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About It's simple. The Truth is in the Details. Worship Tradition, Destroy Convention.
Press Founded way way back in 2009, DENHAM will be a toddler for some time to come. As such we are deeply grateful to the media and event organizers below who have been helping us get the word out.
Garment Library Before we created we collected. But we collect not just to ACQUIRE. We collect to EXAMINE, ANALYSE, DISCOVER and to LEARN. 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.
Product Reviews Denham design, denim integrity. We look to the tradition from which denim emerged as a blueprint for developing the collection. Focused on quality and utility. We seek to add to the great tradition of iconic garment-types by challenging conventions the way they did when they first built pants out of tent-fabric, or slammed machine-rivets into clothing.
Service Co. When pure denim fabric soaks in timeless indigo dyestuff, the result takes on a life of its own. Part of the pleasure of blue jeans is the journey they take with you all the way from a fresh virgin pair to a perfectly worn-in and 100% unique wardrobe favorite. To get from here to there takes care and maintenance. That process should also be a pleasure.
Home This website is built like a blog. Each card shown below is a post. This HOME page simply displays a random chronological view of all our post. It mixes posts from each category listed in the menu to the left. For a slightly less mesmerizing experience, you can navigate posts organized neatly according to subject by selecting one of the menu items. You can also access our online store directly by selecting WEBSTORE from the menu.
AMSTERDAM MEN'S STORE
Prinsengracht 495, 1016HR, Amsterdam [MAP]
+31 (0)20 344 9133 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Denham store was opened in 2009 on Prinsengracht 495 next to the company's studio in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets neighbourhood. Developed by the in-house creative team the shop manifests the spirit of the DENHAM label and brings to life the brand’s various inspirations and obsessions.
The shop experience unfolds through a sequence of 'zones' with denim itself forming the central heart of the concept. As each zone gives way to the next, new stories are presented and subtle changes in atmosphere can be detected through shifts in material, product display, sound and visuals. In each area of the shop a reverence for the best of tradition is mixed with a fresh contemporary energy... a signature mix of the old with the new.
The interior styling of the gallery is rendered in pure white with accents of warm traditional woodwork including a reclaimed haberdasher’s antique caseline sunk into a clean white monolithic cash-counter, a DENHAM signature of “worshipping tradition” while “destroying convention”. Bringing together the old with the new.
Throughout the gallery the soundtrack is relaxing, melodic and the scent softly exotic.
The shop entrance forms a gallery in which the stories of the brand are told in large glass shadow-box displays. The displays make use of items from DENHAM’s archives (the DENHAM GARMENT LIBRARY) along with modern elements, video-installation and photography. The stories told in these presentations include:
MENSWEAR The fusion of traditional Savile Row approaches with modern design and fabrication.
THE BLUE ROOM The core of the Denham brand the store is anchored by a dedicated blue jean emporium with a full range of fits and washes as well as an in-house Service Co. for repairs and alternations.
SCISSORS FROM THE DGL An additional display case features antique scissors from the DENHAM GARMENT LIBRARY. Although this is only a small selection from the scissor vaults, it features both the original tailor shears Jason used to cut his first pair of jeans as well as a very rare pair of French “master tailor’s shears” from 1550.
Zone 1 leads into zone 2 through a "best of" the most recent collection. A video and soundtrack play over top. Zone 2 is wood paved with a micro-block natural wood with a warm golden oil sheen. The speaker shower in the ceiling has a sound of water, Japanese weaving mills and scissor cuts.
The main message of the accessories area is DENHAM’s homage to classic turn-of-the-century soft sided steamer bags. Museum-quality specimen from the Louis Vuitton label circa 1910 as well as a WWII Air-force Pilot Navigation Case, both part of the DENHAM GARMENT LIBRARY, are displayed behind glass alongside the new designs they inspired. Both have been re-imagined in Japanese selvedge denim combined with rich saddle leather and finished with custom forged solid brass hardware.
Unique small accessories created exclusively for the shop are also merchandised within the space.
“ZONE(3): JAPAN TEXTILES BY OUR HIRO”
ZONE(3) sees a pure white minimalist atmosphere but anchored in the middle by a second sunken antique case, where various products are carefully displayed on upholstered chambray pads. Along the white walls several Japanese denim styles are hung, complimented with Japan Textile tops collection.
The fourth shopping zone features the complimenting jackets, tops and knitwear that complete the DENHAM collection. Each style is displayed on custom forged and welded “scissor brackets” lined up along the entire length of both main walls.
“ZONE(5): DENIM. THE HEART OF THE MATTER”
The last shopping zone features each denim model creating a clear visual menu of the DENHAM jean collections for men and women and asserting the DENHAM design attitude through shape, surface and detailing.