Amsterdenim Tanning Event at Cosmic Cowboys Amsterdam Store – NL

Last weekend denim brand Amsterdenim did again their great denim tanning event, this time at Cosmic Cowboys Store in Amsterdam – NL. Ben Fokkema (founder of Amsterdenim) developed a really cool idea to make the first tanned denim. It’s the same process as they used back in the days to make sailing sails more durable. It’s such a great idea to make a link with denim and this old technique. The perfect combination to promote denim and Amsterdam. Always so nice to see how Ben is so active to establish his brand in an original way. Check below some pics of the event and don’t forget to check out his brand. Till soon Ben!

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (2)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (6)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (1)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (7)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (4)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (8)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (5)

amsterdenim denim brand amsterdam long john blog cosmic cowyboys store winkel pc hooftstraat tanning special event custom made natural dippen in vat tannen ben fokkema  (3)

http://amsterdenim.net

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab: Leather Apron & Beer Bottle Opener

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.

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(12)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(20)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(19)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(14)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(13)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(16)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(17)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(15)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(21)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(22)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(18)

Butts and Shoulders X Beerze Beer Collab bier long john blog wouter munnichs eindhoven holland nl beer bottle opener limit edition natural tanned leather(11)

www.buttsandshoulders.com & www.beerzebier.com

Leather Craftsman Ken Diamond From Vancouver

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!

Ken Diamond

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (1)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (8)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (3)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (5)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (2)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (4)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (6)

Ken Diamond long john blog leather products belts bags moccassins mocasins oxblood leather usa vancouver handmade aged beard craftsman authentic 2003 work us special  (7) 

 www.kendiamond.com

Sevenbell Presents Roy Roger’s AW2014/15 Campaign

Italian company Sevenbell, the company that made iconic denim brand Roy Roger’s since 1952, launched the new Autumn/Winter campaign for 2014-’15.

Their new campaign with models Marta Hunt and Johannes Huebl, both perfect performers of the relaxed luxury with a new attitude of the collection, tells a story about a new concept of elegance, combining a current and up-to-date style with the brand heritage, made of high quality raw materials and strictly made in Italy pieces.

Roy Roger’s new campaign underlines how its research of innovative fabrics connects with tradition, giving life to a sportswear inspired collection of fine clothing, expressing dynamism and activity, in accordance with true Italian style.

roy rogers roy roger's italy long john blog autumn winter collection 2014 2015 sevenbell jeans denim rigid raw blue selvage collection campaign  (1)

roy rogers roy roger's italy long john blog autumn winter collection 2014 2015 sevenbell jeans denim rigid raw blue selvage collection campaign  (2)

roy rogers roy roger's italy long john blog autumn winter collection 2014 2015 sevenbell jeans denim rigid raw blue selvage collection campaign  (3)

roy rogers roy roger's italy long john blog autumn winter collection 2014 2015 sevenbell jeans denim rigid raw blue selvage collection campaign  (4)

Check out the new collection on: www.sevenbell.com

Sarva Jeans: Riekte Sami Selvedge

Sarva is the new denim outdoor inspired brand from Sweden. All their denims are made in Sweden. This is something really special as in the late 70′s all Swedish factories had to close down due to lower priced competition overseas. Now for the first time in 35 years they can produce jeans in Sweden again together with a small factory that has kept their machines and knowledge from the glory days of Swedish textile production.

One of their denim highlights is the Riekte Sami Selvage. A jean made of a Japanese selvedge fabric from Kaihara, Japan. They have worked with them to develop their own 13.75 oz fabric with the selvedge in their south Sami colors red, blue and green. Peek-a-boo selvedge on the coin pocket and Swedish flag bar tacks to finish of the side seams. The leather patch is made in Sweden with naturally tanned reindeer leather from KERO Company in Sattajärvi. All in all a really nice high-end denim. Good luck guys! And check out their new webshop, it’s now online.

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (6)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (9)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (7)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (8)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (11)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (6)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (10)

http://sarva.se

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Presents: Special Banner Items

In 1937 Levi’s Jeans used large banners to advertise the hidden rivets that replaced the exposed copper rivets on that year’s version of the 501, in response to complaints of exposed rivets damaging customers furniture. These denim banners were used to hang in the shopwindows or inside the stores to promote the brand. The banners were mostly made in really limited numbers, around 200 each, because silk screens in those days weren’t good enough to make more out of them. Nowadays these banners are really hard to find and are true collector items.

This Fall Winter Levi’s Vintage Clothing did something really cool as a kind of a tribute to the vintage banners, they made three classic pieces from reproduction banners: Type 1 jacket from 1936, 501 jeans fit from 1937 and a duffle bag. These limited edition items are made from rigid Cone Mills White Oak selvedge fabric, allowing them to break in beautifully, and uniquely, with time and wear. Check the item here below. They are available at Unionmade Store – US.

The original Levi’s Jeans banner from 1937

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (1)

The Levi’s Vintage Clothing banner items

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (3)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (2)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (7)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (8)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (9)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (4)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (5)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (6)

Available here: http://unionmadegoods.com

Nudie Jeans: Grim Tim Dry Selvage

The Nudie Jeans: Grim Tim Dry Selvage is the top of the line selvage quality from Nudie. It’s actually the original selvage denim that dates back to the day they were born. This fabric is a tight weave, right hand construction with slubby yarns. It has orange in the selvage edge, a feature made exclusively for Nudie Jeans. The coin pocket also features a selvage edge. Organic silver trims and organic pocket lining. Made with Japanese 13.5oz. red cast rigid denim. 100% organic cotton. Thanks for sending me a pair of these Anthony (sales rep for Nudie Holland), cheers! Below some details pics.

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (2)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (4)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (11)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (6)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (5)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (12)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (13)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (10)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (8)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (14)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (7)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (3)

www.nudiejeans.com

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

The Bandit Overalls Produced By Blue Blanket Jeans

My friend Antonio di Battista (founder from Blue Blanket Jeans) from Italy just came back from California where he was for the Denimbruin event. During the event he presented his new jean inspired by the gold rush era in collaboration with Cory Piehowicz (a.k.a. Bandit Photograph). The jean they made is based on a pair of 1800′s waist overalls which Cory found in the desert when he was on a trip with his buddies Mike Harris (writer from the book Jeans from the old West) and Russ. Everything was made by hand and with old machines using a Japanese pure indigo denim made especially for this jean. The jean will be produced as a limited edion and will come this Fall. Really nice project between two authentic passionated guys! Below some pictures of the jean.

Antonio di BattistaBlue-blanket-Jeans-Italy-LONG-JOHN-blog-antonio-di-battista-nino-davide-jeans-denim-vintage-selvage-original-japanese-quality-handmade-11Photo by Cory Piehowicz

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (1)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (10)

Blue-blanket-Jeans-Italy-LONG-JOHN-blog-antonio-di-battista-nino-davide-jeans-denim-vintage-selvage-original-japanese-quality-handmade-11 (2)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (14)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (12)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (11)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (7)

Cory Piehowicz wearing the Bandit Overallsdenim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (6) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (5) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (4) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (3)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (8)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (9)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (13)

 www.blueblanketjeans.com & http://corypiehowicz.com