STITCH LENGTH

Long before Levi’s Engineered Garments started playing around with proportions, and fiddling with the long established Levi’s genetic traits, Elvis Presley’s prison denims from the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock took some artistic liberties with ‘stitch length’.

Jun Fujita

Introducing photographer, poet and artist Jun Fujita. Fujita was an Issei, a term used by Japanese Americans referring to the first generation to migrate from Japan. Born on December 13, 1888 in Hiroshima prefecture, he migrated to Canada as a teenager, before finally settling in Chicago in 1909.

TVS x ORTA x BHL

Today is the first day of this season’s edition of Kingpins Show in Amsterdam. We are there presenting the latest module from our Orta x Blackhorse Lane x The Vintage Showroom collaboration.

F.W.Collins 112 Denim

Finally, we can share with you our first production of denim jeans: 112 Denim. They could have been named after the number of weeks it has taken for these to finally be finished, although that could have easily been the case. Instead, they are named after the number of pairs in our first run.

ZOOT SUIT – (CATCHING ZS NOT GS)

This ‘Anti-blackout suit’ made from 3-ounce nylon was designed to be cool, durable and easy to remove. When it was first made in 1945, an article was published with the headline ‘Improved, Light Nylon Zoot Suit Prevents Blackout when Fighter Pilots Pull High G’s in Combat‘.