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VINTAGE…..

So I have brought a few new items to the store this week. I ushally never buy Redwings but when you are able to get a few 40s and 60s models you have to jump on it. These are the Redwings that I would wear. I also have my Desert Storm boot creation along with few other things. Hope you enjoy…Image

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Trip to Grand Junction Colorado

I just went to my girlfriends home town of Grand Junction, CO and it was an amazing trip. I visited her uncles 15k acre ranch and it was somthing from a movie. Ron tippin has been buying land for over 25 years and has compilled a great stretch with 4 full lakes, mountians and valleys, 10 separate cabins throughout. He also has a full run of wildlife with black bears, beavers, mountain lions, elk, deer, etc. I was lucky enough to drive a good portion of it and took a few pics and a few o the town surronding as well. Hope u enjoy.

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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


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

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NEW S.G.H DENIM WITH HARDWARE

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NEW S.G.H DENIM PRODUCT SHOOT

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

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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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SCHAEFFERS GARMENT HOTEL DENIM RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH 7PM

We are having our denim company release party this Friday August 6th at 7pm at our store on Sunset blvd in Los Angeles, CA. If any of our blog followers are in the area this Friday the invite is extended to you. We will have  free drinks and good times for all. We do event party’s every month and this one is a special one that we have all worked hard to make happen. The formation of the S.G.H. Denim Co. has taken a while to form and after all the endless days and nights to accomplish what we feel is a REAL handmade jean that is from a highly regarded denim mill in Italy, it is here. The denim that we decided to go with is a redline selvage 15oz black blue cross weave indigo denim constructed from old shuttle looms that were bought out of the old denim factorys from the pre 60’s. There is only a handfull of mills in the world that actually still use these machines, it is expensive to buy but worth it. We have sold out of every pair that we have created already and hope to be able to make more than we can sell. We will only be running a few hundred pairs of this denim so I hope that every one can have a chance to view them this Friday and possibly own a pair for themselves. The flier listed has all the info and address is listed below.