I was once one of those people who refused to pay a lot of money for jeans. Especially once I was buying my own clothing, a $20 pair from Target seemed sufficient. Of course after wearing them a couple of times, they were stretched out, they shrunk, and really just didn’t fit! Fast forward a few years, and I’m managing a clothing boutique that carries designer jeans. Thanks to a generous clothing allowance and a nice discount I was able to buy many pairs of my now absolute favorite denim brand – David Kahn. They fit great, the quality is amazing, and you can wear them for a week straight (or more) and they don’t stretch out!
However, they aren’t cheap. A pair usually runs between $160-$200. While my younger self thinks $200 is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on jeans, 31 year old me knows that I have these same jeans hanging in my closet – now around 8 years old and they are still in amazing shape! A good investment I’d say.
But no matter how great the quality and construction, if you wear something that long and that much, it starts to show. I was wearing the very first pair of David Kahns I bought a couple of months back and went to tuck my knees up under me on the couch and:
Now if these had been a $20 pair from Target, no big deal. But I paid about $160 for them (and though I think I got my money’s worth over the years) and knew I couldn’t easily replace them without spending at least another $160. Since I’m not one for the ripped denim look, and a patch would just be tacky, I wanted them fixed!
Luckily, there’s Denim Therapy! I was introduced to Denim Therapy a few years back and it’s an amazing service!
Fill out your information – name, contact info, and then print off your form. Circle the area on the jeans you want fixed and package them up. They even provide you a shipping form so you can drop them right in the mail. (They add the cost of shipping on to your order.)
Since I was sending them anyway, I figured I might as well get the hem repaired too. I tend to wear this pair more with flats and never got around to hemming them.
So I added them to an envelope, printed off a shipping form, and dropped them in the mail! About a week later I received an estimate for my order:
Knee repair: $24
Original hem reconstruction: $80 (yikes!)
They also mentioned that since it seemed like the jeans were a little long, they could just do a regular hem for $18 instead of reconstructing the original one (yes!)