In a new series, I go behind the scenes of denim destinations from around the world and discuss why they are worth travelling to. The series kicks off with a review of stuf|f – fine goods.
During the Bluezone show in January, Ruedi Karrer aka the Swiss Jeans Freak from the Jeans Museum and I walked through our collab denim exhibition, which highlighted how denim’s past has inspired innovation.
Instagram is full of super awesome and friendly blue blooded guys and girls. Michael Eigen aka @michael.ow.en is certainly no exception. Click to his Q&A.
Before all the ‘denim hangs’ started popping up, three dudes from Sweden got together in what they called the #theswedishcrew. I reached out to Daniel aka @redrawdenim to find out how it all began.
Selling perfect jeans is a form of art. I talk to Peter and Christopher from Meadow about how they (very successfully) help their customers find jeans they’ll be happy with.
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.
Cotton evolved a lot in the previous decades: production, genetics, etc. It may even disappear as the natural fibre we know in most clothing.
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…