Here is one of my favourite Levi’s 501XX 1966 model wearing to work. Hasn’t been washing since a year ago, so far he has no odour. Light weight denim with the tapered silhouette. Worn since 2009. 7 years 10 months old. Size 30/32. 9 washes. Hand-painted NASA “Spacewalk of Gemini”. Not forgetting my beloved trucker jacket from my late father.
There’s one man who is a legend in the denim world. His name is Roy Slaper. There are many interviews on him, this is the best one I’d came across. Must read if you are a denimhead. Credits to thedenimpress.wordpress.com
“Roy is Roy Jeans. Roy makes them. Roy markets them. Roy ships them. Roy mends the machines. Roy is Roy Denim. Roy answers the phone. He is a true one-man band. And, oh, what a band.”
Maker and maverick, Roy Slaper founded Roy Denim from his small apartment in Oakland, California. The operation started off simple enough, with Roy wanting to make himself a pair of jeans from his apartment. From his small studio apartment, it took Roy four months working on the single pair of jeans before he considered them wearable. This quickly turned into an obsession for Roy, who wanted to perfect the denim craftsmanship. After his first pair of jeans, Roy knew he had a lot to learn, so he studied up and gained a truly in depth knowledge into selvedge denim.
Today, Roy’s operation is small yet successful. He is a one-man shop, and since he runs the entire operation single handedly, Roy only sells as many jeans as he can make. At the moment, Roy Denim consists of four men’s styles: Roy (the original), Roy KS1001 Kinda Special, The Big Bro and most recently, The Portland Shirt.
The kickoff of the 2016 summer Olympic Games starts tonight in Rio de Janero and Cone Denim could not be more proud to be a part of it. Polo Ralph Lauren has officially outfitted the nation’s athletes in the Team USA opening ceremony uniforms, made in America and complete with sharp white jeans made of white stretch selvage denim specially made at our White Oak Mill.
The denim has been developed exclusively with Ralph Lauren for Team USA, woven on our original antique Draper shuttle looms, and features two special selvage ID’s- one red, and the other blue to commemorate the games and pay tribute to the country that birthed the garment itself.
Article extracted from www.conedenim.com
A 6 years old Levi’s 501XX 1944 Limited Edition X denimartistpp. Hand painted with “Peace Doves”. How many washes I guess 10 or 12 by 2016 June. I used to call it the most beautiful denim jeans. In term of cutting, history to details like hand painted arcuate, donut buttons to olive coloured inner pocket.
Must watch this 4 parts documentary. Part 4 is about the influence on Japan.