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Limited Edition Collection

Dawson Denim teamed up with sub-cult brand TSPTR to bring you some iconic pieces. Together they collaborated on a collection of special goods for Spring Summer. The outcome is a limited edition collection.

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dawson denim tsptr

About TSPTR

TSPTR is an acronym standing for Truth, Symmetry, Pleasure, Taste, and Recognition, the five design principles of Louis Sullivan, American modernist architect, designer, and ‘the father of skyscrapers’. His viewpoint was that form should ever follow function.

He started printing Snoopy onto tees without approval. But when the Schultz family found out and he met them in California, they loved his anarchic take on product and the rest is history. TSPTR has since reissued all kinds of influential Americana artwork, from mid-century protest to the Grateful Dead. The brand also goes above and beyond when it comes to research, collaborating with the likes of John Lofgren, Rivendell, and Saucony.

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dawson denim tsptr

dawson denim tsptr

Russ Gator About The Collaboration

“Dawson Denim and TSPTR are taking a trip together, simpatico, with no ultimate destination, just safe in the knowledge that the journey itself is all that matters. As with all of the best trips, the devil is in the details – with the shared appreciation of the minutiae and the meaning at the forefront, the journey takes us via Okayama denim, Portuguese cotton, vintage sewing machines, West Coast silhouettes, and hands-on manufacturing; all deftly woven into a combined aesthetic reflective of both brands.” Russ Gator, founder of TSPTR.

dawson denim tsptr

dawson denim tsptr

dawson denim tsptr

The Collab Collection

The Dawson Denim X TSPTR collection contains t-shirts, sweats, denim bucket caps, pennants, and screen printed posters. On one of the graphic designs on t-shirts and sweats Snoopy plays Shortstop in Charlie Brown’s baseball team which was often referred to as ‘Win-Less’ he’s not great at pitching or bat but can catch the ball adeptly in his mouth. This is the first run in the strip in 1958.

Another highlight within this collaboration is the Zuma pants. They’re made with a 10 oz Neppy selvedge 2×1 indigo-dyed denim fabric. It’s woven in Japan. These 1960’s-style beach jams are inspired by those worn by charismatic Californian big wave surfer Corky Carroll and named for Zuma Beach in Malibu.

With the wool pennants, they pay homage to the classic college pennants of the 1950s and 60’s. They’re printed in the UK and sewn by Dawson Denim in their workshop in Hove and featuring Snoopy.

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dawson denim tsptr

dawson denim tsptr

dawson denim tsptr

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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.