RPM West is a new innovative denim company out of San Francisco that strives to bring you the best fitting and best-priced pair of denim you have ever possessed. They use Japanese fabrics, but the denim is made here in the United States.
I got a chance to have a Google hangout with the man behind RMP West, Manuel Rappard. He's been a denim enthusiast since the age of 12, when he first convinced his mom to buy him a pair of Diesel jeans. Since then, denim has been a passion of his. Manuel grew up in Germany, moved to Michigan, and then attended NYU. After school, he began working for Google, but is now pursuing his denim dreams. His main goal is to sell the best jeans in the simplest way possible.
RPM West started out as a Kickstarter campaign that got over $104,000 contributed to their project in 40 days. The growth was very organic, and spread via word-of-mouth and blogs. 36 hours after launching, they met their funding goal.They have currently fulfilled 1500 Kickstarter orders, and will be making the denim available to the public soon.
What makes RPM so unique is that they are introducing their Home Try-On Program. The Home Try-On Program will let you choose 3 denim styles or sizes, and you keep the one you like the most, and then send back the 2 you do not want free of charge.
RPM has decided to keep their denim at wholesale price so that the consumer can get the best price possible. RPM West eventually wants to have a full product line in the next coming months.
Side note: If you have a boyfriend/husband/brother that does not like to shop for denim, this is the perfect solution for you!
My name is James Kim and I am 22 years old. I am from Tacoma, WA. I work at Urbanity in Seattle. I co-own a screen printing company called Saltwater Graphics, and am working on my own line with some friends called FAM apparel. I am also a youth group leader at my church, and enjoy doing that a ton. Fashion, sports, and movies are some of my favorite things. I love playing sports, and spending time outside, especially when we have nice weather here in Seattle. Looking forward to getting to know the readers!