We put this video together from footage dating back to when we first started our company. Included are shots from West Glacier, Montana and various locations around California where we make all of our clothes. The last portion of the video shows us making a vintage-style patch using our Cornely model "A" manual chain stitch embroidery machine. The machine is around 100 years old and must be operated freehand with no way to "erase" your mistakes. It served as the inspiration for our logo and the embroidery on the inside waistband of our jeans; one of the many details adding to the story behind each of our garments.
His thoughtful process, evident even in brewing a cup of coffee.
His easy manner, even with those stressed toward production.
His commitment to excellence, apparent in every detailed drawing, adjusted structure, selected fabric.
We are proud to announce an exclusive third collabortion with our San Francisco-based friends at Tellason. Tony and Pete produced an exclusive run of 24 pairs of the Ladbroke Grove, made from a 12,5 oz. White Oak Cone fabric. After the jeans were assembled, they were sent to the Japan Blue headquarters in Kojima, Japan. The local craftsmen dyed the limited edition Ladbroke Grove jeans one-by-one in synthetic indigo, before they were shipped to Amsterdam. The garment-dying experiment shows the versatile character of indigo blue. The collaboration symbolises the passion that we at Tenue de Nîmes share with Tellason for indigo dyed goods.
Here in our hometown Amsterdam, the jeans underwent the latest phase. The Tellason leather patches, made by Tanner Goods, were sent seperately to local Dutch tattoo artist Tim Beijsens. He customized the leather patches and tattooed Tenue de Nîmes in handwriting caligraphy on the patch. For the launch of this special collaboration, we made a video capturing the tattoo process. Enjoy.