Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) Fit 006 Dark Tone

The latest fit of the Amsterdam – NL based brand Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) by Lennaert Nijgh is the 006 Dark Tone. The BDD-006 is a slim fit with a modern mid rise, a snug thigh and slim legs. The dark tone denim is made from a right hand twill, slubby 14 oz., made by Collect from Okayama, Japan. Both warp and weft are indigo dyed, which creates the super dark indigo colour and will allow very interesting fading. The jean is created in Holland and crafted in Japan. The specifics of the jean are;

*slim fit / slim legs. *14 oz. Japanese selvage denim *right hand twill / dark tone. *unwashed – sanforized. *heavy chambray pocketing. *hidden 6th pocket. *fully lined backpockets. *hidden rivets. *embossed natural tan leather patch. Check the jean here below. Looking forward to see this jean aged. Think the fabric will be beautiful over time. Great work Lennaert!

BDD-006 Dark Tone fit

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BBD-006 Dark Tone details

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www.benzakdenimdevelopers.com

Ray’s Raw Denim Brand from Michigan – USA

Lucky there are still people who are making something special and unique instead of mass production. Yesterday I came across another small denim brand from Lansing, Michigan (USA). Ray’s Raw Denim is a one man brand. They make world-class jeans by hand and believe that style is better than fashion. The garments they build are designed for hard wear and intended to make you stand just a bit taller and have a spring of confident comfort in your step. Seriously. These are the sort of jeans that will be like your favorite go-to sweatshirt or your lucky ball cap. And they’ll last you for years to come.

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http://raysrawdenim.com

Endrime Denim Presents: 18oz Hand Stitched Jeans

Mohsin Sajid from Endrime Denim – UK made a few months ago something which is the top of the top. A 100% full hand stitched denim. Every single detail is added by hand. It’s made from heavy denim fabric, 18oz Amhot selvage. No sewing machine was used to make this pair. It took 5 sewing days to complete one pair. This is something really uncommon and special. Great idea Mohsin! Check below the handmade Endrime jean.

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Pics source: Rawr Denim

www.endrime.com

Indigo People Tsuru Scarf

Yesterday I received this early X-Mas present from my friends from Indigo People. Indigo People was born out of love for traditional craftsmanship and the beauty of natural indigo. The brand is a homage to the artisans who keep up their heritage and to people with a great affection for authentic handicrafts. All their products are woven by hand and coloured with natural indigo. I got the Tsuru model which is width: 45cm / length: 180cm. I really like the intensive blue colour and the weaving structure of the scarf. The colour will age very nice over time. Many thanks guys and all the best for you too in 2015 with Indigo People! See you soon.

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www.indigopeople.net

New Denim Brand: Dulac Jeans

Dulac is group of designers who share a love and passion for denim. Frustrated with the mainstream fashion industry, they decided to produce jeans the right way, and so a Kickstarter campaign was launched in November 2014. Their jeans are simply styled, meticulously constructed, and built to fit our bodies. They only make small runs, using the best denim stocks. Limited edition jeans crafted from the best quality denim from Japan and the USA. Check out their pocket flashers, really cool! Great work guys, good luck!

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www.dulacstudio.com

Blue Blanket Denim Shirt

Antonio di Battista is besides a great denim collector, with an extremely huge and rare collection, the founder of Blue Blanket Jeans. The Blue Blanket collection contains some classic authentic jeans and blue tops. One of them is this great denim shirt. The specifics of the shirts are;

  • Japanese pure indigo selvage chambraix.
  • Hand stamped internal tag.
  • Removable brass logo buttons applied with O ring.
  • Fish eye buttons in real corozo.
  • Shuttle loom care label made in Japan.

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www.blueblanketjeans.com

Vintage Lee Jeans Rider Jacket From The ’70′s

Old denim jackets with a customized back panel are my favorites. In the ’60′s and ’70′s a lot of bikers and hippies started to make this trend because they wanted to express themselves or they wanted to show their membership from a club. But also commercial companies did this personalisation on the back of jackets as workwear garments for their employees. This particular Lee Jeans Rider jacket from the ’70′s is in my private collection for a while and it has a nice chain stitched back. The jacket is made from a left hand fabric which feels very soft because it’s washed a lot during the years by the pre-owner(s). Check out this ‘Blue Ridge Pool Service’ jacket.

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http://www.lee.nl

Butts and Shoulders Leather Apron

We made with our own Butts and Shoulders brand a new family member, a leather apron. The apron is made from natural vegetable tanned leather and is all made by hand in Holland. The leather will age very nice within time, especially when you will use this apron everyday. Some months ago we made a great collaboration apron with Beerze Beer and the result after wearing the sample for a couple months is amazing. You can check it out here below. It has a deep cognac colour already. Our 2nd Beerze Beer collab product, a beer bottle opener, is also attached on the apron.

We made the aprons for craftsman like tattoo artists, barbers, shoemakers, painters, cooks, etc. People who have an authentic job, professionals or just for the hobby. We added a lot of details on it and to make it very special the first run is made in 20 numbered pieces only. Check the apron below, it’s now available on the Butts and Shoulders website.

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The aged Beerze Beer collab apron; new vs worn

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www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop

Jimmy Q and Ricky Hall for Roy Roger’s Rugged, Vintage Inspired Heritage Collection

With recovered material from the archives, Roy Roger’s from Italy presents a heritage collection which is vintage inspired featuring an unique eye for details like the raw selvedge denim, contrasting stitchings and vegetal tanned labels: the Rugged Collection. Roy Roger’s Rugged grounds its roots on the historic archives of the company and celebrates the collective imagination of the American world of the 40′s and 50′s. The collection is an alternative to the regular menswear line, yet staying close to the roots of the brand, offering quality denim and handmade in Italy pieces.

Drawing inspiration by the vintage world, the Roy Roger’s Rugged collection is a journey throughout legitimacy. A trip across the American imagery, from hotrods and bikes inspirations, to raw denim and washed chambrays, where each piece of the collection recalls the authentic spirit of enduring freedom of USA roads. Roy Roger’s Rugged chose for this cool photo set models Jimmy Q, a pro skateboarder and tattoo artist, and Ricki Hall, who has been nominated from Esquire Weekly “The man with the most influential haircut in Britain” this year. A deeply evocative photo-shooting seen trough the lens of the camera of the photographer Luca Campri.

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Check the collection at www.sevenbell.com

Dumluck Denim Brand Presents: The Third

Dumluck is a one man show denim brand by Kenley Chittick from Holland. Kenley just released his new collection called The Third. The whole collection is made by hand using industrial vintage machines. One of the best parts of the brand is that he only use deadstock fabrics from the best mills like Cone Mills from the U.S. and Kuroki from Japan. In his Third collection he added some great new styles like several denim jackets, shirts (also an extra long selvage denim shirt called Act S, really nice!) and of course denims. Kenley combines authentic craftmanships and new silhouettes which give a new look and feel. Well done Kenley and congrats! Check below some images from his Third collection.

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www.dumluck.nl

Wrangler Blue Bell Comic Book From 1957

Wrangler Blue Bell made cool promotional comic books back in the days. If you bought a Wrangler Blue Bell item in the past you received a cool comic book. The comic books were small but very nice! In this particular edition #20 Harley May is the leading rodeo star. This one is for sale on Ebay and dates from the year 1957.

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www.wrangler.com

For sale here:

www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-1957-WRANGLER-BLUE-BELL-JEANS-RODEO-COMIC-BOOK-20-CLOTHING-TAG-/111524477114

Upcoming Denim Book: Denim Dudes by Amy Leverton

A few weeks ago I posted the new denim book ‘True Fit’ from Viktor Fredback, which is a really cool one, but there’s more coming next year! This February another denim book will launched called ‘Denim Dudes’ by Amy Leverton. Amy Leverton is a denim expert who has worked in the industry for ten years, most recently at the leading trend forecasting website, WGSN where she is currently Director of Denim and Youth Culture.

For her new book she portrayed around 80 key players in the denim scene such as Jason Denham (Denham), François Girbaud, (Marithé + François Girbaud), Adriano Goldschmied (Diesel, 7 For All Mankind) and Kenichi and Kenji Shiotani (Warehouse Japan), etc. The book also explores the very best and latest denim styling on the street, from bikers to vintage dealers and store owners. Exclusive photography for the book was shot in Paris, Tokyo, London, New York, LA, Milan, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Melbourne, Gothenburg and Sydney.

The book will be published by Laurence King who also did an amazing job with the book ‘Vintage Menswear’ from the owners of The Vintage Showroom store and archive. There are 272 pages in her new book filled with great fullcolour pictures from dudes in denim. Amy is already working on the 2nd edition: ‘Denim Dudettes’! Wow, sounds very good! Can’t wait to see the first edition in February. Guess we will have to wait a little while, but for now we have already some sneak pages, check it here below! Bravo Amy.

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Amy Leverton with the first sample copy of ‘Denim Dudes’

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 www.laurenceking.com

2nd Dry Denim Day at Vif Jeans Store Rijssen – NL

Last weekend Vif Jeans store in Rijssen – NL organised their 2nd edition of ‘Dry Denim Day’. Of course the day was all about blue denim, denim lectures and unique blue stories but they also showed craftsmanship in general. To make the day complete they organised authentic music, cold beers and fresh burgers from the winter BBQ. Below some pics of the blue denim people!

Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (1) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (2) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (3) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (4) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (5) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (6) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (7) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (8) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (9) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (10) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (11) Vif jeans store winkel long john blog rijssen holland nl denim rigid raw special pike brothers lee jeans benzak denim wouter reimert pol houtkamp john spoel blue ongewassen spijkerbroeken spijkerbroek (12)

Pics by Dick Ruumpol

www.vifjeans.nl

Lee Jeans Rider Jacket ‘Farmers Fair 1957′

Recently I got my hands on this Lee Jeans ‘Farmers Fair’ Rider jacket. This jacket is a re-production of the original from the fifties. On the farmers fair in the U.S. in 1957 they reached out a denim jacket to the best farmer of that year. The best farmer was M.U. Aggies, his name is embroidered on the front of the jacket. On the back there’s a beautiful horseshoe with the date of the fair. It was the 52nd fair. The jacket is Union Made with a left hand non-selvage fabric. The original jacket, what was the inspiration of this repro, was found in Italy. Can you imagine what a nice story this is how the jacket came in Italy from a farmer from the U.S. Guess we will never know. Anyway, I’m glad with this item in my private collection. Lee on his best!

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (2)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (4)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (9)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (5)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (6)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (8)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (10)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (11)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (15)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (1)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (14)

Lee Jeans farmers fair 1957 jacket long john blog rigid raw left hand special edition union made blue denim jeans buttons cat eyes non-selvage new codition vintage re-production  (13)

www.lee.com

Evisu Japan: Homage To Levi’s Jeans Orange Tab

Evisu Jeans from Japan made 10 years ago a homage to Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler. Each homage jean had the specifics of the original brand. The branding on the back pockets were made in Evisu style, with their famous paint. I have these specials in my private collection for a while, but I was still searching for the final 4th item, the Levi’s Jeans Orange Tab. Finally I got my hands on a deadstock pair, so now this collection is completed! The jean is really nice, made out of a slubby Japanese two colour selvedge. And of course the orange tab on the back is amazing! Check it out here below.

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch (1)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (7)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (9)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (6)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (5)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (8)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (10)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (2)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (3)

evisu evis japan long john blog orange tab homage to levi's jeans denim rigid raw selvage tribute limited edition selvedge right hand denim 5 pocket spijkerbroek eerbetoon pocket flasher leather leer patch  (4)

Evisu Jeans Homage to Levi’s Red Tab – Lee Jeans – Wrangler 

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www.evisu.com

Japan Blue Jeans Presents: Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans

The Manabe denim family from the brands Momotaro and Japan Blue are always making really high premium quality jeans. Made by their traditional Japanese craftsmanship on old small shuttle looms. Their president Hisao Manabe announced the launch of its latest product “Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in their denim brand Japan Blue Jeans. The product is made from hand-picked cotton from the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and will be available worldwide from November 26th, 2014. This jean will be available through their flagship store, online and only 10 selected retail shops in- and outside of Japan. 
Really nice one, check the two colour selvage!

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (8)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (1)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (3)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (7)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (6)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (4)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (5)

Cote d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans” in  their denim brand “JAPAN BLUE JEANS long john blog blue selvage 2014 selvedge rigid raw unwashed project (2)

www.japanbluejeans.com