den.m bar

Sized Up is a weekly feature that helps you find clothing in your size in cities around the world. You won’t see the same old mall stores here – we focus on independent, custom shops and boutiques that are off the beaten path. If you know of a unique place to shop for men’s clothing in extended sizes, let us know and we’ll talk about it here.

If you’re willing to do a bit of searching, you can uncover some pretty interesting places to buy clothing in extended sizes in L.A. The custom denim workshop known as Den.m Bar is one of those hidden gems we came across. Using traditional crafting methods and the finest quality materials from Japan, Europe, and America, they can create custom jeans for customers of any size.

Using a four step method, Den.m Bar creates jeans to your exact specifications right there in Los Angeles. If for whatever reason they aren’t up to your expectations, you can send them back and they’ll make sure they’re perfect. As you big guys know, finding big and tall denim in the style you want isn’t easy, so a resource like Den.m Bar might just come in handy.

Den.m Bar jeans

We talked to Derek Yip, Marketing Manager at Den.m Bar about the company, the process, and when you’ll be able to buy a pair of jeans online.

Are there any size limitations on the jeans you make?
No, we do not have any size limitations on the jeans we make however for sizes 40 and up, we require a new pattern to be made only if it doesn’t exist already.  Whenever we create a new pattern, it takes about 3 hours to create at $34 an hour + the jeans.

If someone wants a pair of jeans made with a type of denim you don’t have on hand, is it possible for you to find it?
Yes, we are always willing to help our customers create their own custom pair of denim jeans.  If we are not able to find the exact fabric that our customer wants, we do suggest alternative fabric that is similar to what the customer wants.

Is it possible to purchase any of your products online or by phone?
In the near future, we plan on having our e-commerce site up where our customers can buy our products online.  We currently do not take orders by phone.

Den.m Bar Straight Leg Jeans

A lot of our readers complain about being able to find jeans that fit their waist but end up being too tight in the thighs. Is there a style you’d recommend for a bigger guy?
For that particular situation, we recommend the Den.m Bar straight fit.  If the customer doesn’t want the thigh area to be particularly tight, the straight fit will offer plenty of thigh space and at the same time not look/feel loose as well.

You’re making these awesome jeans for affordable prices – can you give us an idea of what a pair of Den.m Bar jeans cost?
Our hand crafted customizable denim starts at $229 and may vary depending on optional items you select.  If you do not select the optional items, we do offer complementary options as well.

Den.m Bar
111 W. 7th St., #R3
Los Angeles, CA 90014
To make an appointment: [email protected]
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Chubstr,  I find that Sizes vs fitment to be wide open when it comes to clothes for my body type.  I am 6'3" 320lbs  Which for my style ends up being a 40"x32" waist slim fit,low rise jean and anything from a 2XLT to a 4X depending on the cut of the shirt.  See the problem a guy like me has is what I call the "in-betweener"  I can't shop at most normal stores because everything is "FAT man in a little shirt" and then stepping into a Big and tall store (read: Conservative and Frumpy) and I'm the guy that is now tall enough, but not wide enough. Destination XL has done a good job re-branding themselves with more fashionable clothes, but they still are not fashion forward enough for me.
anthonymg Thanks for the comment Anthony! If you can tell us what your sizes are, we can point you in the right direction. We definitely try to feature clothing in sizes as large as we can find them available, but sometimes they are difficult to find. You'll see a lot of options on the site that go to 5X or 6X. This particular post is a reader photo submission, so this guy has shared specifically what he's wearing and where he got it, which isn't always available in every size. Since it's a reader photo submission, the clothing is based on the size of the gent in the photo. Hope this helps! Check out our resources section and feel free to tell us your sizes and what specifically you're looking for and we'll help you out. Thanks for checking out Chubstr!
Werd!  6'3" 320lbs seems to be to big for most of the fashion that I am finding here.  To big, yet to small for "Big and Tall"
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