- Blitz Customs x Edwin Denim Co.
Jan 23, 2013
Spring / Summer 2013 sees Edwin Europe collaborate with Parisian Motorcycle Collective ‘Blitz’ to create a collusion of minds and aesthetics as a continuation and manifestation of a pre-existing camaraderie. From product support, to film projects and good times spent together in the seats of their machines, the beginnings of a collection of pieces made by Edwin, specifically for Blitz was born.
Available in selected stores across Europe.
See the collection in it’s entirety – HERE
- Burg & Schild x Edwin – Black / Black 5 Year Denim
Oct 18, 2012
“We are proud to be working with Burg & Schild on this project, simply because we love what this store represents. A true independent, with the balls to provide solid men’s style within a market evermore evolving towards transient consumable trends. It provides a perfect platform for our core product, premium five-pocket denim.
Edwin works within Burg & Schild, and we are proud to be represented in there. It is one of the stores, I personally have great pleasure in visiting as the product mix is perfect for me, it is about good quality clothing, built by specialist in their respective fields, equally, the approach to their customers is personal and unique. This sets them apart” – Rey Gautier – Edwin
Available exclusively at Burg & Schild, Berlin from 20th October 2012.
To celebrate the release, Burg & Schild are giving away the “Black Kaihara” Prototype in a 34”/34”.
To be in with a chance of winning, head over to the EDWIN Facebook page for further instructions – CLICK HERE.
Shane and Kay, the founders of Burg & Schild Berlin asked Edwin Europe to collaborate on their Fifth Year Anniversary ‘BLACK COLLECTION’. As a selected supplier to Burg & Schild, naturally, this was a project I felt passionate about in that we where able to explore a more hand rendered approach to the creation of a limited number of jeans, exclusively made for this special occasion.
The idea was to work on a block, which works for them and their consumer. A five-pocket denim style we developed in Europe using 14oz Black/Black Red Listed Selvage denim from the famous Japanese mill, Kaihara.
The devil is in the details as they say, which is exactly how this has been executed. The pocket bags are black twill, internally printed and hand numbered. Fifty pieces, 10 for each year we have been working with this fantastic store.
The donut buttons, made from copper metal are hand painted with black enamel, which will chip over time allowing the original copper colour to show through, which will be the only externally visible colouration.
Internal hidden back pocket rivets, strengthening this stress point, however leaving a clean aesthetic
keeping in line with the black tonal stitching throughout, including a single stitch arcuate on the back pockets. The leather patch has been hand cut and hand embossed using vegetable tan dyed leather.
A hand made tote bag has been made from recycled military ground sheets, in ode to Edwin’s inception
dating back to 1947, when Edwin was a military surplus store situated in Nippori, Tokyo, selling ex US military garments left over from the occupying forces.
Five Questions for Shane and Kay:
1. Five years is a considerable achievement, what has been the driving force through these times?
I guess we drove each other like crazy in the last years- Kay and I are very different, so we had sometimes
big discussions, but in the end this was always helpful and productive. And of course we both had and
have big demands on what we do, so that we seek to improve ourselves all the time.
2. Edwin is one of several premium denim brands you present in B&S, what is the main reason for Edwin’s
success within your store?
Edwin Jeans, specially the unwashed ones, are our best sellers at Burg & Schild. They have the best value in our store, the quality is amazing and I think there is no competition at all. Edwin Europe has a very good stock system; I can reorder my basics every week. And last but not least Edwin Europe has a very good; I would say the best customer service, which I know in this business.
3. What are your favourite Edwin denim jeans style/denim?
The Nashville and ED-39
4. What is the most memorable moment for each of you over the past five years at Burg & Schild?
It was our opening party five years ago. When I discovered the location 5,5 years ago there was just a
ruin. The whole building wasn’t renovated for 100 years. We worked together with Christian, our shop
builder and his team over 4 months to create the face of Burg & Schild. We worked until the morning
before the opening. We were so proud that we were finished just in time.
5. What are you mostly looking forward to over the next five?
To keep our idea of being authentic and consequent alive and successful.
For more images from the manufacturing process – CLICK HERE
- Oi Polloi 10th Anniversary ED-49
Sep 27, 2012
Merging two of Oi Polloi’s favourite Edwin styles, they have the reliable chassis of the ED-49 with the pocket detail of the Nashville. The denim itself is none other than deadstock, green selvage denim from that Shangri-la of Serge de Nîmes, Cone Mills. Based in North Carolina, Cone Mills have been supplying denim since 1910, and there’s little they don’t know about the finer points of the blue stuff.
To top it all off, there’s a one-off leather patch on the back complete with the obligatory Oi Polloi magpies.
- Only 100 pairs, exclusive to Oi Polloi
- Dry 14.5oz organic denim
- Deadstock Cone Mills denim
- Green selvage
- Right hand weave
- Five pocket jeans
- Button fly
- Edwin leather patch with Oi Polloi magpies
- Chain stitched hem
- Heavyweight canvas pockets
- Tapered leg
- Lavenham Lifesaver Jacket & Gilet
Jul 2, 2012
As undisputed heavyweights in their respective fields of manufacture, Edwin & Lavenham collaborate for AW12 to create a jacket and gilet inspired by this mutual respect for their history and production quality.
Inspired by the overriding ideals of the AW12 collection, of shared isolationism, harnessing of the wilderness and a sense of mystery and discovery, the driving force became the desire to produce something that represented this struggle between the product and the elements. There are moments in life when control is lost, and we intuitively turn to turn to the closest thing to hand. The clothes on our backs become what we rely on in earnest, and durability and construction strength become our most prized assets.
As a result, Edwin and Lavenham decided to utilise original lifesaver vests as the silhouette on which to project specially developed Japanese fabrics designed to resemble wool, with an intrinsically counter-intuitive handle, highlighting the a-typical approach to denim construction used on these pieces.These shapes were then shaped and tailored to a modern aesthetic, allowing Lavenham’s inherent British sensibilities to also come to the fore to create a collaboration that is both rugged and elegant in equal measure.
The ‘Black Wool’ fabric (exclusively developed for the project in Japan, using bi-colour yarns are woven on low tension narrow looms) is constructed from 9.5oz, 100% yarn dyed napping Oxford denim and heavily brushed. Backed with heavy quilting and constructed at the Lavenham factory in Sudbury, England, it also features specially developed removable ‘shank’ buttons.
Due to the complicated denim construction process, there are limited numbers on these pieces.
- Unionville / Sivletto Nashville
Sep 6, 2011
In 1961 Mr. Tsunemi crafted the first pair of Edwin denim jeans in Japan. As part of the 50 year celebrations, Edwin have teamed up with Sivletto and Unionville to produce a modified version of the Nashville.
The usual two tone stitching has been replaced with a dark copper shade, which gives the pants a clean and authentic look based on a time in history when the production of denim was focussed on strength and durability and the simplicity of using only one type of thread in every machine.
To further focus on the collaboration the Edwin tab on the right pocket has been removed and the leather patch artwork has been modified to include the Unionville & Sivletto store names. This limited edition comes complete with a custom made tote bag.
Limited to 300 pairs, all individually numbered…
See more photos HERE
- Liberty ED-55
May 8, 2011
Both Liberty and Edwin have long been highly regarded brands in their own right, exemplifying classic quality in their respective fields.
With this in mind, it felt fitting for Edwin to collaborate on a product that would celebrate these values, in conjunction with the re-launching of Liberty’s Denim Hall.
These classic Edwin ED-55 denim’s are made from our exclusive 14oz Japanese Red Selvage, with the subtle addition of the classic Liberty print used in the detailing of some of the internal components of the denim.
This is a truly beautiful pair of jeans, limited to just 100 pieces.
See the rest of the photos on our Facebook Page.
- Pendleton Woolen Mills
Jan 11, 2010
For this collaboration, Edwin have taken a classic silhouette from the Pendleton Shirt Range and added our signature denim touch. An exclusive check design on a Pendleton woolen shirt with Edwin Japanese Kaihara denim detailing sets this collaboration apart.
Produced in strictly limited edition of 300 pieces.
- Folk Capsule Collection
Jan 5, 2010
Edwin and Folk have been friends for a while now and in a sense of good old fashioned idea sharing have joined forces with the first of several mini capsule collections.
Edwin have been let loose on some of the popular styles of Folk’s sister footwear brand, Shofolk to create three men’s shoes and one women’s styles incorporating classic denim detailing.
Folk have used Edwin’s Japanese denim heritage to the full to put their stamp on two styles of denim in two washes.
Edwin chose Shofolk’s popular Alaric and Armstrong styles and have made them their own by adding denim and clever stitch lines resembling their jeans.
Folk have taken Edwin’s popular Nashville and ED-62 fits and turned them into the Folksville and FD-62 taking of all the branding and adding in their usual subtle design details to create simple chino style
Folk shoes with Edwin’s eyes and Edwin jeans with Folk’s smile.