Founded by John H. Harvey in a log cabin in the eastern Wisconsin mountains in 1932, buried along with Harvey in 1979 and rediscovered in 2003 by a curious hiker, Clip & Rope has undergone quite some development since the brand was relaunched only some 18 months ago. For the spring 2013 season they take it even further with the introduction of rubber-soled sneakers and pre-treated leather boots. Here’s a preview of what to expect.
Bread & Butter is one of the world’s most important tradeshows. Period. It’s the biggest, the most visited, the most creative, and most inspirational show in Europe – maybe in the world for that matter – but for the 27th show this summer many of the usual suspects including Levi’s, Lee and Diesel were not exhibiting. The question “why” was on the lips or in the back of the minds of many attendances. Is Butter & Butter losing terrain, is it too expensive for the big brands, or is it the economy were some of the questions? However, instead of mourning the loss of the giants, I personally celebrated the birth of something new, something very exciting for hardcore jeans lovers and denim enthusiasts; the Tempel of Denim.
The season of fashion fairs officially started last Friday for Denimhunter. Actually I wasn’t supposed to go, but Tuesday evening I spontaneously booked a flight to Berlin to go to the Bread & Butter tradeshow. I was lucky enough to be able to bunk with the Scandinavian Wrangler sales team, which cut me some expenses on the hotel bill. This is a report of some of the highlights from the fair, but for most of the brands I visited, I’ll do thorough reviews soon.
Denim hunting is not just about finding the perfect pair of jeans, it’s also about finding a personal, consistent, authentic, and honest style. In the pursuit of this, consumers use anything from western shirts, charm rags, biker jackets, and cowboy boots to sneakers, white t-shirts, pilot jackets and rough work boots. This post is about the latter category and the rivitalised brand, Clip & Rope.