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Special Denim Dungaree Project

The two Dutch icons, denim brand G-Star Raw and tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher, worked together on a special denim dungaree project. What do they have in common? They’re both working with a needle each day. The collaboration dungaree, or overall, brought to life through a limited edition denim dungaree full of history, symbols, and mythology.

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

About Henk Schiffmacher

Henk Schiffmacher from The Netherlands is born in 1952. As one the most famous tattoo artists he tattooed countless pop stars and celebrities like Kurt Cobain, Lady Gaga, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They all traveled to Amsterdam to get a tattoo by Henk Schiffmacher, also known as Hanky Panky. Henk has also one of the largest private collections of contemporary and historical tattoo ephemera on earth. He has published over twenty books during the years.

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

Why A Dungaree?

That G-Star Raw and Henk Schiffmacher collaborate on a dungaree was a natural choice as Henk is wearing this style each day. This piece of clothing gives him the space to move around freely and to practice his profession. It was originally an item of workman’s clothing, but it’s perfect for the job he’s doing. And, the fact that denim also molds to your body, makes it the ultimate piece of clothing to wear for him while he’s doing his job.

The limited dungarees edition features many stories and references to the history of tattoos in the many stitches and symbols to Schiffmacher’s quirky way of life, evidence of which can be seen in the washing and patches of wear and tear.

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

About The Dungaree

The dungaree is made with a Higa Denim fabric, deep indigo fabric with a slight green cast resembling the natural oxidation process, which happens over time on vintage indigo-dyed jeans. The fabric is a classic 3 x 1 right-hand twill, and weights 12oz.

The design is a straight fit, and features reinforced pads to the upper legs and show diagonal stitches. It has multiple patch pockets on the bib, where an embroidered graphic is placed just above. Another graphic is added to the upper back. Both the cinch at the back and the shoulder straps offer adjustability, either in height or width.

It has adjustable shoulder straps- shank button closure, embroidered and printed graphics at the front and back, and a zipper closure.

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

Limited Edition

The G-Star Raw x Henk Schiffmacher dungaree is made as a limited edition in 250 pieces only. They’re all signed, numbered, and designed by Schiffmacher himself.

Henk Schiffmacher g-star

Promo Video

For the promotion, they made a short movie where Henk Schiffmacher is sharing all the ins and outs of this collaboration.

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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. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.