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Tired of buying jeans that just don't fit? We're making jeans custom tailored to your body right here in the USA.
Tired of buying jeans that just don't fit? We're making jeans custom tailored to your body right here in the USA.
404 backers pledged $47,124 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Beat Wolf on September 2

      Got both my pairs (one for me and one for my GF).
      I have to say i did not believe i would ever recieve them. Or that they would actually be good and fit.

      BUT, they are great and we both love them. So congratulations on having finished the project, i guess it was much harder than you initially thought :) Keep up the great work

    2. Creator Sam & Leona on August 28

      @A SUPERSTAR - That's great to hear! We're happy your wife likes her first pair of jeans! We just sent you a private message on the next steps for the rest of your order.

      Sam & Leona

    3. Creator ASUPERSTAR on August 27

      Howdy. Wife got 1st pair and loves them. How do we get the 2nd pair?

    4. Creator Sam & Leona on August 11

      Hi riantokoosman,

      We just sent you a message regarding the status of your jeans. Let us know if you have any other questions.


    5. Creator riantokoosman on August 11

      Hi Same & Leona,
      i completed my survey much later than i received it but im in the dark of the status of my jeans. Can you shed some light on it? kind regards

    6. Creator Sam & Leona on July 13

      Hi matthew,

      It looks like we haven't received your fit survey yet. I have just resent the e-mail with your login information as a message to your Kickstarter account. Let me know if you have any other questions.


    7. Creator matthew on July 13

      Hi Sam & Leona!

      Any further news on the next phases? I haven't heard anything for my pledge.

      Cheers Matthew

    8. Creator Sam & Leona on May 20

      Hi Susan,

      Will do! We'll post one this week with the latest updates.

      Sam & Leona

    9. Creator Susan Parker on May 20

      Sam and Leona, it's good to hear the comments coming in on jeans that have shipped. You both have come a long way. I imagine you learned a lot along the way.

      Can you give a quick update for those of us who are in the upcoming rounds?

    10. Creator Tim Ruszel @ Ruszel Design Company on May 13

      Echoing the sentiments of a number of folks here. This was, by far, the longest Kickstarter reward I've waited for. Received my jeans today and, holy crap, they're fantastic. Not only is the styling and the fit just right, but the handmade touches really made me feel part of the whole experience. Even though it's been a long road from funding to here, this was BY FAR the most rewarding Kickstarter I've experienced to date. Kudos to you, Sam and Leona, and thanks so much to you and your crew for the wonderful and hard work you've put into the planning and creation of these jeans. Again, as with others here, I very much look forward to ordering more jeans from you in the future. Cheers!

    11. Creator Andre Lazar on April 27

      Got my jeans! This is the first time I've felt proud to wear a pair of pants- I feel cool and accomplished. They are a great fit and a great look! It's making me want to upgrade the rest of my wardrobe to match. I'm looking forward to buying more jeans from you in the future!

    12. Creator Dan Gardiner on April 17

      I wanted to echo the sentiments of a couple other recent comments. This project was the first one I backed on Kickstarter, so it holds a special place in my heart. It also has been the longest between when I backed it and when the result was delivered. Your communication wasn't constant, but it was frequent enough to keep me interested and assured that the project was still progressing. The updates were well thought out and contained some really interesting information, pictures, and video - clearly from people who were following something they were passionate about, and it did make me feel as I was a participant in the project.

      After the long wait, I received my jeans today - and they easily surpassed my expectations and were well worth the time. The color is precisely what I was hoping for, the fit is absolutely perfect at every point, the material is an excellent weight that will soften nicely, and the personalized details are incredibly thoughtful (and unexpected - but they make the jeans that much more special). This is a pair of pants from people who wanted to do it right, and put in the time to do so. I'm glad you did.

      Make sure to keep us in the loop when your storefront is online - you've got customers eager for more.

    13. Creator Ed D. on April 3, 2015

      Just got the jeans and they fit my wife like a glove. Great material, style, and fit! Once your website is up and running, be sure to let your backers know. My wife has been showing the jeans off to her friends and their all eager to order some. Congrats on a great product!

    14. Creator Sam & Leona on March 27, 2015

      @Beverly - That's great to hear! We're so happy you like your jeans! We are in the midst of building a website which we're hoping will be ready by this summer. Once that gets going you’ll be able to order additional jeans then :).

      @Susan – Thank you so much for your kind feedback! It has been a very fulfilling experience; we've certainly learned a lot about the entire process from pattern manipulation to overcoming manufacturing challenges. It never ceases to amaze us what goes into a pair of jeans. Thanks again for your support on our project!

    15. Creator beverly on March 27, 2015

      Got my jeans TODAY!!! They are perfect. Love the style, the fit and the color. You listened and paid attention to detail and delivered a terrific product. Thank you for all your hard work it is truly appreciated by this thankful customer. So how do I order another pair?

    16. Creator Susan Parker on March 24, 2015

      I knew going into this project that you both would grow immensely from having a vision and bringing it to full production. No small feat.

      As you were learning darned near everything about manufacturing clothing that is custom measured, I knew that the timeline would be elongated. Even in manufacturing where the bottlenecks are defined, delays happen.

      Regarding the fit/measure piece. This seemed to me to be a huge challenge as getting the right measurements of the right spots isn't so simple. I've redesigned patterns and sewn clothing, that was one of the biggest challenges as poor measures will yield poor fit.

      It's wonderful to see your project moving beautifully.

    17. Creator Sam & Leona on February 19, 2015

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for the feedback, we'll make sure to do this on future builds. We are currently in the middle of production and have already filled a bunch of orders. Will advise here in the next week with an update!

    18. Creator Mark Hanley on February 19, 2015

      I completed the measurement survey, but I didn't get any sort of confirmation email. Might be a good idea to implement a confirmation email, just so people have a warm fuzzy that their submission was accepted successfully. Any estimate on when completed jeans might begin shipping?

    19. Creator DCPAus on February 3, 2015

      This project may have been a long time coming BUT I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, the communication was excellent and I applaud your commitment to seeing it through. I cannot wait to get my jeans

    20. Creator Douglas Chang on January 14, 2015

      opps nevermind, i just realized you gotta click the text box to show the diagram

    21. Creator Douglas Chang on January 14, 2015

      Um to fill out the measurements do you have a diagram to explain what, front rise, base rise, and inseam, waistband is?

    22. Creator Scott Lunt on January 10, 2015

      Anybody get a pair of jeans yet?

    23. Creator Tim Jones on December 10, 2014


      a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

      Maybe some of the folks commenting here are entrepreneurs and have walked down this same path. But if you hold a W-2 job and have never taken on the additional risks, effort, then maybe take a pause, a deep breath. This country does not run on Fortune 500 companies, it is driven by small business. Think of the light bulb: Thomas Edison, one of the world's most prolific entrepreneurs said of his creation: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (but he found ONE that did).
      If you really take time to read this, great. This is from a different perspective. From someone who has known Sam for more than 20 years. He is creative, hard working and a man of his word. If you are a backer and he has promised you jeans as part of your support, then I trust you will get your jeans. But throwing darts and jabs won't help. What intrigued you about this project? Why did you support it? Ask Sam and Leona how you can further help and support them so they CAN deliver on their promise. Wouldn't that be a better solution than piling out into the streets and waving your protest signs?
      Sam and Leona - you're in the home stretch. Ignore those detractors and press on to deliver the quality product of your vision....

    24. Creator Dan G. on December 9, 2014

      How those jeans fitting? ROFL.

    25. Creator Steve on November 3, 2014

      It's not about the jeans, it's about the total lack of communication with, and respect for, the backers. You continue to make and post promises that updates will be "shortly," "next week," and "today" yet nothing is ever forthcoming. Whatever difficulties you are having, you should still be honest and realistic with the people who backed you. If you really want to run a business, you need to take the responsibility seriously.

    26. Creator Sam & Leona on October 23, 2014

      Absolutely, we'll be posting one here shortly.

    27. Creator Deborah Mebius on October 23, 2014

      Any updates on this project?

    28. Creator Sam & Leona on September 22, 2014

      Yep, thanks for the reminder, we'll get one posted today!

    29. Creator Leon Hazen on September 22, 2014

      Any more updates? It's almost 2 months since your last!

    30. Creator Dan G. on August 22, 2014

      It's always fun to check up on this project and see that they still aren't even close to shipping.

    31. Creator Scott Lunt on August 13, 2014

      3 years

    32. Creator Michael Beresford on June 9, 2014

      Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?...

    33. Creator Liam M. Getreu on April 15, 2014

      Everyone, you didn't pre-order jeans. You knew this stuff isn't guaranteed. We're helping Sam and Leona on their adventure, and in exchange they're rewarding us; this isn't a swap of money for jeans. Has it taken a while? Sure - but I'm sure they're much more frustrated than we are. Unless you literally have no other pants, you should take a breather and trust in Sam and Leona's assurances they're working as hard as they can.

    34. Creator Micah Johnson on April 14, 2014

      Let's not give up on them yet. The Kickstarter project formerly known as Custom Fit Jeans/Civali seems to be rebranding themselves as Red Malt Denim. They've changed their branding, hopefully they'll change their attitude towards their backers as well.

    35. Creator Ethan D. Monat on April 8, 2014

      Your update didn't address any of the questions I posted here, did it? It's time for you to issue me a refund.

    36. Creator Sam & Leona on April 4, 2014

      Yes, that was a while ago and we already issued an update after that fitting (see March 21st). We plan on doing another update next week after we get feedback.

    37. Creator Ethan D. Monat on April 4, 2014

      Well, assuming that when you said "this weekend" you meant the weekend of March 15th and 16th, that means that you've had nearly three weeks to decode the results of yet another test fit and write up an update. Is three weeks "shortly after"?

    38. Creator Sam & Leona on March 13, 2014

      We understand your concerns and will do our best to address them in our next update. We have a fit test this weekend and plan on updating our backers shortly after.

    39. Creator Ethan D. Monat on March 13, 2014

      Where's the jeans? It's been two and a half years, you owe roughly 600 pairs out to backers, and you've shipped none. I agree with Demetrius, you could have hand-sewn everyone's jeans at this point.

      The amount of time between funding ending and today is simply ridiculous, and I'm not very reassured by the updates you've been sending out lately.

      You've announced "fit testing" on the male pattern in Aug2012 , and your "final revisions" to the male base pattern in Nov2012. Then your Dec2012 update announced further revisions to the male base pattern due to poor fit testing procedures. Jan2013 was sorting out the last "major" known fit issues. Mar2013 you said the mens' jeans were "pretty much ready to go". In Sep2013, you said only a few "minor" changes to the male pattern and you'd have it perfected. Then, in Nov2013, it was "we had to do some more revisions, but our base pattern looks good".

      We want full disclosure. What's going on? What's hampering the end product? Is (whatever company name you've cooked up to replace Civali) experiencing financial death? Where is all your time going - the two of you certainly aren't living off the $47K you raised in this kickstarter for two and a half years - how much time are you spending on this project? And finally, when is the firm (FIRM) ship date?

    40. Creator Demetrius lingoes on March 7, 2014

      i'm pretty sure they could have hand sewn all our jeans by now...i'm with Scott, i'm going to see if flint and tinder comes through as they have successfully delivered on 2 projects so far, and i love my hoodie from them.

    41. Creator Scott Lunt on March 7, 2014

      It's a race. Will I get my Flint and Tinder custom jeans or my Sam and Leona jeans first?

    42. Creator Bang Ly on January 2, 2014

      hey just a heads up... it's 2014 now... Jul 9, 2011 - Aug 10, 2011 was the campaign...

    43. Creator Ramon Moorlag on December 27, 2013

      Hi Sam & Leona,

      Let's have an update :)
      (are you still on for a short appearance in my classroom, virtual?)

    44. Creator Sam & Leona on September 13, 2013

      Hey guys, we'll have another update late next week, thanks!

    45. Creator Scott Lunt on August 10, 2013

      Happy 2 year anniversary.

    46. Creator Sam & Leona on August 8, 2013

      Hi Adam,

      Yes we are working on an update now, we should have it posted shortly.


    47. Creator Adam Compton on August 8, 2013

      Are we going to get a 2 year update?


    48. Creator Sam & Leona on July 17, 2013

      Hi Pamela,

      I'll make sure we include this information in our next update. We also have some news regarding the female patterns that we'll post shortly.


    49. Creator Pamela Newcomb on July 12, 2013

      When can we expect to get our jeans? Please give us a timeframe. Thank you.

    50. Creator Sam & Leona on June 26, 2013

      Sure thing, we're planning on posting one before the end of the week.


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