Railcar Fine Goods is all about hand made denim produced using only vintage tools. Like an ultra rare vintage Union Special 1 needle chain stitch machine. According to Railcar, “The machine is so old, it doesn’t have any internal oiling system and has to be oiled manually every time used.” Maintaining such old tools can be challenging. If something goes wrong it takes bit more than making a quick call for a spare part. Finding the right parts and taking time to fix the damaged tool can take time and will also have an effect on the production process. But that’s just part of the meticulous production process that ensures a high quality, hand made pair of jeans. No shortcuts, no easy way out. All done manually. Below few images from the Railcar Workshop. The images and below video shor how the selvedge edge seam is sewn on the Railcar Fine Goods selvedge style jeans. “Railcar jeans first gets sewn then pressed open to reveal the selvedge edge line when the bottoms are cuffed.” (Railcar)
Via Railcar Fine Goods.