Our denim hemming service, Union Stitch, uses the rare Union Special 43200G machine to create an authentic hem when altering the length of you jeans. This was the machine of choice for the original denim factories in the USA. Since the late 1970’s they have been collected and refurbished by Japan’s best denim producers for use in the their own factories. Our machine has been sourced from one of Japan’s most meticulous collectors and originates from 1939. When we run the denim through the machine, the needle create’s a strong tension in the thread of the hem which when soaked in water will create a beautiful original roping effect. This effect is only possible with the vintage Union Special machine.
Our hemming service is available by mail order - simply select the amount of pairs you wish to be shortened below. Once we receive your order we will email you an order form to complete and detailed instructions on how to prepare your denim for hemming. We can hem all denim up to a weight of 18oz.
We aim to complete your alteration within 24 hours of us receiving your denim. We will then return to you by express courier fully insured and tracked. You will be charged delivery at checkout, this charge covers the return shipping of your jeans.
If you have any questions about our service, do not hesitate to contact us. If you would prefer to use our service in person, please visit The Real McCoy’s store in London.