We are still going strong
If anyone still wants to get their hands on a pair of Osloh bicycle jeans at wholesale prices, our Kickstarter offer is still live until November 9th. We will be sure to use any extra funding to simply make more awesome jeans.
Frequently Asked Questions
Long answer but we think it’s very important:
Since Osloh was founded in 2008 we’ve been on the hunt for manufacturers that can make our product.
Our jeans are difficult to make! We need manufacturers that can do triple-stitching, apply multiple fabric coatings etc. In fact, our jeans require 40 different procedures compared to around 15 for normal denim jeans. This puts us out of the reach of most traditional denim manufacturers around the world, and, despite a long and ongoing search, the US.
Quite simply, the machinery required to make our jeans is not available in the US-yet. We’re not alone. Other US based designers have the same difficulty with sourcing in the US. The good news is that denim manufacturing is returning home. LA and NYC are leading the charge. We look forward to a time, soon we hope, when Osloh can manufacture its products here in the US.
And to any US denim manufacturers out there-we’d be delighted to hear from you! Please do contact us if you think you can manufacture our product.
Until then we are sourcing our manufacturing in China. We visited manufacturers earlier this year. The working conditions are excellent and the people delightful. We met workers with amazing skills and attention to detail. Made in China sometimes gets a bad rap and we understand that. What we found were well paid and talented people eager to display their talents.
So our ride continues and we shall evolve as further manufacturing opportunities in the US unfold.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.
A lot! Our jeans are carefully manufactured with biking in mind. That means stretch fabric, anit-bacterial coating, weather proofing, custom reinforced pockets that are easy to access while you ride, snaps on the cuff for our more relaxed fit, and so many more details.
Check out our Kickstarter page for a closer look at all of our products.
We named our company Osloh as a tip of the hat to the European way of viewing a bike as a legitimate means of transportation. It is important to us that we be able to use our bike as often and as easily as possible, which is why we wanted to make some jeans that look and function great, on and off the bike.
Since we launched our Kickstarter campaign, we’ve had a lot of questions about Osloh Jeans for women. We are so glad to find out that there are so many ladies out there interested in Osloh jeans for themselves! Overall, we think our jeans work really well being unisex, and can’t think of a single feature our pants provide that are male-specific.
In an effort to make it easier for all you ladies out there, we looked at sizing, to make sure they work until we can get some real women’s fits in our line. We’ve added a 30’ inseam option across all our jeans and trousers, and a 28” waist in the relaxed fit Lane pant. We hope this helps with your requests for women’s pants, for now. We aim to go to work in early 2014 to revisit designs, fits and fabrics specifically for women. Take a look at our photos to get an idea of how Osloh’s fit. Our model here is wearing size 30 Lane trousers, and usually wears size 4-6. Please email us if you have any specific measurement questions, we would be glad to assist.