This week the Amsterdam based store Tenue de Nîmes introduced their third Tenue de Nîmes jean: Tapio. This third fit is developed in collaboration at the factory in the North of Italy, close to Venice. The Tapio is a follow-up of their Pablo jeans (check the Pablo jeans here). The Tapio jeans is based on the same top-block and upper leg as the Pablo style, but the leg tapers from the knee down to the bottom.

The Tenue de Nîmes Tapio jeans is their first washed jeans. The washing is a kind of tribute to the original American ‘natural vintage’ jeans from the ’70’s and ’80’s. For the fabric they teamed-up with Cone Denim from Greensboro, NC. Tenue de Nîmes selected one of Cone’s most famous fabrics from their ‘White Oak’ collection: 1968 Memphis. The jeans is washed and finished at the former Martelli laundry in Italy. The specific light mid wash from the Tenue de Nîmes Tapio jeans is based on a beautiful vintage Levi’s ‘Big E’ Jeans – fit 505 – from the Tenue de Nîmes archive.
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.