Benzak Made in Europe Kickstarter Project

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Last week Lennaert Nijgh, founder of Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) launched his new Kickstarter project with his Benzak – European Made – collection. After 4 years of producing jeans in Japan, Benzak Denim Developers is expanding the brand with a new line. With this new Europe made line Lennaert created a high-quality jeans and other garments that complement the same lifestyle as Benzak Denim Developers, but at a lower price point.

The entirely new Benzak collection is made in Europe. The fabrics for the jeans are from the Candiani mills in Italy, which is known as one of the best denim mills in Europe. The entire line, jeans, jersey and sweat fabrics, are produced in small ateliers in Portugal. The Kickstarter project is already very successful as Lennaert received nearly 50% of his Kickstarter goal in just a couple of days. Check his new Benzak – Europa Made – collection here below and give him some support. Congrats Lennaert with this new collection and good luck with your goal!

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Benzak T-Shirts

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Benzak Sweaters

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Benzak Jeans

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Support the Benzak Kickstarter project here:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/877993250/benzak-european-made-jeans-for-the-modern-day-cowb

The Introduction Of Royal Denim Division (R.D.D.)

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It’s always very exciting when a new denim brand is coming to town,
especially when the people behind it are making high-end jeans with great
details for more than 25 years. Royal Denim Division (R.D.D.) is a new luxury denim brand with workwear inspiration but made for the modern men. Timeless pieces with a modern fit.

The R.D.D. branding is the ‘Red Dot’ which you can see on every item as a reference to the craftsmanship from Japan. For their collection they only use exclusive denims which are sourced from the best mills from Italy and Japan. With their R.D.D. collection they combine the finest fabrics in the world together with world’s leading denim laundries to create unique garments. Classics with a twist. R.D.D. promises to deliver a complete denim collection each season with true jeanswear inspired pieces like t-shirts, sweats, shirts, jeans and leather accessories.

The first collection will hit the stores this upcoming September. It will be available in 30 selected stores worldwide. Looking forward to see the follow-up on this collection as this one is already a very nice entrance into the denim market. Well done and enjoy some R.D.D. highlights here below.

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The basics from R.D.D. are their tees made of heavy 180g dry cotton qualities in three colours: white, olive and black. The tees have a triangle stitch detail in the armhole to give more comfort as it is a heavy fabric quality.

The R.D.D. sweats are made of heavy brushed cotton, 380g, available in three classic colours: grey, navy blue and black. The touch is extremely bulky and thick. This item is also made with the triangle stitch detail in the armhole. As detail they used a combination of flat lock and double needle stitches. Flatlocks are giving the vintage look, while double needles are more clean and modern.

Grey

Navy Navy

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One of my personal favo’s it their R.D.D. overshirt. The inspiration is from Japanese military overshirts. It is made of Japanese 10oz green twill selvage from the famous Kuroki mill. The fabric is washed at Leontex in Italy. It has a rinse wash to give it a soft and worn touch. The overshirt has copper buttons and a natural leather neck patch.

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Every modern man needs a good quality denim jacket. R.D.D. made one from Japanese 13oz selvage rigid fabric. The fabric is from the Kuroki mill. The jacket is made in Italy. It has round bar tack details at plackets as a reference to authentic workwear. Natural leather neck patch and snap buttons. Looking forward to see a heavy worn-out jacket over some years of wear!

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The basic for a true denim collection is a pair of dry jeans. R.D.D. made one of Japanese 13oz selvage Kuroki fabric. The jeans is made in Italy for a high quality pair of jeans. Great combination between Japan and Italy!

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For those who can’t wait – and wear – a pair of dry jeans R.D.D. created a look of a pair which has been faded by 12 – 18 months of wear. The specs are the same as the rigid version, but this jean is washed at Everest in Italy for a great worn result.

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For the rock and roll look and feel R.D.D. made a black comfort light weight stretch jeans. The jeans is made of 10.5oz selvage from Candiani – Italy. The jeans is washed at Itac in Italy, they are very strong in natural wash looks. The black warp and white weft combination gives it an original look. The idea is to recreate a look of a pair of jeans which has been faded by 10-12 months of wear.

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To make your R.D.D. outfit complete they added a few very nice high quality accessories in their collection. Two belts and a keyhanger in two colours. The leather is vegetable tanned in Italy which is a prefect combination with their jeans.

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 Interested retailers for Royal Denim Division can send an email (or phone) for more info to:

Lucas Verhoef - T: +31(6) 13141366

Blue de Gênes Waistcoats For Spring Summer ‘16

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Waistcoats plays a key role in every collection from Blue de Gênes. Every waistcoat has an authentic look and comes with a special Italian lining made especially for Blue de Gênes. From the SS16 collection they created the Monta Rugged and Pieve Rapello waistcoatsBoth waistcoats are high-quality made with a lot of authentic details.

A waistcoat is a perfect item to wear during Spring or Summer. You can wear with a simple t-shirt or (denim) shirt.

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The Blue de Gênes Monta Rugged and Pieve Rapello waistcoats have special shaped pockets and branded real leather straps in the neck. The buttons are inspired by vintage military buttons, made of buffalo horn. It has the characteristic adjustable buckle on the back to make it all complete. The Blue de Gênes waistcoats are available in sizes 46-56.

Monta Rugged Waistcoat 

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Pieve Rapello Waistcoat

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 Explore more of the Blue de Gênes collection here:

www.blue-de-genes.com

Official Release of Denim Book: Blue Blooded by Gestalten

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Today is the official release date of the new denim book Blue Blooded by the publisher Gestalten. The book is written by Thomas Stege Bojer (founder of denim platform Denimhunters) and Josh Sims (British journalist and writer of the book ‘Icons of mens style’). Blue Blooded is a very high quality made denim book with one of the best book titles ever. The cover is wrapped in real rigid denim fabric from the Candiani mill from Italy. This gives the book a very special and rich look and feel. They also used the perfect paper for the book (with a great smell by the way, book enthusiasts knows what I mean ; )).

Blue Blooded tells and shows the complete story of denim. As there a lot of denim books on the market, this one is outstanding from the rest. The content of the book gives you a total inside into the denim industry from the past and nowadays. The chapters in the book highlights it all, from cotton plant, spinning, indigo dyeing, weaving, fabrics, making of a pair of jeans and the denim scene are part in Blue Blooded. The books shows you the secrets of selvedge. The true origins of the Osaka Five. The immigrants and inventors in the Wild West who created jeans. Exclusive profiles of the independent designers and makers invigorating the denim scene, like 3sixteen and Iron Heart, along with forces like the big 3: Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler that shaped the denim industry.

As you can read the Blue Blooded book covers the topic of jeans in its entirety, from their rivets to their various washes and from their cultural history to a recommended selection of stores where they can be bought. And, of course, the things every denimhead needs to know: how to wash, or not wash, your jeans. How denim is made. And how denim makes us who we are.

As said before this book belongs to every denimhead in their book collection as it gives a perfect denim overview. It turned out very nice! Well done Thomas, Josh and Gestalten with the birth of Blue Blooded!

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Order your Blue Blooded copy now here:

http://shop.gestalten.com/blue-blooded.html

or here:

http://thedenimhunter.com/blue-blooded

Official Launch Party from Blue Blooded at Norse Store in Copenhagen

On Thursday, May 26, Norse Store in Copenhagen hosts the official launch party for Blue Blooded, and you’re all invited.

Lebl Denim Atelier by Leon Blok

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Lebl Denim Atelier is an Amsterdam based denim studio founded by Leon Blok. Leon is making tailored made and personalised denim garments. If you can’t find your favo denim style, he’s your man! For his creations he is only using the best suppliers from America and Japan that have a long history in manufacturing high-quality denim fabrics.

How does it work to get your favo Lebl pair of jeans or jacket? Here are the steps to your ultimate piece of denim:

Step 1) We sit down and have a chat about your style, your personality, what you do. We also discuss any ideas you might have about your new favorite jeans.

Step 2) We take your body measurements and go into the subjects of fit, choice of fabric and stitch detailing. Lebl serves as your sounding board and will give advice, but you are the one making decisions.

Step 3) Then we part ways and Lebl draws up a pattern and design, and carefully construct your sample.

Step 4) We meet again for a sample fit. This is where you test and try the functional design before it’ll be made out of your selected fabric. We make the necessary alterations to the pattern, rejig pockets, fine-tune all details and adjust things where needed. Next time you see your garment, it’ll be for real.

Step 5) The day has come to try on the final product. When you slip into it for the first time, the raw fabric might feel weird to you. But trust us: after a week or two you might not want to take it off again and it feels like a natural match. Not love at first wear? We’ll adjust it for as long as it takes to feel perfect to you.

Below some examples of high quality, special handmade Lebl Denim garments.

Leon Blok – Lebl Denim

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Levi’s Jeans Presents: Episode 4 – Japan From 501 Documentary

After the first 3 episodes (Work – Style – Rebellion) of the Levi’s Jeans501 docu they just launched their latest: Episode 4 – Japan. Japan explores the denim culture Levi’s Jeans generated beyond it’s homeland, a passion particular to Japan. This chapter tells the story of the Levi’s Jeans arrival in Japan in the 1950′s after WW2, the vintage denim explosion that culminated in the 1990′s and how Japan’s take on Americana is now globally influential. One of the best chapters in the whole Levis Jeans – 501 docu, check it now!

If you missed the first 3 episodes of the Levi’s Jeans - 501 docu:

www.levis.com

R.I.P. Bobby Garnett – Bobby From Boston

One of the vintage clothing kings passed away, Bobby Garnett a.k.a. Bobby from Boston. Bobby had an extremely cool vintage store filled with the most beautiful suits, army stuff, boots, dresses, sport items, workwear and jeans. A lot of famous clothing designers always shopped at Bobby’s to buy inspiration items to create their new collections. Check an interview with Bobby here below. R.I.P. Bobby!

New Denham Jeans Store Utrecht – NL

Denham Jeans opened their first store in the city centre of Utrecht – NL on the Choorstraat 2. The 80sqm shop is created within the richly sculpted 1897 corner building originally designed by famous Dutch architect P.J. Houtzagers. The new store focuses on Denham’s premium 5-pocket denim line for men as well as seasonal menswear offer in shirting, jersey, knits, tailored styles and outerwear.

The design concept of this store contains authentic vintage elements including a rescued and reconditioned farmhouse floor, 60’s era industrial French tannery-trollies, reclaimed 1950’s Utrecht street lamps, and repurposed brass tailor’s scissors are set off by fresh white walls, modern lighting and bold photography. The spirit of storytelling and a celebration of natural patina continues through to the bespoke service desk which has been carefully clad with over 200 individual brightly colored antique American measuring sticks. The store looks really fresh, congrats to Jason Denham and crew with this new adventure! Check below the new Denham store.

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The 5th Edition of Denim Days at Rambam Denim Store

This upcoming weekend it’s already the 5th edition of the Rambam Denim Days at Rambam Store Eindhoven – NL. For this edition Lennaert Nijgh, founder of Benzak Denim Developers – BDD, is coming to the store to show extremely cool worn-out BDD jeans in a mini denim expo and you can have a sneak on his new upcoming Europe made denim collection which will launch soon on Kickstarter. Lennaert will also tell and show the story behind his BDD brand which is an inspiration for everyone to hear. Next to that there’s good music and fresh made coffee by a true denim barrista. So see you all this upcoming weekend in the South of Holland at Rambam Store.

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Future Of Denim Event by ISKO Denim X Swedish Fashion Council

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ISKO is one of the leading denim mills in the industry. They are creating 250 million meters of fabric per year and their portfolio includes more than 25.000 products. A very progressive company with a lot of denim innovation. Two weeks ago ISKO organised an event together with Swedish Fashion Council called: ‘The Future of Denim’. At ‘The Future of Denim’ topics such as denim wash, stretch and future consumption were discussed with a focus on technical innovations. Today’s denim consumer demands information about garment purchased, and also, denim companies are increasingly taking more and more responsibility in achieving ‘Circular Economy’ and responsible products.

During the innovation day ISKO unveiled six articles from the ISKO EARTH FIT collection that received the prestigious Nordic Swan Ecolabel certificate recently. Next to that they had some denim speakers on the event: denim expert Adriano Goldschmied (Godfather of the denim industry), Mike Schragger (Founder of Sustainable Fashion Academy), Marco Lucietti (Global Marketing Director of SANKO/ISKO™ division), Kutay Saritosun and Ebru Ozkucuk Guler (ISKO™ Corporate Social Responsibility) and Anita Winsnes (Managing Director Nordic Swan Ecolabel).

Below a recap of the ISKO X Swedish Fashion Council denim event in Stockholm.

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Check the story behind the ISKO Earth Fit here:

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Ondura Leather Goods by Leens Jan Ondra

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Ondura is an one man army brand founded by Leens Jan Ondra in 2013. Ondura is based in Bünde Westfalen, a small town in Germany. Leens is born and raised in a small village, inspired by D.I.Y, punk music  and subculture. Leens lived in a 6 m2 old army truck for nearly ten years. Due to this lifestyle, he became minimalist; less is more and quality will endure. After working as a carpenter he studied fashion design at the fine art school Berlin Weißensee where he graduated with distinction. After working    unsatisfied for several years in the fashion industry as a designer, it was time to built his own brand with his passion for durable goods, so Ondura was born. Leens is using only the best of the best leather with Ondura, natural vegetable tanned which age very nice with use. Check below a selection of his high-end handmade products made by a true craftsman. Keep up the good work Leens!

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Leens Jan Ondra

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The 6 m2 old army truck

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Ondura Products

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www.ondura.de

Blue Lab – Amsterdam Denim Days – April 2016

Blue Lab is part of the Denim City in Amsterdam. Blue Lab is an unique collaboration between industry’s leading mills, laundries, chemists, engineers, suppliers and producers. It brings laundry and finishing for design team’s and students. Blue Lab will offer opportunities to train craftspeople and educate professionals, to test and improve new technologies and solutions, to bring ideas to trial. Check here a nice overview video from Blue Lab during the Amsterdam Denim Days from last April.

http://denimcity.org

Nobrandedon Handmade THW501XX Jeans From Indonesia

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In the denim industry you see a lot of very special jeans nowadays, different weights of fabric, methods of making, production wise, special selvage colours, etc. But sometimes you see a really special one, like this jeans from Nobrandedon. Nobrandedon is a denim brand founded in 2011 by Aryan Pandam Raafi from Indonesia. Aryan created this special and limited edition Nobrandedon THW501XX Jeans.

The jeans is completely made by hand. The total time to produce one pair of jeans is 36 hours. The jeans is made from heavy weight 18/19oz selvage broken twill fabric. The fabric has a double redline selvage which referes to the Indonesia flag. The threads of the jeans are handspun, coloured by hand with natural indigo and the fabric is woven by hand by Lumintu. The slubby fabric shows some amazing different colours of blue shades. Lumintu is specialized in handwoven selvage fabrics. Their fabrics are an one of a kind. Their handwoven fabrics need 4 times of energy and time to weave strong and stiff fabrics. They can create only 1.5 meter each day. The fit of the jeans is inspired by the Levi’s 501 fit from 1947. The backpockets are strenght with hidden rivets. The patch is made with several different denim fabrics, colour and weight, and stitched with the Japanese sashiko method.

This pair of Nobrandedon is a true musthave for every denimhead. Unfortunately this pair is already sold out, but they planned to do a new handwoven jeans this upcoming Fall Winter ’16. I’m really happy to have this one in my private collection! Looking forward to see their new edition. Check this very special Nobrandedon jeans here below. Thanks Aryan for this pair and keep up the good work! Keep in touch!

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Every jeans is packed in a heavy weight cotton totebag

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The Nobrandedon Handmade THW501XX Selvage Jeans

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Authentic pocketflasher with all the special details

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Nobrandedon Red Tab

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Sashiko stitched label

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Hidden rivets on the backpockets

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Heavy weight front pockets

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Top button

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Laurel leaf buttons

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Selvage detail on front watch/coin pocket

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Heavy weight 18/19oz handwoven fabric

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Nobrandedon label

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Handwoven broken twill fabric

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Double redline selvage fabric

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Back of the jeans

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Plain back pockets

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Follow Nobrandedon on Instagram: @Nobrandedon_ina

Kings & Queens Store Antwerp Celebrated Their 7th Anniversary

Last weekend Kings & Queens Store in Antwerp – Belgium celebrated their 7th anniversary. Kings & Queens is a true denim store stocking the best brands available like Eat Dust, Pike Brothers, Armor Lux, Schott, Butts and Shoulders, Grenson, Brixton, Stance, KOI, etc. In the back of the store they have a Red Wing shop-in-shop corner. Congrats Hans Bollen and crew with this milestone! Wish you all the best for the next 7 lucky years!

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