Indigo People Celebrate Their 1st Anniversary With Two Special Editions

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!

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (2)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (5)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (7)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (8)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (9)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (6)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (4)

Indigo People scarfs long john blog handmade holland amsterdam blue worn jeans denim toile de chine clothing vintage authentic dyed natural indigo special edition anniversary  (3)

www.indigopeople.net

Noise Goods: Indigo Folio A4 Clutch

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: contact@noisegoods.com

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (1)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (2)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (3)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (4)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (7)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (5)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (6)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (12)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (10)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (11)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (1)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (8)

Noise goods indigo folio A4 clutch long john blog blue portugal natural tanned leather handmade europe denim jeans new paper bag big wallet canvas wool inner pocket (9)

Check the brand here: http://noisegoods.com

Fresh ‘Butts And Shoulders’ Bracelets For Men & Women

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.

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butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (6)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (9)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (4)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (7)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (8)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (10)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (5)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (12)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (1)

butts and shoulders bracelts long john blog natural tanned leather ageing handmade holland wouter munnichs dirk hens hans boons virgin leather blanco nl (11)

Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop

Lookbook Atelier De L’Armee Spring Summer 2014

Creative couple Elza Wandler and Joost Doeswijk from Amsterdam based Atelier de L’Armee created again an amazing new lookbook for spring summer ’14. This time their inspiration came from deep blue seas and the middle east dessert. Each picture is a true piece of art! Very nice shoot. Check ofcourse their great handmade bags made from old deadstock denim and army jackets, but also the behind the scenes video is more than worth to watch. Bravo Elza & Joost!

Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (1) Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (2) Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (3) Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (4)Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (7) Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (9)

Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (6)

Atelier de L'Armee long john blog spring summer 2014 lookbook joost doeswijk elza wandler handmade totebags japan sashiko holland amsterdam blue raw selvage selvedge rigid unwashed  (5) 

http://atelierdelarmee.com

Buddy Lee (Gold Label Edition) by Lee Jeans

Buddy Lee was an advertising mascot for Lee Jeans. The doll, a promotional item for the company was introduced in 1920. Buddy Lee’s are true collector items nowadays, especially the original ones but these are really hard to find and very expensive. Lee is still making the dolls but from plastic, but also made in limited quantities. The Buddy Lee here below is from my private collection and is made between 2007-2008 as a reproduction of the Lee Gold Label era. It’s #112 from 250 pieces. He’s wearing a raw Union Made denim and a pretty cool shirt with the famous Lee cateye buttons. Here’s Buddy Lee!

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (1)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (2)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (5)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (4)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (3)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (6)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (7)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (9)

Buddy Lee long john blog lee jeans usa advertising promo window shop promotion 1920 left hand fabric gold line 2007-2008 jeans denim selvage selvedge doll pop cat eye buttons (8)

http://eu.lee.com

My Latest Vintage Catch: Wrangler ‘Blue Bell’ Jeans Window Banner

My latest vintage denim treasure is this old Wrangler ‘Blue Bell’ denim banner. The banner is in a deadstock never washed condition. They used to make these banners in small numbers, only a couple of hundred, because the silk screens weren’t so strong as nowadays. This one is made on a light weight plain right hand selvage fabric. Made from the colours red, yellow and white. Most of the Levi’s banners are also made with only these three colours. These banners were made as advertising material for the shop windows. Very hard to find and true collector items. Think this one is from the ’70′s but can also be older. If you have some more info about it, please send me an email: info@long-john.nl

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wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (1)

wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (3)

wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (13)

wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (14)

wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (12) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (11) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (10) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (9) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (8) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (7) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (6) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (5) wrangler blue bell jeans banner long john blog vintage usa america window promo material raw unwashed selvage plain selvedge (4)

www.wrangler.com

New ‘Butts and Shoulders’ Member: The Postbag

Meet our latest ‘Butts and Shoulders’ member The Postbag. The bag is made from natural tanned leather, handmade in Holland in limited quantities. All our bags are numbered and will be delivered with a certificate of origin. You can select your own favourite bag number. This high standard leather will age very nice within time. Check it out.

postbag Post Bag butts and shoulders long john blog wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons natural leather holland handmade tanned cow skin certificate blanco aged ageing worn-out (4)

postbag Post Bag butts and shoulders long john blog wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons natural leather holland handmade tanned cow skin certificate blanco aged ageing worn-out (3)

postbag Post Bag butts and shoulders long john blog wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons natural leather holland handmade tanned cow skin certificate blanco aged ageing worn-out (1)

postbag Post Bag butts and shoulders long john blog wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons natural leather holland handmade tanned cow skin certificate blanco aged ageing worn-out (2)

Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop

Latest Vintage Found: Sears Union Made Selvage Deadstock Apron

During the Amsterdam Denim Days I met Rogeriode Souza from Canada which is a really cool guy! Rogeriode has three vintage shops in Canada and had his own vintage pop-up shop during the event as part of the fleamarket at Blueprint. I bought a Levi’s Big E trucker jacket and this deadstock Sears union made apron from 1950. This apron has still the original price tag on it, $ 1.59 and is made with plain and green selvage. The fabric has a really nice blue shade mixed with some dirty dust spots. It was really nice to meet you Rogeriode and damn what a lot of denim treasures do you have! See you next time.

Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (1) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (2) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (3) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (4) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (5)

Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (10)

Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (6) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (7) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (8)Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (12) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (13) Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (14)

Sears union made selvage selvedge long john blog blue rigid raw american 1950 deadstock usa apron schort deadstock long john green new old  (9)

New ‘Butts and Shoulders’ Bag: The Worker

The latest new product from Butts and Shoulders is The Worker. The Worker is a beautiful bag for daily use. Made from the best natural tanned leather available which will age nice within time. It’s our second bag after the succesful launch from the travellers bag. The outside shape is the same as his bigger brother, but the inside is made to carry your laptop and all the papers for work. Ofcourse you can also use this bag for city trips. The first edition is made in 50 pieces only, all numbered by hand and will be delivered with the certificate of origin. All our products are made in Holland. Looking forward to see the ageing proces of this one. Check the bag in our webshop section from the Butts and Shoulders site.

butts and shoulders worker bag long john blog natural tanned leather wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons nl holland handmade ageing workbag travel bag  (1)

butts and shoulders worker bag long john blog natural tanned leather wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons nl holland handmade ageing workbag travel bag  (3)

butts and shoulders worker bag long john blog natural tanned leather wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons nl holland handmade ageing workbag travel bag  (4)

butts and shoulders worker bag long john blog natural tanned leather wouter munnichs hans boons dirk hens jose boons nl holland handmade ageing workbag travel bag  (2)

Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com

New Bracelet Brand ‘Pig & Hen’ From Amsterdam

Pig & Hen is a new handmade bracelet product from Amsterdam-Noord (NL), made for men. The materials are used in shipbuilding, and are all stronger than steel and will last your lifetime. The strongest line they use has a tensile strength of 3400 kg. The bracelets will age nicely within time. Good luck Rutger Versluis with this new adventure!

http://pigandhen.nl