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By the end of last year, Dutch denim brand Grivec Bros. came with something special. A special release. They announced that they bought a special Japanese fabric from the Kuroki mill. With this roll, they could make exactly 30 pairs of jeans. They communicated that you could produce, on pre-order base, your ultimate Grivec Bros. jeans fit with this fabric. So, you could choose between the Hower, Cool Pete (see the outcome of a worn pair after 1.5 year of usage here), and Bricker style.

There were only 30 slots, so you had to act fast. These jeans were labeled as Black Label, limited-edition jeans that are just released, and send out to all the buyers.

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Japanese Selvedge With Pink ID

The Black Label batch is produced with a right-hand 15oz selvedge fabric with a pink ID. The fabric comes from the Japanese Kuroki mill and is unwashed, so rigid as all the jeans from the brand.

The selvedge lines are also used in the fly, which gives the jeans a very rich feeling.

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Special Black Closure Button

To highlight the Black Label they decided to add some characteristic black elements to the jeans as a special black closure button and black leather patch. On the closure, there’s only one black button, while the rest has the standard color next to the Grivec Bros. top button. All the fly buttons show the 13 stars which refer to the older Army buttons which were used on pants, and jackets.

Also, 1940s American mail-order jeans were produced with these buttons, this in order to save materials during WW2. The stars in the design represented the initial 13 colonies of the United States.

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Bricker Style

The highlighted jeans is the Bricker style from Grivec Bros. This style is a loose tapered jeans, so a bit wider top-block, and slightly tapered from the knee. The jeans is stitched with a special color thread, burgundy red-ish. The contrast of the thread and the fabric gives the jeans a very special look. Something you love to see on a limited-edition batch.

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Other Special Details

The jeans feature bar-tacked back pockets for extra strength, red brass branded GB rivets, and the iconic back pocket triangle stitching.

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Heavy-weight Inner Pockets

Also, the sturdy inner pockets are made of heavy cotton and on the left pocket, they added a stamp with all the details of the Black Label run.

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Genuine Leather Patch

On the back, they used a special black leather patch with their logo embossed, instead of the natural leather version.

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Black Mining Towel

As the regular jeans are packed with a blue-ish mining towel, they decided to wrap this special edition in a black towel. The mining towel refers to the fact that coal mining took place in the Southern part of Limburg since 1815. The city of Kerkrade, which had become the largest mining town in Europe had a massive influx of workers to take up jobs in the mines. And this is also where the brand is located, in Chevremont to be exact.

The granddad of the twin brothers, Marcel and Roger, was working in the coal mine, and their dad was selling jeans door-to-door while longing to open his own shop. Read more about their background story here.

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Impressive Denim Atelier

After running the store for more than 30 years, the twin brothers decided to start their own denim brand in 2016. They turned their store into a special denim atelier (see more of their atelier here) where they produce their own jeans by hand on their vintage sewing machines. So, 100% produced in The Netherlands, Chevremont, with the best denim fabrics available.

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Numbered By Hand

This Bricker is number 30 of 30, and ready for some fading action. To be continued so show the future fades…

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Explore the entire Grivec Bros. collection here: https://grivecbros.com

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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 marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim. Nominated as 'Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50.