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Lifestyle brand that focuses on re-inventing classic apparel and leather goods. Quality made, right here in San Francisco.

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We're now offering limited packages!!

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Package #1: Leather Pocket Journal & Leather Single or Double Wrap Bracelet both dyed to the color of your choice. 

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Package #2: Leather Card Wallet, Travel Toiletry Bag, and Leather Pocket Journal all dyed to the color of your choice. 

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Package #3: Duffel Jacket (available in khaki or shadow grey) & Oxford Shirt (available in light grey, dark grey and blue) 

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Package #4: One of each piece from our entire line with custom tailoring made specifically for you – Measurements can be sent in or taken at our shop in San Francisco

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Package #5: 3 Oxford Shirts and one of each piece from our entire line.

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WHO WE ARE

Paddington Co. is a men’s lifestyle brand based out of San Francisco. We are passionate about creating products that will stand the test of time; in both style and durability. This passion has transformed into a mission to offer quality timeless pieces. To achieve this we know we must fulfill 3 different components: classic designs, quality fabrics, and construction without compromise. We found these components right here in San Francisco, and its history is revealed in each piece we make.

MADE IN SAN FRANCISCO

We knew that San Francisco was the birthplace of denim and felt fortunate to be able to start in a place that was so historic in our industry. To our surprise, starting here was quite a daunting task, because the current garment industry in San Francisco is almost non-existent.

Brands like Lee, Levi’s and many others used to be made here in San Francisco. These companies closed their factories years ago and now it’s nearly impossible to find clothing still made here. This rarity and history adds character to our products. When years pass and styles change we know that Paddington products will stay just as relevant to your lifestyle as the day you bought them.

WHAT WE MAKE

At Paddington Co., we are committed to making products of the utmost quality. We are obsessed with classics not only because of the way they look, but because of the way that they are made. We re-invent staple pieces of a man's wardrobe while paying attention to detail every step of the way. By doing this, every piece we make has its own individual story to tell. This character is built by attention to detail; it isn’t bought but instead created by the sleepless hours that we dedicate. This passion resonates deeply in every product we make.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

Our team takes pride in doing almost everything in house. Being a lifestyle brand means that not only do we make a full line of apparel, but also leather goods and accessories. We first start by conceptualizing the designs. From there we create the patterns, cut, sew, construct and fit. This process is repeated until the final version meets our standards. Once that is done, we grade the patterns, print our markers, and get it ready for manufacturing in San Francisco.

Since nearly everything is done in house we know that any sub-par work is a direct reflection of us. That's why we spend a lot of time searching for quality materials such as: heavy cotton twills inspired by/made for military field coats, selvedge denim from the best mills in the world, and heavy leathers tooled and saddle stitched by hand. The effort we put in will always be recognized in the final product received by our customers.

OUR PRODUCT LINE

Our collection is composed of classic pieces with a modern twist–pieces that were popular decades ago and are still just as relevant today.

Pocket journal. This pocket field note journal is the perfect accessory for anyone in need of a convenient place to jot down notes. It features hand made paper and 2mm round leather lace cut from the center of a hide, dyed to a color of your choice.

Toiletry Bag. Keep your toiletries organized with our canvas bag! Made out of 10oz natural duck canvas.

Leather bracelet. This leather bracelet is cut, riveted and dyed by hand to a color of your choice. Available in both single or double wrap. It features a solid brass Italian bow shackle made for sailing.

Leather keychain. This leather keychain is cut, riveted and dyed by hand. 7’’ long in total length. It features a solid brass clip and Italian sailing bow shackle. Dyed to a color of your choice.

Card wallet. This card wallet combines the durability of 6 oz leather and the refinement of farm-raised genuine crocodile skin. Tooled and saddle stitched by hand, custom dyed to the color combination of your choice. Cut from a full crocodile hide, every piece we make is unique and no two are the same.

Oxford shirt. This classic shirt is made with durable 5.6 oz Oxford fabric. The beauty of this shirt is just how it makes you feel when you wear it. The way the pattern is designed allows it to be form fitting without being uncomfortable. Available in light grey, dark grey and blue.

Selvedge khaki. This khaki is the modern reinvention of the classic fit. The cut is loose around the hips with a slow taper to the ankles. Constructed with 9.5 oz Kuroki selvedge it features 4 pockets lined with white bandana. Perfect for any occasion whether to the office or your night out on the town these khakis are sure to fit any wardrobe with ease. Only available in black.

Military field coat. Designed with the vintage military field coat in mind, this coat is made with our standard 100% cotton 8.5 oz 2x1 twill. It features a detachable hood, and hand tooled leather cord stoppers (as a Kickstarter special, we give you the option to choose the leather to be dyed). Our dye process is done completely by hand and individually specific to each order, it is then sealed to ensure the color will stay rich for years to come. Available in green and baja.

Parka jacket. With this jacket we wanted to make a parka and strip everything away to its simplest form.  It is made with our standard 8.5 oz 2x1 cotton twill outer shell, chambray lining and hand tooled leather cord stoppers in the color of your choice. This jacket is warm but the natural fibers also allows it to breathe without being stuffy. Available in light grey and navy.

Duffel jacket. With the aesthetics of a parka and the functionality of a field coat. We believe we created the perfect jacket for every occasion. Whether worn with a tie or backpacking through Europe, we are sure this jacket will get the job done. This coat features a roll away hood and made with our standard 8.5 oz 2x1 twill, chambray lining and hand tooled cord stoppers in the color of your choice. Available in khaki and shadow grey.

Trench coat. This classic trench coat should be a part of any mans wardrobe. It  features a detachable hood our signature 8.5 oz 2x1 cotton twill and chambray lining. Available in khaki and baja.

WHERE WE ARE

We’ve spent countless hours perfecting our products. We’ve sourced all the fabrics and materials that we need, and found a manufacturer that has spent a lifetime creating quality products.

Now we need your help.

Your funding will help us with our first production run right here in SF. Not only will your contribution help with production, but it will show the industry that there is a demand for our products. Thank you and please help us spread the word!

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Timing

With all the planning that we have done and all the connections we have made with manufacturers all over San Francisco, our capacity to produce far exceeds our expected demand. The only things that could possibly delay us are components we have no control over. Things like the supply of the right zippers, fabric, buttons, leather, or even delayed shipping of these components could all effect the delivery date. We are mitigating this risk by closely monitoring our pledge orders and staying in constant contact with our suppliers. This way we always know the amount of each component we need and cross reference them with our supplier’s availability. This ensures that we stay as close to the estimated delivery dates as possible.

Inventory

A large part of our job is to forecast styles and trends, as well as sizes that might sell more than others. This creates a risk that we may overproduce or under produce the amount demanded. We plan to lower this risk with your help, by taking the empirical data that comes from the orders of this Kickstarter we will know what sizes to stock more than others as well as what pieces may be more popular.

Sizing and fit

When designing a ready to wear line one of the greatest challenges is creating clothes that not also look great but fit great as well. We have done a lot of research on national data and cross referencing them with sizing that large brands use as well. This research has lead to create a fit that is not only unique to our brand but also universal enough to accommodate a large range of body types as well. Although we try to have something for everybody there are always those occasions where our clothes just won’t fit you. This is why we included a sizing chart on our page and if all else fails we have a great return policy.

Summary

Here at Paddington we believe integrity is the heart and soul of every successful company. We believe this integrity is defined by how we handle the risks and challenges we are presented with. This means we will do everything it takes to make sure our customers are happy with not only the products they receive but the service as well. Thank you for taking the time to read all of this!

FAQ

  • To pledge on multiple items, you will need to total up the amounts and submit the pledge. Then, send us a message to let us know which items you want. If one of the items is limited, please make sure to specifically select that item, otherwise pledge on the highest item. Also, don't forget to let us know your choice of color and size for each item!

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  • All you have to do is add the additional amount to your initial pledge and send us a note to let us know what you want. Also, don't forget to let us know your choice of color and size for each item!

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