So I have a story to share regarding Roy which makes me lean towards only ever buying and wearing his jeans from here on out. I just recently created a sufu account and wasn’t sure if I wanted to share this story or not but here it goes.
When the memorial jeans released I knew I needed a pair because I loved the patch and story behind them, and the cut which was straighter than the two previous pairs of Roy’s I have which are the SF01 and KS1002. So I went onto his site at the exact release time and they were already sold out in my size, which most people here could probably attest to. I guess it turned out that the PayPal order system opened a few minutes early or something which led to orders going through before the actual release time.
So, I emailed Roy basically saying how much I loved and respected his work, and how bummed I was that I missed out on the pair and was wondering if he had any future projects planned that I could look forward to. Roy promptly responded and told me he had plenty of fabric left over and when he finished some other projects he had lined up, he would email me for sizing and contact info to make me a pair. Sure enough after a few weeks I get another email from Roy basically asking if I still wanted the jeans and asking for my PayPal info. So I sent Roy the invoice and after a few weeks the jeans arrived.
I emailed Roy letting him know the jeans arrived and he proceeded to then email me back and forth offering his advice regarding soaking and cleaning the jeans down the road and also told me I could email him whenever to let him know how it goes. To this day the memorials are my favorite jeans, and whenever I throw them on I’m reminded of how they were basically one off jeans made for me by Roy.
TLDR: missed out on memorial jeans, reached out to Roy, he made me my own pair. Roy is the man, and I will be buying the new RT jeans and whatever other things he makes.