On February 21st 2013, Tenue de Nîmes and Levi’s Vintage Clothing celebrated the release of the new Spring 2013 collection. While enjoying their drinks and food, guests could watch British artist Mark MacDonald redraw a hand-painted banner on a fine red selvage denim roll. Besides the banner Mark also drew several custom hand-painted Trucker jackets that were on display in the shop window.
On November 1st, Tenue de Nîmes officially released the second issue of their Nouvelle de Nîmes, an online and offline gazette on jeans and boots. The titled is “The Evolution of a Color” and star of the show is the newly introduced 4558 8″ Moc Toe and the Oro-Russet leather. The Irish Setter was introduced by Red Wing Shoes in 1949 and it was originally manufactured with the so-called “Russet Red” leather tanned in California. However, over the decades, the leather changed and this Nouvelle de Nîmes set out to trace back the roots and rich history of the beautiful and characteristic red leather. You a copy with every purchase from the Amsterdam’s Red Wing Shoe Store, but you can also read the whole thing here at issuu – if you’re into Red Wing this is a must-read!
The trendsetting denim lovers from Tenue de Nîmes and Japan’s oldest jeans brand Big John have teamed up to make a contemporary interpretation of the traditional work chino in a washed natural vintage selvage denim based on the characteristic ‘Ruri’ material. The vintage naturally faded look was created using Big John’s “Big Washing 365″ technique, a treatment inspired by a pair of light blue ‘Ruri’ denim that was worn for 365 days straight. The fit is a 21st century ‘Italian’ fit, as they describe it.
My name is Lasse and I’m an indigo addict. For a long time, I have been fascinated about the indigo plant and its history. Some time ago, I read that Tenue de Nîmes had made a limited collection of indigo dyed Converse All Stars in collaboration with the Japanese denim experts from Momotaro. The collection was sold out instantly so I started to wonder if it was possible to do it myself. I couldn’t find any specific formula on indigo dye but after some Googling I found a product from America which contains everything you need.
One of the shopping related highlights of my visit in Amsterdam back in April was Tenue de Nîmes where I had a chat with co-owner Rene Strolenberg. The shop is beyond compare the best denim shop in the city and I actually visited it nothing less than three times during the weekend I spent there. I just had to get back to have another look. But the greatest feature of the shop is actually not all the premium denim brands themselves, it’s how they’re mixed in with each other. You have high-end classic Momotaro jeans right next to fashionable skinny Acne jeans. And with every visit you discover something new.
This article is the first in a series of travel guides to great places and cities around the world. During the lifespan of Denimhunters I’ve wanted to share my experiences of cities like Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Malmö, Stockholm, and all other destinations I’ve visited, but didn’t find it suited for the site. Now, as the magazine is slowly expanding it’s focus to include the lifestyle of jeans nerds and denim hunters and not only the products and where to buy them, I found it natural to share my travel experiences with you and give you some “heads up’s”. And to underline the fact to these are merely my personal experiences, I’ve called the new category “Where I Went”. First stop is Amsterdam; one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Northern Europe. It is somewhat a hybrid of Venice and Paris with a cooler climate.