This Sonny Dry Ring Denim jacket by Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans is still one of my favo’s in their jacket range. Clean, classic and timeless. The specs are;
- 13.4 oz. rigid denim
- 100% organic cotton
- Indigo threads all over and cupper trims
- Regular fit
- Made in Romania
The video below is made for the Endrime X Denim Boulevard collaboration jacket. Mohsin Sajid (founder of the Endrime brand) dyed an ecru jacket into a bath of natural indigo in his atelier in London -UK. In the video you can see the magical process of indigo, the colour will change from green into blue when the jacket comes out of the indigo bath and comes in contact with oxygen. The more dips you do, the more dark blue the item gets. Always great to see Mohsin doing those crafted skills by himself. Keep on going Mohsin!
www.endrime.com & www.denimboulevard.com
Just spotted this awesome vintage Wrangler jacket loaded with the most cool biker patches on Ebay. Really cool to see those patched jackets. This one is a womens, you don’t see these so often in small sizes, but great to see the love for Honda from this biker chick. Still available on Ebay, check it out!
Check the item here on Ebay:
Ebay is always the perfect place to spot incredible cool vintage denim items. Today I spotted this Levi’s Jeans Type 3 Trucker jacket from the ’60′s. It’s a Big E jacket (made before 1971), street racing rod car club rockabilly jacket. Really cool one, check it out here below!
For Sale here on Ebay:
Blue de Gênes is a denim label from Denmark which takes their inspiration from the origin of jeans. That’s also how they came up with their strong name, Blue de Gênes. Their name refers to the time that harbor workers in Genoa, Italy, used to wear clothes made of the fabric Geanes fustian. This fabric was dyed in indigo, very strong and perfect for work pants. This fabric was exported to other countries, and eventually known as the Blue from Genoa, or in French “Bleu de Gênes”. English adaptation of the expression then became “Blue Jeans”.
The jeans of the Scandinavian brand are the basis of Blue de Gênes. All their jeans are made in Italy, meaning the entire process from stitching to washing. The jeans all have branded vintage buttons and rivets. The back pockets are made with extra covered rivets, which promises a strong hold. Their shirts are inspired by old worker shirts. Shirts have the characteristic Blue de Gênes branded real corozo hard nut buttons. The shirts are made in natural materials using cotton, hemp, linen and wool. Some fabrics are made on old selvedge looms and feature the characteristic red selvedge line. Most fabrics are from Italy and Japan. Below some shots from their Spring Summer ’16 collection.
You can check the new FW16 collection this weekend at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam.
Strolling around Ebay to find new rare vintage items is one of my fav things to do in the weekends. I just came across this vintage Levi’s Jeans jacket from the ’70′s. It’s from their ‘Orange Tab’ line and the previous owner embroidered a great patch of an indian on the back. Perfect and classic combination! Couldn’t resist it to add it to my private collection.
Most of the people who follow my daily blog knows that I have a crush on old denim jackets. I’m always on the look out for some rare and cool vintage stuff to add to my private collection. Besides having an addiction for old embroidered Levi’s Big E jackets I have a weak for the best line ever made by the Italian denim company Diesel, their ‘Old Glory’ collection. Diesel Jeans was my first entry in the denim scene more than 20 years ago. I worked there for 6 years. Those were crazy times as Diesel became very popular worldwide. The ‘Old Glory’ line was something new in that time and very special. Diesel created a line with an authentic workwear inspired feeling. I always kept those special ‘OG’ items because they are special for me because they reminds me of my first steps into the blue indigo world. My ‘OG’ collection is pretty big but I’m still missing some pieces from this particular line. Every now and then I spot some of these vintage treasures and add them to my collection. Last week I got my hands on the ‘Morgan’ jacket from 1993. I already have this one in two other colours, black and green, but this ecru version was a good find. I know this particular jacket was also made in denim fabric and in brown. So still two to go for this one. Maybe I can add them too in my collection one day. But for now I’m very happy with this one, Only the Brave!
Nudie Jeans made a biker jacket made with black, coated denim. As I personally prefer blue indigo denim fabrics, this coated black denim is something different. The coated denim gives a leather feeling. A new development in the denim industry. The jacket features all the classic hallmarks of the classics, from the offcentre zip fastening to the wide notch lapels and the three zip front-pockets and a flapped one. As you wear this jacket it will get great worn in effects and the coating will get an almost leatherlike look. Looking forward to see a worn-out one which is aged. Great jacket for the punk look!
Deadstock Resurrection is a new denim brand founded by Peter Overbeek (NL). The first items are just finished and I can tell you that these are looking very nice. Especially the Robert Trucker Jacket. The jacket is made of 15.5oz beautiful sugar cane denim from the Nihon Menpu Mills in Japan. The fabric is made out of sugar cane. The jacket is a tailored slim fit, has iconic double pleats on the front fastened with signature bartacks. The two-prong shank button and pierced through rivet construction in combination with the heavy yarn for the triple needle stitching gives the jacket extra strong durability. Their genuine brown leather logo burned inside patch, big inside print, signature crossbones embroidery, selvedge placket and chest pocket details gives it the authentic Deadstock Resurrection feeling. All in all a perfect jacket. I saw Peter wearing a worn-in sample of the jacket and the fabric age very nice! It has different shades of blue which is very cool! Check the jacket here below, it’s available now. Good luck Peter!
Spotted this nice embroidered vintage Levi’s Jeans jacket Big E model 507XX from the ’50′s on Ebay. It was for Sale for $ 3.000,- but was sold within some days. A true piece of denim history. Really have an addiction for those special one of a kind jackets.
Swedish clothing brand Sarva made an indigo waistcoat which is made with natural indigo dyed fabric. Everything is handmade from weaving and dyeing to printing. The print is done hand. Curious how? The stencils are carved by hand in wood or on heavy paper. Then a mix of soya bean flour and slaked lime is applied through the openings of the stencil onto the white pure cotton cloth. When dry, the fabric is dipped numerous times into large tubs containing the natural indigo dye which is extracted from plants in the area. After the desired color is achieved and the fabric has dried, the paste is scraped off, revealing the white patterns on the now blue indigo dyed cotton fabric. Great isn’t it! Authentic workmanship it is.
Spotted this nice vintage Levi’s BigE Jeans 507XX (Type 2) biker jacket on Ebay. It has some great patches on it. A true hardcore biker jacket from the ’50′s. Take your chance to add it to your collection. Not cheap, it’s for sale for $1.500,-
Check it here: www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Levis-Big-E-Harley-Davidson-Zulus-MC-Akron-Motorcycle-Club-Gang-Vest-jacket-/311437281626?hash=item48831bc95a
The Sakol Project is a project to promote a natural indigo dyed fabric from SSAP founder & designer home country, Thailand. Sakol is short from Sakolnakorn, a province in Northeast of Thailand. This northern province in Thailand is best known for it’s indigo blue fabrics. Villagers still use centuries-old weaving and dyeing techniques that continue a long tradition of quality. In the video here below you can see how they do the whole process by hand: spinning, indigo dyeing and weaving. Indigo craftsmanship!
Another killer jacket from my private denim collection is this Levi’s 507XX (Type 2) Big E Jeans Jacket from the ’50′s. The sleeves were cut-off by the previous owner, guess he (or she as it is a very small size) was a biker back in the days. Check also the cool vintage biker pins on the jacket. The jacket is washed very often as the colour is light blue with some brown dirt on it. Very nice natural washing! This jacket is very poluar among collectors as the originals are hard to find. These are one of my personal favo’s too. Pure Americana feeling!
Years ago I bought this vintage Lee Jeans Rider jacket from the ’70′s. The jacket itself has a great worn-out look. I love the different blue shades. The patches aren’t from the ’70′s, they must be added not so long ago when I bought it as these are in perfect new condition. All in all a great jacket, named it Blue Eagle.
Each season Denham Jeans reaches out to world-class artisans, designers and fabric developers to create collaborative expressions. For FW15 the inspiration is ‘Indigo Nomads’ and the highlight in the indigo range is the Re-Cut Kendo Coat featuring dead stock military blankets that have been soaked in blue. The result is a really nice and unique coat with different kind of blue shades. Well done Denham crew!
One of my treasures from my private denim archive is this original vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (also known as Type 2) jacket. The jacket is from the ’50′s. It was introduced in 1953 as the follow up from the 506XX (Type 1) jacket. On the 507XX jacket was a second breast pocket added with bar tacks instead of rivets. The jacket got the famous BigE red tab. All vintage Levi’s items with a red tab (the red tab was introduced in 1936) made before 1971 have the BigE tab instead of a small e. These BigE red tabs are the valuable items to collect. This jacket was only made till 1962 when the follow up came: 557XX (Type 3) jacket. The 557XX is Levi’s most famous jacket, it has the pointed pocket flaps. The 507XX has selvage in the inside which dissapear at the 557XX jack. The buttons are showing a lot of patina. The back of the buttons are stamped with number 17.
My 507XX jacket is in totally worn-out condition, that’s how I like them the most. It shows different blue indigo shades. A perfect jacket with a lot of history! It came out in the time that the Rock & Roll era started. Check it out!
I have a kind of weakness for denim jackets. Especially when they are patched or natural destroyed with wear, but sometimes you come across vintage items which are amazing by themselves. This is one of them. I already have a lot of Lee Jeans Riders jackets from the ’60′s and ’70′s but this one is an original 101-J from the ’50′s. Not so long ago I already scored another one from this period, but that one is totally washed out and destroyed with time by the previous owner(s). The new 101-J is in great condition, it has a perfect blue colour and the golden / red neck label is still excellent! Old Lee jackets in these mint condition are hard to find. Great to add this one in my private collection!
Check here my other worn-out Lee 101-J jacket from the ’50′s: