Clothes making is in Stan Fraziers blood. His mother, a talented dressmaker in New York, has designed and crafted intricate pieces for some of the most luxurious brands in the world. When Frazier was just thirteen, his mother gifted her son a brand new sewing machine. He was a natural. Now, years later, the Brooklyn born and bred Frazier is still sewing away. In the back of his Cedar Street shop in Charlotte, Frazier produces some of the most well-made denim jeans, bags, shirts, and more, all incorporating high quality selvedge denim.
Decades ago, large denim companies switched from a traditional shuttle loom that produces selvedges to one that was over twice the originals size in order to mass produce jeans. The benefits for the large companies were obvious; they could make more jeans at a lower cost, utilizing less material. However, the overall quality and finished edges on those jeans suffered.
Recently, in the last ten years, selvedge denim has made a huge comeback. Fashion capitals around the world like Japan, Italy, and Turkey specialize in selvedge, producing a high quality traditional denim that is less likely to fray or ravel, is far superior in wear, and looks amazing.
Stan Frazier of Anarke (a-nark-e) Jeans Co. and Straight Stitch & Co. is a selvedge denim fanatic. He is a true believer in the quality and character of the material and has created both his clothing brand, Anarke, and his bespoke company, Straight Stitch & Co., around selvedge of all kinds; Japanese, Turkish, Italian, and American from the local Cone Mills.
His brand Anarke exudes the chaos and freedom of Fraziers designs. Combining the fashion cultures of the Islands – his heritage – and urban lifestyle Anarke is a fashion forward denim label. Fit and detail are his main priorities with the brand. From the pockets to the interior fabric to the buttons, each handmade pair of Anarke jeans features a strict attention-to-detail. Along with pants, the Anarke brand offers fun tees, sophisticated bags, well-made shirts, vests, and more. Frazier, unlike other brands also allows customers to do minor customization and alteration, a service that many of his clients appreciate.
For those that need more than minor customization, or those that want a totally custom jean, Stan Frazier can accommodate through the services of his company Straight Stitch & Co. Frazier, a denim enthusiast, noticed a void in Charlottes custom jean marketplace and decided recently to fill it with his Bespoke program. This program allows clients to create their unique desired jean. They can choose virtually everything from the particular type of denim style and weight, to the size and type of pockets, patches, buttons, rivets, hems (lock stitch or a chain stitch) and more. This comes at a premium of course, but for those that wish to have a truly custom, superior pair of jeans this a perfect option. Frazier has made this process astoundingly simple with a quick turnaround. Simply visit Straight Stitch & Co., make your selections, get fitted, and within a week you can have your brand new, personalized, handmade pair of premium jeans.
Whether you need a well-made pair of jeans or other jeanware from Anarke or a custom-made pair from Straight Stitch & Co.s Bespoke program, one things for certain: With his focus on quality and attention-to-detail, combined with his unmatched production and stitching skills, Stan Fraziers jeans will deliver in fit and aesthetic for years to come.
For more information on Stan Frazier and his brands Anarke Jeans Co. and Straight Stitch & Co. visit online at www.straightstitchandco.com