Share this project


Share this project

Photo original
Tired of buying jeans that just don't fit? We're making jeans custom tailored to your body right here in the USA.
Created by

Sam & Leona

404 backers pledged $47,124 to help bring this project to life.

Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!

    1. Creator Sam & Leona 2 days ago

      @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!

    2. Creator beverly 2 days ago

      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?

    3. Creator Susan Parker 6 days ago

      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.

    4. Creator Sam & Leona on February 19

      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!

    5. Creator Mark Hanley on February 19

      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?

    6. Creator DCPAus on February 3

      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

    7. Creator Douglas Chang on January 14

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

    8. Creator Douglas Chang on January 14

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

    9. Creator Scott Lunt on January 10

      Anybody get a pair of jeans yet?

    10. Creator Tim Jones on December 10


      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....

    11. Creator Dan G. on December 9

      How those jeans fitting? ROFL.

    12. Creator Steve on November 3

      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.

    13. Creator Sam & Leona on October 23

      Absolutely, we'll be posting one here shortly.

    14. Creator Deborah Mebius on October 23

      Any updates on this project?

    15. Creator Sam & Leona on September 22, 2014

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

    16. Creator Leon Hazen on September 22, 2014

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

    17. 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.

    18. Creator Scott Lunt on August 13, 2014

      3 years

    19. Creator Michael Beresford on June 9, 2014

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

    20. 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.

    21. 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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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.

    24. 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"?

    25. 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.

    26. 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?

    27. 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.

    28. 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?

    29. 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...

    30. 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?)

    31. Creator Sam & Leona on September 13, 2013

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

    32. Creator Scott Lunt on August 10, 2013

      Happy 2 year anniversary.

    33. Creator Sam & Leona on August 8, 2013

      Hi Adam,

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


    34. Creator Adam Compton on August 8, 2013

      Are we going to get a 2 year update?


    35. 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.


    36. Creator Pamela Newcomb on July 12, 2013

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

    37. Creator Sam & Leona on June 26, 2013

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


    38. Creator Ramon Moorlag on June 26, 2013

      Hi Sam & Leona,

      Let's have an update :)

    39. Creator Avigayil on May 20, 2013

      If you could mention the progress on the women's jeans as well that would be nice.

    40. Creator Sam & Leona on May 19, 2013

      Hey guys,

      We ran a little bit short on time today and didn't have a chance to finish the update. We'll try and wrap up tomorrow and get it posted tomorrow night.

      Talk to you soon!
      Sam & Leona

    41. Creator Herbert Eder on May 19, 2013

      Can you post another update please?
      Can you already tell when you will be sending out the surveys, and when you will be able to start shipping?

    42. Creator Nicholas Sturm on May 19, 2013

      Update pls!

    43. Creator Michael Beresford on May 13, 2013

      Great, looking forward to it.

    44. Creator Sam & Leona on May 9, 2013

      Hi Michael,

      Yep quite a bit to tell you about. We'll be posting an update next week.


    45. Creator Michael Beresford on May 8, 2013

      Coming up on 2 months since the last update. Any news?

    46. Creator Dan G. on March 13, 2013

      Wow. Since dropping out of this project months ago and getting a refund I haven't bothered checking on the progress until today. What happened to "Between us, we’re working hard to start production by Sam’s birthday (Nov. 29th)."? It looks like there is still no end in sight. It's really a shame you two can't seem to get anything out the door.

    47. Creator Sam & Leona on February 20, 2013

      Update coming shortly!

    48. Creator Scott Lunt on January 17, 2013

      The best part of the delay in getting our jeans is that I have lost 40 pounds and they would have been useless to me now.

    49. Creator Sam & Leona on January 16, 2013

      Update coming shortly!

    50. Creator Sam & Leona on December 20, 2012

      Hi Everyone,

      We're looking to do an update tonight or tomorrow depending on how late our work goes today.


Show older comments