Blue de Gênes Autumn – Winter 2016 Lookbook

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The Blue de Gênes Autumn/Winter 2016 collection shows a strong range of jeans and classical pants with a contemporary touch. Old naval trousers are being transformed into new cool trousers made in original Italian selvedge gabardine. The tailored details of fine old trousers are used as inspiration for exciting features on new trousers. The collection also holds track of historical moments and persons of the proud days ancient Genova. The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection is also strong on classic jackets and waistcoats.

Blue de Gênes introduced some new styles, all made in fine Italian fabrics with real horn or corozo nut buttons. New shirts are also introduced. There is a line of real indigo shirts developed for Blue de Gênes. Also knitted items are included which are made on old looms in Japan. As always there are jeans in the collection with heavy washed dark finishes for the cool winter look. All their jeans are made in Italy. To make the Blue de Gênes collection complete they added some high quality leather jackets and bombers in the collection too.

The new Blue de Gênes collection and lookbook gets you in the right Autumn – Winter mood!

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Explore the Blue de Gênes collection here:

www.blue-de-genes.com

Old Glory ‘Murphy’ Jeans by Diesel Jeans from the early ’90′s

For the ones who’s following me for a while knows that I started my denim career more than 20 years ago at Diesel Jeans. In that time, beginning of the ’90′s till ’94, Diesel launched a special denim collection called Old Glory. Inspirered by the legendary Big 3 (Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler) this was something really cool and outstanding. This is the reason how my passion for denim started, ofcourse after wearing the classic 501′s in my previous years. Diesel came up with selvage fabrics and amazing embroidered jackets. Unfortunately the Old Glory line wasn’t a big commercial success, but the items are still great. My Old Glory collection is pretty big, and is still growing. Not so long ago  I could add this original OG jeans in my collection, model Murphy. The jeans is a kind of a homage to Wrangler, their 11MWZ model. It has all the same features: broken twill fabric, button in combination with Talon zipper fly, 7 belt loops, flat rivets (won’t scratch your saddle), same coin-watch pocket shape and non-selvage folded side seams. Even the arcuate stitching on the backpockets are inspired by Wrangler. The jeans is made in Italy. An unique piece of the best days of Diesel Jeans.

Check also the Old Glory ‘Labor’ jeans – homage to Lee Jeans: www.long-john.nl/diesel-old-glory-labour-jeans-from-1994

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www.diesel.com

Contact me if you have some Old Glory items for Sale: wouter@long-john.nl

Lee 101 Jeans Rider Slim Fit

Lee Jeans launched a special edition for Fall Winter from their iconic Lee 101 Jeans. They create a slim fit version of their classic Rider fit. The Lee 101 Rider Slim Fit has more tapered legs than the regular version. The jeans is made of Japanese 13.75oz left hand blue line rigid selvage, Lot No. 49. The threads of this fabric is dipped 13 times in indigo to get the right blue colour. The old shuttle loom which was used for the creating of this fabric makes 100 meter of high quality fabric in 24 hours. The back of the jeans has a yellow ‘Lee Riders’ emboidery like the old Rodeo Clown pants. Nice one!

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www.lee.nl

Edwin Jeans Fall Winter 2016

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Edwin Jeans is always one of my favo’s. Their collections are always loaded with classic items which you can wear all year around. My kind of stuff. The new Edwin Jeans Fall Winter collection has again the classic musthave items as basic tees, good fitted and priced selvage jeans, comfi sweats, shirts and warm jackets. One of the best things about the brand is that the prices are good and reasonable, but also their choices for colours are perfect. Their colours are matching with their no-nonsense look; white, grey, blue and black. Yes, that time of the year is coming again that you can layer your outfits and dress like it should be. Below some shots of the new Edwin Jeans Fall Winter ’16 lookbook.

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https://edwin-europe.com

Cool Pete Jeans by Grivec Brothers – Jeanspaleis Kerkrade

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Yesterday I visited my friends Marcel & Roger Grivec from Jeanspaleis in Kerkrade – NL. Marcel & Roger are one of the coolest and humble guys in the denim industry. I spend the whole day in their denim store and atelier. Marcel & Roger built up an extremely knowledge about denim in their rich and long denim retail history. A half year ago the twin brothers realised their ultimate dream, creating their own Grivec Bros denim collection. The first batch was sold out immediatly and the second one is going really fast too!

They made two different fits, a regual fit (Cool Pete) and a more slimmer fit (Hower). The Cool Pete is my favo fit as it refers to the classics. Both fits are loaded with a lot of details which you can see here below.

Thanks Marcel & Roger for your time and sharing your passion for denim. It’s always good to see you. I’m very honored to hear every story behind the many outstanding details from you. Very inspiring! Proud to have the Cool Pete in my denim collection and will wear them with pride! Many thanks for my pair of jeans! Keep up the good work and ‘Dry till you Die’. Talk soon!

Marcel & Roger Grivec in their atelier

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The Cool Pete Jeans

  • Regular Fit
  • 14oz Japanese rigid selvage denim by the Kaihara mill – Japan
  • Selvage button fly
  • V-stitch on top button
  • Grivec Bros top button
  • Fly buttons are classic ’13 star’ buttons
  • Personalized Grivec Brothers rivets
  • One-line triangle backpocket arcuate stitching
  • Grained natural leather patch
  • Made in Portugal
  • Each jean is wrapped in a miners towel. These towels were used back in the days by miners to keep their laundry separated.

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www.grivecbros.com

Check the whole story of the Grivec Brothers here:

www.long-john.nl/grivec-brothers-marcel-roger-grivec-presents-their-first-denim-collection

Daily Bags – Handcrafted Goods

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Daily Bags is a new sustainable denim brand specialised in handcrafted patchwork goods from The Netherlands. The designer is Sharifah Isa and her main goal is creating special bags of old denim leftover fabrics. Each Daily Bags item is unique and made of deconstructed jeans in different shades of blue. All her items are combined with a wide range of high-quality fabrics and leather. Next to bags she’s also making denim aprons and denim jackets. All made by hand. The look of Daily Bags refers to the vintage Japanese boro styles. Check the unique Daily Bags products here below.

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www.daily-bags.nl

Denim.Lab Presents Mini.Lab Kids Denim Collection – Out Now!

Sander van de Vecht, founder of Denim.Lab, launched a couple of years ago his Denim.Lab brand. With Denim.Lab he’s creating high-end selvage jeans for men. Next to these quality jeans he’s selling unique deadstock selvage fabrics. His next new Denim.Lab project is his Mini.Lab Kids collection. With this collection he’s bringing the most cool stuff for the little denim boys and girls. From rigid stretch selvage denim qualities to very nice washed and patched jeans and jackets. True cool for the real little rebels! Check below some of my personal Mini.Lab Kids favo’s! Available now through the Denim.Lab webshop. Need these for my little girl!

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Check the Mini.Lab collection here;

www.denimlab.nl

Burds London Brand by Tamara Bell & Ame Pearce

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The Burds London brand is founded in 2015 by friends Tamara Bell and Ame Pearce. Burds London is a denim and clothing label for badass denim babes. With Tamara’s background in leather and lingerie design, launched Almeida London Lingerie in 2012, and Ame’s extensive knowledge of denim design after 10 years working as a designer at Levi’s Jeans and Edwin Jeans, they are a perfect and successful denim duo.

With Burds they combine their love of motorcycles, fashion and denim. Tamara and Ame developed Burds London to fill a gap in their own wardrobes for clothes that work hard but also look great. Nice one ladies, keep up the good work!

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Check Ame Pearce telling her Burds story in the video here below made by Amy Leverton (Denim Dudes) 

http://burdsldn.com

Vintage Levi’s Big E Jeans Blue White Red Stars & Stripes

Checking out Ebay for vintage denim treasures (and buying ofcourse) is one of my favo’s to do. Ebay is loaded with cool vintage stuff. Just came across this vintage Levi’s Big E Jeans with blue, white and red stripes and stars from the late ’60′s. The jeans is in perfect condition and still available. Check this great hippie style out!

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Check this jean here:

www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Big-E-Red-White-Blue-Levis-Stars-Stripes-Mint-/311672795432?hash=item4891257128:g:sowAAOSwzJ5XZrW8

Vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (Type 2) Big E Jacket

Today I want to highlight another original vintage Levi’s Jeans 507XX (also known as Type 2) Big E jackets from my private denim collection. The Levi’s Jeans 507XX jacket was introduced in 1953 as the follow up on the 506XX (Type 1) jacket and was produced until 1962. The 507XX jacket has a selvage redline inside which disappeared at the follow-up jacket, the 557XX (Type 3) Trucker model. The red in the selvage is gone through the many washes of the jacket. You see this a lot at old denim pieces. The back of the buttons are stamped with #0.

This jacket model is one of my favorites as it refers to the ‘Golden Period’ in the denim industry. During the ’50′s the denim industry exploded as denim became more mainstream as movie stars as Marlon Brando and James Dean were wearing denim outfits in the films. Also the rock and roll era was started in the ’50′s, Elvis was also spotted in denim many times. These icons were very important ambassadors for the denim industry.

Check below the alsmost 70 years old Levi’s Big E Jeans jacket which is still in very good condition. A true classic!

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vintage levi's jeans 507XX denim long john blog type 2 original authentic usa american patch workwear rock and roll button #0 selvage selvedge redline worn-out washed (10)

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www.levis.com

Blaumann Jeans From Germany

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Blaumann Jeans is a denim brand from Germany. They create authentic denim styles made of high quality fabrics. Their jeans is made of 13oz Japanese selvage Kuroki left hand fabric. The coin pocket has also a selvage redline. The backpockets are reinforced with hidden rivets and also extra lined in the inside. The leather patches are numbered. The jeans itself is made in Germany. Take below a look at this new denim brand Blaumann Jeans.

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New vs Worn Blaumann Jeans

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www.blaumann-jeanshosen.de

Meet Lucas Verhoef From Royal Denim Division – R.D.D.

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Today an interview with the sales & product manager of the Royal Denim Division. Lucas is a true denimhead and has a big denim knowledge. Read what inspires him, what he likes about denim and what he’s doing in his spare time. Meet Lucas Verhoef. Enjoy!

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 Lucas Verhoef

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  • Name: Lucas Verhoef
  • Living in village & country: Pijnacker (Rotterdam Area) the Netherlands
  • Age: 28
  • Instagram ID: lucasverhoef
  • Number of Instagram followers: 1995
  • Daily work: Country Sales & Product Manager at Royal Denim Division

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What’s your role exactly at R.D.D.? My role goes 2 ways:

  1. Working closely with our buying and design team to create the best products. I gather all kinds of feedback and information so they can make the best collections.
  2. Being the sales representative for the Netherlands, trying to find cool denim stores where we can display R.D.D. in the future.

How long are you working in the Denim industry? 12 years.

What’s the best part of your job? Working with the collections and talking about denim. I think the whole heritage and craftsmanship behind this product is so interesting, that I really like talking about the production process and all the effort that is being made to produce a single pair of jeans.

What makes R.D.D. so special? That we take the inspiration from authentic workwear and transforming it into genuine premium jeans-wear for the denim enthusiast of the present time. We work exclusively with selvedge denim from Japan and Italy. Next to the very cool dry denims from Kuroki we also have stretch denims from Candiani. In this way we combine authentic qualities with modern ones.

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What is your favourite item from the R.D.D. collection? The dry 13oZ denim jacket from Kuroki. It shows the authentic work wear in so many different details and has a very nice slim fit.

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What is your favourite all-time denimfit? Our Regular, this is bit loser on the upper leg and a bit tapered at the leg opening.

What jeans are you wearing right now? The slim fit 13oZ from Kuroki (have been wearing it for approx. 150 days).

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new vs worn

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What do you like the most as it comes to fading’s on jeans? I really like the honey combs on the back of the knee!!

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What kind of denim accessories do you recommend to denim heads? A vegetable leather belt + keychain, this for me makes every denim outfit complete.  And I never leave home without my wallet on a chain!

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (16)

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lucas verhoef royal denim division long john blog jeans denim rdd selvage selvedge interview 2016 summer spijkerbroek eindhoven johnny cash sun studion tcb tattoo bikers bikes (17)

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What are the next steps with R.D.D.? For the coming Autumn we have planned 2 pop-up stores at 2 retailers who are interesting in the collection. We will create a cool event around it so potential customers can get in touch with this new denim brand.

What are your hobbies’ next to denim? Off course spending time with my family, but also playing with my band and working on my bikes. Currently I’m building a hardtail old-school bobber and brat-style cafe racer.

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What’s your favourite music band/singer? I have a lot! But when I take it back to the core it is definitely Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Band wise I’m also a big fan of the Stray Cats, Batmobile, Reverend Horton Heat…. and I could continue like this for 2 pages.

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J.R. CASH: original name of Johnny Cash.

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TCB: this is the band which Elvis Presley had before he died (TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS BAND).

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SUN STUDIO: this is the record company where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and many others have recorded their music.

What’s your favourite music record and why? Jim Croce – he is singer/songwriter who played his songs in the late 1960’s. It is mainly just 2 guitars and Jim as the singer. For me the lyrics are spot-on, true and also funny.

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Where do you get your daily inspiration from? Mainly from how people looked in the 50’s. The way James Dean and Marlon Brando looked, I think a classic look is an unwashed jean with a basic t-shirt. Also for R.D.D. we take the vintage authentic denim look and transform it into present time premium denim wear.

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What’s on your bucket list? 

  • Road trip in America with my wife and daughter
  • Visiting Sun studio in Memphis Tennessee
  • Visiting Graceland (Elvis his Property)
  • Playing a big show with my band
  • Getting me an old beat-up pickup from ‘1959
  • …..
  • …..

What’s your favourite inspiration quote?

 “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”

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 Interested to see and read more about Royal Denim Division?

Check the article ‘The Introduction of Royal Denim Division’ here:

www.long-john.nl/the-introduction-of-royal-denim-division-r-d-d

Diesel ‘Old Glory’ Labor Jeans From 1994

From 1992 till the mid ’90′s Diesel Jeans from Italy created a special denim line inspired by the Big 3 (Levi’s, Lee & Wrangler) called Old Glory. Old Glory was the best line ever created by them. This special OG collection was really outstanding and totally different than other denim brands. They came with selvage jeans, orange selvage, cool embroidered jackets, tees, sweats etc. All workwear inspired. This same period I also started working at Diesel Jeans in The Netherlands. Those were the best Diesel days in my opinion. The Old Glory line wasn’t a big commercial success, but the items are still great. My Old Glory collection is pretty big, but I’m still missing pieces. A while ago I could add this OG jeans in my collection, model Labor. The jeans, made in Italy, is made of a real soft left hand fabric (non-selvage) and has the original workwear look. Check it out!

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www.diesel.com

Contact me if you have some Old Glory items for Sale: wouter@long-john.nl

Highlights: Naked & Famous Denim

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Two weeks ago I spoke with Bahzad Trinos and Risa Saito from Naked & Famous from Canada. The people from Naked & Famous are true denim doctors as they always create something really unique, something very special. Also this time they showed me some treasures at the Seek trade show in Berlin. Their collection contains to many specials to show them all, so I highlight 3 of them. It was good to see you again, good luck with the sales and speak soon!

Bahzad Trinos & Risa Saito

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Naked & Famous: Green tea denim

For this jeans they dipped the threads in green Japanese tea which gave a very nice green look. The jeans is made with green selvage and a green suede patch.

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Naked & Famous: Blue white red jeans

For this jeans they twisted the weft with blue, white and red threads to create a nice blend of colours. A lot of country flags contains these colours, so almost everyone would feel a connection with this one. Also the selvage is made of these three colours.

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Naked & Famous: X-Mas jeans

Although it’s Summer right now, here’s some X-Mas jeans. The jeans has selvage with the X-Mas colours, green and red. The patch of the jeans is made of natural vegetable tanned leather with an awesome design. Perfect X-Mas gift.

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http://nakedandfamousdenim.com

Classic Gapstar US Second – G-star US Lumber & G-star US First Denim Items

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The Dutch G-Star brand was started in 1989 under the name Gapstar as a new denim initiative. A few years after their kick-off, when they were going global, they changed their name from Gapstar into G-star because of the American Gap brand. G-Star is now a very big, well known and respective denim brand worldwide. In my private denim collection their are some key items, sort of vintage in the meantime, from their more than 25 years of G-star history. Today I want to highlight 3 pieces which are a kind of cult nowadays and for me personally one the best ever made by the Gapstar / G-Star company.

The 3 Gapstar / G-star items;

  • Gapstar US Second jeans. Selvage jeans made of left hand fabric. Dated from +/- 1994-1995. Classic 5 pocket jeans. Sold as pre-washed jeans.
  • G-star US Lumber jeans. Selvage jeans made of right hand fabric. Dated from 1997-1998. Classic 5 pocket jeans with a cinch back. Sold as pre-washed jeans. They also had these as a rigid (unwashed) version.
  • G-star US First jacket. Selvage jacket made of right hand fabric. Dated from 1997-1998. Classic trucker denim jacket. Sold as a rigid (unwashed) jacket. The jacket is still unwashed.

Gapstar ‘US Second’ jeans

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G-star ‘US Lumber’ jeans

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G-star ‘US First’ jacket

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gapstar g-star long john blog jeans denim amsterdam 1994 us lumber us first us second selvage selvedge spijkerbroek jos van tilburg brand merk blue indigo  (18)

www.g-star.com

Do you also own one of these Gapstar / G-Star classics in your denim collection? Show them by sending pics to: wouter@long-john.nl

Eat Dust Clothing Spring Summer 2017

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Last week Eat Dust showed their Spring Summer ’17 collection for the first time at the Seek Show in Berlin. The theme of their brand new collection is: ‘The Lonely Hearts Club‘. Rob Harmsen and Keith Hioco, both founders of Eat Dust, are true masters as it comes to make a collection with a mix of denim, workwear, streetwear and biker influences. Its always a big pleasure to catch up with these buddies, hearing the story behind every high-quality made piece. They added some killer pieces next to their core heavy weight denim fabric items, from very light comfomfortable denim pieces to an iconic suede item. The best is to check their collection live ofcourse at the upcoming Jacket Required show in London or visit their showroom in Antwerp – Belgium. I made some shots of several key pieces, check them here below (pics quality isn’t that good, sorry for that). Great to see you again guys and congrats with your new collection! Your hard work pays off every season, keep it up! Eat Dust: ‘One for the Road’.

Rob Harmsen & Keith Hioco

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http://eatdustclothing.com

Denim Rooftop Project by Wim Ravestein

Yesterday I hooked-up with Wim Ravestein which is a true denimhead from Boskoop, a small village in Holland. Wim is very dedicated to jeans, has some nice worn-out projects and knows where he’s talking about. Next to that he has a extremely cool rooftop project going on. On his rooftop he has a very experimental denim project for already more than 5 years. Some of his rigid jeans are catching some sun, rain and snow 24/7 and 365 days a year, non-stop. All to check out the development of the unwashed denim fabrics. One of his projects was even the base of a birdhouse this Spring! For his rooftop project he’s using some old Blue Blood and new G-Star jeans.

Wim was also one of the few who had an original G-Star US Lumber from 1997 in his denim collection, which he donated to me for my private denim collection. I’m very happy with this jeans as this item was missing in my collection and a perfect addition next to my Gapstar US Second and G-Star US First jacket. Both denim classics nowadays. I gave him a classic jeans as a thank you, Edwin Nashville, for his rooftop project. I’m really looking forward how this jeans will age with a natural treatment of some years.

Thanks again Wim for sharing our same passion and your great worn-out G-Star US Lumber. Will post more about this later. Keep up the good work with your amazing rooftop project! To be continued…

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Kiriko X Red Clouds Collective Collab Backpack

Kiriko made a collaboration with Portland’s Red Clouds Collective. With their collab they created a backpack made with heavy canvas, iconic Japanese Sashiko, and vegetable-tanned leather. Perfect backpack for your Summer trips!

The specs of this Kiriko X Red Clouds Collective are;

  • Sewn in Portland, OR
  • 14oz Cotton Canvas
  • Hermann Oak Vegetable-Tanned Leather
  • Antiqued Brass Rivets, Buckles
  • YKK Snaps
  • Striped canvas lining

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Chasin’ Launched Royal Attitude Collection At Tradeshow Pitti Uomo

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Dutch lifestyle denim brand Chasin’ launched last week during the Pitti Uomo tradeshow their latest collaboration: Royal Attitude. With this collab Chasin’ recycled uniforms from the Royal Netherlands Navy. The project was conceived together with James Veenhoff, founder of House of Denim Amsterdam.

Royal Attitude will be a seasonal part of the Chasin’ collection as of now. Through recycling of naval pieces Chasin’ created 2 stand out jeans, both in a 11,5oz quality. 1 is the iconic Ego jeans, which is the brand’s representation of the classic 5 pocket, with added stretch. A more contemporary fit is the cropped chino fit. For these jeans unique washes were created, inspired by the ocean. Next to the denims, the collection contains a denim jacket and several tops. Collection in stores from January 2017.

Congrats guys with the launch of this great and creative idea. Jeans and Navy are a perfect match!

Chasin’ X Royal Attitude

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Jan Peters (Founder Chasin’) with James Veenhoff

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