Out of interest do you repair your own jeans or get them repaired by someone? I sent a pair pair off to Soldier Blue recently and they quoted me £300 for the repairs (discounted from £500
surely that’s for some kind of hand stitched sashiko stuff? Thats insane. Looking at there prices online I have no idea how you could have amassed £500’s worth of repairs.
I’ve done a few repairs myself, used local people, the denim doctor and darned fine.
Always use the denim doctor if I need stuff altered, darned fine for big repairs like crotch and knees. But if it’s something minor I’ll try myself or just use some local people I’ve used for years.
Nothing special I don't think, just that the guy said he'd need to spend two solid days repairing them. These were the list of repairs:
Front: Both front pockets have holes, button hole needs reinforcing, one small hole in the thigh area, two small crotch holes, minor crotch blowout, front hem on left leg is frayed
Back: Both back pockets have small rips near the thigh seam, small rip on the left waist side, small hole on left leg, small hole on right leg, back hem frayed on left leg.
Last time I used Denim Doctor was probably 10+ years ago during his height of popularity for a few pairs of jeans. I wasn't too impressed with the service and the workmanship. After that I tried Melvin at Mr Handy (Amsterdam), while he did a great job he was very slow in responding and shipping the repaired jeans back. More recently I've been using Soldier Blue but yeah after the most recent quote, think I'll try somewhere else. Will look at Mick at Darned Fine next time!