Yesterday I already posted the innovative collaboration from the Italian denim mill Candiani, Jean School Amsterdam and Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Amfi) during the second edition of Amsterdam Denim Days – Blueprint last April. They could only made 30 -personally handmade- jeans during the event and I was one of the lucky ones.

You could choose between three different denim fabrics, from light weight to heavy. I picked the heavy one, 14oz right hand dark blue with red line selvage. The next step was picking you favo colour thread, which for me was a combination from blue and red as a reference to Holland and the Amsterdam red light district. Step three was about the right shape of your backpocket. The backpockets are lined with canvas which has an all-over print with the logo’s; Candiani, Jean School and Amfi. They also used the printed canvas for the inner pockets. For step 4, the buttons, I made a kind of a small tribute to one of my favourite Levi’s 501 fits, the 1944 model which has unbranded different buttons as all major manufacturers in World War 2 has to skip unnecessary parts to save them. The four different buttons in my handmade pair is a kind of homage to that period. The top button is the one from the Amsterdam based Jean School, as I am very proud of this first jeans education! For the rivets I picked rusty brown ones to give the jean an authentic look. And to make the jean totally complete I had to go for the indigo leather patch of course! The block from the jeans is a classic one and I made the leggs a little bit more tapered, about a 19 cm hem. The hem is also chainstiched with red thread inside.

All in all this special handmade jeans is one of the only thirty 100% made in Amsterdam jeans. This is something very special and unique! Very proud to have these in my private collection. Many thanks again for this great opportunity and for the high quality handmade personal jeans. You guys did a perfect job together. Again a big bravo! Check my jeans here below. There are more nice details included, for example, a sixth coin/watch pocket made of selvage quality, which I didn’t mentioned here above, but check it out for yourself.

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Written by Wouter
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.