Last Thursday Vietgut Store Eindhoven (NL) and Lee Jeans organised an event together for the real denimheads. During this evening Pol Houtkamp (Lee Jeans Netherlands) told everything about the brand, history and great stories behind every item. They served cold beers and wine and there were a lot of enthousiastic denim people. Perfect ingredients for an authentic event! One of the best things were the super nice items from the private collection of Pol. He works more than 20 years at the Lee company, so you can imagine that he has a really large collection of rare (vintage) pieces. All in all a great evening! Watch my impression video below. Enjoy!
Wheels and Waves second edition by Southsiders, an event celebrating custom bikes, classic cars, surf, music and art.
Pics by Jerome de Lint
Kings of Indigo (K.O.I.) Jeans pop-up store is back and will open their doors from the 27th of April till the 12th of May at the Rozengracht 229 in Amsterdam (NL). K.O.I. also made a limited t-shirt celebrating our new Dutch King which is available in their pop-up store.
Event was supported by Lee Jeans, Beerze Beer & Grapedistrict Eindhoven.
Hans Bollen from the great denim store Kings & Queens from Antwerp (BE) will organise the first Jeans, Roots & Boots event in his shop. The event is supported by Eat Dust Jeans and Red Wing Shoes. Next to these two brands he stocks the better brands like Pike Brothers, Birxton, Dickies, Edwin, Pace, Lucky 13, etc. Looking forward to this one, see you the 25th of April in Antwerp!
One of the best new denim shops in Holland is Vielgut in Eindhoven. It’s a shop with influences from back in the days, cozy and raw. The interior is designed by the famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Their collections contains amazing authentic brands like; Nudie, Lee, Denham, Pike Brothers, Pace Jeans, Johnson Motors, Kurt’s Scarfs, Wolverine, Jack Purcell, The Heritage Post, My Freedamn books, and many more. This upcoming Saturday they will celebrate their 1-year anniversary with some live indie folk music by James Wood and nice DJ tunes from the Spineshakers. Ofcourse they have cold beers and wine. Sounds good, see you there!
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!
Crackers Magazine, Antonio Di Battista (founder Blue Blanket Jeans), Fonderia Napoleonica and MotoQuartiere present the “Denim Boulevard”, an event entirely focused on Denim that will take place all along Via Genova Thaon Di Revel (Milan). The DB will be held from the 22th till the 25th of June 2013, during the Milan Fashion Week. The Denim show called “Unwashed” by Antonio Di Battista, one of the most influential jeans experts and collectors. He will show his best pieces from his private denim archive. Furthermore, inside Fonderia Napoleonica, will be organized a specific area where the most important denim brands will exhibit their own collections.
As I saw some pictures of the private collection from Antonio, I can tell you this is going to be a good one! His vintage collection is huge with historical rare items. If you have the time, check it! The great authentic flyer is made by the talented Davide Biondi.
Last week I had not the time to visit the opening of the ‘Indigo Roosters’ expo from Miles Johnson and Victor Sandberg. Paul Travi (Rawr Denim) made a review about this opening and posted it on this blog as the first write-up. This week I had the time to visit it because I could combine it with some appointments in Amsterdam. As I already saw in the review from Paul it was really amazing! Very inspiring and beautifull pieces! Made some nice indigo detail shots. The expo is still running this weekend, check it out if you have blue blood in your vains.
You can see the openig pictures by Paul Travi here:
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!
Proud to have the first write-up on my blog by buddy Paul Travi. Paul is besides a really nice and humble guy also writer on the great ‘Rawr Denim’ blog were he is sharing his passion for denim and authentic products. Many thanks for making this first write-up about your ”Indigo Rooster” visit in Amsterdam. Below a short introduction of Paul. Enjoy!
Paul’s first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the United States, since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.
“Indigo Roosters” is the brainchild of two good friends and denim lovers, Miles Johnson, Creative Director of Levi’s Vintage Clothing (LVC) and Victor Sandberg, Merchandise Manager LVC. They put together years of collecting and hunting around the world for particular textiles in a wide variety of shades of blue indigo. This is the result of a mix of friendship, partnership and a galloping curiosity for the indigo. A must see, if you are in Amsterdam. The expo is running till the 31th of March. Here are some impressions of the opening night.
(text & pictures by Paul Travi, Rawr Denim: www.rawrdenim.com)
”Indigo Roosters” – Harvest & Co. – Tweede Helmerstraat 96, Amsterdam (NL)