Friday, October 1, 2010

Visited: Tenue de Nîmes

Today I visited a store that was on my to-visit list for quite some time now: Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam. They carry amazing brands (especially for Europe) like Momotaro, The Flathead, Iron Heart, Tender and Tellason. Also, they have a chainstitching machine, so your hems will always develop some great roping.

Tenue de Nîmes has the same great, warm vibe a lot of denim shops in Japan do - which is something very, very rare in Europe.

I took some pics of the store - I didn't bring my DSLR, so my Android phone polaroid pics will have to do the job.

Yes, the pic is on it's side - Photobucket is being a bitch. Here you see some great goods, like jackets from Woolrich and Nigel Cabourn.

Above you see the patch on a pair of Momotaro jeans neither you or me shall probably ever own - these jeans take 18 days to create and will set you back €2000,- . Yes, that's not a typo.

The custom TdN bike hanging on the wall.

Apparently, it's not all fun and games at TdN.

Of course, I could not leave empty handed, so I got a copy of Michael Allen Harris' 'Jeans of the Old West: A History'. Which is a must have for all denim enthusiasts. Note the 'Journal de Nimes' booklet in the back: TdN creates it's very own magazine, and I must say that's it's awesome.

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