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Bespoke Denim Creator

The bespoke denim creator King-Yu Yiu developed a two-piece denim suit which is heavily inspired by 1920’s miner overalls. He’s wearing this denim kit for almost 2 years straight now, so perfect time to zoom in on his work, style, and outcome after wearing it.

King-Yu Yiu

Details Of The Outfit

For this denim suit, King-Yu Yiu used a straight with loose legs fit but tailored it with slight tapering from the knees onwards. The jeans feature a high rise and roomier thigh fit while maintaining a smaller leg opening to achieve a contemporary cut. Although he’s currently a 30” (for the time being…) he has instructed to cut a waist size of 33”, mainly inspired by the fact miners used to wear them over their trousers. He liked the idea of it being worn “over-all your clothing underneath” and therefore oversized them for that authentic look.

The double-pleated denim jacket that comes along with his denim kit follows the exact original specifications with a regular box ‘workman’ silhouette. For him, real denim is what it was originally developed for, its manual labor purposes, which meant for him going back to the basics of workwear and you simply cannot beat the classics.

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

The Selvedge Fabric

The King-Yu Yiu pieces have been constructed using Cone Denim, selecting a 16.5oz, 3×1 right-hand twill, 100% cotton “Galaxy Blue” shade woven on a 30” loom. For a slight change of direction, he thought why not experiment and see how the wear-down develops on a lighter base in comparison to my usual Japanese heavyweight quality bases!

He decided to keep the overall look clean and quintessential, but more importantly for it to be well-crafted with utmost attention and care. The pieces have been kept to a minimum of environmental impact, keeping it as a friendly product where possible; i.e. usage of horn buttons, eco yarn threads, bar tacks instead of rivets whilst maintaining 100% metal-free garments and goes without saying, of course, wash-free, dry goods only. One particular detail he’s very proud of is carrying the signatures of those who were involved in making this very special piece for him, King-Yu Yiu truly believes the soul is what makes the garment.

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

Made-To-Order

King-Yu Yiu is creating custom-made denim styles, so reach him out on his site to get in touch, and to develop your ultimate pair of jeans, or denim jacket.

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

King-Yu Yiu

The result after 23 months of wear.

www.kingyuyiu.com

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.