Apr 03, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
For anyone who has paid a visit to Denham the Jeanmaker‘s Amsterdam-based shop and studio, or simply looked at a pair of their jeans at retail, it’s clear that the company knows their business. Though relatively young [the company launched in 2008], CEO Jason Denham claims, “Before we created we collected. But we collect not just to acquire.
We collect to examine, analyze, discover, and learn.” And…analyze and learn they did, as the company’s superbly curated, expertly photographed [and painstakingly thorough] Garment Library, now live online, clearly reveals. Ranging from denim to workwear and recreational clothing in the categories of pants, jackets, shirts, midlayers, tees & sweats, and more, the pieces featured on their site reveal an eye for detail and a respect for the particular cut of historical garments.
A recent whirl through the virtual archive yielded a women’s New Look jacket, an Amish children’s jacket , and a whole host of incredible denim, to name just a few of our favorites. “The Denham Garment Library is the physical manifestation of our obsession with tradition and quality, providing deep and unique sources of inspiration for our design process,” their site claims, and we couldn’t applaud it more. Click here or above to see the archive, and check out a few Vault favorites below.
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