Denim Icon: James Dean

James Dean is a true denim icon. He got world famous in 1955 with his legendary role in the movie ‘Rebel without a cause’. James showed us how cool it is to wear a pair of jeans, mostly Lee Jeans, a plain white t-shirt, a leather jacket and some boots. Simple and timeless. Still today this is a classic outfit for everyday use. Rebel style.

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James Dean long john blog denim icon jeans movie star 1955 rebel without a cause usa america rock and roll white shirt jeans leather jacket role model sigaret  (6)James Dean

‘Facing West’ by Lizzie Kroeze From Amsterdam

Facing West is an initiative by Lizzie Kroeze which is started in October 2013 in Amsterdam. As Lizzie is inspired by workwear and traditional techniques how they were made and maintain she came up with the idea to start her own company. With Facing West she makes the most amazing one of a kind indigo items. Most of the time she use the famous Japanese sashiko stiching technique to create, repair or to decorate items. As the sashiko method is always done by hand it’s very time-consuming, but the result is really beautiful! She got her inspiration from garments worn in various cultures, from American miners gear to Japanese farmers’ and fishermen’s wear. Below an impressions of her authentic work.   facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (12)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (2)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (5)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (3)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (4)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (7)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (8)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (11)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (1)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (6)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (9)

facing west amsterdam lizzie kroeze long john blog blue sashiko japan stiching authentic raw fisherman farmers repair fabric jeans denim rigid handmade patch work limited edition original (10)

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