Limited edition, small batch and made in LA, Rivet & Thread jeans are crafted with best-of-the-best denim, giant machines—and a bit of elbow grease. We went behind the scenes at our denim studio—where the same family has been making jeans since 1975—to see the magic happen. Spoiler alert: They really know what they’re doing.
Choose the fabric. Sample yardage is tested from Rivet & Thread’s favorite Japanese mills—Kaihara and Mitsui, to name two—and then selected for each style.
Cut the jeans. Each pattern is developed by an artisan who’s been in the field for decades and helps to nail that vintage look our Rivet & Thread denim is known for. Operating the cutting machine requires serious protection (see the metal gloves?).
Sew them up. Here’s where the jeans become, well, jeans—stitching every seam, pocket, belt loop and, lastly, label onto every pair.
Wash them well. Industrial-sized machines solidify the fit and give each Rivet & Thread pair that slightly pre-loved look.
Add final touches. All Rivet & Thread rivets, buttons and zippers come from Italy and have a patina that mimics the natural fades only found in vintage denim.
And that, friends, is how you make a pair of perfect premium jeans that’ll get better with each wear (and we mean that—we’ve tested more than a few).
Ready for your own pair? Shop Rivet & Thread here.