We love personal and custom denim here at Denim Geek and may have just stumbled across a personal project known as Roy Denim a little too late. A few years ago, founder Roy Slaper began handmaking jeans in his little apartment and after a few months, was making wearable items that his friends started purchasing. He was keen on bettering his products and started collecting old machinery dedicated towards the art of jean making while seeking advice from several people in the know. A website was launched and Roy began producing made to order jeans for his customers, all the while developing a solid reputation for perfectionism. We’d be copping a few pairs if we had the chance, but Roy is currently taking some time out and the project is currently on hiatus.
Before this break, Roy Denim were concentrating on one straight leg jean made from 14oz Cone Mills Indigo Denim and all jeans were made to order. The jeans were simple, handmade and featured plain, understated detailing which sparked comparisons on forums to familiar jeans such as the A.P.C New Standard. Although plain, flat brass rivets, selvedge belt loops and a custom back patch finish each pair beautfully. This is American selvedge denim at its finest and the attention to detail looks amazing.
The future looks bright for Roy Denim and we for one are hoping that the project is ressurected with even more quality products on offer. On their website, we read that the project are looking to hopefully open up a storefront in the future, along with producing other custom pieces such as shirts. Keep you ear to the ground on this one, as we’re sure we haven’t heard the last from this exciting custom project. Check out the video below of Roy making a pair of jeans in his worksop and make sure you visit the website at www.roydenim.com.