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1519 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
USA

415-982-5726

For two decades, AB Fits has been dealing better denim. AB Fits provides up-front personal service to clothe their customers in a global assortment of cherry-picked men's and women's denim centric styles. Like being located on the oldest street of San Francisco in the neighborhood that gave birth to cool, the store puts people in clothes that embody character and quality. Desperados who cry "Jeans don't work for me!" walk their beautified butts out the door on the road to denim worship.

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C.O.F. Studio - The Ultimate Denim Brand

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THE STORY

C.O.F. Studio represents what can be achieved when a “Circle Of Friends” work together to create something special and unique. At the center of this circle, you will find Per Fredriksson, founder and creative mind behind this concept and brand.

Per comes from a small town south of Stockholm, Sweden, and has always held tightly to the dream of one day creating his own denim concept. His obsession with denim started back in the 70’s, at a time when the denim industry was reaching its pinnacle in Europe. What sealed his fate was a copy of Interview magazine, which contained an iconic image of Andy Warhol dressed in his signature pair of Levi’s® 501 jeans®. From that first glimpse of the iconic red tab, Per made every effort to have a career positioning him as close to the world of denim as possible.

His career flourished, from stocking the store shelves at Gul & Blå, to Product Manager at Dobber Jeans, which in Scandinavia was second only to Levi’s®. Each opportunity allowed Per to discover all facets and nuances of denim manufacturing. His passion fueled the desire to become an expert on the business of denim.

In the 80’s, his work brought him to Japan. Per was one of the first people to help introduce selvage denim to their industry. Then in the 90’s, he made his biggest move. He moved to Italy, where he lived and worked for 18 years. In Italy, Per focused on the manufacturing processes: stitching, construction, and hand washing.

Under the name Modern Basic 08, Per provided, and continues to provide, jeans and fabrics to many of the industry’s leading denim brands. It is his endless knowledge and close friendships, developed throughout his lengthy and dedicated career in denim, that has brought Per back to Stockholm, Sweden to start his own denim brand, C.O.F. Studio.

DENIM CONCEPT

C.O.F. Studio has one simple mission: bring together people who share a common vision toward creating quality denim products. The brand’s collection showcases a balanced synergy between modern classic Swedish designs and traditional high quality Italian made jeans, always staying true to the DNA of the company – denim. They maintain traditional craftsmanship techniques, yet find it equally important to look forward, creating new expressions and finding innovative ways of managing production.

They carefully choose the highest quality raw materials and fabrications to create every pair of jeans. The manufacturers and suppliers to C.O.F. Studio are the foundation of their brand. Fabrics are primarily sourced from the world famous Candiani Denim. Top grade leather from Panama Trimmings, and superior hardware from RiRi Group; buttons and rivets from Cobrax, and zippers from Meras assure the highest quality of function and detailing. The Rivetto D’oro (golden rivet) is their ultimate detail; the highest symbol of quality awarded to C.O.F. Studio by Candiani Denim, along with the great honor of being one of three companies to be granted the Candiani Denim Black Label, signifying their strong partnership and common commitment to excellence.

C.O.F. Studio jeans are sewn in small numbers by a handful of expert operators in Italy. As a true testament of quality, each garment is marked with the specific friends involved in every pair, including the denim mill, button and rivet manufacturers, leather tannery, master tailors, and washing experts.

AB Fits Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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Don’t forget the ones you love on the 14th! Spice up your Valentine’s Day, and get some extra loving-you know how that works (wink, wink).

We have chosen some new spring items that will surely please your special someone(s). Our selection is deep and wide, like the love in your generous heart.  Complimentary gift wrap eliminates the stress, and will free up some time to get chocolate, flowers, and plan that quick trip to Paris.

Jill Platner
Nothing says I Love You like a Jill Platner design. Hand crafted in NYC of Sterling Silver and crocheted nylon cord, these brilliant sculptural pieces are timeless, true in form and function. Go ahead, make them fall in love with you, or reassure them they are still the one and only.
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Cinq Jewelry
Simp-elegant! Yes, it’s a word. Cinq jewelry is delicate and offers easy styling and layering. Crafted by hand in San Francisco, any piece would make a perfect sentiment for your special Valentine.
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Lotuff Men's Leather Backback 

This handmade leather backpack will knock his socks off-straight into the dryer! This backpack, is the perfect way to express your admiration and devotion, not to mention to score major points. Hopefully, you will be generous to eciprocate.

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Lotuff The Tripp
Buy this bag so that she can have a life long  love affair with Lotuff and you, as their bags are guaranteed for life! They have adjustable and detachable straps, which will allow her to use it a clutch too. She’ll be impressed by your taste level and generosity.

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Hollows Leather Bracelet
Handcrafted in Portland, these rugged double wrap leather bracelets are perfect for layering. Pick one up for a favorite love or dear friend. Remember, gift wrap is complimentary.

Shop Hollows Leather in Brown, Natural, or Black.

Antipast Socks
It’s a wonderful world in which we live. Choose just one pair as a small token of your affection, or buy a pair for every day of the week. Antipast socks will show them how much you care about their comfort and style, without being over the top. The spring collection has something for everyone-including yourself.

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Manready Mercantile
Romantic, yes. Candles are always a nice gift. We have scents to please every mood.
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Lotuff - Guaranteed for Life

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You know an item must possess integrity of design, materials, and craftsmanship to offer a guarantee for life, right?

AB Fits is delighted to have secured a limited number of bags by Lotuff, a small and bespoke leather studio, based in Rhode Island, just in time for the holiday madness. These bags are the perfect gift for those lucky enough to be at or near the top of your holiday list. When you see these bags in person, you’ll want one for yourself as well. We can’t guarantee it, but we’re pretty confident.

A small team of 15 Lotuff artists lovingly craft each piece using the best methods known. Each step, from start to finish, is deliberate and methodical. From the all-vegetable derived hand-dying , to the cutting, to the polishing, to the stitching, they strive for perfection, not expediency. Being meticulous and through is not a luxury, but a necessity to achieve the intangible feeling you will experience when owning one of their bags.

As Lotuff is a bespoke studio, we have swatches of their leather color offerings in the shop, just in case you find yourself falling all over a color we did not order. (Bespoke orders not available for holiday delivery.)

AB Fits Holiday Cheer Party December 9!

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Good Denim + Good Talent + Good Drink Equals a Damn Good Party

It’s that time of year when we want to party our butts off with our friends. This year, we don’t just want to party, we want to show you what we’ve got. What you ask? New fall/holiday arrivals, including our/your favorite denim brands, as well as a trio of artists showcasing their fine crafts. We will be serving hot mulled cider, ice cold beer (why not?), and good company.  

Our featured artists will include: Crooked 8 Chainstitch Embroidery, Ende Collective jewelry, and Satchel Rye ceramics. We are pleased to have such a talented group joining us for a day of festive cheer.

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Crooked 8 Chainstitch Embroidery

Building on his craft as a tailor and designer, Sam Hart has developed mad skills with the use of his newly acquired chain stitch machine. Sam has been a part of the San Francisco apparel community for the past 8 years, engaged in retail management, apparel production, and tailoring. Sam’s talent was most recently plied at the Levi’s Flagship store in San Francisco.

Instagram: @_samhart

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Ende Collective

It all started with the name Ende, one of the very first female artists to sign her artwork in the 10th Century. How marvelous to be the first of any kind in a world of manys. This concept of firsts and onlys is provoking as it can be translated into many things: moments, people, achievements, experience, etc. And yet, it is our desire to remember and recollect the ephemeral because it inspires us as a collective. 

Ende Collective represents the human desire to somehow articulate our individual being and experience through process and tangible materials. To create, if only to be remembered. To build, if only to reshape the world around us in hopes that it may perpetuate the inspiration.

Art as unique extensions of one's self is the unspoken language of connection. I aim to explore this subtle communication through clean aesthetics, modern design and structure, and a conviction for achieving the perfect expression through object and form. 

Instagram: @endecollective

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Satchel Rye Ceramics

Linh has dabbled in ceramics through the years, but it wasn’t until a pivotal class at the Hana Arts Center on Maui in 2014, that she was fully captivated by the process of ceramics. In a past profession she was a chef, so the transition into the pottery world was a natural one - both require practice, dedication, and the development of hand dexterity and muscle memory.  They both demand that you follow certain fundamentals and foundations of technique, but within those boundaries there is absolute creative freedom. As with cooking, Linh draws inspiration from nature; allowing organic shapes and movement to be the focus, as well as the Japanese idea of wabi-sabi (there is beauty in the imperfect and transient). 

Instagram: @satchelrye

Enjoy 20% off AB Fits full-priced merchandise at checkout.

MATiAS

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ExPLORE THE PaST, PReSENT, and FuTURE

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Matias Sandoval, owner and designer of MATiAS Denim will be bringing a limited assortment from his past collections, his current offerings (including some limited production designs), and a preview of his future inspiration. Scroll down to see his development as a designer.

Join us Saturday, October 21 11:30AM-6:30PM

Sam Hart of Crooked 8 will be spinning his magic on his vintage chain stitch embroidery machine. Sam will offer complimentary embroidery on all your MATiAS purchases.


PRONOUNCED: ( MA – TEE – US )

A POST-HERITAGE FASHION BRAND FOCUSED ON “EVOLVED – DENIM”.
EACH SEASON WE PUSH TO BRING YOU UNIQUE & ORIGINAL APPAREL.

OUR PASSION IS OUR PRODUCT

MADE IN USA

WE PROUDLY MANUFACTURE OUR CORE LINE ITEMS IN THE USA.EACH PAIR OF JEANS, EVERY JACKET & EVERY SINGLE SHIRT IS METICULOUSLY HAND TAILORED IN OUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDIO, WHERE QUALITY IS OF THE UPMOST IMPORTANCE.

DENIM EXPERTS

WITH MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF FASHION DESIGN AND DENIM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE, OUR INHOUSE TEAM CONTROLS EVERY PATTERN, FABRIC COMBINATION , WASH, THREAD AND TRIM TO ENSURE THAT YOUR PRODUCT IS TRULY UNIQUE.

DESIGN DRIVEN

WE ARE A TRULY UNIQUE ATELIIER FOCUSED ON COMFORT AND LUXURY.OUR POINT OF VIEW ON DENIM AND FASHION, CHOICE FABRICS FROM AROUND THE WORLD -PAIRED WITH REFINED DETAILS SET US APART FROM THE REST.


THe PaST

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THe PReSENT

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THe FuTURE

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