The AG Adriano Goldschmied brand, founded in 2000, partnered long-time denim guru, Adriano Goldschmied, and the industry leader in quality and innovative manufacturing, Yul Ku, of Koos Manufacturing of South Gate, California. Starting out as a small boutique line the first couple of years, AG has since become synonymous with great quality, design, and state-of-the-art washes. In the fall of 2004, Adriano and Mr. Ku mutually decided to end their association, with Adriano leaving his namesake company to venture out on this own. Under the direction of Mr. Ku, the AG team has maintained its commitment to the made in the U.S.A. label, and is dedicated to the continued development of the brand with the utmost attention to detail and quality. The ultimate goal for any denim brand is to create jeans with genuine vintage appeal, while maintaining a modern silhouette with authentic washes. With the addition of the AG-ed Vintage collection, the AG brand secured its foothold as a visionary in the premium denim category. AG-ed Vintage utilizes a revolutionary laundry technique, producing jeans that truly mimic vintage jeans that have been worn for years.