Last weekend Kings & Queens Store in Antwerp – Belgium celebrated their 7th anniversary. Kings & Queens is a true denim store stocking the best brands available like Eat Dust, Pike Brothers, Armor Lux, Schott, Butts and Shoulders, Grenson, Brixton, Stance, KOI, etc. In the back of the store they have a Red Wing shop-in-shop corner. Congrats Hans Bollen and crew with this milestone! Wish you all the best for the next 7 lucky years!
My buddy Gaston from the FlakeKings has this beauty for Sale; 1952 Triumph Pre-Unit Chopper 650cc. It took 3 Years to collect parts and hundreds of hours to build this period correct Triumph. For more info and pictures, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Denim Run part 2 will take place on Sunday the 1st of June. After a successful first edition the founders Wing Mok and Emiel Gerardu decided to continue this blue ride at their hometown Eindhoven, the South of Holland. They started this event because they wanted to share their biggest passion: denim and cycling.
Last year was the kick-off with a lot of denimheads who showed up with their unique customized bicycles. Afterwards their was a blue BBQ with some great music and cold beers ofcourse. I am proud to support this nice event with some Long John gear for the best dressed denim-cyclehead. Check their website for tickets, and below an impression video from the first edtion. Let’s cycle in denim! See you there.
Paris based Smog Bicyclettes collaborate with Amsterdam based Atelier de l’Armée for a limited series of bikes with handcrafted backpack and roll kit. The fixed gear bike with a Smog Bicyclettes frame has a hand painted camouflage pattern based on the Swedish army M90 camou and is outfitted with a wooden Tibaut Malet handlebar and a leather Brooks saddle. It comes with a handcrafted Atelier de l’Armée backpack and roll kit custom made to fit the frame. Both are made out of a 1950′s French army duffel bag mixed with dead stock cowhide leather. The additional trouser strap is made out of a French army rifle sling. Great collab Elza & Joost, congrats!
Yesterday I visited the GDS footwear fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, and bumped into Hagen Jödecke from the fantastic store Madeira Drive! Hagen had a stand on the fair where he was selling some of his best items from the store. Madeira Drive is located in an old gas station and stock an amazing collection of brands like Eat Dust, Pike Brothers, Red Wing, Dickies, Thedi belts, Stetson, Free & Easy and Lightning Magazine, etc. Behind the store he runs a repair motorcycle garage. If you are in the neighbourhood, check it for yourself!
Great impression of Madeira Drive in the movie below;
Blitz Motorcycles is a Paris-based custom garage founded by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel in 2010. Together they customise and hand finish motorcycles to create unique, one-of-a-kind machines. Their love of old timers is no secret, so every project they undertake honours a legend while telling it’s own story.