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Benzak Denim Developers New Denim Talk No. 6

Benzak Denim Developers, also known as BDD, just released their latest Denim Talk. Denim Talk is a video range where the founder of the brand, Lennaert Nijgh, is talking about all the details of a pair of Benzak jeans. He talks about his inspiration, functionality and the design ideas behind each of the rich details of the brand.

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 Lennaert Nijgh, founder of the Benzak Denim Developers brand.

The Content Of Denim Talk No. 6

In the last episode of Denim Talk he’s sharing his inspiration from the waistband label which comes from a 1940’s – 1950’s Lee Cowboys jeans. (Read also previous article with an original pair of Lee Cowboys Jeans from the 1940’s here).

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Repro Lee Jeans 1940’s label.

Evisu from Japan used these as a inspiration too. He shows also one of his first pairs of selvedge jeans which he bought when he was just 16 years old. It’s a pair of Lee 101z (Lee 101 Zipper). You will also see how you can see the difference between the first produced BDD jeans and newers ones if you look closely to the waistband label.

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Lee 101z jeans.

The last shown detail in the video is the BDD waistband patch. The patch also refers to Lee Jeans, but the leather is embossed the opposite as the American brand. He also explains, and shows, the beauty of natural vegetable tanned leather. It will change with wear and wash over time. The outcome becomes more beautiful when it’s age.

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Lee Jeans vs BDD leather patch.

Part 1 Is Just A Beginning…

Luckily the new Denim Talk No. 6 is seperated in more editions, so we can expect more episodes with extra information of all the details. Learn more about BDD in Part 1.

Watch the latest Denim Talk here;

Watch also a previous episode of BDD Denim Talk here.

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.