PROSPECT PINE is a custom 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.
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.