Camouflage Meets Denim In Latest Sashikodenim Project
Each pair of repaired, or upcycled, jeans by Sashikodenim is a one-of-a-kind. With the authentic decorative Japanese stitching method Pey, better known as Sashikodenim (watch his video interview here), gives worn-in jeans a second life with his hand repairs. The pairs of jeans are becoming more unique, and special than before. With the latest upcycle project, Pey reached the next level.
Repaired Benzak Jeans
The latest project is a repaired pair of Benzak Denim Developers BDD-016 jeans. The BDD-16 style is slim fitted jeans with a modern mid-rise. It’s made with a Left Hand-Twill (LHT) 13.5oz selvage denim fabric. This pair is worn by Stefan de Cuyper.
Vintage Camouflage Trouser From 1956
For the very first time, Pey used a sewing machine to repair this worn pair of Benzak jeans. So, for the first time he didn’t use the Sashiko stitching, but a vintage army trouser. This vintage Belgium paratrooper trouser is produced in 1956 by Raka. These Belgian para trousers were worn in conflicts in the Belgian Congo and other parts of Africa. The Brushstroke camouflage pattern collected by the grandfather of Stefan is now used to repair his favorite pair of jeans.
Repair, Don’t Replace
The camouflage fabric is used at both hems and the back of the jeans. The combo of denim and camouflage feels like the perfect romance. And above all, the jeans is ready for another round. So, repair and don’t replace it.