Their first book publication ‘Vintage Menswear – A collection by The Vintage Showroom’ just won the Lifestyle Illustrated Award at the recent British Book Design and Production Awards for 2013. For me personally this is one of the best vintage book available now. Congratulations with this award, totally agree with this!
These two great Levi’s 506XX denim jackets, also known as the type 1 jacket, are from the early 1940′s and are customized by the pre-owners. Both jackets are taken from the amazing My Freedamn books from Rin Tanaka from Japan. To be more specific, the book: The King of Vintage volume 1. This book is completely sold out and a rare must have for denim people. The jackets are both true pieces of art!
Recently I bought this great new book ‘Visser Truien’ (Dutch) by Stella Ruhe, translation in English is Fishermen Sweaters. The book describes all the different sweaters from 40 old fisher villages in Holland. Back in the days every village had their own sweater with their own patern on it. The women made these while the men were on sea. You could recognize the home village of every fisherman with his sweater. The book feature all the different paterns from all the Dutch fishermen sweats, and ofcourse a lot of great authentic stories. This is one of those great stories: When a fishermen died at sea because of a shipwreck they could recognize his village of origin with his sweater, so they know where to transported the body. If the family doens’t had enough money for the funeral they used the golden earrings from the fishermen to pay the bills.
Great pictures and nice stories. They also publised the book in English. Check below some impressions of the book.
Get yourself a copy here: http://mendo.nl
Antonio di Battista is an Italian designer who is involved in the denim business for more than 20 years. As a young teenager his passion already started for denim, so it was natural that he would became one of the most passionated persons in the industry. On his frequent trips to U.S.A. and Japan he found the most rare and beautiful indigo denim pieces which result is an archive with more than 3.000 historical pieces. Some while ago Antonio told me that he want to make a book with some selected treasures of his archive. A few months later he hooked up with Crackers Magazine and his first book is a fact: ‘My Archive’. The book is filled with old patched and repaired items from the area 1900 till 1950. This area is also my personal favourite.
Below some pages from this amazing book. Many thanks for sharing your incredible archive trough this inspiring book Antonio, it’s really nice! Very proud to add this gift in my personal book collection. Check also his own authentic denim brand ‘Blue Blanket’. Keep in touch!
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.
The book Waits / Corbijn features 200 portraits of Tom Waits taken over four decades by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn. Also 50 pages of Waits photography are included. The book has 272 pages in total and is made in a limited run, so be quick!
Available here: www.mendo.nl
Get your own copy here: www.amazon.com
Taxi Driver is undoubtedly one of my all time favourite movies! I like the great music in this movie, the slow camera shots, the dialogs and the great performance from the young Robert de Niro. In this classic movie de Niro is wearing the most iconic army jacket ever made, the M65. What I also like about this movie is that it’s made in the same year as my year of birth, 1976. Now after more than 36 years later Taschen made a really nice book with 400 pages full of unreleased pictures. They already made a limited edition of this book, but now the regular version is for sale. It’s way better priced, a great addition in your own collection.
Available here: www.mendo.nl
Yesterday I received a really nice pakkage from Antonio di Battista from Blue Blanket Jeans (Italy). My first pair of the amazing BB jeans brand and the great Men’s File Archive book. Many thanks Antonio, very happy with this!! Keep in touch!
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Pre-order your own copy here: www.denhamthejeanmaker.com