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Online department store Warenmagazijn stock true authentic products. All the products are selected carefully and must haves. If you are looking for great products for your home, clothes, boots or books, they have it all. Recently they added another amazing workwear brand from France, Le Laboureur. Le Laboureur is world famous of their blue jackets also worn by a lot of winegrowers. On Ebay there is a huge run on their vintage worn-out ones. I really like the patched and faded examples. They combine perfect with your raw denim! Check out the site from Warenmagazijn and discover all their treasures, especially their new, more than 50 years old brand from France, Le Laboureur. Below some highlights.
Available here: http://warenmagazijn.nl
Lee Jeans dropped a very nice new special edition of the 101s Slim Rider. They made a jean with two different fabrics on the front and the back. It’s now available at Cultizm, check the specs here;
- Style: The Original Slim Rider
- Fit: Slim Fit
- Color: Indigo
- Wash: Raw
- Material: 100% Cotton
- 13oz Green Selvage Denim (front) with 12oz White Selvage Denim (back)
- 2 premium denims – one contemporary garment
- Lefthand and righthand twill
- Leather patch with logo
Available here: www.cultizm.com
I have an addiction for vintage denim jackets and recently I could add this Levi’s Jeans ‘Big E’ Trucker jacket type 3 in my collection. The jacket is Made in Macau, what is interesting because most of the jackets in that time for Levi’s were produced in U.S.A. Someone told me that these jackets were made for the Canadian market and someone else told me a funny quote that a lot of sellers cut out the white Made in Macau label as the most buyers of vintage Levi’s items what to buy the U.S. productions. The U.S. productions have the digits 5XX (521, 524, 525, 526, etc.) on the back of the buttons, but this one has the number 350. This refers also to Macau.
Anyway, the jacket looks extremely cool with all the old biker patches from the ’70′s. I really love old denim jackets which are made personal or the total worn-out versions. Check my latest vintage found here below.
Take a look into the Hiut Denim factory. In the factory they can make 100 pairs of Hiut’s a week. Pure blue craftsmanship. Check the nice video here below.
My friend Antonio di Battista (founder from Blue Blanket Jeans) from Italy just came back from California where he was for the Denimbruin event. During the event he presented his new jean inspired by the gold rush era in collaboration with Cory Piehowicz (a.k.a. Bandit Photograph). The jean they made is based on a pair of 1800′s waist overalls which Cory found in the desert when he was on a trip with his buddies Mike Harris (writer from the book Jeans from the old West) and Russ. Everything was made by hand and with old machines using a Japanese pure indigo denim made especially for this jean. The jean will be produced as a limited edion and will come this Fall. Really nice project between two authentic passionated guys! Below some pictures of the jean.
It’s already twelve years ago that Atelier LaDurance was launched in the stores. The brand was founded by Gerard Backx. ALD were premium denim items full of great details and super Japanese quality! Next to the amazing products the branding was extremely good! All done by true craftsman Boy Bastiaens (www.stormhand.com) from Maastricht – NL. He’s responsible for the whole creative identity of this brand. One of the best ideas from Boy was to make a simple connection to France (in the beginning the collections were made in France!) and to men and women, he came with the idea to make the inner pockets with a fabric refering to the French jam jars. So for men it’s blue with white and women red with white. Also the repairkit bullet delivered with every item was amazing. Besides that the all over branding was something new, something different. The total look and especially the fits from ALD had a link to workwear from the ’40′s and ’50′s.
A while ago I got my hands on this deadstock Atelier LaDurance Prescott workwear jacket made of 11oz Japanese raw fabric. I already have one in my collection, but that one is already washed one time. Check the jacket here below for all the great details from the great denim brand which unfortunately isn’t available anymore.
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The process of denim fabric manufacturing by Orta Anadolu – the denim mill from Turkey.
Edwin Jeans teamed up with department store Liberty from London – UK. Liberty is an amazing classic store, the building is beautiful, and world famous with their colourful all over prints. Great to see this combo, classic fabric mixed with denim. For this collab they used the ED-80 fit and is made of an exclusive 14oz Japanese red selvage, rinsed denim, with the addition of iconic Liberty print fabric on the interior yoke and pocket lining. This exclusive jean is available from today at Liberty only.
As a big fan of the vintage line from Diesel Jeans, called Old Glory from the early nineties, this store display is in my collection over 20 years already! It’s made from wood. Old Glory was the premium line with amazing items which where made on standards like nowadays Levi’s Vintage (LVC) and Lee 101. They brought really cool jackets and highend selvage denim. They costs a fortune at that time and only a happy few really liked this vintage inspired collection. Unfortunatly they produced this only for a couple of years. The market was to small to survive with this exclusive line. Those were the best years of Diesel.
Great detail from this jean brand is that all the inner pockets are very deep to carry a lot of stuff with you like your wallet, keys, phone, cash, cigars etc. This detail is one of my personal favourite parts of a good jean.
Dutch denim brand G-Star celebrates their 25th anniversary this year and to celebrate this they launched a few classic from their archive back in the stores. The classics are the G-star Elwood, Faeroes, Lumber and US First. They came in different fabrics, from 25 years of wear wash to 25oz fabric. The US Lumber is my personal favourite, it was origanally introduced in 1994 and it was their miner inspired jean made of red listing selvage. For collectors this is a wanna have, so now it’s the time to get your hands on a pair, this time in a heavy 25oz fabric. This will last your lifetime! In the words from G-star: ”The kind of denim that can only be created on old shuttle looms in the hands of skilled craftsmen”. Great to see these classic back again and enjoy your anniversary!
My latest vintage found is this Levi’s type 3 trucker jeans jacket from the ’70′s. The jacket is patched by the previous owener who was a biker from a motorcycle club from the U.S.A. It seems that his favourite motorcycle brand was Honda. The jacket has a typically seventies look and feel, also the button digits, 52, refers to this period. Besides that the jacket has all the old detail features. The red tab is small e, so it’s produced after 1971. As my favourite denim jackets are always patched this one is a good addition in my private collection. Perfect combination, bikes and denim!