Twice as Nice

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Bree Hylkema | 0 Comments

Dear Friends,

This week we’re releasing not one, but two garments, which just happen to go great together.  

To adorn the upper half we offer the Horizon Top.  The fabric is a red and black abstract pattern in 100% silk with black Tencel sides and a cotton stripe neck detail.  It is so utterly soft and elegant you’ll want to sleep in it.

On the bottom we have the High Tide Trousers.  They’re high waisted and highly covetable.  A tux stripe down the sides adds flair to these cropped britches.  Available in a black textured crepe which likes to travel and a show stopping inky stripe.

You can order these items today online.  Or, come try them on at our Open House on May 3rd.  1-5pm at 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607.

Wishing you well,
Bree and Kyra
High Tide Cropped Trousers

Posted in Classic Pants, Slow Fashion, Wear Clothing you Love

Take 2: The Boardwalk Trousers

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Miss Kyra | 0 Comments

Boardwalk Trousers in hemp/organic cotton stripe
Photography: Becca Henry, Model: Anastasia Bachykala, Makeup: Vanessa Castro


Dear Friends,

Today we launch the second piece in our Message in a Bottle Collection:  The Boardwalk Trousers!

These pants deliver the classic silhouette you desire, and are designed to be that perfect straight leg trouser you wear day after day into evening.  Far from mundane, they channel a Katherine Hepburn ease and elegance.  They sit comfortably at your true waist, smoothly hug the hips, and then gently drape down the leg.

What goes into creating such amazing trousers, you ask?  Long before the Boardwalk Trousers make it to your closet, they’re put through rigorous design and development at Vermeulen HQ.  First we draft a pattern and make a sample.  That pattern is then revised and tweaked until we have it just right.  Next, we test the pattern in other sizes.  We’ve developed a grading system unique to Vermeulen & Co. to achieve that miraculous fit not only in a size 4, but throughout all of our sizes.

Once we have the technical side worked out, it’s time to take them on the road.  This is the fun part.  We wear them out and about and see how well they stand up in the real world.  They’ve enjoyed wine tasting in beautiful Sonoma County, they’ve been to the office and several parties, they’ve ventured into the verdant jungles.  See them below lounging next to a lagoon at Los Pozas in Xilitla, Mexico.  These babies have performed so well and we’re just thrilled to share them with you.

Photo of Bree at Los Pozas by Sean Orlando

Order online today here in sizes 2-16.  They are available in both a luscious and thick black textured poly/viscose/spandex blend and in a breezy hemp/organic cotton stripe which is fully lined.  Both sport a left side invisible zipper with a 5 black button placket.

Please join us at our studio in May:

Vermeulen & Co. Open House
American Steel Studios
May 3rd from 1-5pm.
1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607


Have a marvelous and well clad week,
Kyra and Bree
Vermeulen & Co.


Posted in Classic Pants, Hemp/Organic Cotton, Local Manufacturing, Oakland, Slow Fashion, Wear Clothing you Love

A modern classic: Vermeulen & Co.'s Pencil Pants

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Bree Hylkema | 0 Comments

There's a reason Vermeulen & Co.'s pencil pants have become a classic.  It's not just the ultra slimming design lines.  It's not only that you can wear them anywhere.  The front pocket details are simply a bonus.
It's that you can wear them all day as comfortably as your best loved pair of jeans while looking sharp.  That 5% stretch on the back and side panels highlight your curves in just the right way.
We don't just make these pants, we wear them too.  In fact, we wear them a lot.

Here they are enjoying the orchid collection at the Jardin Botanico in Mexico City.  These pencil pants have been out on the town all day.  In a few minutes I'm taking them out for a delicious meal with friends.
Consider taking your own pair to dinner!
Currently available in 3 color ways:
Try on a pair at our open house on November 16th:
American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland 94607 (entrance on 20th St.)
Join us for light snacks, drinks, shopping, and fun.  1-5pm.

RSVP here

Posted in Bay Area Fashion, Classic Pants, Cotton, Hemp/Organic Cotton, Jeans Alternative, Local Manufacturing, Mexico City, Oakland, Oakland Fashion, Pants, Travel


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