The Williamsburg Garment Company is a Brooklyn based, one-man operation producing men’s and women’s denim, pants and shirts at pricing that is well in line or under most traditional producers. Much of the success in pricing has been due to off-shore production and keeping low overhead Stateside, but that model is changing as production heads back to the U.S.A. Some would say for the better.
With President Obama’s new initiative calling for more business to return home, Williamburg Denim Company founder, Maurice Malone has begun to bring denim production back to the U.S.A. Their Hope denim is the first garment in the Williamsburg Garment Company’s “Made in the U.S.A.” collection. Made from 12oz. North Carolina Cone denim, the U.S.A.-made Hope denim retails for 4 – a price that will certainly work for most.
While the move back to locally produced denim by Williamsburg Garment Company is of importance to us, the fit of their denim is as important. As usual, we recommend fitting yourself every pair of denim jeans you plan on purchasing as fits are a personal matter. We have been testing the 13.5oz raw selvedge Grand Street slim fit denim for more than a month. The fit for this writer is a solid one: my pair have contoured well to my form and the denim performs well while commuting on a bicycle to dressing them up with a jacket. Like most Williamsburg Garment Company clothing, the Grand Street denim stays clear of fancy details and focuses on fit and price. Available online and through select retail outlets.
Williamsburg Garment Company is Bringing Denim Production Back Home is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.
The Levi’s 501 Jean turns 140 this year. That’s right, the true classic is exactly that, time tested by outfitting icons in every walk of life for nearly one and a half centuries. In celebration of the model’s milestone, we take a look back at some of the best sneakers to sport denim styling. Take a gander at our fifteen favorites and give us your own in the comment section.
DJ Clark Kent x Nike LeBron 8 “James Dean”
Though unreleased, the Nike LeBron 8 “James Dean” has to be included on this list. Relegated to friends and fam of DJ Clark Kent, these dark denim kicks play perfectly with the black and gum accents for the textile’s first take on a modern basketball model.
Denham head to Greensborough USA for their latest release. If it’s good ol’ American denim you’re after you’ll be hard pressed to find better than Cone Mills, pretty much every respected jean maker – both big and small – have made use of their White Oak selvedge denim. Denham have chosen to keep these au naturel, stating “it all starts with a it pair of jeans cut straight from untreated denim cloth…No wash, no distress, brand new and entirely unspoiled.” The R7 Regular Fit model features a one piece fly, signature 7 point pocket, camo fabric lining on the waistband and Cone Mills pocket label. Find them here.
Denham Launch All-American Cone Mill White Oak Virgin Denim is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Denim is a timeless fabric that has transcended the test of time. Norse Projects pays homage to the heritage of denim in their new cap pack, The Denim Series. Influenced by American workwear from 1870s, the Scandinavian team hand selected denim from U.S. suppliers. A selection of two styles and two colorways are available, reflecting the vintage workwear. First model is their signature 6-panel flap cap, detailed with off-white felt appliqué on the front panels and metal adjustable buckle. On the other hand, the bucket hat features minimal aesthetic, accented by a single woven label on the exterior. All of the styles below are currently in stock at Norse Projects online shop and participating dealers internationally.
Founded in 2008, Raleigh Denim is brand that stands apart from the denim crowd. Priding itself on crafting denim with artisanal methods, vintage equipment, and some of the finest denim around courtesy of the renowned Cone Mills White Oak plant. In this video shot by Apartment Number 9, prospector & peddler John Webb takes us through the labor-intensive production process from start to finish. If you like what you see, you can find Raleigh Denim at finer denim stockists including Apartment Number 9.
To much disappointment, the release of the Nike LeBron X EXT footwear has been postponed indefinitely. According to Gentry Humphrey, the head of NSW, we could be waiting a couple more months for a release.
Despite these being pushed back, quite a few pairs have been spotted on the eBay streets. From the new on-foot images posted after the jump, these “Denim” Nike LeBron X EXT’s will certainly be worth the wait. Check out the new photos and see for yourself. Hit us up and let us know if you are still anticipating their arrival.
DENIM by VANQUISH, fragment design and Gizmobies have come together to create a range of collaborative iPhone 5 cases. Featuring a trio of hard shell designs, the collection includes striped, plaid and color-blocked motifs, each with co-branded logos. All three cases retail for ¥4,200 JPY (approximately USD) and are now available online alongside a duo of corresponding stencil stickers.
Pointer’s minimalistic AFD undergoes a patterned revision for this season through a patchwork denim iteration. The simple yet wearable model features several shades of contrasting patchwork applied throughout the upper. Look for the release via select retailers this season.
Here is an impressive instalment from the DENIM by VANQUISH & FRAGMENT, who have incorporated Gizmobies to great effect. Consisting of three designs for the iPhone 5 with a denim and border stripe design, a navy/red plaid, and a white/black blocked design each completed with the speech bubble logo. The Gizmobies x DENIM by VANQUISH & FRAGMENT Collection is available online along with a sticker that is designed to be placed over the Apple logo on your MacBook. (more…)