Following the first 2 important choices - Fabric & Fit, you can add your individual touch to the jacket by choosing various pocket designs, hardware & trim.
We currently use 2 base designs for our custom jacket builds - the Type 2 Worker Jacket and the Type 3 Trucker Jacket. The worker jacket is a heritage workwear style and has straight vertical pleats which give the jacket a boxy look. Whereas if you prefer a more contemporary style, the trucker jacket has V-shaped pleats for a slimmer visual silhouette.
You may opt for the original button flap pocket design or choose not to have buttons to give your jacket a more minimalistic look. Alternatively, opt to have no pocket flaps on your jacket for a more unique style.
The classic thread colour for denim jackets is brown thread. However, if you want to try something more unique you can make 2 other considerations. Tonal/Stealth stitching is where the colour of the thread matches the colour of the denim, giving the jacket an overall mono-tone aesthetic. Contrast stitching is where the colour of the thread differs from the base fabric giving the jacket a pop of colour.
Metal rivets reinforcing the sleeve opening of the jackets can add a subtle touch of character to the jacket. Whereas, some people may opt for a bartack stitch to replace the rivets for a more understated look.
If you have further enquiries, do feel free to reach us via email or Instagram/Facebook message.