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DC4 Japanese Denim Store – Berlin

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Union Special Hemming Service

Just before the Bread & Butter started in Berlin I made a quick visit at the DC4 Store. I was very lucky to meet Olaf there who was kindly enough to share some of his very detailed knowledge about denim and esp. Japanese Denim with me. And even more luck I had that right at the moment the store owner Daniel needed his pair of jean hemmed by Olaf. So I could document the steps of hemming which DC4 does quite exclusively in Germany (please let me know If you knew other Stores who offer chain stitch hemming service on a Union Special sewing machine). 

–  quick after this post Tim contacted me that Jeanspaleis is doing a similar service in the Netherlands. Check his post a while ago about their service – here:

With every pair of jean you buy at DC4 (marked by the print on the inside pocket) you get the hemming there for free. Other options to upgrade/customize it, are the leather patch service, you can get one or all patches which are laser made sewn on your jean.
So if you are a serious denim lover here is the place to get some really special crafted Japanese Jeans and the advice needed to make your final decision.

An now comes the sad part. Just a day after I made those images the shop got robbed. I do not know if the shop was left totally empty but as I wrote all Jeans have got the DC4 print on the pockets. So please check any premium Japanese Jeans you buy or getting offered and report it to DC4 in case you spot the their Stamp or tries to remove of a print.

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Men´s File & Clutch Magazine – Quick Glimpse!

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Well announced, this merged pack of style arrived today, thanks to Anie Fields from Peter Fields Berlin for your quick shipment of these magazines. Here just a quick glimpse into those great magazines, buy them to support their work of putting together about 400 pages of style into two/one magazine. It´s worth it – enjoy.

 

X-Mas Presents – Just some Highlights

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X-Mas Presents – Just some Highlights:

Just some of the – by now, not digested highlights I received by my family and friends. A Nakiri Herder Windmühlen Knife, A business card etui by U. Tauber, Dr. Harris Shaving Soap/Bowl, A fine selection of Whiskeys which are perfectly accompanied by a cut glass carafe and a set of six tumblers. Thanks a lot!

Superior Labor Bread & Butter Summer 2013

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Superior Labor Bread & Butter Summer 2013

Hardly you see a brand who manages to combine canvas, leather and solid brass hardware so well together – for sure a Japanese Brand. I hope they will be at the Bread & Butter January 2014 for a closer look. Thanks to Takao for pointing me to Superior Labor Website.

Natic Marine – Marine Uniform

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Natic Marine – Marine Uniform by Tadanori Domyo

You have to see and to feel the collection of Natic Marine designed by Tadanori Domyo. So rich in details and crafted so well. I had the chance to take some detail images of his naval/maritime influenced designs. Probably the most fascinating pieces was an oxford style shirt with southern crosses, mermaids and anchors woven into the fabric. But as with most of the Japanese Brands it is so hard to find them over here in Europe, but I really hope that their performance in Berlin @ the Bread & Butter June 2013 has payed of and we will see their garments being distributed here as well.

EDIT!
Takao Tsubouchi from Jayproject just contacted me, he is distributing Natic and other Japanese premiums brands and is located in Milano (Italy), so he is your contact over here.

pure blue japan & Syoaiya

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Im far from being a denim expert, but the denim i saw at the stand of pure blue japan & Syoaiya was the most extraordinary in color, texture and look for me. Not much to say about it, i hope the macro shoots speak for himself.  The uneven weaving caused by old looms and the rich indigo color will result in a great development which you see on the  worn samples at the end of this post.

Thanks to the Bread&Butter to bring companies like this to Berlin.