Nudie Jeans teamed up with Oil Polloi – British retailer to do a special collaboration with their Grim Tim style. The inspiration of this exclusive collab were the neon lights on the wet streets which give a special rainbow effect. They translated this effect on the back pocket stitching and the rainbow selvage which turned-out really special. The jean is made in Italy and the fabric is Japanese 14oz ring-spun denim. All the jeans are numbered and will come in a special box with the leather belt as closure. This Nudie Jeans x Oi Polloi Grim Tim Dry Rainbow was launched on February 26 and is made in 1.000 pairs.
My buddies Rob Harmsen en Keith Hioco from Eat Dust about their collaboration with Stance. In the interview you can see and hear how they created this collab and give you more insight in the process. This upcoming Sunday they will launch the socks at Antwerp based store Kings and Queens in Belgium. If you’re in the neighbourhood, check it out for yourself!
One of the first collabs which I made was with authentic leather brand Obbi Good Label. We made a keyfob and a small wallet in three different 3 colourways. Made of Horween leather which will age very nice within time. They are all sold out but I still have one black wallet and one black keyfob in stock. You can now purchase both for a special price. Be quick as they aren’t coming back again. Check them in my webshop.
Check the products here: www.long-john.nl/webshop
Amsterdam based denim store Tenue de Nîmes visited the legendary Trickers store in London last October to create a series of Trickers x Tenue de Nîmes shoes. Trickers established in 1829 is a classic UK footwear brand. The first collab shoe is a 21st century blue version of the Trickers Burton country shoe. The lining of this heavy brogue Derby is made of blue leather and the shoe is soled with brown Dainite rubber. The Burton is characterised by the bellows tongue, storm welt and leather uppers and linings. The exclusive Tenue de Nîmes x Trickers collaborations are hand-made in England and come with an additional pair of laces as well as leather conditioner to take good care of your shoes. Every pair is signed with a golden Trickers x Tenue de Nîmes logo. Meet the first of the series, the indigo blue ones.
Denham Jeans teamed up with the new store Uptown, based in The Hague – NL, and Dutch artist Pieter Ceizer for their latest collaboration. With this triple sweater collaboration between these fine people they wanted to make a funny notice to all the many collabs nowadays. The design message from the collab sweater ‘Cut the Collabs’ is a challenge for you to stand on your own. For the collab they used Denham’s distinctive J.V. Gusset Sweat which is a classic high standard crewneck. Although the design says stand on your own I am glad they teamed up together for this one. Nice work craftsmen.
Tomorrow they will launch this triple collab official in the Uptown store. They will organise an event to celebrate their partnership of this limited edition. Have a good one guys!
The sweat is available here:
Classic footwear brand Converse teamed up with Levi’s Jeans for an All-Star collaboration for Japanese retailer Beams. The base for the collab is the classic low All-Star made with selvage denim from the famous White Oak cotton mills in North Carolina – U.S.A. The selvage is visible on the heel of the sneaker. Curious how these sneaker will age over time. Unfortunately the collab is only available at the Beams stores in Japan.
We teamed up with authentic Beerze Beer brand from Vessem (NL) for this special collaboration. The best of both worlds come together in two fine limited edition products: a leather apron and a beer bottle opener. The apron is handnumbered and made from natural vegetable tanned leather which will age very nice within time. It’s 100% made in Holland. The opener also contains our natural leather and the opener itself is made in Portugal.
To celebrate our Beerze Beer collab we will organise a special event during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (NL) at the town coffee roasters: Stadsbranderij Eindhoven. The location is a beautiful authentic warehouse in the middle of the centre. Of course you can taste the unique Beerze Beer and see our handmade collaboration products. Besides that we will provide you with live music, soulfoul dj’s and unique fingerfood.
When? Friday the 24th of October from 17.00 till 24.00. Where? Bergstraat 14a – Eindhoven. Hope to see you there! Cheers.
Proud to show you my new collaboration ‘Short John Baby Jean’ with K.O.I. (Kings Of Indigo). As we both share the same passion for vintage denim, the heritage from America and the craftsmanship from Japan we wanted to create something unique, something special. This time for the little kids to give them the opportunity to look cool in blue. We started to make a collab logo which was the base, the next step was to find some vintage Japanese kimono’s for the repair patches. After we found these we went to the jean factory to give the jean a true vintage look, afterwards the kimono patches were added by hand to make it all complete. The result is really nice!
The ‘Short John Baby Jean’ is a classic 5 pocket and has some great features; limited edition hand stamped pocketflasher, selvage coin pocket, leather patch, K.O.I. fishbone bartacks, 12oz right hand Italian red line selvage denim, Japanese vintage kimono repairs and prison stripe pocketing. The jean is made in limited quantities. Thanks Tony Tonnaer and crew for this amazing collab! Very happy with the result!
To celebrate this collab with K.O.I. you can win one of these limited editon denims. How? Simple, just share this article on your Facebook timeline and we will pick two lucky bastards within 2 weeks. GO!
The ‘Short John Baby Jean’
Hand stamped pocketflasher with collab logo
K.O.I. fish bone bartacks
Selvage coin pocket
Prison stripe pocketing
Japanese vintage kimono repairs
12oz Italian red line selvage fabric
Denham Jeans made a really nice collab together with Converse ‘Jack Purcell’. Jason Denham is a big fan of this classic sneaker and tonight they drop this really nice collab sneaker. They have a great slogan: Before we create, we collect! Below some JP’s from their huge Jack Purcell archive. See you tonight at the kick-off in Amsterdam.
The Denham Jeans X Jack Purcell Collab
Denham Jeans is coming with a brilliant collaboration with the classic smiling Jack Purcell sneaker from Converse. This sneaker is for years a must have for denimheads and it’s also Jason Denham’s favourite. He collected hundreds of this specific style through the years so it was always a dream to create his own pair. One of the best details is the heel where both famous signs comes together to make the smile complete! I already spotted this great collab at the summer edition of the Bread & Butter fair, but finally they will be available in their stores. The collab is made in two colours, black and white, and available in limited quantities. Thursday 10th of April is the official launch of the 1st Edition Converse Jack Purcell X Denham sneaker.
Dutch magazine CODE will drop their first German issue this Friday the 28th of March at Urban Spree in Berlin (Germany). To celebrate this issue they collaborate with G-star and made an exclusive limited edition jean. Check out the video to watch the collaboration in process, as CODE Fashion Director Kanako B. Koga works with the G-Star RAW Atelier team. G-Star X CODE the Unofficial: available 29th March exclusively from G-Star Berlin stores – Kudam and Oranienburgerstrasse.
Paris based Smog Bicyclettes collaborate with Amsterdam based Atelier de l’Armée for a limited series of bikes with handcrafted backpack and roll kit. The fixed gear bike with a Smog Bicyclettes frame has a hand painted camouflage pattern based on the Swedish army M90 camou and is outfitted with a wooden Tibaut Malet handlebar and a leather Brooks saddle. It comes with a handcrafted Atelier de l’Armée backpack and roll kit custom made to fit the frame. Both are made out of a 1950′s French army duffel bag mixed with dead stock cowhide leather. The additional trouser strap is made out of a French army rifle sling. Great collab Elza & Joost, congrats!
This secret friendship The Genius Monkeys X Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) X Long John collaboration comes in a two pack: a classic t-shirt in 2 indigo yarn dyed options: deep indigo & indigo stripe. It comes with a high crew neck and small chest pocket. The jersey fabric is a 150gr/m2 mid weight fabric. The shirts are made in vila nova de famalicão, Portugal and printed in Holland in a very limited run.
Win this limited ‘Tribute to Dorus Rijkers’ collab Lee Jeans 101 Rider jacket. This jacket is a collab between Long John X artist Joost Bohnen X Blendomatic print company & Lee Jeans.
Today you can win this special handmade biker jacket in size Large. How? Simple, share this posts in your Facebook timeline and give the right answer on the following question:
Where does the abbreviation on the patch with the fishing ship stands for?
Send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Within 2 weeks the lucky winner will receive an email.
Good luck fishermen!
This is the patch where it’s all about…
This article is the second write-up from Paul Travi (Rawr Denim Blog) for Long John. Paul made a great report about the first day of the ‘Lee Jeans Survival Weekend’. Many thanks buddy for your effort!
This article (and that weekend) is dedicated to Martijn van der Vecht. A Great guy and best son.
Last weekend it took place in the belgian zone of Ardennes, one of the toughest denim events ever made, the “Lee Jeans Dry Denim Survival Weekend”. Lee Jeans, Wolverine Boots and the denim platform Long John, organized one of the hardest tests that a pair of jeans can be exposed to.
A diverse group of 8 denim-heads were chosen to carry a new crispy pair of Lee 101S, a brand new pair of Wolverine 1.000 Mile and all the courage they could gather through a weekend full of ordeals that took them, together with their garments, right to the edge. Pol Houtkamp (Lee Jeans), Martijn van der Vecht (De Rode Winkel), Bart Spanjersberg (Daily Rush), Paul Travi (Rawrdenim.com), Wouter Reimert (VIF Jeans), Ruben Donker(De Garage), Ike Straatman (De Garage) and Geert-Jan Renzen (De Concept Salon)completed the happy crew.
The first day started with a navigation and sense of location test. A search of a final gathering point; after trekking several kilometers through woods, hills and mud. Once there, a tough ordeal was waiting. Find and fix your own food, this test wasn’t for the faint-hearted. Learn how to start a fire using old techniques and build a precarious shelter, solely for the purposes to keep yourself warm and also to cook your meal, was the next step the crew had to confront. Organization and priorities were to be attained, a truly teamwork was on need.
When the hard job was done and everybody was thinking to finally get some rest, the whole crew was taken to learn the last survival technique of that indigestible day. They were left kilometers away from the campsite, with just the help of a compass to take them back to the longed idea of a restful sleep. Through out claustrophobic corn fields, dense forests and impassable glens, the crew finally founded their way back “home”.
Enjoy the photo report Part 1.
To be continued…Part 2 will follow soon!
Proud to present you the latest Long John collab with artist Joost Bohnen, Blendomatic print company and Lee Jeans. The collab is a tribute to Dorus Rijkers. Theodorus “Dorus” Rijkers (28 January 1847 – 19 April 1928) was a famous Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero, most famous for his sea rescues of 487 shipwrecked victims over a total of 38 rescue operations, and at least 25 before joining the lifeboat-service. In April 1928, Dorus Rijkers died at the age of 81. His portrait still shows up in a lot of Dutch houses. He was a true warrior on the sea. This tribute is a honour for all his great work.
The collab jackets:
The collab denim jackets are made from classic Lee Jeans jackets; Rider and StormRider 101. The prints are made on water base, they will age nicely together with the jacket. Both jackets are inspired by biker jackets from the 60′s and 70′s. The sleeveless Lee Rider jacket has a more vintage look with the frayed sleeves and patches. It has a selvage in the waistband. The StormRider is made in Japan by Edwin Jeans on the authentic machines. It features the famous Alaska lining and corduroy collar. The patches are printed with an indigo blue color and are sewed by hand on the jackets. The collab is made in very limited quantities.
Special thanks to Joost Bohnen for his great design, Blendomatic for the amazing print job and Lee Jeans for their authentic jackets! Remember, Sailors never die!
The sleeveless Rider Jacket:
The StormRider Jacket:
The making of video:
Check more work from Joost Bohnen here:
Great collabo from Indigofera X Rooktown X Burg & Schild Store Berlin. The collab is made from an Indigofera “Floyd” vest in gunpowder black selvedge denim with horseblanket lining. “Norris” flannel shirt from Indigofera too. Every vest is hand screen-printed by Mike from Rooktown specially for Burg & Schild. The vest is very limited, edition of 9 pieces only. Be quick!