Sebastian Gerritsen, owner of Kurt’s, added a really nice natural indigo dipped workwear jacket at his scarf collection. He made the first Kurt’s lookbook, The New Blues, were the amazing jacket is leading! Great job Sebas, keep up the blue spirit!
Beautiful hand-dyed natural indigo ‘SSAP’ items for Fall Winter 2014. The garments were dyed in Sakolnakorn, Thailand, hometown from head designer Mel Sangsomsap’s. Would love to see these items in real live!
Follow the SSAP brand here: www.facebook.com/SSAPNYC
‘Unwashed Denim’ brings an Iphone case made from 12.5oz Japanese sanforized selvedge denim. The case is lined with a 10oz Kurabo Mills indigo stripe denim that complements the sleeve perfectly.
Last weekend we had our first pop-up store during the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam. It was nice to meet all the enthousiastic people, magazine’s and retailers and tell and show them our first product, the ultimate travel bag. The concept of the booth was to show the ageing proces of our natural tanned leather. Each used bag tells their own story. Thank you all for your great support! Till next time!
Stephen Kenn and Simon Miller hooked up together to create this beautiful indigo canvas sofa. They created this master piece as a mutual appreciation for the culture of denim, this collaborative project draws from their love of aged copper and the rich hues found within natural indigo dyed cotton canvas. This sofa is inspired by a pair of jeans. Check the belts at the back of the sofa, really nice!
The Stronghold Society is a new sleeve suspenders brand from a couple of buddies from me. They made an authentic product for your rolled up (denim) sleeves. Great presentation on a piece of wood. Good luck guys with this new project!
Follow the project here: www.facebook.com/TheStrongholdSociety
Preparing our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ pop-up store at the Modefabriek fashion fair in Amsterdam.
Next to denim fabric leather is also a product which ages really nice after using it a lot. The from origin natural tanned leather products changes in a more warmer colour. Every spot or damage will tell their own story, so after using it it becomes your own personal diary, an one of a kind.
This Butts and Shoulders travel bag shows how beautiful leather can change through time. It has an extremly nice and warm colour. The bag is used for 6 months now and saw a lot of the world. In the 3th picture you can see a Butts and Shoulders bag which is used for one year. Cool to see the differences! Check out this new brand and explore the world by yourself with this travel buddy. It’s 100% made in Holland.
These are the Butts and Shoulders stamps which will be used to stamp the name and branding details into the natural vegetable tanned leather.
My latest denim related treasure is this vinyl single from 1975, Walking in Lee Jeans. Probably this was made for a commercial for the radio to promote the Lee brand in those days. The A-side contains the song ‘Walking in Lee Jeans’ and the B-side ‘Mean Jeans’. Check the nice authentic sleeve!
This is how it looks when you open your Butts and Shoulders package. Here will start your own journey and the magical ageing process of the ‘virgin’ leather.
The Butts and Shoulders logo which is sprayed by hand.
On top of the bag there’s the leather certificate with the unique bag number. The certificate reminds you to the start of the ‘virgin’ leather and it’s also the testimony of the registered original.
The Great Frog made its name catering to a niche clientele of rockers, bikers and those on the edge of the mainstream. Started in 1972, the company was a refreshing change from the 60′s revolution prevailing in London. The city was ready for a new era and original rock and roll jewellery was born. The Great Frog has designed bespoke pieces for many international names from the fashion and music industries, including rock legends Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Slash and Aerosmith. Other wearers of the brand and a part of its heritage, include Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Alice Dellal, Lady Gaga and Oasis. Every ring is still handmade in London.
The first orders of our limited collab denim jacket will get a free Lee Jeans Alaska lining scarf with their order. Be quick as they are made in real limited quantities! Available in our webshop.
The guys from the great Amsterdam denim store Tenue de Nimes made something exclusive for their 5th anniversary, a natural indigo dipped Red Wing boot. The boots are indigo dyed in Japan and are made in limited 50 quantities. Congrats guys, boot looks brilliant! The specifics are;
• Made in USA / Dyed in Japan • Limited to 50 pairs • US sizing • Classic Moc style • Indigo Dyed Abilene suede leather (Rough-Out) • Traction Tred Cushion Crepe Wedge sole • Width E
I am proud to show you our new ’Butts and Shoulders’ brand. This brand is a collaboration of friends which are sharing the same authentic passion. Our idea was to create the ultimate travel bag. After one year of testing several pilot bags which have travelled through the world we finally made our First Edition of 50 bags. They are now for sale in our webshop section.
Our Butts and Shoulders bag is made of 100% natural vegetable leather. We call it virgin leather. The moment you unpack it, you are starting the unique ageing process. By using it, touching it and even by exposing it to daylight the looks of this unique bag will change. The more you will use it, the more beautifull it gets. Like a true friendship that will grow over time. Butts and Shoulders will be your buddy for the rest of your life.
Every bag will be delivered with a leather certificate with the unique bag number. The certificate reminds you to the start of the ‘virgin’ leather and it’s also the testimony of the registered original. The bag is 100% made in Holland. Below some pictures, but the best is to check our new website for the whole story and (detail) pics.
Lately I got my hands on this vintage deadstock Levi’s Big E orange tab denim totebag. The orange tab shows that this item is from the late sixties. It’s still brand new after all these years. Made from right hand denim and premium quality. On the front of the bag they added a backpocket which is single stiched, something typical for original Big E’s. This treasure is a great addition in my private collection.