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The House Guest Artist

Denham joined forces with house guest artist Juan Manuel on a special military collaboration suit. Together they created a one-of-a-kind digitally printed denim, with special paint marks handmade by the artist himself.

denham juan

denham juan

About Artist Juan

Juan Manuel is a Colombian artist painter from Medellin with a totally different style than others. He’s better known as De Ver Azul. He creates paintings using indigo as his main color, but not with pencils, but with tools from an original jean maker. This different approach gives his art a very special and unique look. Juan worked for many years in the denim laundry process where he learned his blue skills. That’s also how he came up with the idea to do something different, something really outstanding which is now used in this collaboration with Denham.

juan manuel

juan manuel

juan manuel

juan manuel

The Collaboration Styles

The collaboration outfit is a Belfield Combat Jacket, and a Patchwork Pant. Both are made with army green cotton twill, and indigo printed denim pieces. The outcome are unique military-inspired styles.

Each patch on both items is based on the artist’s painting in different shades of indigo. They’re patched, together with blocks of army green denim, this creates a contrasted patched look.

denham juan

denham juan

The Jacket

The jacket features four flap pockets on the front and a hidden button-down closure. They used classic black cat-eye buttons on the closures. The back of the jacket is also cut and sewn together and has a minimalistic red branding Denham detail.

denham juan

denham juan

The Pants

The pants is based on classic Cargo pants, so slanted side pockets, and pockets on the legs like the original military pants. On the pants is also a mix and match with green and indigo printed pieces which gives it an outstanding look.

The tapered fit pants is looser on the seat, which is also indigo cut and sewn, and features flap pockets.

denham juan

denham juan

denham juan

Unique Twist And Look

Together these two special-made Denham items give these authentic military styles a unique twist and look. A collaboration where military wear meets denim.

denham juan

denham juan

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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. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.