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!
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After 5 years challenging the purists with innovative twists like the 7-Point Pocket and the Drop Yoke, Denham the Jeanmaker applies its unique approach to a more classic range of 5-pocket fits. They introduce the Category 5. Each new – fit from tight through slim, from regular to relaxed – has been carefully cut and finished to represent the brand’s contemporary take on the timeless and iconic 5-pocket pattern jean. Denham’s signature attention to detailing is moved to the inside and the brand’s virtuoso approach to the laundry ensures that the soul and character are fully manifested on the outside. The wash range includes finishes from virgin to ‘worn-in 3 years’ inspired washes. Below some impressions of the Category 5.
Recently I had some luck and got a great package from Arthur from Amsterdam with some old Diesel Jeans ‘Old Glory’ items. As I used to work for Diesel way back, started 19 years ago and worked their 6 years, Old Glory was something new in that time. They were the first with an authentic workwear inspired premium denim line. Made with orange selvage and costs a fortune at that time. It is the year 1992-1993 when this line was launched and I was immediatly a big fan of it. After some years Diesel had to changed their name into MaxGrade because of an old U.S.A. company with the same name. I collected a lot of this special OG line, which is the best Diesel has made so far. Below the cutt-off Nomad fit, a great t-shirt and the fourties-fifties inspired workwear elastic detail. Many thanks Arthur for this great addition for my private collection!
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.
Available here: http://eatdust.bigcartel.com
Lately I got my hands on this vintage deadstock Levi’s Big E orange tab denim totebag. The orange tab shows that this item is from the late sixties. It’s still brand new after all these years. Made from right hand denim and premium quality. On the front of the bag they added a backpocket which is single stiched, something typical for original Big E’s. This treasure is a great addition in my private collection.
Every month denim brand Pike Brothers organize a contest for the best and most original photo taken by people with their favorite pair of Pike Brothers. The price is a great Pike Brothers item. Below you can see some pics of the previous winners.
This month Pike Brothers is challenging you to send in the best faded pair of PB. How does it works? Send your favorite worn-in Pikes and take part in their “Wherever you may roam”-contest! The Pike Brothers facebook fans will then determine the winner by liking their favorite! The prize: a brand new pair of Pike Brothers jeans! To participate please send your pics to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest ends 24th November.
Honeycombs refers to the area at the back of the knee of a pair of worn-out jeans. This because it look similar like a real honeycomb from the honey bees. The indigo colour fades the more the pants are worn. For me personally one of my favourite parts of old denim. Most of the time it shows very nice different shades of blue.
Check also our worn-out archive: www.long-john.nl/worn-out-projects
If you want to show your worn pair, send us an email to: email@example.com
Dawson is their family name. They simply produce the best workwear with their 15 years experience working with denim. All of their products are made in their own specialist workshop in Brighton, East Sussex. Each piece comes with a “log book” inspired by the same document from the golden age of motoring. Dawson denim is using the famous red line selvage from Japan, the red in selvage was introduced around the 1930’s to denote the highest quality. The mill they work with is family run and is over 100 years old. Selvage or self-edge is also the oldest, most authentic denim woven on the original looms. Personally I like their aprons a lot. Check them below.
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
Lee Jeans introduced the famous Hair On Hide patch in 1936. This was the company’s first leather label. The Lee logo was branded directly onto the cowhide.
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!