You’ve probably already noticed, but either way we would like to do a little promotion for our sponsor of December, the newly opened denim and lifestyle shop, Kersting & Henschel. The shop is located in Potsdam near Berlin in Germany and as stockists of brands like Pike Brothers, Momotaro, Iron Heart, Eat Dust, Indigofera, The Flat Head, Filson, and Red Wing Shoes they went straight into our top 3 of must-visit shops in the German capital. The atmosphere of the shop is quite unique and it resonates very well with the lifestyle of bikers and hotrodders. The pictures below give you an idea of the style of the store; it’s a step back in time to an era where manufacturers took pride in their products.
We have been looking forward to this day for months. Every since our visit in Amsterdam we’ve been in contact with co-owner Menno Van Meurs and store manager Mitch de Vries about this sponsorship. Today we can launch the campaign and we are very proud to announce our sponsor of the month of November, the Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam shop. In this article you can have a look inside the beautiful shop, you can also read or re-read our review of the shop here, and don’t forget to visit their webshop.
Denimhunters is seriously branching out. Readers from all over the world are sharing our passion for denim. Our international appeal has also reached like-minded denim loving businesses that wants to support what we’re doing. It is my pleasure to introduce our supporter of the month of July 2012, Oldboy Trading Co., a collective of vintage clothing merchants from Thailand that sell rare and amazingly gorgeous vintage denim online. Read the story and background of the company below and visit the webshop here.
With a new month comes a new supporter of Denimhunters. For June 2012 we are honoured to have the support of Han Kjøbenhavn and their new flagship in Copenhagen. We had the chance to ask the mysterious Han Kjøbenhavn a few questions, and with the help of a good friend we also shot a short video about a Denimhunter enjoying life, which is what you should do right after you’ve watched it and read the article.
It is with great honour that we present to you our mainstay of the month of May, Mister Freedom. One of our long time personal favourite brands in the clothing business, Mister Freedom never conforms to conformity, and founder and designer Christopher Loiron (above) is a creator among imitators. Mister Freedom was established almost a decade ago and today the powerful brand both represents a unique Hollywood-based vintage shop and at the same time the “Mister Freedom Originals” are some of the most extraordinary new-vintage clothes you can get your hands on.
Yesterday we closed the Pike Brother competition and found one lucky winner. His name is Remi Gammaitoni and he’s from Audun-le-Tiche in the northern part of France close to Luxembourg. Congratulations!
Both the Pike Brothers’ sponsorship of Denimhunters and the Utility Shirt competition are approaching their ends, but we still have a few aces up our sleeve. Many of you have visited their webshop and you might have wondered what those great dry denim jeans will look like after some wear. Well, if you wear them tough for three and a half years and wash them several times in the machine they may end up looking like this early pair of Roamer Pants. But give it a try yourself.
As part of their sponsorship of Denimhunters this month, Pike Brothers would like to set up a little competition. You now have the opportunity to win one of their great Utility shirts. All you have to do is answer this simple question:
How many buttons does the Utility shirt have on the front?
Please do not give the answer away by commenting on this post. Instead, submit your answer by email to [email protected]. We will draw lots among all the correct answers on the 25th of April, and the winner will be contacted directly.
Welcome to our new sponsor for March and April, Pike Brothers. With roots back to the 1930s when the brothers George and Joseph Pike had a small and exclusive tailoring shop on the Portobello Road in London. Today, their crafts and name live on with German-based Pike Brothers. Real work trousers made of beautiful selvage denim, inspired by the military and workwear wardrobe from the 30s up to the 50s. It still smells a bit of gunpowder sludge, diesel fuel and rockabilly sweat.