Being tiny, it’s not always easy to find a perfect fitting pair of jeans. Correct me if I’m wrong, but searching for a jeans that fits like a glove is one of the true fashion struggles in a women’s life.
Still, being a true denim addict, my unrelenting love for blue jeans never fades. I have had an obsession with vintage Levi’s since I can remember; cut-offs are one of my go-to travel pieces. When I read an interview with Mick Keus on his atelier where he customises Levi’s 501’s, I couldn’t help myself but paying him a visit and getting to know his work and that of his girl Bregje (as you may have seen).
In search for the ultimate fit
Mick’s denim workplace looks like what you would call denim heaven. The studio is filled with piles of vintage 501’s, from washed out black tapered ones to high-waisted mom jeans. I opted for a tapered (leg slimming!) black version and for a more relaxed fitted light blue one. After measuring, it takes Mick only five days to transform your handpicked jeans into an exactly tailor-made denim. He’s king in taking them apart and sewing them together exactly tailored to the customer.
Once altered, the fit and feel is super personal. After Pinteresting patched denims for months, the outcome of my one-of-a-kind jeans with patches – in three different colours – is just so cool. Both jeans are the exact perfect length, but still cuffable, they can be pulled high with a button down tucked on, or worn low, being super casual.
I’m thinking of combining it with a red satin bomber… or maybe pairing it with a new teddy vest… No doubt, I’ll be living in these jeans.