The first orders of our limited collab denim jacket will get a free Lee Jeans Alaska lining scarf with their order. Be quick as they are made in real limited quantities! Available in our webshop.
This week I received a great early X-mas gift from my Italian Blue Blanket Jeans friends. It’s their new J03 denim jacket which has a lot of great authentic features;
- Japanese selvage pure indigo denim 13oz
- Selvage front pocket
- Shuttle loom care label made in Japan
- Fish eye buttons in real corozo
The fit of the jacket is amazing, also the really dark indigo colour. The jacket is made 100% in Italy, pure craftsmanship. That founder of the brand Antonio di Battista knows how to make a classic jacket is not so strange, he owns one of the biggest denim collections full of rare vintage items. All the inspiration from his private collection ends up in his own brand, go check his amazing brand!. Many thanks for the great jacket Antonio, keep up the good work!
Hope to see you at our Lee Jeans store Amsterdam event tonight. The event is organised to celebrate our collab jackets: Tribute to Dorus Rijkers. The jackets are made with Long John X artist Joost Bohnen X Blendomatic print X Lee Jeans.
Would be great to see all the denimheads together in Wolvenstraat 8, Amsterdam. We will start at 17.00 o’ clock. See you there.
One the first collab jackets received their proud owner Ruedi Karrer from the Swiss Jeansmuseum. The StormRider jacket is Ruedi’s all time favourite! His private StormRider collection (of only this model!) contains a few hundred! Ruedi is always wearing a Rider jacket under the StormRider during the winter, so that explains why he always size up his regular size. Enjoy your jacket Ruedi, till soon!
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.
New arrival at Burg&Schild Store Berlin (Germany): Eat Dust ‘The Ghostriders denim vest’. The Eat Dust Fit 376-S vest is combined with warm teddy lining. One chest and two side pockets with tonal Z-Bar stitching and engraved buttons on the front closure. Limited to 130 pieces, each label signed by hand by Nicholas Coleman.
For sale here: http://burgundschild.com
The Barbour Rexton jacket is one of my favourite items for many years from this classic brand. This jacket is a waxed International motorcycle-style jacket, inspired by legendary American actor and racer Steve McQueen, with a vintage finish and a striking lining. Steve McQueen’s role as part of the US team in the 1964 International Six Day Trials motorcycling race is celebrated in the Rexton jacket, featuring a canvas team badge, traditional Barbour International logo badge and a bold stars and stripes lining.
Another great new denim jacket by Blue Blanket Jeans from Italy. Made by denim guru Antonio di Battista. Details from the jacket are:
- Japanese selvage pure indigo denim 13oz.
- Selvage watch pocket
- Pocket reinforcement made with Italian selvage drill
- Shuttle loom care label made in Japan.
- Removable brass logo buttons applied with O ring.
- Hand stamped internal tag.
These two great Levi’s 506XX denim jackets, also known as the type 1 jacket, are from the early 1940′s and are customized by the pre-owners. Both jackets are taken from the amazing My Freedamn books from Rin Tanaka from Japan. To be more specific, the book: The King of Vintage volume 1. This book is completely sold out and a rare must have for denim people. The jackets are both true pieces of art!
Denim Demon denim jacket: Jeansa Japan. The jacket is made in Japan together with the people behind the brand Momotaro. Manufactured in Okayama on a 15oz heavy raw sanforized selvedge denim. Great jacket Oskar Sommarlund, well done!
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.
Win this limited ‘Tribute to Dorus Rijkers’ collab Lee Jeans 101 Rider jacket. This jacket is a collab between Long John X artist Joost Bohnen X Blendomatic print company & Lee Jeans.
Today you can win this special handmade biker jacket in size Large. How? Simple, share this posts in your Facebook timeline and give the right answer on the following question:
Where does the abbreviation on the patch with the fishing ship stands for?
Send your answer to: email@example.com. Within 2 weeks the lucky winner will receive an email.
Good luck fishermen!
This is the patch where it’s all about…
The SEVENBELL Group, first manufacturer of Italian denim, was founded in Florence, Italy, in 1949. Today the SEVENBELL Group has all together four brands, Roy Roger’s, President’s, Nichol Judd and Union Spark. Today we want to highlight 3 amazing President’s jackets from this authentic company. All the three jackets have some great details and can be worn for every occasion. Italian craftsmanship at its best!
1. Biker Jacket:
The horsehide leather jacket has a vegetable tanning and real horn buttons, and it’s made in Tuscany. They conducted a study on the type of leather, trying to reproduce the exact same result as of the vintage Buco Rider horsehide jackets, to make the jacket as durable and resistant as possible. The fit is made contemporary and classic, but outside of the fashion system, which allows the garment to be worn forever. The internal lining is made with the famous Harris Tweed.
2. Thunder Down:
This jacket has got its inspiration from the 50’s Sherpas, constructed using a Shetland fabric by Jamieson’s. It’s filled with 80/20 down, with details in leather.
3. Estate Coat
Inspired by the American marine force uniform, from which President’s added also the anchor buttons to this jacket, as a special detail. The fabric is 100% cashmere of 500gr. The whole item, from the fabric to the construction of the jacket, is made in Tuscany.
The jackets will be soon available at their brand new webshop:
My latest vintage treasure is this Lee Jeans Rider vest from the sixties. The vest is not washed a lot as the indigo is still pretty dark. It looks like it’s only rinsed once or twice. I had this style already in my private collection, in the winter version and unlined, but this one catch my eyes immediatly because of the red lined corudroy. The combination from the dark blue and red is really amazing! This is something typically from the sixties, begin of the seventies. As corduroy also ages really nice, just like denim, these two fabrics are a perfect match together! Check it yourself below.
Proud to present you the latest Long John collab with artist Joost Bohnen, Blendomatic print company and Lee Jeans. The collab is a tribute to Dorus Rijkers. Theodorus “Dorus” Rijkers (28 January 1847 – 19 April 1928) was a famous Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero, most famous for his sea rescues of 487 shipwrecked victims over a total of 38 rescue operations, and at least 25 before joining the lifeboat-service. In April 1928, Dorus Rijkers died at the age of 81. His portrait still shows up in a lot of Dutch houses. He was a true warrior on the sea. This tribute is a honour for all his great work.
The collab jackets:
The collab denim jackets are made from classic Lee Jeans jackets; Rider and StormRider 101. The prints are made on water base, they will age nicely together with the jacket. Both jackets are inspired by biker jackets from the 60′s and 70′s. The sleeveless Lee Rider jacket has a more vintage look with the frayed sleeves and patches. It has a selvage in the waistband. The StormRider is made in Japan by Edwin Jeans on the authentic machines. It features the famous Alaska lining and corduroy collar. The patches are printed with an indigo blue color and are sewed by hand on the jackets. The collab is made in very limited quantities.
Special thanks to Joost Bohnen for his great design, Blendomatic for the amazing print job and Lee Jeans for their authentic jackets! Remember, Sailors never die!
The sleeveless Rider Jacket:
The StormRider Jacket:
The making of video:
Check more work from Joost Bohnen here: