The best designs live at the intersection of form and function. All products are designed in our workshop/retail space, located in the funky Railroad Square Arts District in Tallahassee, Florida. Once an industrial park and lumber yard, the area is now home to some 70 artist studios, shops, and restaurants.
Environmental and humanitarian standards are increasingly problematic in the global apparel industry, so we source fabric from the finest mills in the USA, Japan, and Italy. Aside from making the best denim on the planet, these mills have some of the highest labor and environmental standards.
All products are crafted by a single set of hands in our workshop using nearly 20 vintage industrial sewing machines. They're slower, more finicky, and require more maintenance, but the stitches they create are far more beautiful than modern machines. We think you'll agree.
Hi, I'm Daniel - owner, designer, and maker at Skinner Jeans.
Skinner Jeans began in 2014 when I decided to learn a new skill. On a whim I bought a vintage Singer sewing machine from a thrift shop, set it up in my college bedroom, and decided to make a pair of jeans.
They were awful.
They didn’t fit. They didn’t look good. They fell apart the first time I wore them.
So I made another pair. Then another. Improving the design with each iteration quickly became an obsession.
Seven years, nearly 20 industrial sewing machines, and an untold number of prototypes later, we've perfected the art of making jeans.
Here's to your new favorite pair.