In terms of philosophy and approach, 3sixteen and Denimhunters are almost the perfect soulmates. It’s all about an honest simple product and sharing your knowledge and passion by creating something you can truly vouch for. The aim of 3sixteen is to produce the highest quality clothing and accessories, using premium materials and quality American manufacturing. Everything pair of 3sixteen jeans is made in the US, handsewn in San Francisco, and the star of the show is the textile; the denim is developed in collaboration with Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan, and woven specifically and exclusively for 3sixteen.
For a long time I have dreamt about going to Japan. The fact that Japan is located on the other side of our planet and for me is a very exotic destination is one reason, but ignoring my passion for jeans would be lying for both myself and anybody who knows me. When my friend Henrik called one night and said, “let’s go to Tokyo,” I thought he was joking, but the seriousness in his voice was convincing. So, we booked a flight and on April 4th we landed at Narita, 4 hours delayed, but with high hopes and our pockets filled with yen.
The introduction to the 1955 501XX of our Wear & Tear Project is slightly complicated. Originally it was meant to be worn in by yours truly, but already before the project began I had my doubts weather I was able to commit to one pair of jeans for 1 year. Still, I set out wearing the jeans for 45 days straight, but then something happened, I got a new job with Edwin in Denmark. With the job came a dilemma, what should I do with my Wear & Tear Project jeans, which I obviously couldn’t wear every day as I originally intended to do? After thinking about it for a long time I decided to give up jeans to another wearer, Viktor Pettersson. Here’s his story.
R.M.Williams is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most recognisable, distinguished and reputable brands. The company is very passionate about Australian bush heritage, and was established upon the principles of quality, authenticity and durability, beliefs which still resonate in everything they do today. R.M.Williams remains at the forefront of Australian style and is world renowned for Australian handcrafted boots.
For this fall season Lee has introduced a capsule collection in collaboration with KRISVANASSCHE to celebrate the heritage and expertise of the old American denim brand by revisiting timeless jeanswear styles. It’s a mixture of tough cotton twill workwear and the sophisticated modern masculine world of the successful Belgian fashion designer. The collection is made up by five iconic styles from the Lee archive including the original Rider jacket, the work blazer, a denim shirt, chinos and the original zip-fly jeans.
The Japanese premium denim brand Momotaro was founded in Kojima in Okayama, a place where time still passes slowly. The small coastal town moves at an unhurried pace from the rest of the world and simply being there can allegedly make you feel relaxed. It is a place where tradition lives on and artisans continue to weave their textiles meticulously using techniques passed down through generations. These jeans are ”made by hand without compromise” as the slogan reads.
Karl-Heinz Müller is a visionary. Beside his creation of the Bread & Butter tradeshow he is also one of the leading high-end retailers in Europe with his award-winning 14 oz. multi-brand store in Berlin with a one-of-a-kind brand portfolio. Even though he has an energetic and highly competent young store manager, Karl-Heinz still nurtures his little baby himself by being involved in almost every decision. He pays strict attention to the quality and authenticity of the brands he selects. Only high-quality, eco-conscious and genuine brands with a strong profile and philosophy behind their products are selected for 14 oz.
If you’re a denim lover like me, New York City has probably found it’s way to the top of your favourite must-go-to-destinations-list if you haven’t been there yet. I finally went this summer to enjoy some vacation time with my girlfriend, but also to visit some for denim shops I had heard so much about. And based on all the recommendations I had gotten from friends my expectations were sky high and I found just what I was looking for; shrink-to-fit Levi’s jeans.