kings & queens

Kings & Queens Is Celebrating Its 15-Anniversary

The Kings & Queens store in Antwerp, Belgium is celebrating its 15-anniversary this year. For the celebration, the Pike Brothers brand visited the menswear store and interviewed the store owner, Hans Bollen. Within the interview, Hans shares his experiences as a store owner who started his journey back in 2009.

Located In The Vibrating Heart Of Antwerp

The multibrand Kings & Queens store is located in the vibrating heart of Antwerp and housed in a beautiful authentic building that captures the charm of Belgium’s classic architecture. The store is surrounded by other small boutiques, restaurants, and galleries, making it a perfect destination while exploring the city.

During the 15 years, the store collaborated with many brands. The key to selecting brands to work with is that they’re focused on: quality, durable, and timeless. Clothing (and footwear) brands that becomes more beautiful with time and wear. Essentials that need to be part of each man’s wardrobe.

Next to Pike Brothers, they’re selling a unique selection of clothing brands. Each man can style himself from head to toe at the store as they’re also selling footwear brands such as Red Wing, Astorflex, Bright Shoemakers, and Blundstone.

The Collaboration With Pike Brothers

Kings & Queens has been selling Pike Brothers for nearly 15 years. It all started when the owner of the brand, Fabian Jedlitschka stepped into the store with a small selection of the collection. Since then they’ve been working closely together.

When the store celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, they collaborated with Pike Brothers on limited-edition chino pants. This was sold out in a minute.

In the short Kings & Queens documentary, made by Pike Brothers, Hans Bollen is showing a new vs worn pair of 1958 Roamer pants. The unique features of this regular-fit jeans are the D-ring, branded buttons and rivets, and the redline selvedge ID on the unwashed denim fabric. Hans is sharing his thoughts about how to wash your jeans (or not) as well. (Tip: learn more about how to wash your jeans here!)

Overall, the 15th-anniversary video is a warm welcome to explore the Kings & Queens store. An inspiring and successful retail story!

Kings & Queens Store
Sint-Jorispoort 37
2000 Antwerp

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.