Duke & Sons Leather


Check out this true piece of craftsmanship

more info at Dukeandsonsleather.com


Door: Dennis van Tol op 20 August 2015 10:51

Commander Online Series

Couch mode

Want to see all the epsiodes of the Commander Series all at once... check it out her

only a few are genius

#treasuryofdenim


Door: Greased Monkey op 12 September 2014 16:56

Commander Online Series - episode III

Put trust in your gear

The third episode of the Commadner Online series is released last week.

This remarkable series by the denim brand PME Legend is truly somthing else. watch it now.

episode III

As the pilot is stranded in the spacious Arizona desert, his gear is his only assurance. To work in these ever changing conditions means putting trust in his gear. High performance instruments like his jackets and clockwork are necessary equipment to survive.

Ask yourself what you should do when you're stranded in the middle of the desert with very important cargo.
Surviving the climate extremities of the desert isn’t his only challenge, as the pilot is about to make a discovery from the past..

WIN A HANDPAINTED NOSE ART JACKET
subscribe to the online series at http://www.pme-legend.com/discover/the-commander

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 7 September 2014 13:10

THE LIVE IN LEVI'S PROJECT FILM


Levi's launches a project film about living in your levi's.


Door: Greased Monkey op 27 August 2014 17:29

TREASUREHUNT - WORN OUT PROJECT

pure blue japan

The hunt for treasury of denim continues. During the last fashionweeks we came across some amazing projects and met several fellow denim addicts. The next couple of weeks we will give you a review of this treasure hunt. only a few are genius.

enjoy 

- the monkeys

 

Pure Blue Japan - worn out project

XX-003

This pair of XX-003 14 OZ deep color selvedge was worn about 4-5 times a week for 3 years. The owner works in a factory. Since the jeans were starched they've never been washed, you can really see the difference in shade where fading has occurred.

The biggest feature of these are without a doubt the original texture of the denim. To create this texture they are woven using thread specially spun to create a feeling of irregularity and then dyed a deep indigo color. The head of the weaving company said "This denim has a texture that is not obtainable just anywhere." And seeing the workmanship of the XX-003, we can agree with them.

You can tell they were wearing an oversized pair by the diagonal creases around the thigh

Up close you can see the roughness of the material

The fading is pronounced around the upper hips through a process known as puckering. The owner obviously keeps his wallet or phone in his back pocket. It's interesting to see their lifestyle come out in their jeans.

Honeycomb pattern behind the knees. It looks almost like the surface of a river.

The key point in creating creases and honeycomb patterns is preserving the wrinkles over time. Wrinkles form from rough wear and when the fabric undergoes friction.

Special Thanks to Pure Blue Japan - SYOAIYA - Kozue Tamura


Door: Greased Monkey op 15 July 2014 12:29

Levi's concept design

the making of making

Rajasthan Roadtrip - Levi's the making of making

 

 

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 21 June 2014 12:24

BENZAK DENIM DEVELOPERS BRAND BOOK

jeans for the modern day cowboy

BENZAK DENIM DEVELOPERS BRAND BOOK

also take a look at the brand new website

BENZAK DENIM DEVELOPERS

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 9 June 2014 20:21

'White knuckle Flight' episode II

Buckle up for the second episode of the PME Legend Commander Online Series

Episode 2 of the The Commander Online Series

WHITE KNUCKLE FLIGHT

Buckle up for the second episode of the 'Commander' Online Series and prepare for a 'White knuckle Flight'. Free as a Condor he flies over the mountains and the Arizona desert, living pure Freedom Unlimited. What happens when you lose radio contact and hear a spluttering from the engine as it begins to lose fuel and power?

Flying stunts, denim and Hollywood cult

Part two of the Commander Movie  is called "A White Knuckle Flight", and this episode shows one of the most challenging situations a pilot can get involved in. The stunts in this episode are performed in Tucson (Arizona) by Hollywood actor Dick Skip Evans, known from "Con Air" with Nicolas Cage and James Bond's "Quantum of Solace". The Dakota DC-3 makes a comeback in this short film after becoming famous in the classic James Bond Quantum of Solace.

Commander The online series

Old Propliners still fly their tours of duty and the cargo pilots battle the daily discomforts of the high altitude. Low oxygen levels exhaust the man and the machine, while the capricious mountainous climate reveals itself in sudden storms or other circumstances, that appear out of nothing, where the pilot needs to adapt to and stay save.

The Commander is a story about the extreme scene of air cargo transport. a Cargo Pilot with a classic DC-3 that he inherited from his father who started a transport company to supply people at the last frontier. During a flight delivering important medicine across the desert a fuel line brakes. What happens when you lose radio contact and need to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert. The movie takes you trough one of the heaviest 'white knuckle flight' the pilot has ever faced.

Put trust in your gear

PME Legend presents

A proud Flirt Design production

A film by Frank Uyt den Bogaard

Starring
Dorian Isaacson [Aviator | Bare Metal]
Maurice Orozco [Love amongst Thieves]
David H. Clayton [Boneyard employee]
Chris Koval
DC-3 N25648 [Quantum of Solace]
Dick Skip Evans [Quantum of Solace | Con Air]
Credits

Director: Frank Uyt den Bogaard
DOP: Johan Sneep
Executive Producer: Diego Ascacibar
Assistant producer: Dando Valle
Gaffer: Hessel Waalewijn
Sound Engineer: David Kox
Sundtrack: Jermain 'Wudstik' van der Bogt
Styling: Geke Hendriks
Photography: Pim van den Bos
Writers: Gavin Matheson / Frank Uyt den Bogaard
Edited by: Johan Sneep


Door: Greased Monkey op 22 April 2014 9:55

PME Legend Commander Jeans TV - Commercial

A White knuckle Flight

The PME Legend Commander Jeans TV Commercial is Airborne.

WHITE KNUCKLE FLIGHT

Old Propliners still fly their tours off duty and the cargo pilots battle the daily discomforts of the high altitude. Low oxygen levels exhaust the man and the machine, while the capricious mountainous climate reveals itself in sudden storms or other circumstances that appear out of nothing, where the pilot needs to adapt to and stay save.

During a flight across the desert where he has to deliver important cargo, a fuel line breaks. What happens when you lose radio contact and need to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert. The movie takes you through one of the heaviest 'White knuckle flights' the pilot has ever faced. Experience a skyline flight to the final frontier.

Put trust in your gear

To see what caused this 'White Knuckle Flight',
watch the full 'Commander' movie at
http://www.pme-legend.com/campaigns/the-commander#_episodes

 

Starring

Dorian Isaacson [Aviator | Bare Metal]
DC-3 N25648 [Quantum of Solace]
Dick Skip Evans [Quantum of Solace | Con Air]
Commander Jeans

A film by

Frank Uyt den Bogaard

music by Jermain "Wudstik' van der Bogt


Door: Greased Monkey op 17 March 2014 16:32

PME Legend Commander Online Series - Movie

The online Series part 1 - Freedom Unlimited

PME Legend has created a short movie to launch it's latest pair of Jeans and made it a online serie wich you can subscribe to. Today the first episode is being released. Watch the first part this allready epic denim campaign. 

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Episode 1 of the The Commander Movie

This first episode of the Commander movie takes us to the Arizona desert. In the Arizona desert the planes sleep, forgotten workhorses no longer useful to most, now abandoned in their final resting place. Amongst the skeletons and carcasses of yesterday's aviation stories and dead history is a small centre of life and activity around a shining Silver Bird. This beautiful Dakota DC-3 belongs to the cargo pilot and his transport company. We see the cargo pilot prepare an important cargo flight to deliver some medicines, which will prevent a matter of life and death. It's the right stuff, an absolutely authentic 'no sweat' attitude as condors they fly over the desert to the last frontier and back, in pure freedom unlimited.

Commander The Movie

Old Propliners still fly their tours of duty and the cargo pilots battle the daily discomforts of the high altitude. Low oxygen levels exhaust the man and the machine, while the capricious mountainous climate reveals itself in sudden storms or other circumstances, that appear out of nothing, where the pilot needs to adapt to and stay save.

The Commander is a story about the extreme scene of air cargo transport. a Cargo Pilot with a classic DC-3 that he inherited from his father who started a transport company to supply people at the last frontier. During a flight delivering important medicine across the desert a fuel line brakes. What happens when you lose radio contact and need to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert. The movie takes you trough one of the heaviest 'white knuckle flight' the pilot has ever faced.

Put trust in your gear

Subscribe to the episodes here and get a chance to win a Leather PME Legend Hudson Bomber Jacket.

Some Amazing making off footage.

 

Cast

 

Credits

Starring:
Cargopilot:  Dorian Isaacson
Cowgirl:       Lyne Renee [Strike Back / Hessen Affair / Ober]
Mechanic:   Maurice Orozco [ The Get Away, Love amongst Thieves]
Narrator:     David H. Clayton [boneyard]
Co-pilot:     Chris Koval
DC-3:         A DC-3 owned and operated by Skip Evans [Con Air / Quantum of Solace ]

a Flirt Design production

PME Legend presents

Director                     : Frank Uyt den Bogaard
Writers                      : Gavin Matheson / Frank Uyt den Bogaard
DOP/Edit/FX             : Johan Sneep
2nd DOP                   : Hessel Waalewijn
Executive producer   : Diego Ascacibar
Assistant producer    : Dando Valle
Styling                       : Geke Hendriks
Gaffer                        : Hessel Waalewijn
Soundtrack                : Jermain 'Wudstik' van der Bogt
Postproduction          : Johan Sneep / Dennis van Tol
Sound Design & Mix : David Kox at Kox & Ramak music design studio
photographer            : Pim van den Bos
typographic design   : Dennis van Tol
Stunt operator           : Dick 'Skip' Evans

Local Production company:
X-productions


Door: Greased Monkey op 17 March 2014 16:32

Secret Collaboration: The Genius Monkeys X Benzak Denim (BDD) X Long John

GM001 - Blue Ape

An exclusive & secret Collaboration: The Genius Monkeys X Benzak Denim (BDD) X Long John

The secret templars of The Genius Monkeys society X Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) X Long John collaboration comes in a two pack: a classic t-shirt in 2 indigo yarn dyed options: deep indigo & indigo stripe. It comes with a high crew neck and small chest pocket. The jersey fabric is a 150gr/m2 mid weight fabric. The shirts are made in vila nova de famalicão, Portugal and printed in Holland in a very limited run.

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 4 February 2014 18:05

Teaser - The Commander by PME Legend

prepare for a white knuckle flight

What happens when you lose radio contact. The Commander is up for a white knuckle flight when a fuel line brakes during a flight across the desert. stay tuned to see what will happen to the Commander.

Starrring the beautifull DC-3 from Quantum of Solace operated by Skip Evans.

Soon the first episode will be online. subscribe at http://www.pme-legend.com/campaigns/the-commander to be informed about the new episodes.

With your subscribtion you''ll get a chance to win an original Leather PME Legend Hudson Pilot Jacket.

Starring:
Cargopilot:  Dorian Isaacson
Cowgirl: Lyne Renee [Strike Back / Hessen Affair / Ober]
Kid: Felipe
Mechanic:
Narrator: "boneyard"David
Co-pilot: Chris Koval
DC-3: A DC-3 owned and operated by Skip Evans [Con Air / Quantum of Solace ]


Door: Greased Monkey op 27 January 2014 18:13

The Genius Monkeys x Parker

i'm a genius monkey

GENIUS MONKEYS x PARKER

The Genius-Monkeys Parker black-ape!

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 3 September 2013 11:55

G-star Raw Campaign fw2013


For Autumn/Winter 2013, G-Star asked photographer Rankin to continue their 2013 The Art of RAW campaign with Kasabian's guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno, and Vaganova Academy ballerina Keenan Kampa. The campaign embodies the 'Destroy to Construct' theme, which pursues the denim craftsmanship of the innovative denim brand.


Door: Greased Monkey op 3 September 2013 11:49

The Levi's® 501® jean 140 years

The uniform of progress since 1873.

Since its invention 140 years ago, the 501® jean has taken on a life of its own as a beloved icon of culture and style around the world. From old to young and punk to prep, the 501® is one of the most democratic fashion items ever created, defined by the people who wear it. This film highlights the major evolutions in design of the 501® and its influence on culture throughout the decades.

The Levi's® 501® jean. The uniform of progress since 1873.

 

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 20 June 2013 9:24

TV comemrcial PME Legend Bare Metal Jeans - Clear Blue Sky Wash revealed

Renegade Cargo Pilots

Renegade Cargo Pilots still live freedom unlimited

unafraid to cast off conformity….

Trust the honest smell of oil and let instinct be your guide..
Break it down to denim and expose Bare Metal at the core..

Turn your back on the ‘norm’ and make your own rules…..
Reflected bare metal reveals clear blue skies

The new clear blue sky wash of the PME Legend Bare Metal Jeans

 

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 18 March 2013 21:52

The Unbranded Brand

121 21 Oz Indigo Skinny

The unbranded Brand is Jeans with no branding,
no washes, no embroidery, no ad campaigns en no celebrities.

on of the unbranded brand denims

UNBRANDED
121 21 OZ. INDIGO SKINNY
Similar to its cousin model, the Unbranded 101, the 121 is also cut with a skinny fit and low-rise. However, being a part of Unbranded's Heavyweight collection, the distinct difference between the 101 and 121 is that the latter utilizes a substantial 21 Oz. denim.

In consistent tradition as well, the 121 maintains a low profile in which every minute detail is stripped of any insignia. The only place one will find brand markings is on the tag within the actual jeans.

see more at The Unbranded Brand


Door: Greased Monkey op 2 March 2013 9:56

1948 Giant Pair Of Lee Jelt Denim Sanforized Shrunk Bib Overalls 8 x10 Photo

union made


Door: Greased Monkey op 2 March 2013 9:22

G-star 2013 campaign

the art of raw

the art of raw campaign. it will run online and in cinemas around the globe.

G-STAR The Art of RAW from GLASSWORKS AMSTERDAM on Vimeo.


Door: Greased Monkey op 21 February 2013 14:33

All Saints Denim

All Saints shows how denim is made

AllSaints Spitalfields - Menswear Spring 11 Denim from AllSaints on Vimeo.


Door: Greased Monkey op 21 February 2013 14:27

Self Edge x Cone Mills x Roy

Cone Mills Corporation White Oak Plant

Self Edge x Cone Mills x Roy

 

How denim is made at the Cone Mills Corporation White Oak Plant.

This is denim from cotton to end

Self Edge x Cone Mills x Roy from Self Edge on Vimeo.


Door: Greased Monkey op 2 December 2012 20:25

Blue Jeans exhibition Centraal Museum Utrecht

a must see exhibition 24 November 2012 until 10 March 2013

Blue Jeans Exhibition - Centraal Museum Utrecht

An iconic street symbol that can be found in almost every wardrobe: the blue jeans. Worn for more than 150 years, the garment holds an even more longstanding tradition. Still it has repeatedly proven to be modern and innovative. The Centraal Museum presents the first large-scale exhibition in the Netherlands on this unique material. Across various themes, the exhibition shows new work by renowned artists, combined with national and international loan pieces - showcasing both craftsmanship and innovative technology.
The exhibition includes the traditional 19th century Levi’s for miners, Jurgen Bey’s window installation commissioned by Levi’s RED and Dutch design label Droog, as well as designs by  Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela and Marithé + François Girbaud and Yves Saint Laurent.

As Yves Saint Laurent often repeated: “I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes”.      

 Here an impression of the pieces we find very interesting.

thanks to selectism for the pictures below

The objects that go for auction in favor of Warchild 

Buddy lee - <1962

on the left a Jan Taminiau and in the center a NY Raw fashion week piece by g-star. at the back we see the Flywood collection of G-star

sitestat

On the left we see a Chanel piece from paris with pink linings - 1991 - 1992 collection

19th century japanese kimono_private collection tenue de nimes

This is the earliest known example of it until today known leather label. The fragment was found in a mine in California by collector, treasure hunter and author Michael Allen Harris. 


Door: Greased Monkey op 1 December 2012 13:38

1890s LEE BOSS jacket


1890s Boss JKT adv Lott 44 sz38 lee RARE Vint overalls

available at e-bay 

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 8 November 2012 11:50

Amazing Worn-Out project

thanks to Long-John's worn-out projects

Worn-Out Projects; ”Beauty is coming with ageing”. This topic is all about your favourite worn-out jeans. Your best closest friend.

 

So if you have a nice Worn-Out Project at home; show it to the rest of the world by sending it to; info@long-john.nl.

Enjoy!

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Owner: Pol Houtkamp from Amsterdam (Holland). Working at Lee Jeans; www.lee.com
Brand: Lee Jeans
Age: Several years, started all as dry pieces
Treatment: No wash & some pieces are cold washed over the years

Rider 101 B dry 1944 (never washed);

101 Z dry 1966 (few cold washes);

101 Z Kaihara dry denim (two washes);

Cowboy 101 B dry 1936 Hair on Hide (few washes and tailor-made);

Cowboy 131 dry 1934 (one rinse);

Suspender buttons

Hair on Hide patch

Penburn patch

Aging process of the Penburn patch

 

The original dry Rider shirt 1955 (never washed and repaired);

LONG-JOHN worn out projects

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 4 October 2012 12:36

The Revelation of the PME Legend BARE METAL Jeans


The Revelation of the new PME Legend Bare Metal Jeans commercial [EXTENDED VERSION]

you have to expose yourself to the unknown!

 

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Revelation is illuminating

But you have to expose yourself to the unknown

Let go to find freedom unlimited

Define yourself in deconstructed denim

Dispose of surface detail

Strip back to the core

Somebody once said

Without friction there's no shine

Revel in true PME Legend Bare Metal

The Revelation of the PME Legend Bare Metal Jeans

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 28 September 2012 14:43

Naked and Famous in Moosehead commercial

Brandon Svarc about his passion for denim in a Canadian Beer commercial

Naked and Famous has taken the world by storm. This Montreal based denim company is dedicated to making jeans the old fashioned way. Slowly and by hand. In Episode 13 of the Journey we meet up with the owner of Naked and Famous to talk about his own journey into the denim business and we watch Canadian craftsmanship at it's best.


Door: Greased Monkey op 28 September 2012 14:48

Blue Gold American Jeans 'Teaser'

a jeans making documentary

This is fascinating documentary and absolutely a must see if you love denim like we do!


Door: Greased Monkey op 28 September 2012 14:49

Edwin Oi Polloi ED-49

the launch of the Edwin x Oi Polloi 10th Anniversary ED-49.

But the Edwin Oi Polloi online

edwin-europe.com


Door: Greased Monkey op 28 September 2012 14:43

G-star collaboration with Japanese designer


 

G-Star RAW and Japanese Stylist Tomoki Sukezane collaborate on limited Radar Denim


Door: Greased Monkey op 28 September 2012 14:43

we love these A/B P.I Hagberg Jeans Selvedge 19oz


A/B P.I Hagberg Jeans Selvedge 19oz


Door: Greased Monkey op 26 September 2012 16:48

90's LEE commercial with Jason Statham


watched 'The Bank Job' this weekend and reminded me of a this typical 90's Lee Jeans commercial with Jason Statham.


Door: Greased Monkey op 24 September 2012 14:56

Edwin Official Fall Winter 2012 Short Film


the official release of our Fall / Winter Short Film W.F.W.H.F

Edwin Denim is constructed with utility and daily use in mind. It is a hard wearing product, made using only premium denim fabrics. 

 


Door: Greased Monkey op 26 September 2012 17:24

Rising Sun & Co California

Beyond love for Denim

 

At Rising Sun we think of ourselves as actually working in the early 1900's with a 21st century state of mind. Our team of tailors are meticulous when it comes to pattern making and sewing techniques. Drawing inspiration from master tailors of a bygone era, when good design, superior quality, and pride in your work actually mattered. Working largely on turn of the century machines, we approach every garment with this in mind. At Rising Sun we are craftsmen not manufacturers. Striving to create timeless, quality, lasting garments while utilizing all the best that modern technology and techniques have to offer. For us the workmanship is crucial. It's our belief that the sum of all the small details make a world of difference. We believe in crafting garments that are certain to last just like in the old days when clothes were tools that helped people provide a living and build a nation. When Made in America stood for something. When it meant your friends and neighbors had good jobs, big dreams, and they could provide a good American life for themselves and their families. When made in America wasn't just a label on a garment. It is this thinking, philosophy, and conviction that sets Rising Sun apart.……

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 25 August 2012 13:02

Treasury of Denim

The genius Monkeys gathering!


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 25 August 2012 12:57

interview Pierre Morrisset

hong kong launch party interview G-star Raw designer


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 24 August 2012 23:48

Traveling Denim

Recording color fade for over two years

" Traveling Denim " Recording color fade for two years from Takayuki Akachi on Vimeo.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 24 August 2012 23:49

35 years of Edwin Japan

unique japanese denim manifacture

Japan from Edwin Europe on Vimeo.

For 35 years, Edwin Japan have worked on improving efficiency, quality, construction and washing methods by studying and engineering machinery used in the denim manufacturing process. It is impossible to improve what one makes without spending the time everyday to master what one does, turning ones profession into a craft. The denim technicians at Edwin are true craftsmen, as their commitment and attention to the product is unquestionably what makes the Edwin product stand out from the mass of denim available within the market today. Whilst this remains ‘production’, the working philosophy remains closer to a greatly more efficient and productive Artisanal method.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 4 January 2012 17:56

Crazy selvage jeans by Naked and Famous

revolutionary denims
The marvelous denimbrand Naked and Famous has created revolutionary selvage denims. check out this movie.
Door: Flirt Administrator op 18 November 2011 14:00

PME Jeans Aviator

The NR1 jeans hit at the moment in the Netherlands

Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 31 October 2011 12:41

Roy Slaper - ROY Denim

Interesting interview with Roy Slaper

Inspiring craftsman Roy Slaper invites us all to delve deeper into the story behind his great denim label Roy Denim in this insightful yet humorous exchange

http://the189.com/feature/interview-with-roy-slaper-of-roy-denim/

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 21 October 2011 13:55

LANA DEL REY - BLUE JEANS


Amazing video and song by Lana del Rey


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 21 October 2011 13:50

Denim Care

a denim Care guide

 

 

Welcome to our denim care guide.  Hopefully, it will give some you guys some advice on how to wash your jeans and your raw denim,  as well as how dry, treat and store it.

An Introduction to Raw Denim

Dry denim is at its very best in a raw state ? left unwashed the cotton becomes an organic map of its wearer?s body and a record in fabric of their personal story.  Particular abrasion patterns, locations of wear and whiskering will appear over time as the fabric shifts and settles; the longer the denim is kept dry the more developed and indelible these coveted features become. Knees, ankles and crotch will develop wear and fading, which can be accelerated with grease or oil treatments.

With this in mind, raw denim?s first wash should be put off for as long as possible (if it has to happen at all). 6 months is considered the optimum time to let natural creases consolidate in the fabric but many true denim aficionados opt out of washing their raw denim altogether. Stuffing pockets with tumble dryer sheets or hanging jeans outside over night are ways to combat smell without compromising the true nature of raw denim.

Storage

As creases and contours mature, dry denim will fall into them naturally when you take them off. The easiest storage is to unbuckle your jeans and leave them where they fall. Aged, unsanforized denim can be hung to air without creases falling out.

 

Denim Shrinkage

Traditionally before denim is woven, the threads it?s made of are treated with wax or resin to stiffen them and make them easier to weave (although with most repro denim starch is used instead). When dry denim is washed for the first time, the fibres constrict and the denim shrinks. Raw denim can be sanforzied (treated with a sanforizing process that lessens shrinkage) but all raw denim will shrink to some degree upon immersion in water, up to its third wash.

Raw, unsanforized denim (untreated with the sanforizing process that minimizes shrinkage) will reduce in size between 10% and 30% over its first three washes, even when washed cold (the best way to keep shrinkage to a minimum). This is only an approximation however; shrinkage varies from brand to brand and even from style to style.  If dry denim has been pre-treated (sanforized), shrinkage is greatly reduced ? from the 10%-20% of unsanforized raw denim to an approximate 3-5%. Again, this shrinkage occurs predominantly over the first three washes.

Washing Methods

Rinsing denim before its first wear has practical advantages ? mainly that any loose, transferable indigo will be lessened. The majority of starch will be removed so creases and whiskers will be softer but that is a look in itself that some denim fans want to achieve. A softer crease also lessens the chance of a fabric break.

With that said, all indigo is precious and jeans should not be washed if possible. Even if they?re worn all day they shouldn?t smell too bad. If they do need a clean, a proper denim laundry should be able to bake them to kill bacteria without shrinkage. Some people think that cotton becomes weak and dry without washing but there are denim fans who believe the opposite too.  Some people choose to use odour eliminating sprays such as Febreeze to keep their jeans smelling decent.

If you do chose to wash your denim use as little soap as possible and if you can find a neutral or non-biological washing powder use this. Biological washing powder contains enzymes best avoided to preserve your denim. Don?t tumble dry. Even if you want shrinkage tumble drying doesn?t guarantee an even reduction.

There are many ways to wash your jeans.  Many true denim geeks prefer to wear their jeans for as long as possible before washing and this is now one of the most commonly used techniques. This method means wearing your newly bought raw denim for a minimum of 6 months before finally machine washing at 60c, inside out and without washing agents.  The jeans should then be worn in again and washed every 3 months at around 30 degrees.  You should dry your jeans by hanging them in a shady spot where fresh air is flowing.

A little known Japense method recommends taking a bath in your jeans after a few months of wear.  After around 90 days of wear, jump in a lukewarm bath with your jeans on and use a scrubbing brush to create a colour fading effect.

A third method known as the ?reverse technique? involves wearing your jeans after you have washed them.  To try this, prepare water in a bucket between 30c and 40c and steep your jeans in it for 1-2 hours, making sure the jeans are fully submerged. If you like, you can add a table spoon of salt or vinegar to the water. Afterwards, take the jeans out of the bucket, and wash inside out at 40c without washing agents. Dry the jeans and wear! Using this technique, you should look to undertake your second wash after around 6 months of wear.

More Information on Drying

To maintain consistent colour dry indigo jeans flat. The dye can ?marble? when it?s wet if the denim?s resting unevenly.  Make sure you dry thoroughly, as it can take denim up to 2 days to air dry. Hanging outside is best for your jeans but not always possible. To dry indoors you need a well ventilated room or airing cupboard. Never place directly onto a heat source such as a radiator, this will damage fabric and its finish. Lie flat and allow to dry as naturally as possible.

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 14 October 2011 22:14

Red Wing Oxblood

212 - 200 Series Moc Oxford Oxblood

For Fall/Winter 2011, Red Wing introduces the Oxblood Series of boots. The 212, 213 and 214 lace-up boots are back by popular demand. The oiled, rich leather upper speaks for itself and the white stitching delivers a great contrast. Several types of Moc Toe footwear, varying in height. Gorgeous.

 

redwingamsterdam.com

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 14 October 2011 21:22

G-Star Raw Arc Pants by Ryan Gander


Find 1 of 30 limited edition G-Star Raw Arc Pants by Ryan Gander
You can become the owner of 1 of the 30 limited edition G-Star Raw Arc Pants customized by Ryan Gander.

From tomorrow you can find 1 limited edition pairs of men’s denim in the selected G-Star stores (photo 5) or wait for the online auction.

You can look for them, but like conceptual artist Ryan Gander says: ‘It’s a bit like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket.

Take a look at Ryan Gander’s collaboration with G-Star Raw and see how this limited edition Arc Pant is made: 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 2 August 2011 21:24

Red Wings store Amsterdam

1 year anniversary

Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam 1 Year Anniversary from Tenue de Nîmes on Vimeo.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 2 August 2011 21:19

How to make a pair of jeans!

by Loren Cronk

the address where you can get them is

 

Loren
82 nassau street
Brooklyn, NY

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 29 July 2011 22:01

Levi's history

the real blue jeans heritage


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 29 July 2011 21:56

DIESEL ISLAND 2011

diesel is paying for Diesel island


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 29 July 2011 21:52

Vanguard motorcycle Brandfeature

denims and awesome motorcycles!

Motorcycles are hot!


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 28 June 2011 23:15

Edwin releases motorcycle film


I.D.W.P from Edwin Europe on Vimeo.

 

 

I.D.W.P Film Release

A collection inspired by individuals living their lives in Edwin. Personal life experiences etched into the grain of the fabric in wearing the denim as functional garments, reliable and strong, constructed using premium fabrics and finishes.

The Edwin man is integrated into a tribe of independent free thinkers, his desire to roll amongst the likeminded underpinned by a feeling of kinship and belonging through a common passion for road trips, adventuring into the unknown.

To ascertain the season’s highway aesthetic is to dissect the look and feel of the Edwin motorbike brotherhood ‘Sons of the Summer’ thereby illustrating the highlights of what is the most comprehensive spring summer collusion of fabric, function and form from Edwin for many years.

The collection from the belt loops up is vintage inspired, a conscious juxtaposition of influences from decades gone by and heroes and villains from the world of film and music - Edwin eats, sleeps and breathes culture throughout the design process.

Motorcycle references pepper the collection, partly due to the culture for customisation on the streets of Edwin’s home city - Tokyo and simply down to the feelings one experiences riding a motorcycle with friends. A sense of freedom, and of sharing with others the same need for flight and independence. Customisation of ones own motorcycle parallels breaking in ones own denims, unique in spirit.

The true spirit of Edwin Jeans is created by the person living in them, making everyday count with yesterdays memories etched into the rich indigo fabric, in the knowledge that tomorrow’s good times are still to be created.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 28 June 2011 23:10

Levi's vintage

trucker jeans jacket

Workware heritage clothing komt weer met een fantastisch stuk vintage.

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 9 June 2011 20:17

Naked and Famous

Trip to Japan

Our friends from Naked & Famous Denim recently shared some great pics on their site from their recent trip to Japan. They just got back from 2 weeks of buying, touring and selling at several locations in Japan. Check out these pics of one family run weaving mill in Okayama. This little collection includes shots of some busted old Toyoda shuttle looms, shots of the raw fabric, the jeans which it produces and the mill’s current looms in action.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 8 June 2011 21:17

G-star Raw 3301 Tailored

by fashionminded

Tijdens de verkoop van de nieuwe collectie, wordt een zelf samengestelde broek in elkaar gezet voor de inkopers, om deze vervolgens genummerd en wel in een speciale Raw Tailored-tas mee naar huis te krijgen.

meer info @fashionminded

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 8 June 2011 21:04

Howlin for You

Las teclas de Negro

Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 6 June 2011 12:09

Freeze your Jeans!

invriezen is even effectief als wassen.

Wat is nu de beste methode om je ongewassen denim goed te houden en te kunnen blivjen dragen zonder te wassen.

We weten allemaal dat hij dan mooist gaat bloeden, maar de bacterien nemen toe en een jeukende denim is ook niet alles.

uit onderzoek blijkt dat invriezen is even effectief als het wassen van een Raw / Dry denim.

in dit filmpje leggen ze uit hoe je het best je denim in kan vriezen.

How to Freeze Your Jeans from maxwell gillingham-ryan on Vimeo.


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 31 May 2011 16:42

Nudie's Classic Wash guide

How to wash your jeans!

Een oud filmpje van Nudie Jeans hoe je met een Denim omgaat, maar een echte classic en wij vonden het nog eens waard om dit filmpje te plaatsen.

enjoy!


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 31 May 2011 16:29

Roy Self Edge

Self Edge video

Check out the jeans here:

Roy's Jeans - Video by Self Edge from Self Edge on Vimeo.

Directed by Kellen Dengler www.kellendengler.com

 

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 31 May 2011 15:44

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Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 18 April 2011 12:02

LEE Archive replica

101B 30'2 Cowboy

The Archive replica's at the Lee webstore ain't a Lie.

LEE 101B 30's cowboy

Lee Originals: The Archives are detailed replicas of historic denim models
•   Unique, timeless and pure perfection
•   Manufactured on original weaving machines
•   Guaranteed authenticity production in the denim Mecca of Japan
•   Lee Originals: The Archives are collectors pieces for true denim devotees
•   Limited edition
•   Carefully-created collector jeans
•   Button fly
•   Adjustable strap on waistband
•   Leather patch on waistband
•   Length approx. 90cm in size 34/34
•   As is made from raw denim, 5% shrinkage can be expected with the first wash
•   100% Cotton
•   Color: dry

 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 6 June 2011 12:08

PME JEANS AVIATOR

PME JEANS AVIATOR

The PME JEANS Aviator has landed

PME Jeans broadcasts a TV-commercial for the first time in the history of the brand.
 


Door: Frank Uyt den Bogaard op 6 June 2011 12:08