About this project
Welcome to Dillon Montara
Dillon Montara is a denim collection rooted in Northern California - between Dillon Beach north of San Francisco and Montara with its rough hallow beauty south of the City.
It is a Denim Line made for surfers, makers, tinkers, thinkers, dreamers and doers. People who take love and take pride in the small details, who worship tradition but know how to keep things moving forward.
We love denim because even after all these years it keeps us motivated, it keeps us guessing. Denim is a live infinite product that keeps us aiming to improve and improve. Something special that grows from a raw material in our factory to being part of your daily life and practice.
Experience Builds Focus
We’ve been making jeans quietly for major brands for nearly 20 years, patterning and helping other brands refine and make excellent products. We've shipped 1000s of pairs of products managing oversees factories and US production.
Premium menswear hand-crafted in San Francisco
Dillon Montara is our own vision of what a clean, minimal and utilitarian product line should be.
An original fit, an original pocket, the best of materials, the best of trimmings and finishes, made slowly by hand here in our factory in the Mission District of San Francisco.
THE BEST JEAN IN THE MARKET
The Dillon Montara tapered jean is the core product of which our other products revolve around. We make shirts, jackets, accessories and more, but at the core we’re denim and this jean is our pinnacle.
We traveled through Japan and the US sourcing the best materials and are pleased to offer them in three beautiful fabrics. The fit features a medium block, a medium rise, a leg that tapers just slightly. Not skinny, not straight, tapered for a fit that is unique, practical and wearable. For people who do , and live in their jeans.
We tape the seams, we finish the jeans in single needle, we use the right machines for the right parts, American hardware in brass and Nickel. Small quiet details that speak only to the wearer. We source our leather from a tannery in Northern California and finish these jeans entirely in house with a small team of craftsmen and makers.
We use machines when needed and hands when better.
The first pairs of these jeans were prototyped over a year ago. We’ve made a small run and tested them with friends, released them in a few stores, listening to feedback, getting reports, and seeing how they grow into their wearers. Small tweaks, changes, improvements and alterations. We’re amazed how a simple pro duct offers an infinite reward. Something as designers and makers that keeps us going, guessing and learning.
PROVEN REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
For doers and real people - we humbly present you some wearers.
From bankers to tellers to electricians to artists - we’ve tests jeans on a variety of bodies and lives - we’re ready to take them to wider audience and we’re asking for your help in growing our small operation, in keeping the tradition of making denim in San Francisco alive.
For doers, thinkers and believers. We invite you to live in our jeans.
Welcome to Dillon Montara.
Jeans are available in 3 beautiful fabrics
- The American - 12.75oz Cone Selvedge Milled Fabric. Milled in North Carolina. Special, soft, a daily wearer.
- Pure Japan Blue - 14.75oz indigo dyed Okayama milled selvedge blue
- The Noir - Kurobo Mills - 15oz Sulfer Dyed Okayama Milled Black Noir Selvedge. Super Black.
Shirting is 100% Japanese Fabric. Sewn in San Francisco. Horn Buttons. Slim Block but not skinny. See Fit guide at Bottom
Other Core Items Available on Kick Starter!
Dillon Montara Phantom Black Long Sleeve Shirt
Jeans are great but you need tops too!
These beautiful Long Sleeve Shirt works with everything.
The Dillon Montara Phantom Black Long Sleeve. Super soft double faced black cotton gauze. Tough enough to work in, dressy enough to go out.
Available in sizes XS-to XL. Hand made in our factory. Usually retails for 150 USD. Super special. Classic. Our favorite shirt.
Dillon Montara Phantom Grey Shirt
The Dillon Montara Phantom Grey Long Sleeve. Super soft double faced grey cotton gauze. Tough enough to work in, dressy enough to go out.
Available in sizes XS-to XL. Hand made in our factory. Usually retails for 150 USD. Super special. Classic.
Dillon Montara Yukata Symbol Fabric Shirt
Japanese summer yukata fabric. Offers a light weight feel similar to linen but is 100% cotton. The print is a horizontal symbol print traditional to men's yukatas (type of summer kimono).
Sewn in San Francisco. Single left breast pocket.
High Collar, slim fit, horn buttons. Quality that lasts.
Worn with Dillon Montara Slim Tapered Jeans.
Fit slim but true. Jonathan (6'0 - 150 pounds) is wearing size small.
Typical retail price - 150. Here for a steal.
Dillon Montara Indigo Wool Chore Coat
The perfect all year chore coat is what we wear daily from the bank to the ocean. Beautiful soft indigo dyed wool is lined with a soft blanket fabric. Leather details, patch pockets, nickel hardware. Looks great with everything. Your daily workhorse.
Normally retails around 300 USD - get it here for wholesale at 150.
Special and limited. Available in XS-to XL. True to size.
Something for Everyone.
Our jeans feature a special loop to hook on these beautiful key chains. Solid brass hardware. Inspired by Japanese fisherman - they look like little squid with keys on them. The special Dillon Montara version ships with a leather dongle and brass key fob. Life changing. Seriously. Better than any other keychain. Never falls off. Really nice.
Our leather key fob is lovingly made along side our jeans here in the Mission. Hand stitched, burnished edges...loved!
Our products are available in limited quantities in retail stores in San Francisco and Japan. We want to offer an opportunity to enable people to support local small scale manufacturing in the United States but at a more accessible price points. Quality is expensive but if we can garner your support in Kick Starter - upfront production will enable us to meet and batch production to lower pricing. Everyone wins!
Dillon Montara in the Wild
Dillon Montara is a quiet brand that has been released in a few stores in San Francisco. We've listened to feedback from friends and wanted to share some examples of usage.
Takahiro Hori wears Dillon Montara
Takahiro Hori , chef and owner of Ken Ken Ramen wears Dillon Montara through his daily practice. Watch the video below for his thoughts on these jeans.
Jay Nelson Wears Dillon Montara
Jay Nelson, surfer, sculpture and artist is friends with us. He wears his jeans daily in his adventures. Follow his works and adventures!
Dillon Montara Jeans and shirts on the Cover of San Francisco Magazine and worn in HBO's new series LOOKING.
About Our Prices
We're a small operation. We don't skimp on details and pay a living wage to our workers. While there are cheaper shirts and jeans and jackets on Kickstarter, we guarantee that you'll be happy with these products. We use the best of processes and materials and stand behind every item produced. Come visit us and see our processes. Come support manufacturing in the center of San Francisco. Genuine products made by honest people in an honest way.
What sizes are you making?
The waists come in every size between 28-38. We recommend ordering your true size. You'll select your size after the Kickstarter campaign closes. See our Fit Guide below for detailed measurements.
About our Factory and Store
Dillon Montara products are made at a small factory we run @ 18th and Capp - in the Center of the Mission District in San Francisco.
We test and release products slowly when ready and sell them in our associated retail store The Voyager Shop @ 365 Valencia. You can learn more about our retail operation @ http://www.revolveronline.com
We're honest guys, we love fashion, clothes and are able to meet and show individuals around our factory if you'd like.
Contact us with questions anytime at email@example.com.
Come try in products in store and send us any questions.
Our products are true to size.
Risks and challenges
We've been slowly making jeans quietly for major brands for over 20 years and have managed 1000s of pairs of production in overseas and US factories. We have worked with all of our vendors for years.
We know that experience doesn’t completely eliminate all the risks going forward.
Timing is always hard and we do things slowly and surely. In the best-case scenario, we can have fabric, buttons, patches and labels in hand three weeks after the Kickstarter closes. We can turn these around in as little as four weeks, getting the first garments in the mail by the end of the month. We're ready! If you have questions visit us our factory or our retail store - Revolveronline.com. We're always here for you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Once we close up the kickstarter - everyone will get a very detailed size guide to help you measure your waist etc.
Also note if you need a longer inseam for super tall guys - simple add 15$ to your pledge and we cut the jeans upto 40" inseam.
More information on Dillon Montara at Dillonmontara.com
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