Sneak Peak: Amsterdenim Special Selvedge Jeans
A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram’s #SelvedgeSunday a sneak peak of the upcoming special Amsterdenim selvedge jeans. This selvedge of the jeans is special as the brand printed the standard NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level) on it. Within just a few hours the amount of likes went sky-high. In the end the update reached 1.592 likes. And it’s still counting…
The sneak peak on Instagram.
About NAP (Normal Amsterdam Level)
The Normal Amsterdam Level (usually abbreviated to NAP) is the reference level or level to which altitude measurements in the Netherlands are related. The NAP has stood for Normal Amsterdam Peil since 1891. It originated from the Amsterdam Peil (AP), one of the many local and regional levels that the Netherlands knew before the twentieth century. The AP was based on the average summer flood level of the IJ, measured in the period September 1, 1683 – 1684.
More Details About The Jeans
As the reactions were so positive on this special selvedge I thought it would be great to show some extra sneak details. The fit of the jeans is a regular straight fit jeans. The fit is called Rembrandt. For the fabric of this jeans they used a rigid (unwashed) selvedge quality from the Italian Candiani mill.
The jeans will hit the stores in February 2019, so you will have to wait a few months, but in the meantime you can see below some more shots of this Amsterdenim jeans.
The top button of the jeans is diamond shaped.
The closure of the jeans has three XXX marked buttons as a reference to the Amsterdam city logo.
On the closure you can see the three colours of the vlag of Italy as the jeans is Made in Italy.
The closure has been taped. A measuring tape has been printed on the tape.
Made in Italy label on the waistband.
The coin/watch pocket is made of selvedge quality too.
Close-up of the special Normal Amsterdam Level (NAP) selvedge.
Three beltloops on the center of the back that refers to Amsterdam’s triple XXX.
Triple A’s (AAA) are sewn on the top of the right back pocket.
The ‘Golden Bend’ stitching on the back pockets. Amsterdenim back pocket stitching ‘Golden Bend’ (The “Gouden Bocht” (Golden Bend) is the most prestigious part of the Herengracht in Amsterdam, between Leidsestraat and Vijzelstraat. In the curve, by the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, lived Amsterdam’s richest citizens, and so this part of the belt of canals was named ‘The Golden Bend’ in recent history).
Genuine leather Amsterdenim patch.