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Limited production runs of the finest Japanese selvedge denim. Beautifully designed and constructed in California. Read more

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Limited production runs of the finest Japanese selvedge denim. Beautifully designed and constructed in California.

About this project

 OUR JEANS ARE ...

1) Made with the finest Japanese selvedge denim. We only use the highest quality Japanese selvedge denim which is designed to break in with use from its dry, rigid state for a completely personal fit and feel.

2) Tailored to your needs. We are releasing a variety of different of denim styles and weights; anything from a dark heavy indigo to a light weight gray colored denim. Pick the denim that will make the jeans to suit you best.

3) Cut and sewn in California. The best quality comes when you make things in your own back yard. We only work with production facilities that pay proper attention to fabric, people and all other production processes.

4) Sold directly to you. By offering your jeans directly via Kickstarter we are able to cut out the retail channel and offer you a pair of jeans that usually would retail for $200 at only $95.

6) Worn by you. Great denim gets better over time and the best jeans are meant to be broken in and personalized as you go along. Make them yours!

Questions? If you have any questions you can email us at help@rpmwest.com or call us at (888) 414-5740. You can also like us on Facebook or reach out on Twitter.

OUR STORY

We launched RPMWEST almost a year ago. This has been the most exciting journey we could have ever imagined; moving our production from San Francisco to Downtown LA, working out of a shipping container for the last 11 months and packing up hundreds of quality jeans to go out to all corners of the world. All along staying true to our vision: Perfect Jeans Delivered.

Many of you have supported us and asked when we are able to offer additional denim options. We have come across thousands of types of denim and seen the rarest selvedge fabric from all over the world. We are now releasing the fabrics that exceeded all our expectations in terms of quality, color, hand, feel and time to break-in.

TESTIMONIALS

THE DENIM

We only use the finest raw Japanese sanforized selvedge denim (Why Japanese? Read more). Many of the styles you see in our Kickstarter are exceptionally hard to find. This is the most beautiful selvedge denim and we won't be able to guarantee that we can get them again. So make sure you secure your denim while it's available.

THE DEEP INDIGO #1380: 125 pairs limit (Standard)

THE DEEP INDIGO #1380 (L): 100 pairs (36 in inseam) - Added 04/28

THE DEEP INDIGO #1380 (Z): 100 pairs (Zip Fly) - Added 04/28

A 13oz sanforized dark indigo selvedge with red selvedge ID. This is one of the most highly regarded denim types. Available in: #1380 New Classic & Slim Straight, #1380 (L) New Classic Only, #1380 (Z) Slim Straight Only

THE NATURAL #4248: 100 pairs limited - ADDED 05/06

A 13oz sanforized natural selvedge with red selvedge ID. This is a special, limited edition denim that is a perfect companion to your indigo or black denim jean. Available in: New Classic and Slim Straight.

THE HEAVY #9237: 100 pairs limit - ADDED 05/06

A thick 16 oz Japanese indigo selvedge. This jean is for the denim connoisseur. It is a very heavy fabric and not for everyone (in other words, it takes a while to break in). Available in: New Classic only and a longer than usual 36 inch inseam.

 THE RICH INDIGO #6782: 105 pairs limit

A rich indigo dyed 12oz lighter weight red selvedge denim. Available in: New Classic Only

THE CHARCOAL #2478: 100 pairs limit - ADDED 04/24

A beautiful 12.5oz charcoal dyed denim with light red selvedge ID. Available in: Slim Straight Only

THE BLACK #6782: 125 pairs limit - SOLD OUT AS OF 5/02

A special black-on-black 15oz red selvedge denim. This is jean also will come with black trimmings and a black leather patch. Available in: New Classic & Slim Straight

THE JAPANESE CLASSIC #4508: 200 pairs limit - SOLD OUT AS OF 4/30

Made from 14oz sanforized Japanese dry indigo selvedge denim. This is truly one of the finest Japanese fabrics you'll every come across. Available in: New Classic & Slim Straight

Note: This denim is the same denim that APC uses to make their jeans.

 THE LIGHT GRAY #4539: 75 pairs limit - SOLD OUT AS OF 04/24 

A 13oz sanforized light gray selvedge denim with red selvedge ID. Available in: Slim Straight Only

OUR STYLES

Our jeans feature minimal detailing and come in straight leg (left) and slim fit (right), ensuring they'll go with everything. Crafted from premium dry selvedge denim, and cut and sewn in California, they'll last for years and will develop unique fades as they break in.

                           New Classic                                                        Slim Straight

New Classic: Comparable to APC New Standard or Levi's 501

 Slim Straight: Comparable to APC Petite Standard or Levi's 511

Note: You'll make your final size selection at the end of the Kickstarter. We'll be in touch to collect all necessary information.

THE DETAILS

We keep it simple. All our jeans come with the highest quality details: Our belt loops are tucked underneath the waist band, the waist band and leg opening are chain stitched, back pockets are reinforced, brand patch is made out of genuine leather and all trimmings are made in the USA. This is the way jeans were made decades ago.

Made in America copper rivets and button fly, tucked belt loops and clean chain stitched waistband.

Note: The Deep Indigo #1380 (Z) comes with a ZIP FLY.

Reinforced back pocket and genuine leather patch (Made in California).

Tonal stitching on the inseam and extra durable yarn and thread materials.

Beautifully designed selvedge ID and clean chain stitched cuff.

Visit our Instagram page for additional style and detail shots: Click here

 QUALITY GUARANTEE

We've made these jeans to last a lifetime and are guaranteeing they are of the highest quality possible, but if anything happens to them we'll also repair them free of charge. If your jeans rip, tear, or otherwise comes apart at the seams, send them back to us and we'll fix it!

OUR GOAL

We are committed to making the perfect jeans. This is what matters to us. As the campaign progresses we'll be able to release more and more denim options and we'd like to hear from you. We want to hear from you and know what you have to say.

Follow us on InstagramFacebookPinterest and Twitter to get in touch and to receive updates regarding our production process. If you like what we’re doing, we encourage you to support us in this Kickstarter campaign and like, share, or retweet our activity.

Thanks,

Manuel & The RPMWEST Team

Questions? If you have any questions you can email us at help@rpmwest.com or call us at (888) 414-5740. You can also like us on Facebook or reach out on Twitter.

For media related questions email manuel at rpmwest dot com or click here for high res photos.

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Founder's Interview

Add $15 to your existing pledge and receive our denim wash, care instructions, original denim thread for your specific jean and sample fabric. [ADDED 04/24]

Risks and challenges

We've spent the last 11 months sourcing the highest quality materials and selecting the most experienced partners. We have worked with many of the best manufacturers in California and met the owners as well as workers on the floor personally. We know first hand that they are committed to quality, reliability and on time production.

That said like everything else on Kickstarter, RPMWEST is a work in progress. We deeply believe in transparency and communication. Our backers will be the first to know about any unplanned hurdles or delays. We'll frequently post updates on our blog and welcome you to get in touch directly at help@rpmwest.com.

Thanks for your support. Let's do this together.

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    6 backers

    THE DENIM CLUB. We'll send you a handwritten note and a fabric sample of our original selvedge denim. Thank you for supporting us!

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    Only ships to: United States
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    100 backers All gone!

    THE EARLY BIRD. These are the first 100 pairs that will go out. These jeans will have a unique production number and are made from our JAPANESE CLASSIC #4508 denim.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    149 backers Limited (1 left of 150)

    THE JAPANESE CLASSIC #4508. Made from the most beautiful Japanese dry indigo selvedge denim. This is truly one of the finest Japanese fabrics you'll every come across.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    70 backers Limited (30 left of 100)

    THE DEEP INDIGO #1380. A dark indigo selvedge denim with red selvedge ID.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    34 backers Limited (1 left of 35)

    THE LIGHT GRAY #4539. A light gray selvedge denim with red selvedge ID.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $95 or more

    79 backers Limited (1 left of 80)

    THE RICH INDIGO #6782. A slightly lighter weight rich deep indigo selvedge denim. This is one of the most highly regarded denim types.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    80 backers All gone!

    THE BLACK #6782. A special black-on-black red selvedge denim. This is jean also will come with black trimmings and a black leather patch.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    20 backers Limited (60 left of 80)

    THE CHARCOAL #2478: A beautiful charcoal dyed denim with light red selvedge ID. Available in: Slim Straight Only

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    13 backers Limited (62 left of 75)

    THE DEEP INDIGO #1380 (L). A dark indigo selvedge denim with red selvedge ID. NOTE: THIS JEAN HAS A 36 INCH INSEAM.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    53 backers Limited (22 left of 75)

    THE DEEP INDIGO #1380 (Z). A dark indigo selvedge denim with red selvedge ID. NOTE: THIS JEAN HAS A ZIP FLY.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    19 backers Limited (61 left of 80)

    THE NATURAL #4248: A 13oz sanforized natural selvedge with red selvedge ID. This is a special, limited edition denim that is a perfect companion to your indigo or black denim jean.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    18 backers Limited (62 left of 80)

    THE HEAVY #9237: A thick 16 oz Japanese indigo selvedge. This jean is for the denim connoisseur. Available in: New Classic only and a longer than usual 36 inch inseam.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $190 or more

    149 backers Limited (1 left of 150)

    THE DOUBLE PACK. Any 2 selvedge denim pairs.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    50 backers All gone!

    THE TRIPPLE PACK. Any 3 selvedge denim pairs.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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