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About It's simple. The Truth is in the Details. Worship Tradition, Destroy Convention.
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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.
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This thick melton wool double-breasted coat is a retired government-issue model that was once used by the Amsterdam Fire Department. Technically we're not supposed to have it, but we were able to spirit it away from a a fire-fighter who has a soft spot for our brand and our design process. The design is similar to a USN Pea Coat but it features a horizontal seam at the waist into which zipper pockets have been integrated. We were struck by this simple concept and integrated something similar in our new Longshore Melton and special edition Longshore Oil Drill designs.
The zippers on the pockets as well as the walkie-talkie retainer appear to be the result of modification "in the field". Clearly the original jacket pre-dated the era of electronic communication so details like this one seem to have been added over time. So while the jacket "worships tradition", it also "destroys convention" out of practical neccessity.
Before we created we collected.
But we collect not just to acquire; we collect to examine, analyze, and to learn. Decades in the making, the DENHAM GARMENT LIBRARY supplies the raw material for our research, design and development. We can’t benefit from tailoring traditions unless we understand them better, and new ideas crumble if they’re not built on a strong foundation. Each item in the library tells a story and each one represents a starting-point for our collections.
Our single-minded obsession with workwear is the primary inspiration for the brand. Our conviction that deep knowledge comes with extensive research is central to the whole studio’s design approach. The label’s own growing archive is home for an expansive collection of archetypal jean models as well as workwear, military clothing and travel gear from the last century all the way up until today.
We know our predecessors, our contemporaries and our competitors. We take inspiration from anyone and any place producing relevant ideas but we’re never content simply to reproduce someone else's approach even if that person's name has been safely lost to history. The research feeds our passion and our passion is to progress our tradition ever forward.
WORSHIP TRADITION. DESTROY CONVENTION