10/10/10: Blah, Blah, Blah…

Howdy, All!

So…Morgan has been wearing his Pulsars (Slim-Tapered) for roughly 4.5 months. As you can see (above), he prefers a more snug fit. He even had the jeans tapered in order to give them a slimmer silhouette (notice the wide selvage at the hem). This pair is made from what I describe as a “purplish/berry-blue” Cone Mills 13oz., yellow line, selvage denim (below). Great denim, and great work so far! Go, Morgan!!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve really aired my thoughts. My blog has taken more of a business tone lately, so I find it quite refreshing to have the time & energy just to be able to sit down and talk/type to you guys. It’s my day off and we’re having COMPLETELY GOURGEOUS weather here today in the Bay Area!! I’ve spoken with well-traveled people who insist that the Bay Area has the best weather in the world; not too hot nor too cold, but just right, and on a fairly consistent basis:-) In addition to enjoying the picture-perfect weather, I’m sipping coffee and enjoying a nice caffeine high so I’m ready to get my “blah, blah, blah” on—lol…

As for what I’ve been up to, I’ve been busy working the grave yard shift during the night, and trying to push through orders and sampling fabric, as well as trying to find the time to sleep during the day. The process has been both educational and rewarding, and draining too!

oneculture Batch Production
I’ve also been in the process of sourcing & selecting new denims for my 3rd batch production. I’d like to be able to offer a bit of a selection each time out. Although I’ll never limit myself, the selection will consist primarily of denims from Cone Mills and Japan. Speaking of which, I’m getting some cool 14oz Japanese selvage in tomorrow. It’s fairly dark and should make for some really intense contrast fading!! I can’t wait to get busy with it. I’ll officially begin taking orders for Batch #3 in another couple of weeks. However, if you have a denim preference (Cone or Japan), I urge you to let me know ASAP as there is only a limited supply of each; first come, first served! We can discuss your size later…

Also, as previously mentioned, I’m looking forward to getting my own pair; I still haven’t nailed my correct size yet! I tried a size 38, but it was a tad too large for me. I suppose that it would really all depend on the fabric. In any case, I have a better idea of what size I’ll need now. I’m 6’2” and roughly 225lbs., and I carry my weight such that I’m of fairly even mass. Thus far, I’ve only had the pleasure of breaking in Pulsar version 1, from fall 08′ (above, in my blog header). This time however–Batch #3–I’ll be getting my own pair, finally!! I’ll share fit pics when the time comes, and I’ll also occasionally provide fade updates. I plan on breaking my next pair in indefinitely…

The oneculture Web Shop
Aside from all that, I’m still in the process of figuring out just how I want to structure my web shop. Originally, I’d thought about creating a website. But now I’m beginning to wonder if that’s really necessary. It would most certainly be more professional…but I’m no industry professional, so. Besides, my blog is like my home; it’s comfortable here. And if possible, I’d like to simply incorporate my web shop into my blog. I’ll see how everything goes…

In any case, I have some new items to add and I’ll be adding more in the coming weeks. As previously mentioned, those items will be ready to ship.

1) Simply send me an email, letting me know which pair you’d like.
2) I’ll let you how/where to send your payment.
3) Once your payment is received, I’ll ship the jeans to you, either on the same day or on the morning after, depending on how late I receive your message (free international shipping). I usually accept PayPal. However, if you’d like to pay by other means, just run the idea by me.

Pulsar, Version 4
I’ve also been mentally making adjustments in preparation for Pulsar, Version 4. My customers have been great so far in regards to letting me know what they’d like to see in the next edition—thanks guys! And I hang on to every word, listening with the intent of making adjustments where I see fit. For those of you who enjoy my work, Pulsar version 4 will be a treat; that’s for sure! That’ll be available sometime next year. I also plan to re-cut and bring back my boot cut at that time—“Hello”. Hello will be offered exclusively through my web shop.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. I’m about to get out and enjoy the rest of the day. I’m thinking of perhaps taking in a film; one of my favorite past times. And for the record, I’m really interested in seeing:

Catfish

The Social Network

Machete

and, “Let Me In

A friend of mine works as a movie critic, and he insists that “Let Me In” is a must-see.  As he puts it, “You will NEVER see a “scary” movie with as much emotional depth, a better story,and acting.”  If it sucks, I’m never gonna let him off the hook–lol!  Anyway…

As always, I’ll keep you all posted….stay tuned!!

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Cheers,
Mark
oneculture
For those who love jeans
mark@houseofoneculture.com (for all inquiries, contact me directly)

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