Dutch denim brand Denham and Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, the London-based craft jean maker, released a collection that tells a story of enduring denim design.
The four-piece men’s capsule collection combines heritage workwear with casual sportswear. A jacket—made with fabric sourced from Candiani Denim—is inspired by old English worker wear with a traditional five-button closure and tobacco stitching. Straight fit jeans are cut from one-of-a-kind premium Japanese denim from Kaihara and have a co-branded leather back patch.
Designed at Denham’s Amsterdam headquarters, the raw denim pieces are made by hand at Blackhorse Lane’s London factory.
It also includes an organic cotton sweatshirt and T-shirt. The collection retails for $85-$405.
The two brands are united in their passion for local production and maintaining denim’s heritage.
Jason Denham, founder of his eponymous label, said 80 percent of Denham’s made-in-Japan denim stays in Japan; 70 percent of its European production stays in Europe and 70 percent of made-in-China stays in China.
Meanwhile, Han Ates, the founder of Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, is in the process of launching a U.K.-based laundry to foster made-in-England denim production.
“Working with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers was an absolute pleasure,” Denham said. “Han and I are like-minded souls that appreciate all the good things in life, like tailored-wear jeans, art and food. The alignment and passion for the project was very easy.”
Collaborations are integral to Denham. The brand has collaborated with Eastpak, denim experts Grivec Bros., Hawaiian shirt brand Reyn Spooner and Nike in recent years. Denham is celebrating its 15th anniversary by introducing unique products throughout the year. In January, it released the Indigo Capsule, a collection of garments and accessories dyed with natural indigo.