BEHIND THE SEAMS
For the past 40 years, our jeans have been designed exclusively in New York City. Though our denim team is proud to call NYC home, they travel all over the world sourcing materials, researching the latest trends, and finding inspiration for the unique fits and washes they bring to you each season. As part of this process, they partner with a few of the most innovative and forward-thinking denim developers in the industry, collaborating daily across continents with teams dedicated exclusively to AEO jeans.
Once a year, the denim designers venture overseas to visit raw material suppliers, factories, and wash facilities. On their most recent trip, we asked them to snap a few behind the scenes photos. Take a closer look at how each pair of jeans is created.
Different rolls of fabric in the same shade are laid out and compared to ensure uniformity in each roll.
Embroidering our name into unattached waistbands.
Sewing on beltloops.
Fresh bolts of denim are delivered and relaxed off the role before being cut.
Pocket bags ready for insertion.
Sample roles of denim.
Whiskering in progress.
A bundled stack of AEO shorts post-washing. Now it’s time to add trimming and hardware.