PROSPECT PINE is a bespoke clothing and hand-dyeing project by Josef Centeno. PROSPECT PINE's studio is located in downtown Los Angeles, CA in the Old Bank District directly above his two restaurants: Bar Amá—an homage to his Tex-Mex roots—and Michelin-starred Orsa & Winston, named after his two dogs.
He believes great denim, good fitting tees and sweatshirts are essential for comfortable daily living.
PREMIUM HANDMADE CUSTOM DENIM
Made from legendary Cone Mills deadstock that I hunt around for and hand-selected, rare Japanese selvedge in limited quantities.
All of the denim is hand-cut and sewn to order on a variety of vintage Union Specials and Singer machines that I have collected from all over the world (Pakistan, Japan, India, Finland, Los Angeles and Pomona, CA) and the buttonholes are made on a classic Reece 101 button keyholer.
The first vintage machine I got was 43200G Union Special hemming machine, which creates that unique rope-like hem. After using 43200G, there was no turning back. I became instantly fascinated with the history of these 99+ years old machines and denim making. PROSPECT PINE has become, in many ways, an homage to the golden era of 1950's denim-making.