Harbour Town is a new concept label based in the Netherlands founded by Wing Mok. It brings forth a modern heritage look and appeals to that adventurous person who knows what they want and reflects on what they stand for. Harbour Town uses only the finest handpicked fabrics and materials. They search for the best fabrics from the East and the best leathers from the West. Since they only use deadstock fabrics and make everything by hand, every piece is unique.
Last weekend I got this great gift from Wing for my little baby girl. It’s a baby selvage denim apron. The apron is made by a deadstock rainbow right hand selvage fabric which is famous from Edwin Jeans from Japan. On the front they branded the apron with a nice piece of natural vegetable tanned leather with a handstamped logo. Both the denim fabric and the leather will age nicely over time. The apron is adjustable in the neck with a button. Many thanks Wing, it will be usefull for the little monster!
Zace American Dry Goods Denim from Ohio – U.S.A. is founded by Zace Myers. Zace and his family are farmers with a vegetable, herb and berry farm. After experimenting with 100’s of vegetable varieties over the years, they have found their niche in growing the hottest specialty peppers and herbs on the planet. During daytime they are farmers, but in the night Zace makes the most cool raw denim products. From denim aprons, bags (even Yoga bags), wallets, hats, and ofcourse jeans and overalls for men and women. The products are made from the best fabrics from the mills Cone (USA), Kurabo (Japan) and Candiani (Italy). Even his own kids Denim and Diesel (perfect names bytheway) are dressed with his own creations. The combination of raw denim fabics is prefect with their raw pure food from their own biologic farm. Check out this great Zace brand!
Zace Myers as farmer
Zace Myers cutting denim
Jan den Hartogh, founder Duke & Sons, is a true craftsman who works the most of the time with natural vegetable tanned leather. All his products are made by hand. He also develops his own coloring which gives his products a great vintage and heritage look. Besides his awesome work he’s a very cool guy. Meet Mr. Duke & Sons in the nice video here below. Keep it up Jan!
Evisu Jeans Japan just released these new denim footwear styles. The shoes are classic styles combined with unwashed denim fabrics. Great to wear with your denim outfit. Looking forward to see a worn-out pair.
The guys from The Stronghold Society developed some new members in their collection: Mr. Jesse James, Mr. Sam Bass, Mr. Robert LeRoy Parker and Mr. Frank James. Besides the really cool names their product is also very nice. It’s something new and different and a perfect match for your denim shirts. Meet the new members.
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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.
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.
The aged Beerze Beer collab apron; new vs worn
The winter is coming so it’s getting colder. Time to put on your Long John’s under your jeans. Pike Brothers from Germany made a nice red one. The origins of this historic piece dates back to the 17th century. But it was not until the late 1900′s and especially amongst cowboys where long johns had their peak. This pair of Long John was made after an original pattern from the 1930s. It is comfortable and in combination with their brushed jersey also very warm. Prepare yourself with a Long John.
The cool denim store Baretta in The Hague – NL teamed up with bracelet brand Pig&Hen to make a nice indigo collab. The bracelet comes in a special blue wooden case and is made in limited quantities, 60 pieces only. That’s also the retail price in euro’s. The bracelet will fade over time, just like your favorite pair of jeans. This upcoming Thursday they will celebrate this collaboration in the Baretta store from 18.00 o’clock. Be there on time as they already have a lot of reservations for their indigo killer. Congrats guys, nice one!
www.barettajeans.nl & http://pigandhen.nl
Our latest collaboration with Beerze beer from Vessem – NL is now available. With this beer bottle opener you can open your cold beers anytime, any place. Cheers!
Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop
We teamed up with authentic Beerze Beer brand from Vessem (NL) for this special collaboration. The best of both worlds come together in two fine limited edition products: a leather apron and a beer bottle opener. The apron is handnumbered and made from natural vegetable tanned leather which will age very nice within time. It’s 100% made in Holland. The opener also contains our natural leather and the opener itself is made in Portugal.
To celebrate our Beerze Beer collab we will organise a special event during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (NL) at the town coffee roasters: Stadsbranderij Eindhoven. The location is a beautiful authentic warehouse in the middle of the centre. Of course you can taste the unique Beerze Beer and see our handmade collaboration products. Besides that we will provide you with live music, soulfoul dj’s and unique fingerfood.
When? Friday the 24th of October from 17.00 till 24.00. Where? Bergstraat 14a – Eindhoven. Hope to see you there! Cheers.
www.buttsandshoulders.com & www.beerzebier.com
Ken Diamond is a true leather craftsman. He began to work with leather in the late 90′s and established Ken Diamond in 2003. The philosophy behind the works of Ken Diamond are simple-high quality leather goods with classic designs, entirely handmade in his Vancouver studio. As leather work is a dying art, he works at keeping the traditions alive while using modern techniques to keep the work simple and minimal. His products range consists belts, wallets, bags and moccasins. I personally like the Oxblood Horween leather item a lot, the colour is just beautiful!
Indigo People is celebrating their 1st anniversary with two special edition scarfs: the Katori and the Otobe. Both scarfs will come this Autumn/Winter 2014. They are both made with natural indigo and are handloomed on the traditional way. The package from the scarf is also very special, cotton bags which are manually dyed in natural indigo. To promote these two specials Indigo People made a nice shoot with heritage denim and workwear items as a homage to workwear, named Worker Blue. Congrats with this first miles stone and keep continue making these beautiful scarfs!
Last fashion fair I got this nice Momotaro Jeans paper fan from Katsu Manabe. As a marketing specialist I really like these kind of innovative tools to support your brand. This paper fan is the perfect link to the homeland from Momotaro, Japan. Great to see such creative promo items!
Recently I bumped into a great new leather brand from Portugal called Noise Goods. The products from Noise Goods are all handmade from the best natural tanned leather available and made with local materials. Their leather will age beautiful over time. Pedro Fernandes, founder of the brand, surprised me by sending the Indigo Folio A4 clutch as a present. This clutch is really usefull for your papers, agenda, Ipad, etc. The inside is made from 100% woven wool which gives the clutch a very rich feeling. I am a big fan of the colour of this indigo clutch, it’s amazing and perfect to combine with your denim outfit. Many thanks Pedro and good luck with your brand!
If you’re interested selling these Noise Goods products in your store, please contact Pedro by sending an email to: email@example.com
Check the brand here: http://noisegoods.com
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