FAQs


Where are Klé Denim jeans made?

Designed in Montreal, Canada, every pair of Klé jeans is made with care. They are cut and sewn in downtown Los Angeles, California. Klé denim only uses the finest sourced fabrics, hardware, and leather for its products. The denim utilized by Klé for its products is woven by Kuroki Mill located in the rich textile area of Okayama, Japan.

 

How do Klé Denim jeans run?

For the most part, Kle Denim jeans run true to size.
 In theory you should purchase our jeans one size smaller than you normally wear. The reason is our jeans will stretch up to 1″ in the waist within the first two weeks of wear. To accommodate for the stretch, most customers size down one from their measured waist size. It is hard to compare sizing from different brands since companies all have different sizing rules, and jeans stretch over time. The best way to determine your size in Kle Denim jeans is to measure a pair of jeans that fit you well and compare them to the charts on our product pages.

Please Note: If one size smaller isn’t available (in the case of size 36), we recommend purchasing your normal size. These are recommendations only and they do not take into account millions of tastes and personal preferences. Please use your own discretion when choosing the best size for you.

 

The item I want is sold out/backordered. What now?

Due to the special and limited nature of most of our products, we may not be able to accommodate all immediate requests. If the item you want is sold out or on backorder, we will fill orders as soon as the product becomes available. In some cases, once sold out, an item may no longer be available. The amount of time it takes for a backordered product to ship depends on many details and varies from product to product.

 

What is “rigid” or “raw”denim?

The terms “rigid” and “raw” refer to denim that is completely unwashed. Nowadays, most jeans are pre-washed for softness and a worn-in look. By contrast, rigid jeans are dark and stiff. They require a break-in period and mold to the body of their wearer with time. Although the wearer will likely experience some mild discomfort during the break-in period, we highly recommend this approach, as it is the most rewarding and cost-effective.

 

What does the term “selvedge” or “selvage” mean?

Selvedge or selvedge denim refers to fabric produced on old-style shuttle looms. Because of increased demand in the 1960s for blue jeans, textile mills started using open-ended projectile loom technology to produce fabric wider, faster, and cheaper. Shuttle looms weave a comparatively narrow piece of fabric, so a longer piece is needed to produce a single pair of jeans. Selvedge has gained its hallowed status and the price that comes with it because more fabric is needed to produce a single pair of jeans, and shuttle looms are few and far between. The term “selvedge” comes from “self-edge” which refers to the finished edge of shuttle loom-produced fabric. This desirable clean edge is produced by one continuous cross thread (the weft) passed back and forth down the bolt of fabric. You can see the selvage edge for yourself in the cuffed outseam of selvage denim jeans.

 

Are Klé Denim jeans preshrunk?

All of our jeans feature sanforized denim, meaning that the fabric has been stretched and manipulated in factory prior to any washing in order to minimize shrinkage. You may expect up to one inch of stretch in the waist after two weeks of initial wear. Upon your first wash, the jeans will shrink up to 0.5″ in the waist and 0.5″ in length as long as they are washed in cold water and hung up to dry.

 

How do I prevent crotch blowouts?

Crotch blowouts are a result of any combination of the following factors: fit, washing habits, and daily activity. If you like to wear slim jeans but have large thighs, crotch blowouts will happen due to friction. If you wash your jeans rarely, the dirt and bacteria that the jeans accumulate will break down the cotton fibers. If you do lots of physical activity in your jeans, the fabric will undergo more stress than if you sit at a desk all day. Combine any of these factors together and the likelihood of a crotch blowout increases. Thankfully, our denim is quite hard wearing and can take a lot of abuse – but, like all cotton garments, they can and will break down over time. We suggest repairing your jeans early on when you notice a hole starting to form, as it will prevent them from sustaining greater damage later on when the jean starts to break down further structurally. We also suggest washing your jeans somewhat consistently if you are concerned with making them last as long as possible.

 

When should I wash my Klé Denim jeans?

There is no perfect answer to that question. Time and time again, we have seen guys with great looking jeans who washed every month. Conversely, we’ve been impressed by jeans which have never seen soap. In the end, the only suggestion we have for you is to wear frequently, and wash infrequently. The more you love your jeans, the more they will love you (however, if you like concrete solutions to problems, 6 months is a safe bet).

 

How should I wash my Klé Denim jeans?

Indigo is an organic compound that may transfer itself onto other surfaces when rubbed against. As a precaution, wash separately.

Hand wash in cold water; this garment may shrink up to 5%.

Do not tumble dry. Line dry inside out.

(denim care page coming soon)