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Stand apart in a pair of classic denim inspired by USA 1920s to 80s from 100% Japanese ring-spun selvedge denim for both men and women.
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A rising tide lifts all boats.  All over the world traditional artisans are falling by the wayside fast: tailors, leather-smiths, cordwainers, the list is endless.  They're being wiped out by mass production.  Yet some of us don't want to look like a factory clone.  Some of us want high quality, heritage clothing.  With your help, we intend to unleash an entire collection and to build a design platform.  The goal is to fulfil the needs of you the specialist consumer and in tandem support these endangered crafts-people.   One thing before we proceed if you haven't registered over at SJC do it now, because you will be invited in first when it goes live. Trust me, put your name in box here www.simonjamescathcart.com 

Denim, being mass produced, and even in smaller batches, is a great example, as it often fails to address the issue of capturing a distinct heritage look and fit, over demands for cheapness and mass consumption.  The only thing that comes close is Japanese vintage style denim.  We love Japanese denim.  But as westerners we struggle to fit into their cuts; as it's shaped for a Japanese body of course, and in Japanese sizes natch, and yeah it's pricey! One other thing we don't like: little if any of this caters for women.  So with a dedicated eye to a western fit, an affordable price point and historical styling SJC presents cultural denim hits of 20th-century USA! 

The Anvil Apron 

The Anvil Apron draws inspiration from early 1920’s work wear and is fully lined in sailcloth for softness and extra protection. The "Anvil" will look great in the kitchen, workshop or on the shop floor, and when it’s dirty, throw it in the machine.  The Anvil will fit waist sizes from 28" - 50". 

Fully adjustable to fit five feet to seven feet tall - one size fits all.

A “floating” top phone pocket will comfortably hold a 6” phone.  Down below two large ipad swallowing hand pockets are lined in sailcloth for protection and softness.  

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SJC PUNK JEANS

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Meidum rise, fitted leg, narrow hem; a tough no nonsense stance.  

 * Purchase these jeans with the Yard Boss jacket to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both.

SIZE CHART

We have one washed the 16oz denim so there will be minimal to no shrinkage. We also give an extra inch in the waist. If you want the jeans cut your size please let us know and we will chain stitch them for free. Remember to add your cuff size to the inseam length. Note once your jeans have been cut to your personal length we cannot swap them.

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YARD BOSS JEANS

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The ideal vintage cut - a classic forties fit... Not too loose, not too tight.

scalloped seams, branded 12oz selvedge sailcloth pocket bags.  

* Purchase these jeans with the Yard Boss jacket to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both.

We have one washed the 16oz denim so there will be minimal to no shrinkage. We also give an extra inch in the waist. If you want the jeans cut your size please let us know and we will chain stitch them for free. Remember to add your cuff size to the inseam length. Note once your jeans have been cut to your personal length we cannot swap them..

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SJC BIG B DUNGAREE

A 1930’s chino cut made from Japanese 16oz selvedge denim

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Assembled with stealth navy thread and reinforced with red bartacks on all stress points.

 Reinforced crotch diamond to prevent blow-outs.  

* Remember purchase these pants with the Yard Boss jacket to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both.  

We have one washed the 16oz denim so there will be minimal to no shrinkage. We also give an extra inch in the waist. If you want the jeans cut your size please let us know and we will chain stitch them for free. Remember to add your cuff size to the inseam length. Note once your jeans have been cut to your personal length we cannot swap them.

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THE BRAKEMAN JEANS

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* Remember: Purchase these jeans with the Yard Boss jacket to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both. 

We have one washed the 16oz denim so there will be minimal to no shrinkage. We also give an extra inch in the waist. If you want the jeans cut your size please let us know and we will chain stitch them for free. Remember to add your cuff size to the inseam length. Note once your jeans have been cut to your personal length we cannot swap them.

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THE "BAD KITTY" JEANS

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* Purchase these jeans with the Bad Kitty Jacket to obtain a serious Kickstarter discount on both and upgrade your denim wardrobe this season.

SIZE CHART BAD KITTY JEANS 

Order your true size, we have one washed the denim so there will be minimal shrinkage, we also give an extra inch in the waist for give and take.  If you want the jeans cut your size please let us know and we will chain stitch them for free.  Note once your jeans have been cut to your length we cannot swap them.

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YARD BOSS JACKET

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* Purchase this Yard Boss Denim Jacket with any jeans to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both, and upgrade your denim wardrobe this season for a great price!

Again like all our denim it has had one wash and will not shrink.

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THE BAD KITTY JACKET

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Cut for women.  Shaped into the waist and tighter in the arms to achieve a slimming silhouette.  

Get the Bad Kitty Jeans WITH the BK Jacket for the perrrrrrrr-fect match and get a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both.

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THE BOILERMAKER OVERALLS

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 This is a truly unique vintage piece - impossible to get until now.

* Purchase these overalls with the Yard Boss jacket to receive a fantastic Kickstarter discount on both.

To get your size just right on these overalls stand in a very relaxed posture and measure around your mid-section - ie the strip under your last rib and above your hips and let it all hang out.  Then check on the size chart above.  If on the edge of a size we suggest you go up rather than down a size as the look should be loose and easy.  They are working denim and should not be restrictive.  As far as the leg goes we will gladly deliver these to you traditionally chain stitched at the hem in your length.  Simply measure your inseam and remember if you cuff your denim add the extra inches for the cuff and include this length with your size order.  Don't worry about height - the shoulder straps are very long and will fit anyone up to six feet seven.  This denim like all our denim has had one wash and will not shrink.

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YARD BOSS KEVLAR JEANS and JACKET

The Jacket is fully lined. The jeans are fully lined down past the knee stopping a few inches above the ankle

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Get the Kevlar Yard Boss jacket with the Yard Boss Kevlar Jeans together for an amazing Kickstarter discount whilst you upgrade your bike denim wardrobe for this season in one sweet hit! 

YARD BOSS KEVLAR JACKET SIZE CHART

YARD BOSS KEVLAR JEANS SIZE CHART

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SJC BIG 6 PHONE SLIDER

If you are going to pull out a cool phone this season, whip it out in the SJC "Big 6" Phone Slider.  It'll hold a 4" to 6" phone and your cards securely all in one wallet!  Made from our tough 16oz Japanese selvedge denim and lined with soft 12oz hickory on the inside.

The Slider is machine washable.  Cold wash of course. 

Soft Hickory lining inside tough 16oz denim
Soft Hickory lining inside tough 16oz denim

 MEASUREMENT:  6.25" x 3.25"

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SJC BOSS BAG

Big enough to use as a weekender, a shopper or a daily commute.  All the internal seams have been heavily stitched to ensure toughness and employs super strong straps.  

Stand apart from all other commuters with this classic denim holdall.  Holds an ipad or laptop safely in an inside slot.  At a great price and will fade beautifully over time to match your denim. 

 MEASUREMENTS: 19" X 24"

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About The Denim 

All the denim we are using is ring-spun Japanese selvedge.  In the main we are using Kaihara 16oz and 12-13oz for women.  We think the weight is on the right side of heavy for a lasting pair of jeans.  With more than 110 years in business Kaihara know a few things about indigo and rope dying.  They have a strong environmental practice, use shuttle looms and where possible American Pima cotton.  

Did you registered over at SJC, you will need to, to get in when it goes live  www.simonjamescathcart.com 

Risks and challenges

Some of us feel the need to dress as fashionably as we can, others are afflicted with an obsessive clothing fetish from birth; I am one of the latter.

Having produced and directed large projects including a feature film with all of its sixty six separate deliverables to distributors all over the planet I am quite versed in minimising post production hiccups. More than this many of you who know me know I love pulling people together. Over the course of my life I've coordinated projects employing costume designers, set builders, camera crews, editors, prop masters and hundreds of other skilled technicians to work together. So researching and pulling garment artisans together onto one platform is not only another day in the trenches for me but a pure and utter joy for my particular affliction.

This denim collection above began a year ago. But not just denim. Over the past year I've worked with dozens of specialist company's: milliners, leather specialists, shirting companies, jewellers, knitting mills, tailors. I'd test one product with each company and their competitors, all small privately run. Comparing the finish, delivery, needs, turn-around, behaviour of the company always charting and cross-compare every aspect of the production.

Once satisfied I'd roll my products out to specialist buyers, guys who knew the product very well, and I'd test their reactions, to see where improvements could be made. I'd then revert back to the company/s and remake the product again or drop it and move on.

What you see above in this SJC Denim Collection is made by one family-run company who I've been working with for ten months. A company that delivered over and over and over again. They are the one company who didn't break, fail or peel off.

SJC now has over ten companies similar spanning all areas of clothing. They are tested and ready to start sampling which is where the profits will be ploughed from this Kickstarter into to develop and entire collection. My objective is to produce a collection and to gather a thousand men and women from this campaign who love what we do, and build on that.

SCHEDULE

December - January: this block of time has been carved out to assemble and deliver the denim to you. Everything and everyone is ready.

February commission SJC summer & winter collection & launch.

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    Big 6 Phone Slider. Holds 4" to 6" sized phone. Made from tough 16oz Japanese denim and lined with soft hickory.

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    SJC Boss Bag. A denim duffel bag big enough for a weekender and tough enough for any daily ab/use. A great helmet bag, a great price, will fade beautifully.

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    The Anvil Apron. Tough 16oz Japanese ring spun denim lined in sailcloth. Max protection whilst looking cool. One size fits all. Cold wash.

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    The Bad Kitty Jeans for girls. The new skinny. Forged from the style of the most famous bad kitties of the past.

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    Brakeman Waist Overalls. True 30’s style, high waist and a loose leg offering classic dust bowl style.

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    Punk Jeans. Slim straight cut denim with a medium to high rise. Get a tough stance. Fit for any punk.

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    The SJC Big B Dungaree. A loose cut 30’s chino. Wear 'em in the office or on site, this seasons new jean.

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    Yard Boss Denim Jeans. Our flagship model. Loose fit easy to wear.

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    The SJC Yard Boss Jacket. Cut from our 16oz denim to match all our jeans. Flattering profile fully adjustable cinch in the back.

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    The Bad Kitty Jacket is made from the same dark Japanese selvage denim as the Bad Kitty jeans. A fitted hourglass shape.

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    Bespoke Jean. Any Jean you want in any size (under 55 inch waist). We will bespoke cut any one of our jeans to fit you perfectly from our 16oz Japanese Denim!

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    Boilermaker Overalls. A truly unique 1930's vintage piece.

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    Bespoke Jacket. Get the Yard Boss Jacket in YOUR size (under a 55 inch chest max). We will bespoke cut this jacket to fit you perfectly from our 16oz Japanese Denim!

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    Yard Boss Kevlar Jeans. 16oz Japanese selvedge denim on the outside and lush gold Kevlar inside to keep your skin where it belongs!

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    Yard Boss Kevlar Jacket. Japanese denim on the outside and the good gold stuff within!

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    GET ANY TWO JEANS for a true bargain!

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    Yard Boss Jacket and Yard Boss Jean Combo!

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    Bespoke ANY Jean + the Yard Boss or the Bad Kitty Jacket to your size. Yes! We will take your measurements and make one pair of jeans and one jacket (under 55 inch waist) to fit you, as you require.

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    Any two jeans + one Yard Boss Jacket. Choose any two pairs of jeans you like (this deal includes our Engineer Overalls and a pair of jeans) and add a Yard Boss jacket for next to nothing!

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    Yard Boss Kevlar Jacket & Yard Boss Kevlar Jean combo!

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    Get Ten Pieces! Jeans and Jacket.

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