Thanks everyone for visiting our Butts and Shoulders booth during the fashion fair Modefabriek Amsterdam. It was great to hear all those enthusiastic reactions! Till the next one.
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.
Available here: www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop
The guys from Michael Chell did a nice experiment with some several denim brands, a three months river wash in the Thames. The brands which are included in this experiment are Denham, Edwin, Natural Selection, Nudie Jeans and Scotch & Soda. The results are really destroyed teared denim pairs. True worn-outs. Check them here below.
Frank Beckmann bought last week a fresh Long John Mr. Hope t-shirt and is wearing it with pride. Thanks and enjoy!
Buy your own Long John shirt here;
Come and visit us this weekend at our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ booth at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek and check out our new fresh products. See you there!
Dutch denim store Baretta from The Hague (NL) are celebrating their 3rd anniversary this weekend. To celebrate this they made a special limited edition, 75 pairs only, collab jean together with denim brand Naked & Famous from Canada and Dutch artist Pieter Ceizer. The jean is made from 13,75oz Japanse lefthand selvage. Pieter designed a nice leather patch made from natural vegetable tanned leather wich will age nicely over time and he also did the graphics for the authentic pocket flasher. If you want to get your hands on one of these pairs, be quick! Big congrats guys with this great collab and ofcourse with this milestone! Bravo!
This Wrangler ‘Blue Bell’ kids jean is from my private collection. The jean is very worn-out by a kid as the knees are completely destroyed. As many kids jeans, also this one, has a zipper, made from non-selvage left hand fabric. Because the jean is washed some many times it feels really soft.
It was in 1947 that employees of ‘Blue Bell’ (the previous Wrangler brand name) voted on the name of a new line of jeanswear designed specifically for cowboys and rodeo riders. The name decided upon was Wrangler. In the year 1948 they replaced the arcuate stiching into the “W” stitch on the backpockets. What’s also nice to mention is that the first Wrangler pocket labels were made from pressed card and then in plastic for a simple reason, when a leather label and a leather saddle come into contact, they stick and Wranglers were designed for cowboys. It’s a pitty that Wrangler doesn’t make the ‘Blue Bell’ line anymore. This means that these items are hard to find, very rare.
Really nice to see this ‘Ernest Wright & Son’ craftsmanship. Below their kitchen scissor for the left and right handed people. Check the making of video here below.
Hepville Custom Clothing made this cap by hand with chambrays, selvedge denims and indigo cotton fabrics. Really nice!
This Evisu denim jacket with lot nr. 3641 is from my private collection and is about 10 years old. The jacket is inspired on the famous Levi’s Jeans Type 2 trucker jacket, original 507XX, introduced around 1953. Inside of the jacket there is a nice plain and red selvage. The sleeves has a nice worn pattern. But what makes this jacket really special are the embroidered pockets, with the Evisu seagull logo. Check it out.
The anchor shirts are available in my webshop for special prices:
A while ago I bought this nice worn in special edition from Evisu Jeans: Homage to Levi’s Jeans. Evisu brought a homage range years ago where they showed their love to the Big 3 denim brands: Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler. All the jeans were made with the unique specifics from each brand. I own this whole tribute collection in unwashed (raw) condition, but lately I came across a nice worn in pair of the Levi’s homage. The jean is made from right hand fabric, selvage and has the famous red tab, but painted ofcourse which is known of the Evisu brand. Check the jean below and check also the link with my previous post from my raw versions of these three Evisu homage jeans.
Check my previous post about The Homage to Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler here;
Again my ‘Eat Dust’ buddies Rob Harmsen and Keith Hioco from Antwerp dropped a really cool new Fall Winter 2014 – 2015 collection called: A few good men! This collection is absolutely next level, very inspiring to see their development every season! My personal favourite is the army p*ssy camo poncho. Great job boys. Cheers, one for the road!
The new Roy Rogers Rugged SS15 range draws inspiration from the biker world of the 40s and 50s. Many of the washes give the garments an almost dirty, dusty look of the travel experience of a motorcyclist. The leather jackets have stripes applied to the sleeves, or are made of black denim with fake oil stains evoking impervious trails by a bike.
The Rugged collection is completed by cotton t-shirts with prints taken from the most historic motorbike clubs, and jackets and shirts in Japanese selvedge fabrics with worn-effect washes. Last but not least, an element that couldn’t be missing from the range: two 70’s style bike helmets engraved with the RR initials of the brand.
To promote the Spring/Summer ’15 collection, Roy Roger’s has made an amazing video with two lumberjacks with their bikes, dressed in the cool Rugged line. Check out the video here below.
To see the current Roy Roger’s Rugged collection, it is available online at: www.sevenbell.com