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1960’s Custom Cafe Racer Jacket

Its getting close that time in Los Angeles when you can wear a cafe jacket everyday all day, which just makes me smile so much. Nothing can complete a guys closet like a custom fitted cafe jacket. Companies have been attempting to copy them but nobody can produce anything like the original. Lucky for you we are stocked up and also have the best leather jacket tailor in Los Angeles. So even if you already have a jacket you love but its not quite right we can make it perfect. The jacket below is one of my favorites in the store right now. Its a 1960’s Custom Tailored Cafe Racer Jacket that has tons of character, original zippers, and liner. And as always, anything you get in the store we will custom tailor to you! Hope to see you soon!

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1950’s Worker Chino Pants Custom Tailored at Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel


We have the perfect chino for you this summer! Usually with a vintage chino you run into the problem of them being the most comfortable chino you have ever tried on, but they are so baggy you can’t wear them out of the house. So what we did for this summer is found 35 of the best 1950’s Shop Chinos of different colors and tailored them to our denim specs. Now you can have an amazing vintage chino that fits as good as it feels. There are a few colors that we have for you to choose from including blue, green, brown, grey, and khaki. The sizes run from 29-36 and there is also extra material in the waist to be taken out if need be. Here are a couple shots of them, if you want to know more please call the store or email Robert.

1950's Green Chino

1950's Dark Grey Chino

1950's Green Chino

1950's Grey Chino


Cleaned, Blocked, and Ready to Wear!

I’ve had my hat for over a year now, and have worn it just about everyday. So finally gave it to Mr. Gunner Foxx to get a great Clean & Block so it could be back to its perfect form again. I wish I would have taken a picture before to do the Clean & Block more justice but you’re just going to have to go off my word. The pinch wear I grab my hat was black! You couldn’t even see the original color of the brown felt! So you can imagine my surprise when I get my hat back today and its like day 1 all over again! Also, just for good measure Gunner changed my brim from a straight brim with a swoop to a pencil rolled straight brim. The great thing about this is that he can do this with just about any hat! So if you have a hat that you don’t wear much anymore because its seen better days bring it to the shop and let him work his magic!


New Things At Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel

Hello everyone, just wanted to share with you some of the new things going on at the store. We recently added more display cases which in turn gave us more room to display our Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel Denim, Gunner Foxx Hats, and Vintage gear. So with this newly found space we have added a ton of new vintage boots, belts, jackets, and Levi’s denim. As for our Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel Denim we have only 11 pairs left of our 16oz dark indigo Japanese denim, and 3 pairs left of our 13oz black Japanese denim. There is also a custom pair of Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel boots, custom pair of Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel pants, and Gunner Foxx custom straw hats all to be released closer towards summer. Hope to see you soon.

Schaeffers Garment Hotel

1940s Deadstock Engineer Boot

WWII Brown Jump Boot

1960s Engineer Boot with zipper

1950s Marine Boot


BEAUTIFUL FULL FALL WINTER IS HERE

Beautiful Ful is a local designer that we have carried since his first season a few years ago and this time he has really outdone himself. We loved his entire line but we only do the basics here, so we decided to carry the burgundy and black varsity jacket, and all of his shirts. Here is a breakdown of the items:

Bomber Jacket: Wool exterior is imported from England, the lining is Japanese fleece, and the leather is from Italy.

Printed Button Down: The entire roll of fabric used is a Japanese print cotton and is one of the best fits that he has done to this day.

White/ Creme Button Down: Japanese fabric that is white with off white creme color cuffs, color and button flap. The shirt also has brushed pearl buttons, with the same fit as the Printed shirts.

Beautiful Ful is dreamed, drawn, patterned, and manufactured in Los Angeles

Black printed shirt and Black bomber jacket are availble

Red printed shirt and Burgundy Bomber Jacket is availible

Grey printed shirt is available at Schaeffers Garment Hotel


SCHAEFFERS GARMENT HOTEL DENIM PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT

My friend and talented photographer Myles Blankenship did a photo shoot  for my denim line for the web site. All of the pictures are of the new denim right off the rack accept a few of the white board pictures are of my pair that I have worn everyday for the last 4 months with no wash and heavy wear. I hope you enjoy!

Robert Schaeffer

S.G.H NEW DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM MODEL SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM WITH HARDWARE

NEW S.G.H DENIM

NEW S.G.H DENIM

NEW S.G.H DENIM PRODUCT SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM PRODUCT SHOOT

NEW S.G.H DENIM PRODUCT SHOOT

S.G.H DENIM AFTER 4 MONTHS OF HARD WEAR EVERY DAY

S.G.H DENIM AFTER 4 MONTHS OF HARD WEAR EVERY DAY

S.G.H DENIM AFTER 4 MONTHS OF HARD WEAR EVERY DAY

 


SCHAEFFERS GARMENT HOTEL DENIM WASHING METHOD:

Washing your indigo denim jeans can be a very controversial topic. There are some jean company’s that ask you to run into the ocean and let the salt water take effect to the denim and shape to you then there are some people whom do not wash their jeans at all. I have been doing denim repair and alteration for 5 years before starting my own raw shuttle loom produced denim company and I have to say there are a few good ways to clean your favorite raw jeans so I want to go over a few of the ways that we feel are best from our experience with our denim and others that we have tested and worn.  When you purchase a pair of jeans that you are wanting to break in, you want to decide what your end result is that you want. To obtain a perfect worn in look and not compromise the construction of the jean it does require that you soak wash the denim a few time within the first year of wearing them. Some people wear their jeans almost every day for a year or more. That will give you an awesome fade because only the areas where you put wear will wash out, the downside to that is the acids and salt that your body naturally gives off will eat away at the jeans in the seat and crotch area. For my denim repair business that means we stay busy repairing jeans to their natural state at a cost to the customer. You also will have a very stinky pair of jeans without washing them which is where the discipline comes in and depending on your situation personally can require patience from your relationship partner. So I have a way that we suggest to all of our repair customers and denim customers. This is our basic and easy way to maximise the construction, fade, and wearability of the jeans while wearing them every day to a few times a week.

1) When purchasing your new denim ask the sales professional if they are sanforized or non-sanforized. Sanforized is a term for compressed cotton which means it has very minimal shrinking. Non- Sanforized denim is a shrink to fit denim which requires you to soak the jeans and hang dry them to as many times as it takes to get to your specific fit.

2) We are going to assume that you are dealing with a sanforzed denim, so the first step is deciding if you need a soak before you start your wear period. If the jeans fit almost to tight then they are the correct size and do not need soaking. The rule is if all the buttons button firmly but close but the top is on the line of un comfortable then they will stretch to your exact size. When buying raw denim you have to almost under size one size so that they will stretch to your body and not end up baggy and out of shape. If the pair you bought is a perfect size with no room to stretch then you can do a basic soak in which I will describe later in this article.

3)This is the easiest step of all and that is to wear your jeans everyday that you wear denim for 6 months. There is no wash that is required even if you spill food, drink etc on them. If you have any dirt, oil, beverage, food etc.. then you want to get a towel that is damp and lightly rub in an up and down fashion to wipe the problem stain off the jeans. This will insure you to not look like a slob and wear your jeans in style while breaking them in.

4) At any point during the 6 month wear period you can take your jeans and lay them flat, put a fabric softener sheet or two on the mid part of the jeans and then roll them up from leg to waist. When they are rolled up put them into a freezer bag, seal it and place them in the freezer for 2 days and then pull them out and they will be ready to wear with no smell.

5) 6 Month soak: At 6 months we recommend you soak your jeans in the tub  woolite dark or all natural garment soap. Fill the tub with 6″ of water  and put the soap of your choice in the tub before you place the jeans in. Mix the soap in the tub thoroughly then place the jeans in the tub laid flat. Do not move the jeans around, just leave them for an hour then pull them out and let them hang dry over the tub with the water drained. If you do not have a tub you can do this in your sink or if this all is too much you can use your washer without the spin cycle and hang dry after the cycle is over. I like to put them jeans on when they are almost completely dry but not totally dry so that the jeans can conform to my body as they finish the last 10% of the drying process.

6) After these steps I repeat them exactly for the next 6 months and so on as I wear the jeans. unfortunately by the time I get them worn into perfect I usually am on to the next jean I want to break in. It always seems to be a bitter-sweet when they are completed but I hope to come back to them when I have missed them enough.

To finish, we currently have 15oz Italian denim produced from old Shuttle Looms that is a cross weave stitch and is rope dyed. It takes twice as long to break our jeans in due to the high amount of natural indigo that is used in the dying process. So I wish you well with your new jeans and we are always here if you decide to try ours.

Robert Schaeffer

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