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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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Denham products are the result of a development process, which balances a deep respect for workwear history with a fearless intention to move garment designs forward. These twin ambitions are evident in every aspect of the collection from the approach to detailing to the choice of fabrics and the creation of shapes and silhouettes.
How Does Denham Worship Tradition?
The Denham Garment Library: The design studio is home to one of the largest and most varied public archive of vintage garments. Items from this archive are used as starting-points for each new design. See some of our D.G.L. archive HERE.
D.G.L. ReCut Designs: Each season the collection includes at least one style which is made from historic fabric. 100-year old Japanese laborer cloth, 65-year old parachute silk, 50-year old mattress linen and 20-year military Gore-Tex have all bee used. Each of these has been painstakingly reclaimed from vintage or antique sources.
Heritage Raw Materials: Denham often employs raw materials from the world's best and oldest suppliers. Japanese, Italian and American denim cloth, Fox Brothers wool, British Millerain waxed cotton, Danna R&D leathers and Talon hardware are all examples.
How Does Denham Destroy Convention?
The Denham design team have pioneered several new concepts in garment development including:
Signature 7-Point Pocket: Shaped like the hand of the worker
Drop-Yoke: Delivering the fit attitude of a lower rise with the feel of a traditional rise
Cable Connection: Replacing traditional buttonholes with a cleanfinished secure closure
Tri-Swing Action Back: Doubling the range-of-motion across jacket shoulders
Double-Stacked Cargo Pockets: Doubling the storage capacity of jacket pockets
Flip-Snap Cuffs: Allowing for asecure partial foldup of the lower sleeves.
Michael Allen Harris published a new book, Jeans of the Old West: A History. His passion for authenticity and the rigorous approach he's taken to research would knock the socks off of any fan of jeans and workwear design.
His study focuses on a period in the late 1800’s during which there was an explosion of workwear innovations. The railroads, gold and silver rushes and the industrial revolution combined with America’s cultural melting-pot of the time resulted in a sort of Big Bang of workwear design which we realize still propels us to this day.
Ingenious and resourceful innovators, each one part tailor part tinker, arrived in the American West from allover Eastern and Western Europe, the UK and China. Their diverse cultural roots can be gleaned from their names; Davis, Greembaum, Neustadter, Krouse, Gibbons, Wo, Heynemann, Adams, Pena, Aronson, Kivi, Chow, Jones, Osler, Banner and Herron.
Their vision set the stage for our work today, and the example they set was to Worship Tradition but Destroy Convention. In a world where focus solely on heritage and purely traditional techniques can often throw one’s work a little out-of-balance it's very nice to be reminded by these voices from the past that invention, innovation and sometimes being dumb enough to try something crazy are also fundamental to the workwear spirit. We couldn’t agree more. Thanks to them for making it clear again and thanks to Mr. Harris for helping to carry their message.