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.
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!
Check the project here: www.facebook.com/samworksdenim
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the brand here: http://noisegoods.com
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.
It’s already twelve years ago that Atelier LaDurance was launched in the stores. The brand was founded by Gerard Backx. ALD were premium denim items full of great details and super Japanese quality! Next to the amazing products the branding was extremely good! All done by true craftsman Boy Bastiaens (www.stormhand.com) from Maastricht – NL. He’s responsible for the whole creative identity of this brand. One of the best ideas from Boy was to make a simple connection to France (in the beginning the collections were made in France!) and to men and women, he came with the idea to make the inner pockets with a fabric refering to the French jam jars. So for men it’s blue with white and women red with white. Also the repairkit bullet delivered with every item was amazing. Besides that the all over branding was something new, something different. The total look and especially the fits from ALD had a link to workwear from the ’40′s and ’50′s.
A while ago I got my hands on this deadstock Atelier LaDurance Prescott workwear jacket made of 11oz Japanese raw fabric. I already have one in my collection, but that one is already washed one time. Check the jacket here below for all the great details from the great denim brand which unfortunately isn’t available anymore.
Edwin Jeans teamed up with department store Liberty from London – UK. Liberty is an amazing classic store, the building is beautiful, and world famous with their colourful all over prints. Great to see this combo, classic fabric mixed with denim. For this collab they used the ED-80 fit and is made of an exclusive 14oz Japanese red selvage, rinsed denim, with the addition of iconic Liberty print fabric on the interior yoke and pocket lining. This exclusive jean is available from today at Liberty only.
As a big fan of the vintage line from Diesel Jeans, called Old Glory from the early nineties, this store display is in my collection over 20 years already! It’s made from wood. Old Glory was the premium line with amazing items which where made on standards like nowadays Levi’s Vintage (LVC) and Lee 101. They brought really cool jackets and highend selvage denim. They costs a fortune at that time and only a happy few really liked this vintage inspired collection. Unfortunatly they produced this only for a couple of years. The market was to small to survive with this exclusive line. Those were the best years of Diesel.
Great detail from this jean brand is that all the inner pockets are very deep to carry a lot of stuff with you like your wallet, keys, phone, cash, cigars etc. This detail is one of my personal favourite parts of a good jean.
Dutch denim brand G-Star celebrates their 25th anniversary this year and to celebrate this they launched a few classic from their archive back in the stores. The classics are the G-star Elwood, Faeroes, Lumber and US First. They came in different fabrics, from 25 years of wear wash to 25oz fabric. The US Lumber is my personal favourite, it was origanally introduced in 1994 and it was their miner inspired jean made of red listing selvage. For collectors this is a wanna have, so now it’s the time to get your hands on a pair, this time in a heavy 25oz fabric. This will last your lifetime! In the words from G-star: ”The kind of denim that can only be created on old shuttle looms in the hands of skilled craftsmen”. Great to see these classic back again and enjoy your anniversary!
Recently I received this nice ‘Amsterdenim’ workwear jacket from founder Ben Fokkema. Ben gave me last year the first jacket ever made for my private collection and now I received his latest raw denim jacket. The jacket is inspired by the workers from the U.S.A. a model which is also adopted by a lot of Japanese people. As always Ben added a lot of great ‘hidden’ details in the jacket like the special buttons with all the Amsterdenim letters, longs cuffs, canvas printed inner yoke, and name embroidery on the back which become more visible after wearing. The jacket got a brilliant Dutch name called Johnny and is made in Italy. Check out his website which is launced lately. Ben, big thanks for this jacket which has an amazing fit! Keep building on your denim dreams. Till soon!