Long John: ‘Tribute to message in a bottle’
Last Friday I went to BOB (Butcher Of Blue) store in Hoogland (NL) to visit the denim event which Bob started together with Denham Jeans. They made 100 pairs of this collab denim which they sold in the shop. Included with each jean there was a diary to note every spot, adventure and experience from the wearer with the denim. After one year of rockin the jean very hard they came back to their origin, the BOB store. Last Friday you had the opportunity to see these great worn-out projects by yourself and see the great limited book about this project, they made only 100 hand numbered copies. Another good thing about these denim events is that you see so much passionated people with blue veins. Big respect to Bob and his team for developing this great project. Good retail example for customers and media attention! Below some impressions of the event. Thanks Bob for the invite!
100 pieces of Butcher Of Blue (BOB) jeans were made together with Denham Jeans one year ago. All the buyers of the jean received a kind of notebook to put in their experiences and adventures which they made with the jean. So every spot, damage, and dirt were writen in de diary. Now after one year of hard wearing and rocking the jean all these one of a kinds come back to show up for an expo. Another good thing is that all these treasures are published in a great limited book. Only 100 copies, so be quick!
The “Black Kaihara” is the latest addition to the Burg & Schild Black Collection to celebrate their 5th Anniversary. An ED-39 crafted from Japanese black selvage “Kaihara” Denim featuring a hand made leather patch and hand painted rivets. A limited edition of 60 pairs, hand numbered and available on the 20th October, exclusively at Burg&Schild.
We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Obbi Good Label. As both lovers for authentic craftsmanship and denim we came together to create a few unique products which you can use everyday. The products have nothing to do with fashion but with a way of life; they are inspired by classic workwear as the roots of modern denim lifestyle yet they will age beautifully with wear.
For the first time Obbi Good Label used their new concept of ‘BRAVE’ with an European brand/ platform. All the products are handmade by skilled leather artisans with the best quality of Horween leather. Horween Leather Company is one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States since 1905. Their rich heritage in leather industry ensures quality and durability. As such, lifelong usage of these functional pieces will promise excellent aging and patina on the leathers.
For this collaboration we created a small limited collection of 3 masterpieces; a coin/card holder, a keyfob and a V-neck t-shirt with our collaboration logo. Both coin/card holder and keyfob are simply designed by our lady friend Ika Surjosantoso, with her keen knowledge of denim and menswear she helped materialize the idea of what a gentleman needs and brought the design to the table.
The coin/card holders and keyfobs are available in three different leathers;
- OGL Natural Vegetable-Tanned
- OGL Horween Black Chromexcel leathers
- OGL Horween Oxblood Chromexcel leathers
For the T-shirt, we used a classic V-neck slim fit in dark blue which refers to the navy and we placed our collaboration logo on the chest so you can wear it with pride.
As the collection is made in small quantities, be quick and don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on one of these unique products. The products are available through both webshops on our sites.
About Obbi Good Label; Obbi Good’s Label Company, a leather product company that combine unique, useful and simple product that stand out from the individual rest. www.obbigoodlabel.com
Go to our Webshop section for the products; www.long-john.nl/webshop
We are proud to announce that we teamed up with Pike Brothers from Germany. Pike Brothers is specialized in the production of vintage army- and workwear from the 1930s to the 1950s. As both lovers of authentic quality products we came together to make an exclusive t-shirt with all the details from 1948. Specifications of the shirts are;
- Authentic vintage tee.
- 100% Cotton
- Yarn spun on vintage ring spinning machine
- Authentic Pike Brothers Sportswear Label
- Hangtag with handstamped LONG JOHN logo
The shirt is made in a small run and available now! Go to our webshop section; www.long-john.nl/webshop.
Available in our webshop; www.long-john.nl/webshop