A True Japanese Denim Worn-Out Masterpiece

The great blog The Bandanna Almanac from Japan posted a really cool worn-out pair of jeans. The Warehouse jean is worn for 17 years! by Mr. Narita from Japan. Mr. Narita, the owner of the store Brown Tabby, is a very knowledgeable vintage fanatic. His store is an amazing and unique selection of vintage accessories, handmade goods, vintage and new clothing, and some really great vintage footwear. Check out his extremely cool hand patched denim. This is a true masterpiece!! Also the inside of the jean is a piece of denim art. Thanks The Bandanna Almanac for sharing!

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worn-out jeans warehouse japan long john blog repairs repaired vintage authentic old selvage selvedge shuttle loom 30 inch fabric blue patched old school 17 years old rigid treasure pearl  (5)

worn-out jeans warehouse japan long john blog repairs repaired vintage authentic old selvage selvedge shuttle loom 30 inch fabric blue patched old school 17 years old rigid treasure pearl  (4)

worn-out jeans warehouse japan long john blog repairs repaired vintage authentic old selvage selvedge shuttle loom 30 inch fabric blue patched old school 17 years old rigid treasure pearl  (2)Check out the great The Bandanna Almanac blog:

http://bandanna-almanac.com

Sailor Jerry Presents: The Death Shall Triumph Vest

Sailor Jerry presents the flash collection by Iggy Pop. The highlighted item is the denim biker vest. It’s made of blue-black uber quality denim like the kind used in the 50’s. The buttons are handmade of copper, pressed with the name, Sailor Jerry. On the back is Iggy’s interpretation of Sailor Jerry’s iconic “Death Shall Triumph” anchor flash. The pins on the front collar are handmade metal anchors. Every vest comes with a pack of 6 patches chosen by Iggy – each based on a different Sailor Jerry flash design. The patches come separately, so you can choose which ones you like and sew them on yourself. They only made 50 of these and inside each you’ll find a small label noting which one of the 50 vests you’ve got. One of the coolest features, Iggy Pop himself has personally signed every one. The vest is made in Los Angeles, CA.

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Iggy Pop sailor jerry collab collaboration long john blog denim vest jeans blue raw rigid patches tattoo made in usa la limited edition special 2014 bikers biker music rock and roll 50 pieces only (4)
Iggy Pop sailor jerry collab collaboration long john blog denim vest jeans blue raw rigid patches tattoo made in usa la limited edition special 2014 bikers biker music rock and roll 50 pieces only (2)
Iggy Pop sailor jerry collab collaboration long john blog denim vest jeans blue raw rigid patches tattoo made in usa la limited edition special 2014 bikers biker music rock and roll 50 pieces only (1)
Iggy Pop sailor jerry collab collaboration long john blog denim vest jeans blue raw rigid patches tattoo made in usa la limited edition special 2014 bikers biker music rock and roll 50 pieces only (2)
Iggy Pop sailor jerry collab collaboration long john blog denim vest jeans blue raw rigid patches tattoo made in usa la limited edition special 2014 bikers biker music rock and roll 50 pieces only (3)

Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501 Fit 1944 – Replica

This replica Levi’s Jeans 501, from the Levi’s Vintage Clothing collection, is made in the old Levi’s factory in Valencia Street – USA in the year 2000. It has the legendary 555 button stamp on the back of the buttons. Something for the real collectors. This jean was originally created during the WW2. During the war, each manufacturer had to cut back due to shortages of materials, hence the famous Levi’s stiching on the back pockets were printed instead of stitched. On this particular jean the arcuates are almost completely faded away. They printed the arcuates in order to save yarn. This is also the reason why they used standard buttons (and not original Levi’s buttons). The top button is a laurel button which refers to victory. Even the inner pockets are made from different cotton. The pants have the authentic red line selvedge, hidden rivets, and Big E red tab. Personally this is one of my favourite 501′s in the historic range.

Incidentally, the Japanese denim brand Evisu is inspired by these pants, because of the printed back pockets, something Evisu made world famous. This 501 jean is from Caspar Hehemann who’s working at de denim store Rambam (www.rambam.nl) in Eindhoven- the South of Holland. Thanks for sending these pics Caspar!

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www.levis.com

Original Vintage Torera Lois Jeans Mens Jacket

Lois Jeans was established in 1962 in Valencia – Spain. The brand was founded by a close family which is still running this authentic brand. In the ’70′s Lois Jeans conquered the world as one of the first European denim brands. The brand was very popular by icons as ABBA, Johan Cruyff, James Hunt and Bjorn Borg.

One of their most famous items is the Torera denim jacket for men, for women it’s the Tejana. The Torera jacket was worn by teen celebrities during the ’70′s. The jacket became a true icon of a manufacturing error. The sleeves were slightly longer than usual, so people like Bjorn Borg wore the jacket with rolled up sleeves. That’s why this jacket also got the name Monkey Jacket. A true and cool story!

Last week I had the chance to take some pics from an original Lois Jeans Monkey Sleeve Jacket. It’s a vintage jacket from the ’70′s, on the pics you can see that the jacket is worn a lot. The sleeves shows some really nice natural honey combs and you can also see that this was one of those wrong manufactured items. The jacket shows some nice different shades of blue, which only appears on vintage items. You can see this jacket, and many other old Lois originals, in an exhibition at the Lois Denim store in Eindhoven – NL. The expo is part of the Dutch Design Week and is running till this Sunday. Great to see that the bull is back!

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lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (6)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (4)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (9)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (3)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (11)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (7)

lois denim jeans long john blog spain 1962 michael blankenstein eindhoven holland tejana jacket slim fit workwear abba bjorn borg bull is back blue rigid honey combs non-selvage made in spain leather patch  ( (8)

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www.loisdenim.com

Burg & Schild Store X Indigofera Jeans Collab

Burg & Schild store from Berlin – Germany and Indigofera brand from Sweden teamed up in a great collaboration. The collab consists several nice items as the ultimate biker outfit. One of the items is a classic jean. The “Shane” jeans is made from Japanese 16oz loomstate selvedge denim. The cut is straight and a bit wider, just perfect for motorcycle rides. For the promotion of these iconic items they made a roadtrip through Sweden. Check the jean below and their cool roadtrip video. Well done Shane Brandenburg and Mats Andersson!

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burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (7)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (9)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (11)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (10)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (12)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (8)

burg and schild store shop long john blog berlin germany Founder Shane Brandenburg indigofera black vest motor bikes rides sweden collaboration special edition limited denim jeans roadtrip (13)

 

www.burgundschild.com & www.indigoferajeans.com

Sevenbell Presents Roy Roger’s AW2014/15 Campaign

Italian company Sevenbell, the company that made iconic denim brand Roy Roger’s since 1952, launched the new Autumn/Winter campaign for 2014-’15.

Their new campaign with models Marta Hunt and Johannes Huebl, both perfect performers of the relaxed luxury with a new attitude of the collection, tells a story about a new concept of elegance, combining a current and up-to-date style with the brand heritage, made of high quality raw materials and strictly made in Italy pieces.

Roy Roger’s new campaign underlines how its research of innovative fabrics connects with tradition, giving life to a sportswear inspired collection of fine clothing, expressing dynamism and activity, in accordance with true Italian style.

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Check out the new collection on: www.sevenbell.com

Sarva Jeans: Riekte Sami Selvedge

Sarva is the new denim outdoor inspired brand from Sweden. All their denims are made in Sweden. This is something really special as in the late 70′s all Swedish factories had to close down due to lower priced competition overseas. Now for the first time in 35 years they can produce jeans in Sweden again together with a small factory that has kept their machines and knowledge from the glory days of Swedish textile production.

One of their denim highlights is the Riekte Sami Selvage. A jean made of a Japanese selvedge fabric from Kaihara, Japan. They have worked with them to develop their own 13.75 oz fabric with the selvedge in their south Sami colors red, blue and green. Peek-a-boo selvedge on the coin pocket and Swedish flag bar tacks to finish of the side seams. The leather patch is made in Sweden with naturally tanned reindeer leather from KERO Company in Sattajärvi. All in all a really nice high-end denim. Good luck guys! And check out their new webshop, it’s now online.

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Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (9)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (7)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (8)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (11)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (6)

Sarva Jeans Riekte Sami Selvedge selvage long john blog sweden denim jeans rigid raw unwashed kaihara fabric japan natural deer leather 5 pocket yoke seam buttons coin pocket rivets jacob davis patch labels (10)

http://sarva.se

Iron Heart 634S Black Selvage Jeans 21oz

Iron Heart was founded by Shinichi Haraki in 2003 as an American workwear inspired denim brand, especially with a focus on bikers. Iron Heart is best known for its use of heavyweight fabric for clothing. The first jeans model released was the 21oz IH-634S, a classic straight cut style, which is the signature of the brand. From their signature they made a nice 21oz heavy black selvedge denim version. The made in Japan denim is very soft and comfortable to wear despite the thickness of the fabric. It is woven with hand-picked American cotton, which is known for its long fibers. Nowadays you see more and more black denim in the premium denim market, which is a nice alternative on the classic blue ones. Looking forward to see a worn-in pair of this one, think it will age very beautiful.

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Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (2)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (3)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (4)

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Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (8)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (9)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (1)

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Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (5)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (6)

Iron Heart jeans IH-634S raw black selvage selvedge long john blog 5 pocket japan straight rigid ring ring denim raw unwashed leather natural tanned label berlin burg und schild store shop  (7)

Available at the Burg & Schild Store in Berlin: www.burgundschild.com

Vintage ‘Levi’s Baby Jeans’ With Orange Tab Part 1

This Levi’s Baby Jeans is a denim pant from my private collection. Size tag 12 months. It is made in U.S.A. and from the 1980′s. On the back pocket you see the famous orange tab. Levi’s originally introduced the orange tab in the late ’60′s as a new line next to their red tab line, but the orange tab pieces were more fashionable items. The jeans is a classic 5 pocket and has a zipper, this is common on kids jeans to close it more easily than buttons. The jean is made from right hand fabric, non-selvage and has a stone washed finish, typical from the 80′s period. I also own the jacket from this little ‘cowboy set’, will show you this one in Part 2.

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vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (6)

vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (5)

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vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (7)

vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (8)

vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (9)

vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (11)

vintage levi's jeans baby long john blog orange tab 5 pocket right hand fabric light blue zipper usa levi strauss non-selvage selvedge buttons treasure hunting private collection wouter munnichs us ma (10)

www.levis.com

Vintage Gapstar Selvage Jeans U.S. Second

This pair of Gapstar jeans is the first selvage pair made by Dutch company G-star in the mid ’90′s. Gapstar had to change their name into G-star because of the Gap Jeans brand from the U.S. G-star’s first raw selvage denim was the now famous model U.S. Lumber, but this was their first red line selvage denim, pre-washed in an ultra soft left hand fabric quality. It’s a classic five pocket jean, anti-fit model. The jean is in my private collection for a long time and a true collectors item nowadays. This is where it all started…Check out the old back pocket stitching on the really big pockets.

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www.g-star.com

OriJeans Presents: Make Your Dream Pair of Jeans In A Few Simple Steps

OriJeans from the U.S.A. began as a kickstarter campaign to produce individually hand-crafted jeans, from raw, selvedge denim, delivered at an affordable price. They want to make selvage denim more available for those who appreciate quality and timeless fashion in the same garment. Their filosofie is that most folks cannot afford made-to-order clothing and OriJeans changed that. You choose the fabric (they work with the best fabics like Kaihara, Kuroki, Kurabo and Cone Mills) and details like fit, buttons, thread, etc. and then your favourite pair of jeans is going to be made, tailormade, for you. Their goal is to deliver your dream pair of jeans! In their words: ”We produce selvedge denim jeans that are made-to-order – you design, you customize, and you fit to your body – all at a great price!” Check it out on their website how you can make your dream pair of jeans in a few simple steps. Good luck guys!

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OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (3)

OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (5)

OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (4)

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OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (8)

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OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (7)

OriJeans Ori jeans denim long john blog raw rigid handmade pre-order custom made custommade usa us cone mills selvage selvage red line five pocket 5 pocket leather patch skinny fit straight  (6)

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Meet the OriJeans team:

www.orijeans.us

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Presents: Special Banner Items

In 1937 Levi’s Jeans used large banners to advertise the hidden rivets that replaced the exposed copper rivets on that year’s version of the 501, in response to complaints of exposed rivets damaging customers furniture. These denim banners were used to hang in the shopwindows or inside the stores to promote the brand. The banners were mostly made in really limited numbers, around 200 each, because silk screens in those days weren’t good enough to make more out of them. Nowadays these banners are really hard to find and are true collector items.

This Fall Winter Levi’s Vintage Clothing did something really cool as a kind of a tribute to the vintage banners, they made three classic pieces from reproduction banners: Type 1 jacket from 1936, 501 jeans fit from 1937 and a duffle bag. These limited edition items are made from rigid Cone Mills White Oak selvedge fabric, allowing them to break in beautifully, and uniquely, with time and wear. Check the item here below. They are available at Unionmade Store – US.

The original Levi’s Jeans banner from 1937

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The Levi’s Vintage Clothing banner items

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levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (3)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (2)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (7)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (8)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (9)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (4)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (5)

levi's vintage clothing banner items long john blog silk screen type 1 trucker jacket jeans 501 1937 duffle bag fall winter 2014 limited edition tribute specials fabric denim selvedge cone mills  (6)

Available here: http://unionmadegoods.com

Ru Denim From Holland

Ru Denim is a new denim brand founded by Ruann Da Silva from Amsterdam – NL, original from Sao Paulo. The first two styles are slim fits models, Type 01: 15oz Thai Red Selvedge Denim and Type 02: 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim. Both models are made with nice details and links to Amsterdam like the embroidered tulip on the back pocket and the stamp with typical Amsterdam canal houses on the inner pockets. My personal favourite is the Type 02, looking forward to see the first worn-out pair. The specifics of the Type 02 are:

  • 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim
  • Slub Texture
  • Unsanforized
  • Hidden Rivets
  • Selvedge Fly
  • Selvedge Coin Pocket
  • Salmon Chambray Pocket Lining
  • Inside Pocket Prints
  • YKK Royal Copper Buttons and Rivets

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ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (4)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (9)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (3)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (8)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (6)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (7)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (10)

ru denim slim type 02 17.5oz Japanese Red Selvedge Denim long john blog denim jeans amsterdam sao paolo handmade nl holland blue rigid raw unwashed japan (2)

www.rudenim.com

Nudie Jeans: Grim Tim Dry Selvage

The Nudie Jeans: Grim Tim Dry Selvage is the top of the line selvage quality from Nudie. It’s actually the original selvage denim that dates back to the day they were born. This fabric is a tight weave, right hand construction with slubby yarns. It has orange in the selvage edge, a feature made exclusively for Nudie Jeans. The coin pocket also features a selvage edge. Organic silver trims and organic pocket lining. Made with Japanese 13.5oz. red cast rigid denim. 100% organic cotton. Thanks for sending me a pair of these Anthony (sales rep for Nudie Holland), cheers! Below some details pics.

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (2)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (4)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (11)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (6)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (5)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (12)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (13)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (10)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (8)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (14)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (7)

nudie jeans long john blog sweden grim tim orange selvage selvedge denim rock and roll music leather patch button straight fit coin pocket yoke right hand fabric 5 pocket (3)

www.nudiejeans.com

Lee Jeans 101S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz / 12oz

Lee Jeans dropped a very nice new special edition of the 101s Slim Rider. They made a jean with two different fabrics on the front and the back. It’s now available at Cultizm, check the specs here;

  • Style: The Original Slim Rider
  • Fit: Slim Fit
  • Color: Indigo
  • Wash: Raw
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • 13oz Green Selvage Denim (front) with 12oz White Selvage Denim (back)
  • 2 premium denims – one contemporary garment
  • Button-fly
  • Lefthand and righthand twill
  • Leather patch with logo

LEE 101 S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz  12oz long john blog raw selvage green plain usa winter 2014 left hand right hand  (1)

LEE 101 S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz  12oz long john blog raw selvage green plain usa winter 2014 left hand right hand  (2)

LEE 101 S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz  12oz long john blog raw selvage green plain usa winter 2014 left hand right hand  (3)

LEE 101 S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz  12oz long john blog raw selvage green plain usa winter 2014 left hand right hand  (4)

LEE 101 S Slim Rider Dry Fabric Mix 13oz  12oz long john blog raw selvage green plain usa winter 2014 left hand right hand  (5)

Available here: www.cultizm.com

The Bandit Overalls Produced By Blue Blanket Jeans

My friend Antonio di Battista (founder from Blue Blanket Jeans) from Italy just came back from California where he was for the Denimbruin event. During the event he presented his new jean inspired by the gold rush era in collaboration with Cory Piehowicz (a.k.a. Bandit Photograph). The jean they made is based on a pair of 1800′s waist overalls which Cory found in the desert when he was on a trip with his buddies Mike Harris (writer from the book Jeans from the old West) and Russ. Everything was made by hand and with old machines using a Japanese pure indigo denim made especially for this jean. The jean will be produced as a limited edion and will come this Fall. Really nice project between two authentic passionated guys! Below some pictures of the jean.

Antonio di BattistaBlue-blanket-Jeans-Italy-LONG-JOHN-blog-antonio-di-battista-nino-davide-jeans-denim-vintage-selvage-original-japanese-quality-handmade-11Photo by Cory Piehowicz

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denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (10)

Blue-blanket-Jeans-Italy-LONG-JOHN-blog-antonio-di-battista-nino-davide-jeans-denim-vintage-selvage-original-japanese-quality-handmade-11 (2)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (14)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (12)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (11)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (7)

Cory Piehowicz wearing the Bandit Overallsdenim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (6) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (5) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (4) denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (3)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (8)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (9)

denim bruin long john blog 2014 antonio di battista jeans san francisco ab fits store usa cory piehowicz bandit photograph 1800 pant replica raw rigid blue italy motors bikes (13)

 www.blueblanketjeans.com & http://corypiehowicz.com

Deadstock Atelier LaDurance Prescott Denim Jack

It’s already twelve years ago that Atelier LaDurance was launched in the stores. The brand was founded by Gerard Backx. ALD were premium denim items full of great details and super Japanese quality! Next to the amazing products the branding was extremely good! All done by true craftsman Boy Bastiaens (www.stormhand.com) from Maastricht – NL. He’s responsible for the whole creative identity of this brand. One of the best ideas from Boy was to make a simple connection to France (in the beginning the collections were made in France!) and to men and women, he came with the idea to make the inner pockets with a fabric refering to the French jam jars. So for men it’s blue with white and women red with white. Also the repairkit bullet delivered with every item was amazing. Besides that the all over branding was something new, something different. The total look and especially the fits from ALD had a link to workwear from the ’40′s and ’50′s.

A while ago I got my hands on this deadstock Atelier LaDurance Prescott workwear jacket made of 11oz Japanese raw fabric. I already have one in my collection, but that one is already washed one time. Check the jacket here below for all the great details from the great denim brand which unfortunately isn’t available anymore.

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Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (10)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (7)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (8)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (12)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (6)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (4)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (11)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (13)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (9)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (5)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (14)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (16)

Atelier ladurance atelier la durance long john blog jack raw denim boy bastiaens maastricht jeans japan japanese fabric leather patch rigid workwear jacket blue classic style american (15)