In this episode, Jake and I are joined by Ben Woodhouse aka @clobbercalm. We talk about Ben closing his store and what he’s up to next, which leads us to a discussion about online vs. brick and mortar retail.
In this in-depth review, I take a close look at why Second Sunrise in Stockholm is one of Scandinavia’s best denim destinations.
As a graphic designer, Nick Williams has been responsible for recreating on-product visuals for Levi’s Vintage Clothing. His experience and passion for branded visuals led him to publish the book Denim Branded in 2018. Here’s how he got there.
In this history of jeans overview part 3, you’ll learn how vintage denim broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.
We’re spending more money on jeans, but are we buying the “right” jeans? These 4 jeans buying priorities will help you buy the right jeans, every time.
The A/W 2015 Copenhagen Shows Had Some Great Denim On Offer Like Berlin, the Copenhagen trade show scene was seeing quite a bit of change this time around. Gallery in Forum was replaced by something that actually looked like an art gallery and the CIFF Raven, Øksnehallen and Terminal 2 had come back to life as the Revolver show. Our editor-in-chief reports. Eat Dust Goes 70s on us For A/W 2015, the Belgium biker fashionistas return to denim. Their focus has been elsewhere for the past few seasons, but with this collection marking their 5th anniversary, they wanted to get back to their roots. Inspiration obviously comes from the 70s, but Rob and Keith also had the Oscar-winning Cohen brothers movie No Country For Old Men in mind when they sat at the drawing board. The 13.5 oz. denim for the 70s-theme is made by Collect. For the first season, it’s only available in their new bootcut fit. The denim is also available in their Sherpa vest and worker jacket. All denims and a few of the shirting fabrics are Japanese while the rest is Portuguese. Eat Dust have all of their garments made in Portugal (by Portuguese nationals); something they’re proud of. Livid Jeans Blow Us Away With Awesome Tops Our Norwegian brothers are taking giant leaps each season. Basically, they haven’t changed their winning recipe of classic shirts, jackets, and jeans, they’ve just added even more exotic spices. Most shirting fabrics are narrow loom and many are from Nihon Menpu in Japan. They’ve also done some great jackets with a 100% British wool fabric made by Abraham Moon and Sons that have been waxed and bonded with a layer of Teflon. For jeans, the A/W 2015 retail collection will see the launch of a new slim straight fit, the Jone.…
The Berlin trade show industry is in a state of flux. Berliner Frank B. Halfar reports about the lay of the land and has qualified guesses about the future.
The Japanese denim brands have surely gained a foothold in the L.O.C.K. hall of the Bread & Butter trade show. Still, the majority of the exhibitors are European or American. We begin with a brand that has strong roots in Japan. Edwin Europe One of the usual suspects, Edwin blew us away with a capsule collection of six stunning jackets made in collaboration with the Scottish gents from Alexander Leathers. The first three are build on Alexander’s Montana Shawl Collar, Simmons-Bilt, and Grizzly using a well-balanced mixture of Horween Chromexcel and Edwin’s fine Japanese “Granite” denim. The other three are repros: one A-2, one D-1, and one G-1 jacket. Edwin also extend their continual collaboration with Blitz Motorcycles from Paris; this time it was more mature, using more technical fabrics. Words: Paul Travi Jean Shop Operating out of their Meatpacking District store, Jean Shop is a true New Yorker denim brand and have been at it for 10 years. They specialise in Japanese, selvedge denim sewn in the USA – but they also do leather jackets, shirts, and accessories. Exhibiting for the first time at Bread & Butter, founder Eric Goldstein and his crew displayed an impressive selection of beautiful vintage jeans, which perfectly demonstrated just how good their raw jeans will come to look in time. Some of the other items that caught our eye were their quirky vintage-looking “Wear the pig” logo t-shirts and a collection of very bad-ass leather western shirts. Words: Kasper Broue Meinertz Levi’s Vintage Clothing As always, the Levi’s Vintage Clothing stand did not disappoint. This time it resembled a building site of 1930’s NYC. The breadth of the collection is summed up perfectly in two outfits.The worker and the foreman. The worker in heavily used garments, with heavy repairs, and authentic aging; again showing Levi’s’ attention to detail and ability…