The Deal With Premium / Sustainable Denim

Sustainability is a growing topic nowadays in the clothing industry, also in the denim industry. It’s all about making denim less damaging to the environment and better for the people who work in the farms, factories and laundries. What are the options and how to do this? Below some options by Andrew Olah (Founder, Kingpins fabric show), Miles Johnson (Creative Director, Patagonia), Mattia Donadi (VP of Production, R13 Studio), Alberto Candiani (Global Manager, Candiani Denim).

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Blue Denim Video Portraits by Amy Leverton (Denim Dudes)

Last year denim expert Amy Leverton launched her street-style book ‘Denim Dudes’ with 80 blue influencers in the denim industry. From the U.S. to Europe, Japan and Australia. All the important names captured in one book full of great pics. This time Amy made a range of video portraits to highlight some denim professionals. Check them out here below. Well done Amy!

Daniel McKinley, Denim Designer, shot at Tower Bridge, London

Jessica Gebhart, Trend Forecaster and Owner, i-and-me, shot at Tower Bridge, London

 

Mohsin Sajid, Denim Designer, Owner, Endrime, shot at London Bridge, London

Kelly Harrington, Designer and trend forecaster, H+M, shot at Tower Bridge London

Scott Boyd-Errol, Master Tailor at Atelier & Repairs, London. shot at Tower Bridge, London

www.denimdudes.co

The Vintage Showroom London Styles

Last Kingpins edition in Amsterdam the two guys from ‘The Vintage Showroom’, Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, were exhibiting some styles to give the visitors inspiration for their new collections. Their collection is unbelievable large and extremely rare and impressive! The Vintage Showroom has become one of the leading resources for vintage menswear in the UK. A couple of years ago they give us an insight into their collection with their first successful book ‘Vintage Menswear’. The follow-up on the first edition is coming out within some days. You have to check this out, saw already the sample book and it’s again amazing and a true must have for your collection. Below some of the silhouettes which they showed at the Kingpins fair last October in Amsterdam. Keep it up guys!

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www.thevintageshowroom.com

Meet Yosuke Otsubo From Levi’s Jeans

There are lots of people around the world these days who collect vintage denim. Not so many years ago, that wasn’t the case. But there were enough of them in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s. Yosuke Otsubo was one of them and earned his living finding sought-after denim in Southern California and exporting it to buyers in Japan, his homeland. For the past five years, he has worked in Tokyo – Japan for Levi Strauss & Co. He handles sales and marketing for their best lines: Levi’s Made & Crafted and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Meet style master Yosuke Otsubo.

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Meet Bobby From Boston

A lot of people like vintage clothing nowadays. Most of those fanatics knows of Bobby Garnett. For those who have never heard about this legend, here’s Bobby from Boston! Bobby has an extremely cool vintage store filled with the most beautiful suits, army stuff, boots, dresses, sport items, workwear and jeans. You name it, he has it! A lot of famous clothing designers are shopping at Bobby’s to buy inspiration items to create their new collections. Also stylists from movies are regular clients at Bobby’s to score suits for new upcoming movies. Meet Bobby from Boston here below in the two short docu’s.

Bobby Garnett (Bobby from Boston)

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Photographer Cory Piehowicz

Sometimes you see work of an artist which is so cool and after digging into more work of that person it only gets better. One of those few is Cory Piehowicz from Ohio, Colombus (USA). Cory has an extremely passion for photography and gives every pic something special. Next to his love for photography he’s also into denim, big time! He combines those two passions which creates the most beautiful pics you have ever seen. Together with his denim friends he’s doing trips which are a dream for every denimhead. Every now and then they go into old mines to check out if they can find some old denims and denim rags from the miners. Most of the mines were closed after the ‘Gold Rush’ period which started around 1850. Some miners left their old workwear denim items back in the days and these are the ones which Cory and his friends like denim specialist Michael Allen Harris (writer of the book ‘Jeans of the old West’) are looking for. On those trips Cory makes the most perfect shots which bring us all back in the time that the mines were fully operated and it makes us all jealous to make a trip of this by ourselves one day. Below some shots of one of the many trips Cory made in the desert looking for some blue gold. Check also his website for a total overview of his extremely cool work. Keep up the good Cory! Looking forward to see more of your great work in the future!

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Cory Piehowicz

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Denim Hunting Trip

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http://corypiehowicz.com

Early Twentieth Century Boro Noragi

Came across this very beautiful early twentieth century boro. This ragged short boro noragi or work coat is something of a masterpiece of stitching and mending. The amount and variety of repair are impressive, but more importantly is the manner in which all the patches and pieces are innocently arranged to form a beautifully collage of old cloth. The coat is shorter than most of its kind and it is clearly re-tailored from an existing garment. True indigo treasure!

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www.srithreads.com

Child’s Lee Cowboys Jeans From Circa 1945

Yesterday I posted the docu ‘In search of blue gold’ with David White from Ragtop Clothing – London. Today I show you a vintage child’s Lee cowboy jeans, circa 1945, from his archive. The jean is in perfect state and has a beautiful blue colour. The back is teared and patched. It’s an Union Made pant with one side selvage only. The backpockets are fastened with the famous X stitching.

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http://ragtopvintage.com

Momohiki Japanese Boro Indigo Cotton Worker Trousers

Beautiful pair of Momohiki Japanese boro indigo cotton worker trousers. Momohiki was a common garment among farm women and shop men during the 1800′s and
the early 1900′s. It was worn by men and women. A woman’s Momohiki tended to be
decorative, often showing sashiko stitching. This pair has a lot of different kind of blue shades. It’s patched a lot which makes it a true authentic piece of art. Really nice!

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www.kimonoboy.com

The Beauty of Denim

My denim project for this moment is the Eat Dust Fit 73 jeans. Eat Dust is a fanatastic denim brand from Antwerp – Belgium and I am wearing this pair for 2.4 years now, every day, day in day out. The jean already got some really nice fadings and some spots are broken in and already repaired. Today my right knee just came through the denim fabric. Ít’s shows that the blue warp is broken but the white weft is still in perfect state. The beauty of denim.

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http://eatdustclothing.com