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Self Edge: Union Special 43200G Chainstitching Machine
Self Edge San Francisco’s new vintage chain stitching machine joins the family after a long search. After plenty of perseverance, all three Self Edge shops in NYC, LA and SF are now able to offer in-house hemming services. The Union Special was a rare piece of machinery that was used for Japanese denim and American styling decades ago, and getting your hands on one today is both costly and a difficult. Thanks to Self Edge, you luckily don’t need your own as they can rip through the hems of your denim to create some nice altered fits year after year. Custom-built by Roy Slaper, the machine’s services will be offered on a daily basis at Self Edge San Francisco, with work being done by Julian Dash of Holy Stitch, SESF’s hemming and repair division. For everything Self Edge, be sure to check out their site here.