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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…

Last week, Stylesight’s denim team flew over to Berlin to cover the major trade shows across the city and bring you the best denim news from Fall/Winter 2014. This is their report. There was a noticeable change of mood in the air in Berlin this January.While the juggernaut that is Bread & Butter remains the biggest show in the city (showcasing over 500 brands), the main halls felt somewhat silent without some of the key players that have pulled out over the past 2 years.G-Star was the latest major brand to pull out this season (following Diesel, Levi’s, Wrangler, and Lee), opting instead to increase its presence at Pitti. Additionally, a number of other key designers moved to Premium, BBB’s neighbouring trade show that targets the higher end of the apparel market. Despite these crucial shifts, Karl-Heinz Müller still managed to draw in a great selection of purist and core denim brands in the L.O.C.K. and Fire Dept. areas. Rising Sun & Co., Denham, Edwin, and Levi’s Vintage Clothing were amongst the most inspirational presentations. A whole host of Japanese brands were also welcomed back once again, situated within the Concept Room in the L.O.C.K. hall, where Denimhunters and other media also exhibited. Meanwhile, over at Premium and SEEK, the halls were bustling with both shows noting record breaking visitor numbers after the first days of the shows – proving their relevance on the fashion calendar. While Premium focuses primarily on high end women’s denim market, featuring brands such as Hudson, Paige, Joe’s Jeans and 7 For All Mankind, neighbouring SEEK showcases finely curated selection of contemporary menswear labels such as Our Legacy, Universal Works and Indigofera Jeans.With all fairs showcasing such a huge and diverse portfolio of brands across the denim market, there was of course an inspirational amount of stories and new developments that emerged for the…

In the pursuit of transforming Denimhunters from a traditional blog and into an online lifestyle magazine, today we’ve come a little bit closer. We proudly present to you, the very first Denimhunters trend report. Our aim is to inspire our readers and give you new ideas of how to wear your denim, and how to use the many shades of blue. This is not to be compared with classic, costly, and glossy high street style reports you normally find in printed magazines done by overpaid photographers and anorexic models that are photoshopped beyond compare. This is real men in clothing you can actually wear. They don’t even wear any make-up and we didn’t spend hours doing their hair; this is how they looked walking in from the street.