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After working on the leather patch for the new collaboration between Tenue de Nîmes and Naked & Famous, a clash between Amsterdam and Canada, I completely fell in love with the 13oz green, rope-dyed army repro denim. The mid-green color proved a particular challenge since the dye is very unstable, but the hard work has read more…

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Today I found myself wandering around in the early morning breeze and light rain on an old shipyard, specialized in creating and repairing old Botters, the authentic Dutch sailing fishing vessels. Behind the beautiful facade of the old village of Spakenburg, an almost lost world of real craftsmanship is hidden. Last year, my friends at read more…

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Although it is starting to feel like summer here in Europe we can’t withhold ourself taking a look at the upcoming autumn and winter collections. In particular the AW collection of Lee. Inspired on the American life Lee come’s with a mix of beautiful sawtooth-, denim and chambray’s, and again a rocking version of the read more…

Tenue de Nîmes have released its 7th Journal de Nîmes today: The North American issue. Two of the many highlights of this issue are a portrait of Cone Denim and the New Haven Math Club photo-shoot for Gant Rugger. Another must-read is an extensive piece in which Tenue de Nîmes asked influencers like Andy Spade read more…

Dutch denim genius MOOS released another remarkable ‘basic’ today.  His new release consists of 6 crew neck sweatshirts with a superb charcoal color dye. Made of made of US cotton and knitted by Toki-sen-i in Wakayama, Japan this hand-crafted cotton knit is a bargain. There are always too little of these treasures available at Koen’s read more…

New brands and new styles hit the online Tenue de Nîmes store the coming weeks and today we did the first photoshoot of the new year. To share a little bit already we hereby show you our buddy Mitch wearing a vintage denim apron full of selvage details from my own collection of vintage denim read more…

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Extremely proud being a partner, we present you the new Tenue de Nîmes website. The site includes a new blog (a daily update by the name of Journal de Nîmes), a web-shop with most of the products they stock in the Amsterdam based store and all the past issues of Journal de Nîmes. Enjoy some read more…

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Open publication – Free publishing – More tenue de nimes Our new Journal de Nimes Nº6 -The Dutch issue- is officially launched today. Because of the Tenue de Nîmes 2 year anniversary we felt it was the right moment to show you some of the great brands and concepts from our home country, the Netherlands. read more…

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90 years old and still can’t bust ‘m! After the Buddy Lee shop window we did at Tenue de Nîmes I kind of fell in love with this little figure. The buddies we used there where the new ones, the third rebirth of this iconic puppet. His history goes back to 1920, when Chester Reynolds, a Lee Company Union All salesman, had been handing out bite-sized promotional overalls at country fairs when the idea of creating a doll to fit them sprung in mind.

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Our favorite Danish fashion brand Libertine-Libertine and our own Dutch denim store Tenue de Nîmes have joined hands. Taking the best of both worlds (fashion and denim) naturally meant co-creating a limited edition denim shirt based on the Libertine-Libertine design Hobo, which refers to a homeless traveler. Inspired by the Jack Kerouac masterpiece ‘On the Road’ the denim shirt symbolizes mobility and the warmth that new and unexpected experiences provide. The shirt contains numerous hidden treasures like the check-lined collar and cuffs and the subtle white Tenue de Nîmes cross embroidery on the right front of each garment. The Hobo shirt is exclusively available at Tenue de Nîmes.

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Edwin just released its Spring Summer 2011 catalogue with some really nice photography. The Edwin team and photographer Benjamin Robinson were ‘invited to friends homes and places they felt were important to them. The photographs were not retouched, leaving the imperfections of life and dust present. The sun shon, then hid behind clouds, spring showers read more…

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Naked and Famous published a new brand video on their website. On request of Tenue de Nîmes they shared it on Vimeo so we could show it to you. Enjoy the show.

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An amazing video from Takayuki Akachi documenting a girl wearing denim whilst travelling across 50 different countries in two years.

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San Francisco based denim label Tellason and Dutch denim store Tenue de Nîmes have joined hands. Tellason have produced an exclusive run of 24 hand-numbered pairs of jeans made from the legendary selvedge -White Oak- Cone denim. The leather patch, made by Tanner goods in Portland, shows the Tellason logo connected to the Tenue de Nîmes cross. It symbolizes the shared passion for high quality and well-crafted denim. This limited edition Tellason x Tenue de Nîmes denim is available for €199,90 at Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam as from today.

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I wrote about Koen Tossijn before because I was impressed and inspired by his denim label Moos Tailored Basics. When you can’t pay his lovely raw denim, or have something better than money, you can make a trade with him. The Dutch DJ Aardvarck made a special mix for Koen, in return for a denim. read more…

Last January we were honored to met the brothers behind Naked and Famous at (capsule) Paris and we fell in love immediately! Now, a few months later, we received our first raw denim and I must say, I’m not wearing anything else anymore. Together with Menno & Rene (Tenue de Nîmes) we started this as read more…

Just received an email from the Amsterdam born Koen Tossijn a.k.a. Moos, Tailored Basics, to introduce his made to measure jeans. Started with the dream to make something for the people around him he create the ‘tailored basics’ all from a 14 oz selvage natural dyed indigo denim from the Kuroki mill in Okayama, Japan. read more…

Denim Legends is one of these books I thought I wont buy because it’s good, but not worth the full 800 euro’s. So I’m very happy to see that the best part of it, the first half of the book which is filled with the vintage stuff before 1980, is shot by one photographer, Michael read more…

Edwin just launched their second EDZINE, a monochromatic visual and written journal of cultural ephemera from the darker recesses of the minds at and associated with … Edwin. Strange, dark and beautiful…

I guess all of us denim admirers are in desperate need of some proper jeans literature after books like Denim design, The Denim bible by Sportswear United, and Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks. Recently the limited title ‘Denim Legends’ did all of our hearts stop for a second, but the price makes it a book read more…

On Friday 20 November our denim inspired boutique Tenue de Nîmes celebrates its 1 year anniversary with the launch of an exhibition called ‘Under Water Indigo’ by Thomas Tukker. All the images of the exhibition have been shot under water and refer to the authentic indigo bath. By combining the pureness of this classic colouring read more…

Our friend and denim devotee Samuel finally put online his blog/gallery on Denim and the Good Things that go well with it called Cotton Duck. A beautiful mix of Mister Freedom, vintage bags and accessories and everything in between…

Our new Journal de Nîmes is finally there. We are very proud to show you a glimpse online here.  If you wish to get a paper copy please step by the Tenue de Nîmes store next week. Soon the Journal will be available in the anothershop.

Our friends at Denim Demon will host an extraordinary photo exhibition called ‘Gilmehte Jeansa’ at Tenue de Nîmes from Juy 24th untill October 15th. “Gilmehte Jeansa” means frozen jeans. It refers to Project Ware Outs by denim brand Denim Demon in which the founders discover the origin of the Samí people. The Samí live in read more…

Last week Menno and I went to Berlin, to the Bread & Butter and Premium. After one day BB we can say it is all quite the same. Sure, every brand got its own details, but 95% of the show is about the great classic revival and it didn’t inspired me. What was inspiring was read more…

Nick Maggio from a time to get did a special feature on Mr Freedom, the best vintage dealer of the world… ‘When I walk in, the smell of a-couple-hundred-thousand-years of collective history tickles my nose and draws my mouth into a smile. I have arrived. If the pieces on the floor could tell stories of read more…