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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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The concept of a twin-set is, of course, something usually related to women's clothing. A matching cardigan and vest for instance. But the idea behind the Winter 2011 Medic and the Winter 2011 Waist is to create a dramatically masculine twist on the twin-set idea. The key in this case is the fabrication. For the Winter 2011 range we explored what we think of as the forgotten workwear fabrics taking inspiration from specimens in our archive like the French le Super Fermier 3-button work coat. After denim came into popularity people stopped thinking of the older European staples in the context of workwear. But thick, warm moleskin (as well as workwear sateen, corduroy and fishbone) constitutes all the best characteristics of workwear. We built both the Medic and the Waist to celebrate this idea.
The Medic is, as ever, based on the classic men's sack-jacket from the turn-of-the-century. Immortalized in the worker portraits of both August Sander and Irving Penn jackets like this one captured a combination of the formality of a sportcoat with the toughness of workwear. Besides executing our in 100% cotton moleskin, we've updated the fitting and equipped it with ring-and-eye buttons and the backside pocket reinforcing strips often found on examples from that bygone era.
Also built in moleskin, The Waist has been more aggressively brought into this century with a large internal passport pocket, high internal Ipod pocket and a one-hand-adjustable waist tightening system (like you'd find on a modern ski glove). Deep in-seam front pockets have room for more than a pocket-watch and the buttons are riveted through the fabric as well as a secondary woven strip and feature solid copper rivets. In short, we started by examining specimens in our archive, but we've tried to move the concept on.
History buffs will tell you that one of the reasons more guys wore waistcoats in the past was the absence of central-heating. Waistcoats were essentially bodywarmers. In fact, waistcoats were so ubiquitous that to be seen in polite company without one; in just your shirtsleeves, carried the same stigma that walking around in your underpants might carry today. We're not seeking to live in the past around here and these aren't straight reproduction of old styles (though we do refer to pieces like the French Hunting Vest in our archive to learn more about what quality really means). On the contrary, we see them as rugged contemporary staples of utility-tailoring which also happen to be loaded with sartorial style potential.