Top 5 Vintage Denim Items

Today we would like to dive into the denim archive from a true Dutch denim head, Martijn te Riele, and showcase his ‘Top 5 Vintage Denim Items’. Martijn is a very experienced denim guy who worked at some successful denim brands like Pepe Jeans, Lucky Brand, and Garcia before he joined the Apxpress company. Apxpress is a company who’s specialized in top-notch spare parts like rivets, buttons, hang tags, patches, etc. You name it, they create it!

For his work, he’s traveling quite a lot and so he collected a great collection of rare vintage denim pieces which he bought in vintage stores and flea markets. He bought these items as an inspiration source for new collections. And, now he’s sharing his top 5 of his denim archive.

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1) Big John Jeans Rare from 1980;

 2) Levi’s ‘Big E’ Type III Jacket from 1969;

3) Wrangler Jeans Jacket from ’80’s;

4) Levi’s Panatela 3 pieces denim suit;

5) Levi’s Jeans banner from ’90’s;

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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.