Jeans Intelligence is the backbone of the JACK & JONES brand. The products are designed with respect for denim traditions and made with the leaders of the industry. The best denim makers. And with success as the brand is the biggest denim men’s wear brand in Europe as it comes to quantities.
With the JEANS INTELLIGENCE STUDIO they want to give the customers a full denim experience. The store has a wide selection of jeans. There’s a denim wall which is loaded with 24 different jeans styles. In this store you will find the ‘denim dealer’ which is a dedicated jeans expert. With his expertise and production video’s you can get an insight into the denim product and production.
Below some exclusive sketches of the upcoming JEANS INTELLIGENCE STUDIO Tilburg store.
The Order collective presents ‘Get in where you fit in’ in collaboration with Edwin Jeansand Tristes Tropiques. The Order collective consists four creative artists from Amsterdam: Edu de Leau, Emiel Steenhuizen, Etienne Memon & Joshua Hoogeboom. The ‘Get in where you fit in’ is the theme of this special collaboration where Edwin Jeansis the canvas of this project. New artworks, a limited t- shirt, 80 pieces only, and a jacket, 20 pieces only, are made by Order and Oliver Prat from Edwin Jeans Europe.
To celebrate this special collaboration they organised together with Vice Amsterdam a night with Warsteinerand Jameson Whiskydrinks, music by Order Music and Willy Party. Check all the details here below.
The limited collab tee printed in Toulouse – France
The collab hand printed jackets
Etienne Memom – Order
Olivier Prat – Edwin Jeans Europe
Edouard Guiounet – Tristes Tropiques
At the event you can check out the latest work by Order
Edu Deleau – Order - working on a Edwin Jeans collab jacket
From 1992 till 1994 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 Diesel Jeans in my opinion. This special OG collection was really outstanding and totally different than other denim brands. It was one of the first denim premium lines. This line was launched before Levi’s Jeans came with their Levi’s Vintage Clothing – LVC line and before Lee Jeans dropped their 101 line. The Old Glory line was workwear inspired. Below the Gold Miner jeans from my personal denim archive. It features;
Classic 5-pocket fit
Original ’90′s washing
Next to the Old Glory line also the catalogs from Diesel Jeans from that time were outstanding and rare. They weren’t free and you had to buy them as they were made in low quantities. I added below some images from the Gold Miner pants taken from the original catalog dated from 1992.
Old Glory advertising Goldigger jeans pictures from 1992
In the beginning of last January we launched our first edition of our Butts and Shoulders ‘Goodyear Welted’ boots. After the success of the first run we produced a second run and we also developed the first run for women. We received a lot of question how you could treat the natural vegetable leather the best. After all the requests we decided to develop our own Butts and ShouldersBee-Wax kit and Shoe-Stretchers. The Bee-Waxkits contain everything you need to clean and wax your pair of boots. The Bee-Wax is made from natural ingredients to serve you the best. The Shoe-Stretcherswill shape your boots in the original form and the Cedar Wood will also helps for unpleasant odors.
Kirikomade an outstanding pair of jeans for women, a patched selvage jeans. For this unique pair Kiriko used various leftover fabrics of different materials and patched them to the denim. The details made this an one of a kind. The jeans is made of 13oz. selvage denim made in Fukuyama City, one of the biggest manufacturers out of Japan producing some of the highest quality. The fit is a boyfriend style, 5 pocket. The jeans is patched in the Kiriko studio in Portland, Oregon. The leather patch on the back is hand-embossed. All in all a really fine pair of jeans. Go girls!
The Blue Handed brand is started by John Abbate. John worked 25 years for big brands designing up-cycled furniture under ‘R-incarnation’. After that he moved to Shanghai starting his own retail consulting agency, John Abbate Studio, and was a visual merchandising professor at Mod’Art. John is currently creative director at Design Overlay, a retail design agency based in Shanghai. He created the concept of Blue Handed in 2015 by stumbling upon a vintage piece of fabric found in a demotion site of an old part of Shanghai.
The Blue Handed Pin Bu Scarves are new hand dyed indigo, antique “lan yin hua bu’ indigo fabrics, with or without patches and vintage yarn dye fabrics. Each scarf is unique, hand stitched with the character of a handmade loom. Check them out here below.
Pharrell Williams is now ‘Head of Imagination’ at the Dutch denim brand G-Star Raw.Pharrell just launched his first collection: G-Star Raw Elwood X25-collection. G-Star Raw most famous jeans is the Elwood. This jeans, inspired by a biker pants and designed by PierreMorisset, was born 20 years ago in 1996. It was one of the first 3D constructed pairs of jeans. Very revolutionary at that time. Pharrell came with the idea to give this iconic piece a twist. He created 25 different styles with colorfull prints: camouflage, checks, and prints from all over the world. The collection was released in L.A. but will be available this upcoming February through some selected retailers wordwide and through the G-Star Raw website.
Denham Jeanslaunched this weekend a limited edition: Denham Razor VISS – Virgin Indigo Stretch Selvage – Made in Japan. After years they are back with a special edition made of the legendary Japanese Kaihara Mill. For this edition Denham Jeans used a classic 14oz weight redline selvage denim fabric. The fabric contains 2% elastane for more comfort, but the fabric feels true rigid. The jeans is a kind of a homage to Japan and features some amazing details: red buttons, red rivets, one piece selvage fly, selvage coin pocket, Japanese patch and a red siccor on the backpocket (691 stitches in every scissor). The Denham Jeans jeans is made in a limited of 650 pieces worldwide.
Thanks to Edwin van Zoerenfor sending the pictures, he’s the lucky owner of number 587/650. Edwin is a true Denham fan, follow him on Instagram @edwin028.
Kings of Indigo (K.O.I)launched in 2012 their first collection. The brand dna is inspired by American classics with details from Japan. A perfect mix for a successful denim brand. Their key words are quality, innovative and sustainable. The name Kings of Indigo (K.O.I) came from founder Tony Tonnaer’s favorite tattoo, a koi fish on his right shoulder in remembrance of his mother. Koi fish are intelligent creatures and they tend to swim against the stream which is a strong metaphor for the rebellion that comes with the denim lifestyle. In Japan the Koi fish stands for luck, love and perseverance. Kings of Indigo (K.O.I) brand is now available through 250 carefully selected retailers in 12 countries and online, with a focus on Northern Europe.
Also the marketing is impressive and fits perfectly with their brand dna. They created one of the largest, if not the largest, selvage jeans as promotion with waist size 82 and length 32. The jeans called Sumo and refers to the Rodeo Clown Pants jeans from the ’40′s and ’50′s from brands as Lee Jeans and Wrangler. The Sumo jeans is made of high quality rigid redline selvage fabric and has all the details of the regular Kings of Indigo (K.O.I)jeans. On the back of the jeans they attached a true cool embroidery which makes this Sumo jeans very special.
I’m very happy to have this big Sumo jeans in my denim collection. This is the biggest selvage jeans in my collection so far. Meet Sumo here below.
Fernando García de la Calera from Spain is the founder of The Concrete brand. Fernando started his brand in 2007. As a fanatic skateboarder heused to skateboard a lot and called their skate spot The Concrete, that explains the origin of his brand name. In the beginnig he created designs for skateboards and t-shirts, but soon changed to urban clothing based on elegance, comfort and durability. Fernando is running The Concrete brand from his tailor shop in Madrid – Spain. The core of the brand, and also the specialty of Fernando, is working with the denim fabric. Meet Fernando García de la Calera and his craftsmanship.
Fernando García de la Calera
One of my personal The Concrete favorites are the The Concrete x Valtoron denim ride jackets. The jackets are made of high quality denim fabrics and perfect for your motorcycle trips.
The Antwerp (BE) based brand Eat Dust started in 2010 by Rob Harmsen and Keith Hioco. Both has a large work expericence in the clothing and denim industry. Next to that they were fanatic skateboarders in the past and they’re now riding their bikes as much as possible. Their love for denim, skateboarding and bikes are the key elements in their Eat Dust brand. They combine these perfectly together what always results in an unique and outstanding collection. Also for this Fall Winter collection Eat Dustcreated some great pieces. Just to highlight some of them: the Lebowski outfit, the Sherpa vest and jacket, and their latest collab with the Dehenbrand. These guys are always on point and so are you with these Eat Dust Winter items. Bravo buddies!
The Indigo People brand is expanding their product range every season. Now they also added some really cool blue handmade bandanas to their Indigo People collection. The graphic design of the bandanas are manually printed following authentic batik technique. Using hot wax the artisan applies the artwork directly on the fabric to resist dye. After dipped several times in natural indigo the bandana is boiled in hot water to remove the hot wax and the artwork appears on the bandana. Due to the manual printing and indigo dyeing process, imperfection occurs on the printed artwork that marks the unique appearance of each single item. Check here below the beautiful Indigo People bandanas to complete your denim outfit.
Watch the short film of the making off the Indigo People bandanas
Nobrandedon is a denim brand started in 2011 by Aryan Pandam Raafi from Indonesia. With their Nobrandedon denim brand they create very special and unique jeans. Last May they launched the 1st edition of the special THW501XX Handwoven 19oz Heavyweight Jeans. You can read more about this THW501XX jeans here.
As this THW501XX jeans was sold-out immediately they decided to develop a 2nd edition: THW501XX The Handwoven Heavyweight II Overdyed 20oz. Also the 2nd edition is a very outstanding pair of jeans (it takes 36 hours to produce 1 pair of these!) which contains very special features as;
Super Deep Rich colors with ‘Rain Fall Thunder Indigo’
My friends from the platform Heddels just released their second collab: Heddels CO-OP 2: The Knickerbocker Quint Hat. They create collaborations with brands they admire which results in limited runs of specialized products exclusively made for the Heddels readers. For this 2nd collab they team-up with Knickerbocker MFG brand from Brooklyn – NY to create the Quint Hat.
The Quint Hat is for stormy nights, dark days and deep sea hunting. The hat is made from an 8.25oz. waxed cotton fabric and is water resistant and has dual front pockets. All seams are finished with natural cotton twill tape and it’s all closed with a vegetable tanned Atlantic salmon leather strap around a brass slider buckle. The hat is made in a limited and numbered edition run of 100 pieces and is now available on the Heddels site. Congrats guys with this great 2nd collab and keep up the good work! Looking forward to see collab number 3!
Read the full story of the idea, making of, production, etc. from this special collab on the Heddels site here.
The inspiration of the Heddels X The Knickerbocker Hat came from the character from the legendary Jaws movie, Sam Quint. For this collab they made a photoshoot as a kind of a homage to the character in the movie. The photoshoot was done by Eric Kvatek (famed lookbook photographer for Kapital, Prps, and 45rpm and many other brands).
Get your Heddels X Knickerbocker Quint Hat nowhere.
One of my personal denim highlights every season is the Levi’s Vintage Clothing (LVC) collection. Levi’s is creating every season a high quality made collection with inspiration from their rich heritage. They create a tribute story. For the Fall Winter 2016 collection they picked the theme: 9TH ST. The 9th Street Exhibition in New York, 1951, was the first time artists showed collectively, and along with poets and writers of the time, became known as the New York School. In the mid ’40s, just after WWII, there was a revolution within the American art world. It became known as Abstract Expressionism. They were a new breed of artists, heavilty influenced by surrealist painters who had fled Europe during the war. The items from the new LVC collection shows a different colour palette in tees, tops and finishes on the jeans.
As always the LVC lookbooks are made from the same high standard as the collection itself. The lookbook starts with some re-production pieces from the large (more than 20.000 rare pieces) Levi’s denim archive. The next chapter is about the main LVC collection with the 9TH ST. theme. In the middle of the lookbook they show how to wash, wear and care your favorite pair of jeans. The last chapter shows a kind of streetpeople wearing LVC on a very cool way. The pics are shot in black/white which is a perfect choice.
All in all, the LVC line is as always very exciting and special. Check below some shots taken from the new Levi’s Vintage Clothing lookbook No. 10.
The Blue de Gênes brand expanded their clothing collection with high quality footwear. The shoes are a reflection of the brand and fits perfect with the brand dna.
The line is inspired by the Blue de Gênes cuts on jeans, trousers, shirts and leather jackets. That is why you will find the same signature stitching on the shoe line that you see on their leather jackets. Together with their supplier they created three styles that would fit perfectly into the Blue de Gênes collection.
It was very important to find the right manufacturer of shoes who understand the brand look and feel. They found the perfect partner in the northern part of Portugal in the city of Felgueiras. Their partner is a family owned company, founded in the 19th century by a man who sat by the Portuguese Camino and made and repaired shoes for all the weary pilgrims. The same techniques that were used back then are still used to this day giving the family more than 100 years of experience in making shoes.
The Blue de Gênes footwear collection contains 3 different models:
Labo – the Shoe: Named after the ancient city of “Laboriosa”. A Portuguese city where you will find an old Roman bridge called “Ponte de Lima”. A bridge that crosses the river “Lima”. See more pics here.
Minho – the Zipper Boot: Named after the river that springs in the most northern part of Portugal and crosses the border into Spain. See more pics here.
Lima – the Lace Boot: Named after the river that runs alongside parts of the Portuguese Camino. Lima is also the name of one of the oldest cities in Portugal. See more pics here.
Wrangler Jeans just dropped some classic vintage prints for Fall Winter ’16. They used old authentic Wrangler prints on t-shirts, sweats and hoodies. Basic items with the Wrangler coolness. Perfect combi with your favorite pair of jeans.
Bleu de Cocagne is a beautiful indigo inspired clothing brand for men and women. The brand is started by Bruno Duflos & Thierry Lelann from Toulouse – France. Their brand is a kind of a homage to the old woad dye technique. All their items are dyed by hand. They dye their items into woad baths, sometimes they need to dye it 8 times to achieve the right result. They select only premium natural fabrics for their brand. All the products are designed in France and made in Europe. Check below some shots from the new Fall Winter ’16 collection.
In the beginning of this year we introduced our new Butts and Shoulders boots for men. Our ‘Goodyear Welted’ constructed boots are a big success. So after the first run of 100 pairs, which sold out very quick, we produced the 2nd run. We also received a lot of positive feedback from women on the boots. This decided us to make them also for women. But with a different last, we shaped it a little bit to get it more feminine. We’re proud to tell you that the first Butts and Shoulders women boots are now ready and available in our webshop. These boots are also made of natural vegetable tanned leather, all handnumbered, made with the ‘Goodyear Welted’ construction, made in Portugal in small quantities. Perfect boot for this Fall / Winter. Go check it out!
Nudie Jeans celebrates this year their 15 anniversary. For this special celebration they launched today their ‘Indigo Bloodline’. The ‘Indigo Bloodline’ contains three new sustainable Japanese selvage options made with organic cotton and fibers from
bamboo, hemp or paper. The special limited edition items are all numbered and packed in a special box. Nudie Jeans developed these special boxes also in the past with their classic ‘Regular Ralf’ model, also made from Japanese selvage fabric.
The Nudie Jeans ‘Indigo Bloodline’ is available through some selected retailers worldwide and the Nudie Jeans webshop. Check it out as these items are specials, limited, and out of stock before you know. Congrats Nudie Jeans with rockin’ for 15 years already in the denim industry with your outstanding brand!