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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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There are about as many truly iconic military jackets as there are fingers on two hands hand. Icon status seems to occur when a style is associated with a sort of triple-threat of cultural reference. World History (an easy one for military jackets), Film History and Music History.
The M41, M43, M44 "IKE", USN N-1, USAF B9, M51 and M65 are a few examples. You can play your own game of unearthing film and music references for some of these but two of the all-time greats are the M51 and M65 "FISHTAIL" Parka. This example from the DGL is an M65 version without the hood or installed.
These two versions fell into the mod-era, the M-51 released in 1951 for the Korean war, and the lighter M-65 edition associated with the 1965 escalation of the Vietnam War. Since Quadrophenia by The Who was both a musical cultural phenomenon and a film phenomenon, the fishtail parka's appearance on the album cover and movie poster assured it would rank high on the icon scale in men's outerwear.
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