Thanks for all the support last year, we are back within two weeks. Now out for a summer break!
Thanks everyone for visiting our Butts and Shoulders booth during the fashion fair Modefabriek Amsterdam. It was great to hear all those enthusiastic reactions! Till the next one.
Just back from two great days at the Modefabriek, Dutch fashion fair in Amsterdam. I organised a ‘Blueprint Denim Tour’ for retailers to show them all the ins and outs from the blue denim exhibitors in the Blueprint area. Every brand could show some highlights from their latest collection and shared some interesting blue stories. It was a nice ride! Bravo to the Modefabriek crew for the set-up from this edition, nice job. Below my Long John advertising in the Modefabriek fair catalogue.
We just added some new fresh ’Butts and Shoulders’ products in our webshop. Handmade bracelets for men and women. All made in Holland from natural vegetable tanned leather. Every bracelet comes in a hand stamped small cotton bag. These bracelets will age very nice over time. Check them out in the webshop section from our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ website.
Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop
Another Buddy Lee from my private collection. Buddy Lee, the best denim doll in town!
Denham Jeans has opened the brand’s first stand-alone shop in Germany located in the heart of Berlin Mitte in collaboration with The Blue Yard curated by Karl-Heinz Muller. The new 125 sqm location is home to Denham’s full range premium 5-pocket denim as well as the label’s seasonal ready-to-wear collections. The opening from the store was during the fashion week in Berlin this week. Great new step for Denham Jeans, congrats guys!
The guys from Michael Chell did a nice experiment with some several denim brands, a three months river wash in the Thames. The brands which are included in this experiment are Denham, Edwin, Natural Selection, Nudie Jeans and Scotch & Soda. The results are really destroyed teared denim pairs. True worn-outs. Check them here below.
Frank Beckmann bought last week a fresh Long John Mr. Hope t-shirt and is wearing it with pride. Thanks and enjoy!
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Come and visit us this weekend at our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ booth at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek and check out our new fresh products. See you there!
Italian denim designer Piero Turk has launched his second denim book called: Details – A life with denim. Piero is a true denim master and worked with some important jeans brands like Edwin, Lee, Replay and AG (Adriano Goldschmied). He’s also the co-founder from the new brand Manic Monkeys which he runs together with Rob Dunk. A few years Piero is sharing his personal denim collection, which is really huge!, and his experiences through his super nice blog: Details – A life with denim. His new self published book is an overview with the best highlights so far. All to inspire you with his dedicated blue passion. Believe me, he’s a true denim library. I’m very happy that I recieved your new book which contains more than 300 images of vintage denim ‘details’. The book is also on sale on Etsy: www.etsy.com/listing/192386935/book-with-images-of-vintage-denim?. Check it out and get yourself a copy from the man who’s really into details. Big thanks Piero, till soon!
Dutch denim store Baretta from The Hague (NL) are celebrating their 3rd anniversary this weekend. To celebrate this they made a special limited edition, 75 pairs only, collab jean together with denim brand Naked & Famous from Canada and Dutch artist Pieter Ceizer. The jean is made from 13,75oz Japanse lefthand selvage. Pieter designed a nice leather patch made from natural vegetable tanned leather wich will age nicely over time and he also did the graphics for the authentic pocket flasher. If you want to get your hands on one of these pairs, be quick! Big congrats guys with this great collab and ofcourse with this milestone! Bravo!
This Wrangler ‘Blue Bell’ kids jean is from my private collection. The jean is very worn-out by a kid as the knees are completely destroyed. As many kids jeans, also this one, has a zipper, made from non-selvage left hand fabric. Because the jean is washed some many times it feels really soft.
It was in 1947 that employees of ‘Blue Bell’ (the previous Wrangler brand name) voted on the name of a new line of jeanswear designed specifically for cowboys and rodeo riders. The name decided upon was Wrangler. In the year 1948 they replaced the arcuate stiching into the “W” stitch on the backpockets. What’s also nice to mention is that the first Wrangler pocket labels were made from pressed card and then in plastic for a simple reason, when a leather label and a leather saddle come into contact, they stick and Wranglers were designed for cowboys. It’s a pitty that Wrangler doesn’t make the ‘Blue Bell’ line anymore. This means that these items are hard to find, very rare.
Really nice to see this ‘Ernest Wright & Son’ craftsmanship. Below their kitchen scissor for the left and right handed people. Check the making of video here below.
Hepville Custom Clothing made this cap by hand with chambrays, selvedge denims and indigo cotton fabrics. Really nice!
This Evisu denim jacket with lot nr. 3641 is from my private collection and is about 10 years old. The jacket is inspired on the famous Levi’s Jeans Type 2 trucker jacket, original 507XX, introduced around 1953. Inside of the jacket there is a nice plain and red selvage. The sleeves has a nice worn pattern. But what makes this jacket really special are the embroidered pockets, with the Evisu seagull logo. Check it out.