In 2003, Arthur is only 14 and is given his first pair of Selvedge jeans. This simple gift will give a direction to his life as he will never stop looking into denim until it becomes a real obsession.
After sleepless nights of reading on the subject and digging for always rarer pieces, Arthur the rookie becomes a master in his field.
So that he realizes a piece of his dream, Arthur decides, October 16th 2016 to buy a chainstitch hemmimg machine Union Special 43200 G from the 40’s in order to recreate the original hemmings including the so coveted « roping effect ».
This machine soon became his lucky charm and Superstitch was born….
A few months later, he decides to go a step further, and buys a vintage Singer to offer a global denim care service including repairs and taliloring.
The machine we use at Superstitch for hemming, the Union Special 43200 G, was originally used in the levis’ factories in the 40’s/70’s. It has been out of production chains since the 80’s. The goal is to reproduce the quality of the denim best years.
The particularity of this rare and strong machine, is to re-create the famous “roping” effect as the jeans wear. The machine has in fact a defect that twists the fabric while hemming. This twist, that looks like a rope, will become more apparent with washes and wear.
Most of the hems we see today are made from modern machines that do not have this defect anymore and will not create the roping effect
As for the tailoring, we propose repairs of all kinds (holes, cuts, etc…) so you can keep your favorite jeans forever. We also propose refits, always from the inseam for a perfect shape, both made on a beautiful vintage Singer machine.
Finally, you can give us your jeans to be washed and irones. We will use the specially devlopped SuperStitch detergent that we also propose for sale.