Last week Celia Geraedts, from Blue Print Amsterdam, was so kind to dip two of my Long John t-shirts in natural indigo. One Long John x Pike Brothers collab shirt and one original LJ anchor shirt. Celia is a wel known dyeing specialist and knows how to handle with natural indigo. She made one shirt more lighter blue and the other one dark blue. The results are extremly nice! The dark blue shirt has a red print and is still visible through the indigo. Both shirts are one of a kind and are made for my private collection. The pictures below show the magical process of indigo, you see that the shirts first came out with a nice green colour and changed into blue by the time the shirts got in contact with oxygen. That’s how this authentic way of colouring works! And that’s why they also speak about blue gold.
Until the end of this month Blue Print has a shop loaded with rare indigo items between the Spuistraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam. And they organise indigo dye workshops too! Check it out fast as the workshops are very popular. Many thanks Celia for dipping the shirts in beautiful blue colours and success this upcoming month!
These are the original shirts The magical indigo dyeing process
Last weekend I saw this Levi’s Jeans stool at FrabiekNL in Waalwijk (Holland). FabriekNL is the best place in Holland to find the most rare vintage furnitures. They couldn’t tell anything about this item, but I think Levi’s developed these as a marketing tool for their shops. The stool is inspired by the one which farmers always use for milking their cows. It’s made in England in The Rake Factory. If someone has more info about this please send me an email to: email@example.com
Available here: www.fabrieknl.com
Great Worn-Out jeans from our Japanese Big John friends. Worn for one year without a wash or rinse. Check also the great blog Abcdenim. Cheers!
Send your Worn-Out Project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Blood asked 40 denim heads to take part of the Give Blood campaign by wearing dry goods denim for seven months without washing them. After 7 months they will get the 40 jeans back and will wash and repair them during the laundry event. The jeans will be for sale in the BB stores. In December 2013 they will donate all the profit to International Committee of the Red Cross. Very good campaign! I received also a fresh pair, so let’s go!
It is time for some holiday, time to relax before all the fashion fairs are going to start. LONG JOHN will be at the Bread & Butter Berlin and Modefabriek Amsterdam. More info about our participation on the fairs later. See you guys there!
In the upcoming weeks I will update the blog, but not every day…Cheers!
Check out these great Long John bikes.
The 3thd edition of Inspiration Event by Rin Tanaka will be from 9 feb. till 11 feb this year. The event is full of vintage clothing, furniture and other american lifestyle products. Rin Tanaka, famous of his really nice vintage hunting fashion books My Freedamn, www.myfreedamn.com, will organise the event again on the Queen Mary boot in L.A. California. Go for details of the event to www.inspirationla.com