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This project was successfully funded on January 18, 2013.
About this project
We’re raising money to help produce our first line—a blend of sportswear and menswear inspired by the clothing that we’ll always have a place for, and by our undying appreciation for the traditions that defined the world in which we grew up and continue to unite us.
We have completed the designs, and 100% of the money raised in this campaign will go toward production of the pieces described below.
This project has been a community effort from the very start, and we’re finally ready to begin production. We’d never have made it this far without the support of family, friends and people like you. And now, we’re ready for the next step.
Visit this link to learn more about our story.
We're thrilled at the opportunity to get our designs out into the world. Pledge now to partner with us and help us make this story a reality.
-- the digz team
ABOUT THE LINE
We're committed to manufacturing our pieces here in the USA from the very start. All of the pieces in our line will be Made in America from the highest-quality materials.
Signature Boardshort: Designed with a contemporary fit and practicality in mind. Our boardie is 100%-nylon with a 17" outseam to fall above the knee, a contoured waistline and forward inseam to ward off chafing. An angled side pocket will keep your valuables safe and out of the way. Velcro-free, single flat-button closure.
Khaki Walk Short: Authentic cotton twill khaki shorts that hit just above the knee. Taped side seams, a subtle change pocket and sturdy construction to keep them in the rotation season after season.
Khaki Pants: Simple, slim-fit, 100% cotton twill with taped seams. All of the durability of the pants your father wore, but with ten times better fit. Details include a front coin button-flap and welted back pockets.
Signature All-Season Shell Parka: A versatile, minimalist look that you can depend on year-round. Built and lined with classic 60/40 cotton/nylon fabric. Khaki outer, olive lining. A quick front vertical zip for easy access, sizable front side-entry pockets and button-snap closures. Regular fit, medium cut.
Plaid Shirt: 100% 2-ply cotton plaid buttondown. Slim, tailored fit. Button down collar and cuffs. Chest pocket.
Exclusive Kickstarter Rewards
Collaboration is very important to us, so we’ve worked with 3 different artists--all close friends of the digz family--to create exciting new pieces to share with you.
digz/Julie Goldstein ’32’ Woodblock Tee: Talented multimedia artist Julie Goldstein helped us produce a limited number of woodblock tees to commemorate our launch. Tapping into our roots, the shirts give a big shout-out to '32'--the go-to number of Tim McWilliams, the brother and friend who inspired us to pursue this dream. Julie’s work has appeared in shows around the world and in "Hanging Five," a film about artists who all happen to be surfers. Learn more about Julie here.
"Winter View" -- Original 8.5” x 11” Chris Pfeil Print: Chris Pfeil is an acclaimed photographer who lives the simple life in Barnegat Light, the northern part of Long Beach Island, NJ. His work has appeared in The Surfers Journal and many other surf-related publications. For our Kickstarter, Chris has produced an exclusive print run of his gorgeous "Winter View" (seen below). See more of his work here.
Limited Edition J.B. Boyd Seascape Print: A graduate of Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, J.B. Boyd paints breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and natural scenes. He’s created 3 limited-edition seascape prints for us--you'll choose the one you like best, though it's first-come-first-serve. These high-quality, conservation-mounted prints are set under glass to protect their vibrant colors. Boyd currently lives on Goat Island in the coastal marshes outside of Charleston, South Carolina. His work has been featured in publications like American Art Collector and Interior Design Magazine. Learn more about Boyd here.
Risks and challenges
With manufacturing, there are always potential roadblocks when it comes to timing and quality. We have been working with a very experienced team on the West Coast, however, to help us design our line and source production here in the U.S. from the best of the best. We began this process back in May of 2012, and have treaded carefully to leave very little room for error. Should any issues arise, we will remain hyper-communicative with all backers to keep you posted every step of the way.
We are dedicated to you as both backers and future customers, and are committed to making your experience with us as smooth and joyful as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
First, we celebrate. Then, we use your wonderful contributions to support marketing outreach and designing a world-class web store that will help drive our launch campaign.
Not yet. All of our time and investment has gone into the design phase, but we need your help to bring the products to life. We’ll send high-resolution pictures of the actual items in each color and style once they're produced so you can choose the ones that you’d like us to ship to you.
That’s the next part of the process. Once we’ve met our funding goal (fingers crossed!), we’ll follow up with you to get your choices sorted.
Absolutely. We’ve invested our own time and money to get to this point, but the money we hope to raise will completely cover production of our first line.
Pledge $25 or more
28 backers Limited (222 left of 250)
digz VINYL STICKER AND CUSTOM EMGIE LIBRIS PASSPORT NOTEBOOK: Grab a digz-branded vinyl sticker and a custom, passport-sized notebook developed in collaboration with Brooklyn's own Emgie Libris. We'll also shoot you a custom 'Thank You' tweet to welcome you to the digz family!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
84 backers Limited (16 left of 100)
digz/JULIE GOLDSTEIN COLLABORATION--'32' WOODBLOCK TEE: This limited-edition woodblock tee features a big '32' on the front--the go-to number of Tim McWilliams, the brother and friend whose passing inspired us to start digz. We're lucky to work with talented multimedia artist Julie Goldstein to produce these shirts. All men's sizes offered, white fabric. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
60 backers Limited (90 left of 150)
digz SIGNATURE BOARDSHORT: Our 100%-nylon Boardshort. This piece sums up our design philosophy: a contemporary, minimalist fit built with practicality in mind. Hits just above the knee with a 17" outseam, countoured waistline and forward inseam keep chafing at bay. Angled side pocket, velcro-free and a single, flat-button closure. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
14 backers Limited (86 left of 100)
8.5 x 11" 'WINTER VIEW' CHRIS PFEIL PRINT & ANY digz TEE: digz is inspired by artists that work in every medium. Backers at this level will receive a limited-edition photography print from Chris Pfeil, a friend of the digz family who lives simply and takes captivating photos. See the "About the Line" section for more details and a shot of the print. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
82 backers Limited (18 left of 100)
digz KHAKI SHORT AND '32' WOODBLOCK TEE: Backers at this level will receive our Khaki Walk Short and the '32' Woodblock Tee we've produced in collaboration with Julie Goldstein. KHAKI SHORT: Authentic cotton twill that lands just above the knee with taped side seams, a subtle change pocket and sturdy construction. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $320 or more
19 backers Limited (6 left of 25)
digz SIGNATURE ALL-SEASON PARKA, KHAKI PANTS and PLAID SHIRT: Built and lined with classic 60/40 cotton/nylon fabric. A quick front vertical zip for easy access, sizable front pockets and a clean placket. A crisp, clean look that you can depend on year-round. Pairs perfectly with our slim-fit khaki trouser: 100% cotton twill, taped seams. Ditto our 100% 2-ply cotton plaid buttondown with tailored fit. You'll get all 3 pieces AND Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
10 backers Limited (15 left of 25)
digz 'HEAD-TO-KNEE': KHAKI SHORT, POCKET TEE, HAT, BOARDSHORT AND ANY 2 digz TEES: Hat info: A collaboration with one of the best vintage ballcap makers in the USA. Still in design phase but expect an adjustable back, satin taping on the interior and 100% wool outer, buckram crown and felt detailing. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
7 backers Limited (8 left of 15)
BECOME A DIGZ VIP FOR ADAY AND JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE PREVIEW OF THE DIGZ LINE: You'll receive the 'Head-to-Knee' package -- with KHAKI SHORT, WOODBLOCK TEE, HAT, BOARDSHORT, AND ANY 2 digz TEES -- and a personalized tour of the collection. If you can't make it in person, we will link up with you via Skype and give you the VIP treatment virtually. On top of all that, you'll be granted access to our private preview where all digz gear will be available for 32% off. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
A DAY WITH digz: COME TO OUR LOOKBOOK PHOTOSHOOT AND TAKE HOME ANY 2 ITEMS OF APPAREL AND A BOYD PRINT: Come and spend the day with team digz during the lookbook photoshoot for our initial line. Backers at this level will also receive an exclusive, framed print from JB Boyd, an award-winning artist and friend of the digz family, and any 2 items of digz apparel. Also comes with Reward #1.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
ONE OF EVERYTHING & DINNER WITH TEAM digz IN NYC: You'll receive every reward level beneath this one, including the 'HEAD-to-KNEE' apparel package and A DAY WITH digz. Also includes dinner with team digz in New York City (travel not included) to mark the beginning of a much larger conversation about your involvement with the brand.Estimated delivery:
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