Evisu Jeans team-up with Zippo to create the best lighter ever seen. They made a special denim lighter edition which is made in U.S.A. The Zippo lighter is wrapped into denim fabric with a printed seagull on the pocket. Check also the seagull stitching on the back, really cool! You can put this one on your X-Mas wishlist! The Evisu Jeans X Zippo lighter is available here and at the Evisu Jeans stores.
The Order collective presents ‘Get in where you fit in’ in collaboration with Edwin Jeans and 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 Jeans is 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 Warsteiner and Jameson Whisky drinks, 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
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 Dust created some great pieces. Just to highlight some of them: the Lebowski outfit, the Sherpa vest and jacket, and their latest collab with the Dehen brand. These guys are always on point and so are you with these Eat Dust Winter items. Bravo buddies!
Sherpa Vest & Jacket
Dehen X Eat Dust motorcycle collab sweat
Availble here: http://eatdust.bigcartel.com
The Amsterdam based store Tenue de Nîmes is launching another special indigo dyed Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Hi shoes. The sneakers are dyed by hand with natural Indian indigo by Celia Geraedts (Blue Print Amsterdam) in Amsterdam. The sneakers will be launched during a special store event and comes with a canvas bag which is dyed as well. This special indigo Chuck is available at their Haarlemmerstraat store on October the 28.
Time: October 28, 2016 – 19:00 – 22:00
Tenue de Nimes
1013 EV Amsterdam
Check more details of their event here.
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!
Watch more of the Denham Jeans x Art Comes First (ACF) collaboration here;
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!
Last month Denim Boulevard organised a new edition in Milan. This was the place to be for every denimhead. Kassim Denim teamed-up with Sperry Footwear to make a special limited edition. They dyed Sperry shoes in natural indigo to create this exclusive. The result is amazing, all different kind of blue shades. Check it out!
Dutch lifestyle denim brand Chasin’ launched last week during the Pitti Uomo tradeshow their latest collaboration: Royal Attitude. With this collab Chasin’ recycled uniforms from the Royal Netherlands Navy. The project was conceived together with James Veenhoff, founder of House of Denim Amsterdam.
Royal Attitude will be a seasonal part of the Chasin’ collection as of now. Through recycling of naval pieces Chasin’ created 2 stand out jeans, both in a 11,5oz quality. 1 is the iconic Ego jeans, which is the brand’s representation of the classic 5 pocket, with added stretch. A more contemporary fit is the cropped chino fit. For these jeans unique washes were created, inspired by the ocean. Next to the denims, the collection contains a denim jacket and several tops. Collection in stores from January 2017.
Congrats guys with the launch of this great and creative idea. Jeans and Navy are a perfect match!
Chasin’ X Royal Attitude
Jan Peters (Founder Chasin’) with James Veenhoff
The Amsterdam based denim store Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck 70 All Star shoes that will be released during Amsterdam Denim Days. Today Tenue de Nîmes will host a special indigo-dye event at their Haarlemmerstraat store in Amsterdam to celebrate the release of this limited edition Chuck 70. See here some sneak pics from the making off.
More info about this event here:
Last week the new co-owner from G-Star Pharrell Williams invited a group of friends to visit the ‘RAW Factory’ at G-Star’s Amsterdam HQ. Celebrating his co-ownership with the denim brand, Pharrell was giving his guests an all-access peek into his new denim playground.
My friends from the very respected denim platform ‘Heddels’ started something new. They launched the first product with their CO-OP series. The CO-OP series are collaborations with brands they admire to create limited runs of specialized products exclusively for ‘Heddels’ readers. The first CO-OP product is made with ‘Winter Sessions‘ are they developed a ‘Natural Indigo Bank Bag’. The collab bag is inspired by the bank bags which were the standard for almost all retail businesses to move their cash and checks from the store to the bank. The goal wasn’t to keep people from running off with the money, but just make sure it wasn’t tampered with and kept everyone honest. The ‘Heddels X Winter Sessions’ bank bag is produced with carry goods brand ‘Winter Session‘ and made entirely at their in-house workshop in Denver, Colorado. Their design is based off of vintage bank deposit bags from the 1950′s and 60′s, which featured a locking zipper. They replaced the lock with a snap leather stash pocket that secures the zipper in place.
The bank bag materials which are used include:
- · Cone Mills Natural Plant Indigo 16oz. selvedge denim
- · Hermann Oak veg-tanned 4oz. cowhide leather
- · Vintage mid-century cotton-taped Talon Zippers
- · Also included is a laser-cut and engraved commemorative wooden nickel
The Bank Bag will be available for sale on the Heddels Shop here: http://shop.heddels.com at 12pm noon EST on Monday, March 7.
Congrats guys with this new CO-OP milestone! Looking forward to see the next collab already, but I know it would be an one of a kind as well. Keep up the good work!
The video below is made for the Endrime X Denim Boulevard collaboration jacket. Mohsin Sajid (founder of the Endrime brand) dyed an ecru jacket into a bath of natural indigo in his atelier in London -UK. In the video you can see the magical process of indigo, the colour will change from green into blue when the jacket comes out of the indigo bath and comes in contact with oxygen. The more dips you do, the more dark blue the item gets. Always great to see Mohsin doing those crafted skills by himself. Keep on going Mohsin!
Indigo People teamed-up again with Denham Jeans after their first successful collaboration. For the Spring 2016 collection, there are again two scarves that embody the spirits of both brands to show their love for indigo and authentic craftsmanship. Both scarves are created following the traditional Ikat technique, which is a resist dyeing process by binding the designed pattern on the weaving yarns with a tight wrap. After repeatedly dipped the bound yarns in natural indigo to reach the dark blue colour, the bindings are then removed to create the pattern directly on the handloom. Because the design is created in the yarns the pattern is visible at both sides of the fabric.
The Toru scarf has a simple yet contemporary plaid design that is formed by the irregular Ikat yarns in both the warp and the weft direction of the scarf. The rain effect of these ikat yarns gives an apparent blurriness to the plaid.
The Hajime scarf’s graphic design is inspired by Denham’s logo. The scissors have been abstracted and bound on the weft yarns. This weft Ikat technique is much slower to weave because the weft yarns must be carefully adjusted to maintain the clarity of the design. A misplaced yarn will destroy the entire pattern. It’s a highly labor-intensive process to create the scissor pattern of this scarf.
Both scarves will be available in the official Denham stores. Congrats guys with this second collab, it looks stunning as always!
Last year Marc Nelson Denim team-up with Smooth Ambler to create a whiskey stained denim. Perfect combination. Never saw a denim tanned whiskey pair of jeans before. Really curious how this pair will smell. Enjoy the making of in the video here below.
This upcoming weekend the Miscellaneous store in Amsterdam is organising something special, the first Traveler’s Company Caravan in Europe. During the Traveler’s Factory pop up, the creative team behind Traveler’s notebook & company will be at their shop to meet you. Amsterdam is the first stop of the Traveler’s Company Caravan, and they are bringing the Spiral Ring Notebook event. During the event you can choose from 25+ Japanese Papers and Mr. Ishii from Tokyo will spiral it in front of you! Create your own notebook during this retail event. Pure Japanese craftsmanship. Next stop is Ace Hotel in London and afterwards Berlin. Check it out for yourself when you’re in their neighborhood!
More info about the event here:
Indigo People and Denham Jeans teamed up with a nice scarf collab. After a short informal meeting between Indigo People and Jason Denham of Denham The Jeanmaker during a trade show they decided to create something together to share their same indigo passion. Indigo People’s love for indigo and authentic craftsmanship and Denham’s worship for tradition and contemporary design refinement complete each other’s signature and form the fundament for these special edition scarves. The scarves are made from raw hand spun cotton yarns that are manually dyed in natural indigo, which creates an imperfect beauty that fits in an authentic jeans attitude. Blending the traditional open weave and ikat weaving technique with a refined modern look, the two timeless scarves embody both brands’ spirits. The scarves will be available for the true indigo lovers in the official Denham stores and Denham’s dealers.
One of the latest and the most innovative collaborations in the denim industry is this one with Levi’s Jeans and Google. They are developing a new denim fabric with smart technology woven into the fabric. With this fabric you can control your phone. This is a really innovatory project! Welcome to Project Jacquard.
One of the highlights last April during the second edition of the Amsterdam Denim Days – Blueprint event was the collaboration between the Italian Candiani denim mill, Jean School / House of Denim and fashion institute Amfi. They collaborated to make live the best pair of jeans you’ve ever seen! The first 100% made in Amsterdam selvage jeans. Something for the denim history books.
The fabric was made live on an old Picanol shuttle loom from the ’50′s. The sound of the loom was magical! The Italian Candiani mill (started in 1938) is the only mill in Europe which still weaves on a day to day basis with these small, machine looms, which drove the first denim boom in the Western world. The result in a unique denim quality.
During the event these three partners could only create 30 of these exclusive custom jeans. So only for a few lucky bastards. Candiani made the denim fabric live and the students from Jean School and Amfi created the personal made jeans on the spot. You could choose your own fit, fabric and weight, buttons, rivets, pockets, patch, colour of thread, etc. This was heaven for every denimhead. I was honoured to be one of those lucky selected people.
The Picanol shuttle loom from the ’50′s.
The pop-up atelier were they made live on the spot your personal handmade jeans.
Tomorrow I will show you my personal handmade jeans which is 100% made in Amsterdam. So cool and proud to have one in my private collection. Big bravo for this great initiative! Keep up the good work guys!
Watch out for part 2. To be continued…
Japan meets Italy in this sneaker collaboration. Edwin Jeans teamed-up with Superga footwear for this Spring Summer ’15. Superga started 100 years ago in Turan producing shoes with vulcanised rubber soles and the Classic Superga 2750 Heritage style was born. For this collab they produced a tonal version of their iconic canvas tennis shoe. Crafted from a fully breathable cotton, the simple canvas silhouette has been stripped back, in-keeping with the ancient Japanese ‘Shibui’ aesthetic of appearing simple but including subtle details.
White sneakers are the best to wear with an unwashed denim so the indigo from the jean can bleed onto the white canvas. One of my personal favorites. Perfect collab with one of the oldest Japanese denim brands. The sneakers are available in Edwin stores located in Paris, Berlin and London.
Bob Rijnders from the famous Dutch denim store Best Of Brands – BOB located in Hoogland (NL) is launching his new denim collection during the Amsterdam Denim Days this week. He will show for the first time his brand new collection at the Blueprint event. One of the specials from the collection is the hook up with authentic label Armor Lux. The Armor Lux brand is started in 1938 in Quimper, France, and is known for their originality of its maritime inspired garments and excellent quality. All their collections are inspired by French tradition and the values conveyed by the sea.
The collab version of the hero piece the Sweat Bouclette Heritage Sweatshirt made of 100% pure cotton and napped on the inside will have the brands logo’s both being a hook and anchor imprinted on the shirt. In total there will be only 250 limited edition unisex shirts available with the retail price of € 89,95. The first 50 will be sold at the Blueprint and the rest will be sold via the Butcher of Blue store in Hoogland and via the webshop: www.butcherofblue.com/shop/ as of end of April 2015.
Next to items as shirts, sweats and t-shirts in the new collection, Bob will also launch two 100% Italian made iconic selvedge denims with the support of the well-known denim mill Candiani. Looking forward to see it by myself this week. Below a sneak peak from the collab with Armor Lux. Congrats Bob!