Recently I came across this vintage found: Lee Jeans U.S.A. railway patched jacket. It’s customized by the pre-owner with all kind of railway patches. Don’t know exactly how old the jacket is, but I think it is from the ’80′s early ’90′s. As I like customized jackets a lot this is a great addition in my private collection. If someone has some more info about this jacket, please send me an email:
Received this great coin/card wallet from the ‘President’s’ crew from Italy. It’s an invitation for their upcoming participation on the Pitti fair in Italy. Nice idea to invite people showing the quality standards of your products with a gift. Thanks President’s!
I am not a fan of washing your denim because I prefer the dark unwashed colour, but if you want to wash your denim do it like this. Authentic handwash of a pair of Edwin ED-39 14oz red-listed selvage jeans. The jean is worn for one year. Enjoy the video.
Martin Sheen in the movie Badlands (1973) shows how to put on your denim jacket. Watched it for a couple of times, but still don’t know exactly how he’s doing it…Try for yourself!
For all you denimheads, Martin is wearing a 1950′s Second Edition (Type II) ‘Big E’ Levi’s 507 XX Jacket. Thanks for posting Blue Gold Blues (http://bluegoldblues.com).
Pike Brothers dropped their first hand book vol. 1 to give you a better overview of the different styles of their pants. This book contains all pant styles, their features and sizes, making choosing your perfect Pike Brothers Pants easy. These booklets are only available for selected retailers.
Jason Denham from the Dutch denim brand ‘Denham Jeans’ is one of the proud owners of the Long John ”Tribute to message in a bottle” t-shirt. This week Jason went to Japan to visit his shops and denim mills and took his LJ shirt with him. He was so kind to make some great pictures during his travel. Many thanks Jason, great to see Long John in Japan. Keep in touch!
The Long John ”Tribute to message in a bottle” promo video;
Amsterdenim is a new denim brand developed by Ben Fokkema who is involved in the denim industry for many years. The brand refers to denim and the denim Capital of the world: Amsterdam. These two matches so good that the name was born naturally. The first delivery will be in November.
To kick-off the brand Ben decided to do a great project called: The First Tanned Denim. As we all know you have to protect yourself against the sun, but we also like to have a nice tan. Through the years we always searching to stay healthier and live longer. You have to protect yourself against bad influences, not only for ourselves, but also for the things to make it last longer.
A good example are the brown sailing sails from the old days. To make these sails more durable, they dipped the sails in a heated big bucket with water and crunched bark from an oak-tree. The sails got a brown tan, this procedure we call tanning. Profession wise it’s a tannery. Normally a cotton sail would last a 1.5 year and a tanned sail will last 20 years.
As you probably know the first dungaree was made from sail or tent canvas. This is the connection with the past. Amsterdenim is the first with the tanned denim. Great project for the kick-off of Amsterdenim. Good luck Ben with your new adventure!. Check the pics below to see the tanning process.
Wytse Sterk (GoSterk) is a true craftsman when it comes to design for the rock ‘n roll, lifestyle, tattoo and music scene. His authentic skills are one of a kind. He made a lot of great posters for the famous Dutch underground club Vera. All handmade on the old school way. Attached is a video were you can see it for yourself. Wytse was also involved into my latest collab tee, he was responsible for the design. It was a honour that he wanted to work with me. Check the work of this great artist here below. GoSterk!
Check the great video were you can see how Wytse Sterk do his authentic screen printing job! (Sorry only Dutch language)
The Italian company Sevenbell has a rich history as they started in 1949 as the first blue jeans company in Italy. From the beginning the Roy Roger’s jeans have some unique details, like the original back pocket zip (patented since the 1950s) and the famous “money pocket” – the small front pocket for the small change. But also the brand triangle on the back pocket is a recognizable feature of the brand.
As the company developed every year by making better products the RR jeans became a more popular and cult garment during the sixties and seventies. They were worn by a lot of young people, students, fathers and sons.
Even today the company is revolutionary as it comes to jeans. Especially the special RR Rugged line is one of the best ones. Within this line they only use the best quality, finishes and fits. The jeans below show why Roy Roger’s is almost 70 years on top of the denim industry. The features of these jeans are extremely nice! They used a Japanese selvage denim fabric which is colored with the indigo plant from Okoyama. The washing is done by hand with the same character of a vintage piece from 1905. Of course you’ll find the triangle leather patch on the back pocket, made (for the first time!) from vegetable tanned leather. The same as for the brand patch. What also is very cool to mention is that one of the belt loops on the front is also made from leather. Even the inside shows some quality craftsmanship as the inner pocket linings are made of English cotton, used more commonly in quality mattresses.
All in all a great authentic limited edition by Roy Roger’s! See below some highlights of this masterpiece.
Check more of their collection here:
Last Thursday Denham Jeans opened their 7th store which is located in the centre of Amsterdam. Unfortuately I couldn’t join the opening because I organised another event, but Vivian Holla (marketing Denham Jeans) was so kind to send me some pictures. As all the Denham stores has their own unique caracter, this store is also loaded with the great Denham details and famous branding. Will visit the shop soon by myself when I will be in Amsterdam. Great job Denham crew and congratulations Jason Denham with this new adventure. Go for it!
Last Thursday Vietgut Store Eindhoven (NL) and Lee Jeans organised an event together for the real denimheads. During this evening Pol Houtkamp (Lee Jeans Netherlands) told everything about the brand, history and great stories behind every item. They served cold beers and wine and there were a lot of enthousiastic denim people. Perfect ingredients for an authentic event! One of the best things were the super nice items from the private collection of Pol. He works more than 20 years at the Lee company, so you can imagine that he has a really large collection of rare (vintage) pieces. All in all a great evening! Watch my impression video below. Enjoy!
Great Worn-Out jeans from our Japanese Big John friends. Worn for one year without a wash or rinse. Check also the great blog Abcdenim. Cheers!
- Owner: ABCDenim
- Brand: Big John Jeans, fit M1 Gunjo
- Age: One year
- Treatment: No wash
- Website: http://blog.abcdenim.com
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