A classic one from Atelier la Durance. This ALD is one of the first productions, made in France. The later ALD weren’t produced in France anymore. Fred got this pre owned jeans from Don Ernens, working at Red Wing at that time. Don has now his own company, http://donlikesyourcompany.com, where he is working with brands as Buttero, RM Williams, Wiggy’s and Primeboots.

Thanks for sending these nice pics Fred Bschaden!


  • Owner: Fred Bschaden from Weinheim (Germany). Working at his own agency company TreibStoff, www.treib-stoff.net. He is agent in Germany for; Red Wing, Nigel Cabourn, Filson, Johnson Motors, Buttero, Dukes, Redux, Gitman, Schiesser and GRP
  • Brand: Atlier la Durance, fit Royal 14oz
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Treatment: During the years washed it sometimes


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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.