Old Glory ‘Murphy’ Jeans by Diesel Jeans from the early ’90′s

For the ones who’s following me for a while knows that I started my denim career more than 20 years ago at Diesel Jeans. In that time, beginning of the ’90′s till ’94, Diesel launched a special denim collection called Old Glory. Inspirered by the legendary Big 3 (Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler) this was something really cool and outstanding. This is the reason how my passion for denim started, ofcourse after wearing the classic 501′s in my previous years. Diesel came up with selvage fabrics and amazing embroidered jackets. Unfortunately the Old Glory line wasn’t a big commercial success, but the items are still great. My Old Glory collection is pretty big, and is still growing. Not so long ago  I could add this original OG jeans in my collection, model Murphy. The jeans is a kind of a homage to Wrangler, their 11MWZ model. It has all the same features: broken twill fabric, button in combination with Talon zipper fly, 7 belt loops, flat rivets (won’t scratch your saddle), same coin-watch pocket shape and non-selvage folded side seams. Even the arcuate stitching on the backpockets are inspired by Wrangler. The jeans is made in Italy. An unique pieces of the best days of Diesel Jeans.

Check also the Old Glory ‘Labor’ jeans – homage to Lee Jeans: www.long-john.nl/diesel-old-glory-labour-jeans-from-1994

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www.diesel.com

Contact me if you have some Old Glory items for Sale: wouter@long-john.nl

Lee 101 Jeans Rider Slim Fit

Lee Jeans launched a special edition for Fall Winter from their iconic Lee 101 Jeans. They create a slim fit version of their classic Rider fit. The Lee 101 Rider Slim Fit has more tapered legs than the regular version. The jeans is made of Japanese 13.75oz left hand blue line rigid selvage, Lot No. 49. The threads of this fabric is dipped 13 times in indigo to get the right blue colour. The old shuttle loom which was used for the creating of this fabric makes 100 meter of high quality fabric in 24 hours. The back of the jeans has a yellow ‘Lee Riders’ emboidery like the old Rodeo Clown pants. Nice one!

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Edwin Jeans Fall Winter 2016

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Edwin Jeans is always one of my favo’s. Their collections are always loaded with classic items which you can wear all year around. My kind of stuff. The new Edwin Jeans Fall Winter collection has again the classic musthave items as basic tees, good fitted and priced selvage jeans, comfi sweats, shirts and warm jackets. One of the best things about the brand is that the prices are good and reasonable, but also their choices for colours are perfect. Their colours are matching with their no-nonsense look; white, grey, blue and black. Yes, that time of the year is coming again that you can layer your outfits and dress like it should be. Below some shots of the new Edwin Jeans Fall Winter ’16 lookbook.

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https://edwin-europe.com

Kapital Clothing Fall Winter 2016 Collection

The end of the Summer is near and Fall is ready for kicking in. The best part of this time of the year is that all the new fresh Fall Winter collections are coming in. One of the most inspiring and worth waiting new lookbooks are always from Kapital. This Japanese brand is always on point as it comes to silhouettes, styles, fabrics, colours and mix and match from items. It’s an inspiration for a lot of (denim) designers and a must see for everyone with an interest in clothing. Once again, well done Kapital!! Let the Fall begin!  

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Cool Pete Jeans by Grivec Brothers – Jeanspaleis Kerkrade

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Yesterday I visited my friends Marcel & Roger Grivec from Jeanspaleis in Kerkrade – NL. Marcel & Roger are one of the coolest and humble guys in the denim industry. I spend the whole day in their denim store and atelier. Marcel & Roger built up an extremely knowledge about denim in their rich and long denim retail history. A half year ago the twin brothers realised their ultimate dream, creating their own Grivec Bros denim collection. The first batch was sold out immediatly and the second one is going really fast too!

They made two different fits, a regual fit (Cool Pete) and a more slimmer fit (Hower). The Cool Pete is my favo fit as it refers to the classics. Both fits are loaded with a lot of details which you can see here below.

Thanks Marcel & Roger for your time and sharing your passion for denim. It’s always good to see you. I’m very honored to hear every story behind the many outstanding details from you. Very inspiring! Proud to have the Cool Pete in my denim collection and will wear them with pride! Many thanks for my pair of jeans! Keep up the good work and ‘Dry till you Die’. Talk soon!

Marcel & Roger Grivec in their atelier

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The Cool Pete Jeans

  • Regular Fit
  • 14oz Japanese rigid selvage denim by the Kaihara mill – Japan
  • Selvage button fly
  • V-stitch on top button
  • Grivec Bros top button
  • Fly buttons are classic ’13 star’ buttons
  • Personalized Grivec Brothers rivets
  • One-line triangle backpocket arcuate stitching
  • Grained natural leather patch
  • Made in Portugal
  • Each jean is wrapped in a miners towel. These towels were used back in the days by miners to keep their laundry separated.

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www.grivecbros.com

Check the whole story of the Grivec Brothers here:

www.long-john.nl/grivec-brothers-marcel-roger-grivec-presents-their-first-denim-collection

Daily Bags – Handcrafted Goods

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Daily Bags is a new sustainable denim brand specialised in handcrafted patchwork goods from The Netherlands. The designer is Sharifah Isa and her main goal is creating special bags of old denim leftover fabrics. Each Daily Bags item is unique and made of deconstructed jeans in different shades of blue. All her items are combined with a wide range of high-quality fabrics and leather. Next to bags she’s also making denim aprons and denim jackets. All made by hand. The look of Daily Bags refers to the vintage Japanese boro styles. Check the unique Daily Bags products here below.

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www.daily-bags.nl

Red Wing Shoes Presents: Heritage Women’s Collection

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Red Wing Shoes has something special to celebrate! For the first time since the 20’s they are launching a Red Wing Women’s collection. Red Wing already started making women’s shoes in the 1920’s, when a wave of feminism got women wearing pants and boots. The daughter of the owner of the Red Wing Shoe Company brought them back. She started working on the new RW women’s collection two and a half years ago and they are now finally available!

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The Red Wing Heritage Women’s Collection is made with the same craftsmanship and authentic care as the men’s collection. The boots are all made with cowhide, with is much softer and thinner than the steer hide used for men’s boots. Not only the leather is more comfortable, they also shapred the fit to the needs of women. The lasts are completely re-designed for a slimmer and more comfortable wear and the shoes feature a much softer insole.

From today, the Red Wing Shoe Store Amsterdam offers the Short Engineer, Clara, Iron Ranger and 6” Moc Toe. Get yours in store or online now. Red Wing Amsterdam is also organising a special launch party tomorrow in their RW Store at the Reestraat from 18.00 till 21.00. Congrats with this great milestone!

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www.redwingamsterdam.com

PF Flyers X Gitman Bros. Shoes Collaboration: Seed to Sew

My friends from the great Heddels platform just lauched their latest video project to show the collaboration between PF Flyers and Gitman Vintage Bros called ‘Seed to Sew’. From the seed that grew the fabric to the final production line stage, the entire collab shoe is 100% made in the USA from an indigo denim fabric.

In the behind the scenes video you see the GBV’s President Chris Olberding and PF’s head of Global Merchandise Manager Chris Tobias. They tell you all about what each brand brought to the table. Heddels visited both Gitman’s factory in Ashland, Pennsylvania and the New Balance factory in Boston, Massachusetts where the shoes were made.

The Gitman Bros. Vintage x PF Flyers shoes themselves will be available from PF stockists on September 1. Very nice video project guys and the blue denim shoes looks awesome too!

www.heddels.com

Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) Collaboration

Denham Jeans latest collaboration is with the two talented guys Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First. They did a collaboration project within the House Guest Artist series. The A.C.F.’s own collection, Avec ces Freres explored the power and symbolism of black this season so it was natural to reflect this concept in the Denham project as well, since at Denham; “If It’s Not Indigo, It’s Black”. The Denham design team asked Sam and Shaka to roll up their sleeves and develop their own unique tweaks on Denham signature styes in both 5-pocket and the tops collection. Check it out here below!

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Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) Collaboration long john blog jeans denim collab london amsterdam black blue indigo special limited edition (2)

Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) Collaboration long john blog jeans denim collab london amsterdam black blue indigo special limited edition (3)

Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) Collaboration long john blog jeans denim collab london amsterdam black blue indigo special limited edition (1)

 Watch more of the Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) collaboration here;

www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

Denim.Lab Presents Mini.Lab Kids Denim Collection – Out Now!

Sander van de Vecht, founder of Denim.Lab, launched a couple of years ago his Denim.Lab brand. With Denim.Lab he’s creating high-end selvage jeans for men. Next to these quality jeans he’s selling unique deadstock selvage fabrics. His next new Denim.Lab project is his Mini.Lab Kids collection. With this collection he’s bringing the most cool stuff for the little denim boys and girls. From rigid stretch selvage denim qualities to very nice washed and patched jeans and jackets. True cool for the real little rebels! Check below some of my personal Mini.Lab Kids favo’s! Available now through the Denim.Lab webshop. Need these for my little girl!

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Check the Mini.Lab collection here;

www.denimlab.nl

Burds London Brand by Tamara Bell & Ame Pearce

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The Burds London brand is founded in 2015 by friends Tamara Bell and Ame Pearce. Burds London is a denim and clothing label for badass denim babes. With Tamara’s background in leather and lingerie design, launched Almeida London Lingerie in 2012, and Ame’s extensive knowledge of denim design after 10 years working as a designer at Levi’s Jeans and Edwin Jeans, they are a perfect and successful denim duo.

With Burds they combine their love of motorcycles, fashion and denim. Tamara and Ame developed Burds London to fill a gap in their own wardrobes for clothes that work hard but also look great. Nice one ladies, keep up the good work!

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Check Ame Pearce telling her Burds story in the video here below made by Amy Leverton (Denim Dudes) 

http://burdsldn.com

Vintage Levi’s Big E Biker Jeans Vest From The ’60′s

Another vintage Levi’s Jeans jacket from my private denim archive: Levi’s ‘Big E’ biker vest from the ’60′s. The jacket has a great patina and cut-off sleeves as it belonged to a biker from the ’60′s era. The back of the buttons are stamped with digit #525 which refers to that period. The ‘Big E’ Red Tab is still in very good condition. On the back of the vest you see a super nice fading which came from riding the back that often. Above the great fading you see H. Angel marked by hand.

Check the original Levi’s ’Big E’ Jeans MC Biker Vest here below. I also attached some links to some more Levi’s ‘Big E’ Jeans denim biker vests from my private collection. Enjoy!

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Check more vintage biker vests from my private denim collection here:

Share your vintage denim biker jacket by sending me an email:

wouter@long-john.nl

Vans X C2H4 Store Indigo Collab Shoes

The C2H4 Store, from Los Angels, teamed-up with Vans Shoes to create two special indigo editions. In the past we saw some more indigo dyed shoes like the Tenue de Nimes X Red Wing and Tenue de Nimes X Converse shoes, recently the Kassim Denim X Sperry Shoes and this upcoming September Eastpak will launch their special indigo bags. But as we can’t see this enough it’s great that C2H4 just launched their indigo special. They used two classics from Vans, the Old School and Slip On models. Both editions are dyed in indigo and decorated with Japanese boro patches. The result is beautiful and a perfect match with your rigid or worn-out jeans. Check them out at C2H4 Store!

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www.c2h4.us

Vintage Levi’s Big E Jeans Blue White Red Stars & Stripes

Checking out Ebay for vintage denim treasures (and buying ofcourse) is one of my favo’s to do. Ebay is loaded with cool vintage stuff. Just came across this vintage Levi’s Big E Jeans with blue, white and red stripes and stars from the late ’60′s. The jeans is in perfect condition and still available. Check this great hippie style out!

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Check this jean here:

www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Big-E-Red-White-Blue-Levis-Stars-Stripes-Mint-/311672795432?hash=item4891257128:g:sowAAOSwzJ5XZrW8

Vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (Type 2) Big E Jacket

Today I want to highlight another original vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (also known as Type 2) Big E jackets from my private denim collection. The Levi’s Jeans 507XX jacket was introduced in 1953 as the follow up on the 506XX (Type 1) jacket and was produced until 1962. The 507XX jacket has a selvage redline inside which disappeared at the follow-up jacket, the 557XX (Type 3) Trucker model. The red in the selvage is gone through the many washes of the jacket. You see this a lot at old denim pieces. The back of the buttons are stamped with #0.

This jacket model is one of my favorites as it refers to the ‘Golden Period’ in the denim industry. During the ’50′s the denim industry exploded as denim became more mainstream as movie stars as Marlon Brando and James Dean were wearing denim outfits in the films. Also the rock and roll era was started in the ’50′s, Elvis was also spotted in denim many times. These icons were very important ambassadors for the denim industry.

Check below the alsmost 70 years old Levi’s Big E Jeans jacket which is still in very good condition. A true classic!

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vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (1)

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vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (3)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (5)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (4)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (8)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (10)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (11)

vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (12)

www.levis.com

Blaumann Jeans From Germany

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Blaumann Jeans is a denim brand from Germany. They create authentic denim styles made of high quality fabrics. Their jeans is made of 13oz Japanese selvage Kuroki left hand fabric. The coin pocket has also a selvage redline. The backpockets are reinforced with hidden rivets and also extra lined in the inside. The leather patches are numbered. The jeans itself is made in Germany. Take below a look at this new denim brand Blaumann Jeans.

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blaumann jeans denim long john blog raw rigid left hand kuroki japan fabric redline redlisting indigo blue leather patch germany (7)

blaumann jeans denim long john blog raw rigid left hand kuroki japan fabric redline redlisting indigo blue leather patch germany (10)

blaumann jeans denim long john blog raw rigid left hand kuroki japan fabric redline redlisting indigo blue leather patch germany (11)

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New vs Worn Blaumann Jeans

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www.blaumann-jeanshosen.de

Sneak Preview: Indigo People Fall Winter 2016

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Although it’s still Summer I would like to give you a sneak preview of the new upcoming Indigo People Fall Winter 2016 collection. Indigo People is founded to share the love of traditional craftsmanship and natural indigo. For upcoming season Indigo People is bringing 3 new product groups in this new collection: t-shirts, bandanas and bags.

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Indigo People Fall 2016 long john blog shirts bow tie bandana blue jeans denim workwear workwear tshirts  (8)

Indigo People Fall 2016 long john blog shirts bow tie bandana blue jeans denim workwear workwear tshirts  (5)

Indigo People Fall 2016 long john blog shirts bow tie bandana blue jeans denim workwear workwear tshirts  (9)

The Indigo People t-shirts and bandanas are produced following the authentic batik technique. The artworks are stamped or printed with hot wax to resist dye during the indigo dyeing process. The artworks are then cracked and the garments are manually dyed, piece by piece, in natural indigo. To reach the dark indigo colour, the dye master has to dip the garments up to 16 times in indigo. After dyeing, the garments are boiled in hot water to remove the wax. The printed artworks and the cracked lines remain their raw colour and appear on the garments.

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The Indigo People bags are offered in 2 different fabrics: 17oz handwoven selvedge denim in natural indigo and 17oz handwoven batik denim. The 17oz selvedge denim is hand woven and hand dyed in natural indigo. The weft yarns are dipped about 16 times in natural indigo to get the dark colour.

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Next to the new upcoming products Indigo People added also some new styles from their ties and scarves. All ties are made from fabrics that are natural indigo dyed and handwoven following the traditional ikat technique. The scarves are traditionally hand loomed and manually dyed in natural indigo following the ikat technique. Looking forward to see those beautiful items in store!

www.indigopeople.net

Meet Lucas Verhoef From Royal Denim Division – R.D.D.

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Today an interview with the sales & product manager of the Royal Denim Division. Lucas is a true denimhead and has a big denim knowledge. Read what inspires him, what he likes about denim and what he’s doing in his spare time. Meet Lucas Verhoef. Enjoy!

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 Lucas Verhoef

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  • Name: Lucas Verhoef
  • Living in village & country: Pijnacker (Rotterdam Area) the Netherlands
  • Age: 28
  • Instagram ID: lucasverhoef
  • Number of Instagram followers: 1995
  • Daily work: Country Sales & Product Manager at Royal Denim Division

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What’s your role exactly at R.D.D.? My role goes 2 ways:

  1. Working closely with our buying and design team to create the best products. I gather all kinds of feedback and information so they can make the best collections.
  2. Being the sales representative for the Netherlands, trying to find cool denim stores where we can display R.D.D. in the future.

How long are you working in the Denim industry? 12 years.

What’s the best part of your job? Working with the collections and talking about denim. I think the whole heritage and craftsmanship behind this product is so interesting, that I really like talking about the production process and all the effort that is being made to produce a single pair of jeans.

What makes R.D.D. so special? That we take the inspiration from authentic workwear and transforming it into genuine premium jeans-wear for the denim enthusiast of the present time. We work exclusively with selvedge denim from Japan and Italy. Next to the very cool dry denims from Kuroki we also have stretch denims from Candiani. In this way we combine authentic qualities with modern ones.

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What is your favourite item from the R.D.D. collection? The dry 13oZ denim jacket from Kuroki. It shows the authentic work wear in so many different details and has a very nice slim fit.

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What is your favourite all-time denimfit? Our Regular, this is bit loser on the upper leg and a bit tapered at the leg opening.

What jeans are you wearing right now? The slim fit 13oZ from Kuroki (have been wearing it for approx. 150 days).

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (4)

new vs worn

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (10)

lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (13)

lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (9)

What do you like the most as it comes to fading’s on jeans? I really like the honey combs on the back of the knee!!

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What kind of denim accessories do you recommend to denim heads? A vegetable leather belt + keychain, this for me makes every denim outfit complete.  And I never leave home without my wallet on a chain!

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (16)

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (17)

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What are the next steps with R.D.D.? For the coming Autumn we have planned 2 pop-up stores at 2 retailers who are interesting in the collection. We will create a cool event around it so potential customers can get in touch with this new denim brand.

What are your hobbies’ next to denim? Off course spending time with my family, but also playing with my band and working on my bikes. Currently I’m building a hardtail old-school bobber and brat-style cafe racer.

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What’s your favourite music band/singer? I have a lot! But when I take it back to the core it is definitely Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Band wise I’m also a big fan of the Stray Cats, Batmobile, Reverend Horton Heat…. and I could continue like this for 2 pages.

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J.R. CASH: original name of Johnny Cash.

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TCB: this is the band which Elvis Presley had before he died (TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS BAND).

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SUN STUDIO: this is the record company where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and many others have recorded their music.

What’s your favourite music record and why? Jim Croce – he is singer/songwriter who played his songs in the late 1960’s. It is mainly just 2 guitars and Jim as the singer. For me the lyrics are spot-on, true and also funny.

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Where do you get your daily inspiration from? Mainly from how people looked in the 50’s. The way James Dean and Marlon Brando looked, I think a classic look is an unwashed jean with a basic t-shirt. Also for R.D.D. we take the vintage authentic denim look and transform it into present time premium denim wear.

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What’s on your bucket list? 

  • Road trip in America with my wife and daughter
  • Visiting Sun studio in Memphis Tennessee
  • Visiting Graceland (Elvis his Property)
  • Playing a big show with my band
  • Getting me an old beat-up pickup from ‘1959
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What’s your favourite inspiration quote?

 “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”

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 Interested to see and read more about Royal Denim Division?

Check the article ‘The Introduction of Royal Denim Division’ here:

www.long-john.nl/the-introduction-of-royal-denim-division-r-d-d

Diesel ‘Old Glory’ Labor Jeans From 1994

From 1992 till the mid ’90′s Diesel Jeans from Italy created a special denim line inspired by the Big 3 (Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler) called Old Glory. Old Glory was the best line ever created by them. This special OG collection was really outstanding and totally different than other denim brands. They came with selvage jeans, orange selvage, cool embroidered jackets, tees, sweats etc. All workwear inspired. This same period I also started working at Diesel Jeans in The Netherlands. Those were the best Diesel days in my opinion. The Old Glory line wasn’t a big commercial success, but the items are still great. My Old Glory collection is pretty big, but I’m still missing pieces. A while ago I could add this OG jeans in my collection, model Labor. The jeans, made in Italy, is made of a real soft left hand fabric (non-selvage) and has the original workwear look. Check it out!

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