The Bandana Wanderings is a great site full of repaired and pathed workwear and denim items. Really good content! Don’t know the guys who are behind this great project, but big bravo. Below some pics to tease you, check it out for yourself.
A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Here’s the legendary cowboy.
The exhibition Boro ‘The Fabric of Life’ comprises approximately 50 pieces composed of a collection of repaired futon covers, kimonos, work garments, and other hand made, household textiles which were created by Japanese peasants between 1850 and 1950 using leftover, indigo dyed cotton. Most come from the private collection of New York based gallerist Stephen Szczepanek. The exhibition is designed in cooperation with graduates from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, and presented in the 19th century castle of the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, France. The expo was running from June 7th until September 15th. Unfortunately the expo is already closed, but below some impressions from these great authentic Japanese garments, the boro.
Japanese boro’s were made in the late 18th, begin of the 19th century. The boro is a piece of clothing made by farmers to keep themself warm during the cold winter nights. Boro’s are mostly made from several layers of indigo rags to give the same warmth as a blanket. The rags were coloured with blue indigo, one of the few accepted colors for labour classes. For stitching the rags they used the famous sashiko technique. Nowadays these boro’s are hard to find Japanese antique. True craftsmanship!
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Antonio di Battista is an Italian designer who is involved in the denim business for more than 20 years. As a young teenager his passion already started for denim, so it was natural that he would became one of the most passionated persons in the industry. On his frequent trips to U.S.A. and Japan he found the most rare and beautiful indigo denim pieces which result is an archive with more than 3.000 historical pieces. Some while ago Antonio told me that he want to make a book with some selected treasures of his archive. A few months later he hooked up with Crackers Magazine and his first book is a fact: ‘My Archive’. The book is filled with old patched and repaired items from the area 1900 till 1950. This area is also my personal favourite.
Below some pages from this amazing book. Many thanks for sharing your incredible archive trough this inspiring book Antonio, it’s really nice! Very proud to add this gift in my personal book collection. Check also his own authentic denim brand ‘Blue Blanket’. Keep in touch!
Buddy Lee was an advertising mascot for Lee Jeans. When Buddy was introduced it was immediatly a classic! In those time it was totally new to bring such a marketing tool like a doll. The doll, a promotional item for the company from 1920 to 1962, was brought back as the star of television advertising for the company’s Lee Dungarees line from 1998 until the mid-2000′s. Sales manager Chester Reynolds, later Lee’s board president, came up with the great idea of using a doll to model miniature versions of the company’s clothes for store displays. True innovation in retail! Nowadays the vintage Buddy Lee doll is a rare item and you are lucky when you find an original from the early days. Here’s Buddy Lee!
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Today we have something special; Top 5 Vintage Denim Items. These private denim items belongs to Martijn te Riele from Utrecht (NL). Martijn is a real vintage denim lover with a great knowledge and work experience within the denim industry. He used to work for big brands like Pepe Jeans, Lucky Brand and Garcia to name a few. For his work he travelled a lot around the globe during the years, always looking for authentic inspiration for the new collections. Now years later Martijn is still working in the denim business at Apxpress, a company specialized in spare parts like rivets, buttons, hangtags, patches, etc. They work for the best and biggest international denim companies. Real craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing some of your great private denim items Martijn. Till soon! Enjoy Martijn’s Top 5.
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