Purest aesthetics and timeless quality is the name of the new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection from Blue Collar Workwear. The team at the company have continued to evolve their signature British workwear line for the coming season. Using finest quality, ring-spun denims, referencing traditional workwear pieces and ‘archive’ influences from the 1930’s – 50’s. The products are given a modern twist; whilst always with a distinct “British” flavour, never losing sight of their true utilitarian nature.
This season sees the introduction of a limited edition line of jeans in top grade 14oz Japanese selvedge denim. Each pair of jeans are individually numbered and with a nod to working times hold a beautiful copper snuff box which doubles up as a handy coin case. This premium range is limited to 150 pairs per style. You can see the limited edition pair in the gallery and you can also check out some of the new styles too!
(a photo of a model in DSTLD’s Second Skinny jeans, showing just how much elasticity is in this pair of jeans.)
A few weeks back I visited the showroom of newly launched premium denim brand, DSTLD which is based in LA; the mecca of the denim industry. DSTLD likes to use this prime location to its advantage by producing most of its inventory in the heart of the city, all while keeping their price point extremely affordable. With great quality, affordable prices and locally made products, they’re ahead of their competition already, but DSTLD is about to reach a whole other level because they are bringing the “try it at home” business model to the table. You heard right, visit the site, pick out the jeans you are interested in, get them sent to your home and try them on. You send back what you don’t like and only get charged for what you’ve kept. Shopping for denim has never been so easy or convenient.
There is a brand new idea and concept on the scene when it comes to the closures of denim. One brand changing the way a button and zip fly works is Envius Denim. If you’re tired of seeing the same old run-of-the-mill denim, these jeans might intrigue you. We have seen different washes, cuts, styles, and colors, however nothing has ever been done to change the shape and style of women’s jeans so drastically, until now. This Los Angeles, California based company, has created a whole new closure for jeans, using metal.
Freenote Clothing is a brand new company that will be hitting the market at the beginning of March. It includes some denim, woven garments, knits, bottoms and jackets and is made exclusively in the United States. All of the denim is 100% selvedge and is procured from either Cone Mills and Kuroki in Japan. Freenote is a classic menswear apparel brand which is premium and high quality, sorry ladies, it’s not for us unfortunately! The brand was started by brothers Matthew and Andrew Brodrick and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. It aims to be classic rather than follow trends, so that’s something to look out for! You can find out more about the brand in the press release below and see photos in the gallery.
“Our line was inspired primarily by timeless American icons. The foundation of the collection is based on the durability and simplicity found in early work wear. Pioneers, rebels, the Wild West, the first rock and rollers, traditional “Southern Hospitality” culture, rail road workers and cowboys, all inspire the distinguishing design elements that recur throughout the line,” says Matt Brodrick, co-founder of Freenote. “The result is a set of classic, high-quality staples that will outlast trends.”
Andrew Brodrick, co-founder of Freenote, adds, “We place utmost importance on the quality and craftsmanship of our product, but also on those who help to create it. By housing all manufacturing domestically we ensure product is made responsibly. At the same time, we maintain complete creative control from original design to final product.”
Brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick founded Freenote in 2013. Combined they have 20 years of experience in the garment industry and their experience ranges from design and production, to sales, operations and finance.