The Consistency Project Jeans Editor Review
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Just like for many people, my relationship with denim is complicated. I’ve found Jeans I love, but no flaws. I resonate deeply with the recent conversation around standing jeans on TikTok. I’ve always accepted that I have a pair of straight-leg jeans that look great, but are too tight to sit all day. And then, on the contrary, I have those sitting jeans that I’m not obsessed with style wise, but that’s really comfortable enough to sit in hourly. However, a new pair of jeans from Consistent project (TCP) has completely changed my mind about these two. In short, straight leg jeans can become a fashion trend while maintaining their level of comfort. (Also, now I simply call them jeans.)
“Sitting jeans can become a fashion trend while maintaining their level of comfort.”
Described as “an experiment in workwear and a new American way of life through secondhand, rework, and design,” TCP is both a design studio and a boutique, bringing life to life. new to pre-existing materials. Natasha Halesworth, who originally founded TCP as a passion project, founded the Asian-American business in 2017. Though the small brand also develops and sells reworked products. its own, but it specializes in tailoring workwear and vintage denim for clients, namely deadstock Stan Rays and Levi’s through live and virtual shopping appointment. I recently visited TCP’s studio in New York City’s Chinatown, where I was fitted for my very own pair of vintage Levi’s pants. They have become the pants that make me forget about all my so-called straight-leg jeans.
After measuring my waist and seams, Maddy, the studio assistant, picked up some jeans that ranged in stretch, wash, and style. TCP comes in a wide variety of designs to suit different body sizes and shapes. During the hour-long appointment, she delivered a comfortable, inclusive experience that was attentive to my preferences as I, a very picky shopper, tried many styles.
TCP sources old pants, then tags each pair based on its flat waist measurement. According to the brand, this method is more reliable than modern trouser sizes because of the natural fibers of the material. While Classic Levi Made of 100% cotton, so keeping the same size over time, most new Levi’s pants are made of spandex and other stretchy materials. That explains the size difference when it comes to modern denim, which has led to the existence of straight leg jeans. Maddy encouraged me not to look at the numbers and just think about how the jeans feel when wearing them. Besides addressing the uncomfortable, constricting belly area that straight leg jeans can cause, consumers are often unaware of their actual size in jeans, which leads to buying and stuffing. into the jeans they wear. think should be suitable.
I finally bought a pair of vintage 550s Levi’s jeans in a classic pale blue color. My first high-waisted jeans, jeans that have straight legs and a comfortable shape that still hug my curves. After I made my decision, Maddy and lead designer, Nikki, would equip me and hem the pants to my desired length on the spot. While I fell in love with the fit and comfort right away, it was only after a few weeks of consistently reaching for these jeans that I realized that I feel satisfied wearing both while sitting. . and stand. Now I have a better understanding of how jeans can and Candlestick feel.
What I like about the Consistency Project’s Assembly Experience
I’ve owned several Levi’s jeans, but this was my first classic. After putting them on, I immediately noticed a difference in the quality of the denim. It is thicker and heavier than typical modern jeans, with little or no stretch. But because they fit so well, the stiff fabric doesn’t feel uncomfortable and tight. Although TCP generously gave me the pair of pants I brought home, those jeans were reasonably priced at $165, including an additional shopping appointment and alterations.
I also liked that I was introduced to a style that I wouldn’t normally have access to in a regular store. These jeans have now become a wardrobe staple — I pair them with kids t-shirts, plain knits, hoodies, etc.
What’s remarkable about The Consistency Project’s tailored experience
If you’re a local or in the NYC area, I highly recommend making an appointment in person. In my experience, the TCP staff really took their time to help me find the right machine and didn’t push me to make any decisions. In fact, there’s no pressure to leave an appointment with a purchase; You can always come back after they’ve restocked. By coming in person, you can also take a closer look at the interesting patchwork jackets, workwear and accessories and see all the work in action.
Who is the consistent project best for?
If you’re not completely satisfied with your favorite pair of jeans, I definitely recommend a visit to the store. In addition to classic Levi’s jeans, TCP also suits shoppers Stan Ray painter pants. The brand also sells reworked denim, jackets, patchwork pants, tote bags, etc., developed in-house. They are sold online and at its studio in NYC.
Where is Project Consistency available?
Custom made-to-order items, in-house products, and vintage finds are all available in-store and online. The Olive/yellow TCP wavy pants ($225, originally $385), Classical TCP checkered patchwork pants in coral pink ($225, originally $315), TCP (Re) Protective Jacket ($215, originally $300) and Small bag TCP ($138, originally $225) are some of the unique items available for purchase.