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It’s always very exciting when a new denim brand is coming to town,
especially when the people behind it are making high-end jeans with great
details for more than 25 years. Royal Denim Division (R.D.D.) is a new luxury denim brand with workwear inspiration but made for the modern men. Timeless pieces with a modern fit.

The R.D.D. branding is the ‘Red Dot’ which you can see on every item as a reference to the craftsmanship from Japan. For their collection they only use exclusive denims which are sourced from the best mills from Italy and Japan. With their R.D.D. collection they combine the finest fabrics in the world together with world’s leading denim laundries to create unique garments. Classics with a twist. R.D.D. promises to deliver a complete denim collection each season with true jeanswear inspired pieces like t-shirts, sweats, shirts, jeans and leather accessories.

The first collection will hit the stores this upcoming September. It will be available in 30 selected stores worldwide. Looking forward to see the follow-up on this collection as this one is already a very nice entrance into the denim market. Well done and enjoy some R.D.D. highlights here below.

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The basics from R.D.D. are their tees made of heavy 180g dry cotton qualities in three colours: white, olive and black. The tees have a triangle stitch detail in the armhole to give more comfort as it is a heavy fabric quality.

The R.D.D. sweats are made of heavy brushed cotton, 380g, available in three classic colours: grey, navy blue and black. The touch is extremely bulky and thick. This item is also made with the triangle stitch detail in the armhole. As detail they used a combination of flat lock and double needle stitches. Flatlocks are giving the vintage look, while double needles are more clean and modern.

Grey

Navy Navy

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One of my personal favo’s it their R.D.D. overshirt. The inspiration is from Japanese military overshirts. It is made of Japanese 10oz green twill selvage from the famous Kuroki mill. The fabric is washed at Leontex in Italy. It has a rinse wash to give it a soft and worn touch. The overshirt has copper buttons and a natural leather neck patch.

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Every modern man needs a good quality denim jacket. R.D.D. made one from Japanese 13oz selvage rigid fabric. The fabric is from the Kuroki mill. The jacket is made in Italy. It has round bar tack details at plackets as a reference to authentic workwear. Natural leather neck patch and snap buttons. Looking forward to see a heavy worn-out jacket over some years of wear!

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The basic for a true denim collection is a pair of dry jeans. R.D.D. made one of Japanese 13oz selvage Kuroki fabric. The jeans is made in Italy for a high quality pair of jeans. Great combination between Japan and Italy!

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For those who can’t wait – and wear – a pair of dry jeans R.D.D. created a look of a pair which has been faded by 12 – 18 months of wear. The specs are the same as the rigid version, but this jean is washed at Everest in Italy for a great worn result.

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For the rock and roll look and feel R.D.D. made a black comfort light weight stretch jeans. The jeans is made of 10.5oz selvage from Candiani – Italy. The jeans is washed at Itac in Italy, they are very strong in natural wash looks. The black warp and white weft combination gives it an original look. The idea is to recreate a look of a pair of jeans which has been faded by 10-12 months of wear.

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To make your R.D.D. outfit complete they added a few very nice high quality accessories in their collection. Two belts and a keyhanger in two colours. The leather is vegetable tanned in Italy which is a prefect combination with their jeans.

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 Interested retailers for Royal Denim Division can send an email (or phone) for more info to:

Lucas Verhoef – T: +31(6) 13141366

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.