Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hartford Denim Company


Three young guys in their twenties like working with their hands. They rented space in a historic factory in Hartford, bought up some vintage sewing machines and started manufacturing handmade jeans.  They have been a success in the high end clothing markets where original hand work and sustainable techniques are prized.  Hartford Denim jeans are found in Timberland stores and some other boutiques and stores, as well as online.
 

26 comments:

Lowell said...

Very interesting. Is one of them named Levi by any chance? I'll bet these jeans are a bit pricey!

Halcyon said...

Very cool! I've heard of another group of young guys doing something similar in Detroit. Glad handmade clothes are making a comeback.

SRQ said...

How unexpected. I wonder if they market to any of the boutiques in SRQ. More importantly, I wonder if they design women's jeans. So many questions...so early in the a.m.!

Gardenbug said...

Interesting building. Like the ceiling!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The enterprise of some people is amazing, so good that they've made such a success of it Jack.

JM said...

What a fantasic initiative! Hats off to them.

Sylvia K said...

Hats off indeed!! And a great enterprise as well, it certainly isn't a pretentious looking place! Some people are amazing with what they can accomplish with a meager start. Great post for the day, Jack!

Sharon said...

I was so intrigued by these young entrepreneurs that I had to Google them and check it out. Very nice work. I especially like the little leather belt loop patch in the shape of the state of Connecticut.

Malyss said...

I like the mood of such places!

VP said...

An excellent idea, we would need more of guys like these!

Virginia said...

Gives new meaning to "put the pedal to the metal!".
Hard work sewing through denim but I admire their work!
V

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting images, Jack, very interesting and almost unique!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

What great photos and how nice that you shared their talents with us.

jennyfreckles said...

Sounds enterprising of them (and of you, to go there and take photos). I could do with some handmade jeans, made to fit properly!

cieldequimper said...

That's brilliant. Jeans made in CT rather than somewhere in the Southern hemisphere...

Dianne said...

I'm sure these guys haven't regretted starting up in this lucrative business .... Jeans just never seem to go out of fashion. I wonder how much a pair of Hartford Denim Jeans sell for?

Valerie said...

Bravo to the entrepreneurial spirit of these guys - very encouraging. Thanks for sharing this story Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures and a wonderful post Jack.

Randy said...

What a great looking shop.

Cezar and Léia said...

the vintage sewing machines are wonderful! I think my mom has one like that!
Amazing article!
Congrats!
Léia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

There's a certain romance to reviving a building and an old (in this case, clothing) tradition.

Andy said...

What a pleasant surprise to find out they are NOT made in China.

Gunn said...

I wish them good luck and hope they will continue doing well with their company!

Cindy said...

I love to hear about people who are doing things like this. So great in a time when almost everything is outsourced. Love these pictures!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very popular these days, I know a few people who has done this in Sweden as well. Good luck to them.

CaT said...

nice! i wish i was that creative...
i dont wear much jeans, they never fit me and actually i dont really like them, which makes me kind of weird..