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Premium, American Made, Basic Clothing. Remarkable Prices.

Our Story

Dyer & Jenkins was founded because, after working in the industry for a few years, we noticed a problem. 

We found it incredibly difficult to find men’s clothing that was high-quality, affordable, and Made in America. With our combined experience in manufacturing, E-Commerce, and menswear, we decided to create a brand with a triple bottom line:

1. High quality

We source high quality fabrics and construction techniques to provide a durable and fashionable product. ( Fabric Details Below ) 

Everything produced for Dyer & Jenkins will be cut and sewn in Los Angeles. We won't use blanks and we won't use overstock goods. 

2. Affordable

If funded, we will utilize lean manufacturing methodology to produce our Fall/ Winter 13 line. This means:

  • Small Batch Production - We only make what we need based on your demand. No excess inventory. 
  • Faster order fulfillment - We will still carry a small inventory. So, you won't have to wait for your goods. 
  • New Items All The Time - We will use Crowdfunding on our website so that we can consistently offer new products. New clothing will only make it into our inventory if it meets the funding goal. 

3. Made in USA

With our access to factories and manufacturers right in our home town of Los Angeles we were able to design and prototype our men’s basics right here in the USA. 

Check out our blog for more looks and fit shots here.

How they’re made

If funded, our entire philosophy will rest on Lean Manufacturing. Lean Manufacturing is the process of eliminating costly and wasteful elements from the traditional manufacturing style that most clothing companies use.

Utilizing this method will allow us to manufacture our collections in limited quantities, thereby eliminating wasted inventory and keeping costs down. Whenever we want to add a new item to our collection, it will go through a crowdfunding process first. Each new product will have a funding goal and a timeframe in which it must be funded - otherwise, we won't carry it. 

We believe that Lean Manufacturing will give our customer the best of the traditional retail and crowdfunding experiences. It will allow us to keep our prices reasonable, constantly create new products, and deliver them to you in a timely manner. 

Great, How Can I Contribute?

Simple, just back the project or pick a reward level on the right. 

Despite these improvements to the manufacturing process, it still takes funding to create a line. Our goal of $20k will enable us to get our hands on fabric and handcraft everything in Los Angeles. 

At $40k, we'll be able to create a full collection and line of products. We will be able to manufacture in Los Angles, add new designs to our line, and source a variety of new materials! 

Back Pocket Detail x Billfolder Wallet
Back Pocket Detail x Billfolder Wallet

Our Mission

We are in business for two reasons - to deliver high quality goods to our customers at a fair price and to help employ Americans. We also feel that it is equally important to educate our backers in regards to what buying American-Made products can do for our country. Here are some stats:

  • Rising exports and production in the U.S. could create 2.5 to 5 million jobs by 2020, reducing the unemployment rate, which is now at 7.4% to as low as 4.4%. (From a report released by The Boston Consulting Group)
  • 12 million Americans are directly employed by manufacturers. Two decades ago, 17 million Americans were employed by manufacturers.
  • It’s estimated by economists that if we spent just 1% more on products made in the USA it would create 200,000 more jobs in our country. (Source: American Made Matters) 
  • Factories in America are subject to higher levels of regulation and standards, which means better working conditions and fairer pay for the employees.

It is up to us to be more conscious about the purchases we make. The effects could be astronomical. The power is in your hands. Help us get started! 

Denim Details

Cone Mills Indigo:

  • 13.5oz American Selvedge
  • 100% Cotton
  • Sanforized

Nihon Menpu Double Indigo:

  • 13oz Japanese Selvedge
  • "Pink Ticker" Selvedge Strip
  • 100% Cotton

Both Fabrics Feature:

  • Signature Y stitch bar-tack detail
  • Selvedge coin pocket
  • Reinforced felled "Kubayo" inseam
  • Chain-stitched hem & waist-band
Nihon Menpu Denim
Nihon Menpu Denim
Cone Denim
Cone Denim
Black on Black 13.5 oz Selvedge Denim
Black on Black 13.5 oz Selvedge Denim

Knitwear Details

American-Made Premium Tee

  • 100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton Jersey
  • Matching 1x1 Ribbing
  • Fabric produced, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles

American-Made Fleece Crewneck:

  • 80/20 Cotton/Polyester
  • Matching 2x1 Ribbing
  • Classic Crew Fit
  • Flat-Lock Construction
  • Fabric produced, cut and sewn in Los Angeles

Organic Hemp/Cotton Crewneck:

  • 55/45 Hemp/Organic Cotton
  • Matching 1x1 Ribbing
  • Classic Crew Fit
  • V-Stitch Detail
  • Flat-Lock Construction
  • Cut & Sewn locally in Los Angeles

Recycled Denim Terry Crewneck:

  • 70/23/7 Cotton/Polyester/Modal Blend containing recycled denim
  • Matching 1x1 Ribbing
  • Classic Crew Fit
  • V-Stitch Detail
  • Flat-Lock Construction
  • Cut & Sewn locally in Los Angeles

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We are almost ready to launch our Fall/ Winter 2013 collection, however, timing is our biggest risk. We already have relationships with our manufacturers in Los Angeles. We have access to the materials and hardware, if funded, our turnaround time is about three weeks plus shipping time.

We know nothing in the fashion industry happens perfectly, during the creation of our F/W collection if any new obstacles come up, we will be available to answer any questions every step of the way.

Please add any questions you have to the comments section here or email me at josey@dyerandjenkins.com.

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