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Indigo Chuck’s

Somewhere soon, Tenue de Nîmes will be launching their exclusive and hand dyed Indigo Chuck Taylor All Star’s. I’v had a sneak preview and really can’t wait to share more. Lie low, hold on, stand by and stay tuned!… [ Continue reading ]

Project Smallholder – Take 1

My good friend and former classmate Ravi started a few years ago, growing organic vegetables on his own acre in the centre of the Netherlands selling the harvest on the market in Utrecht. He always complained about the quality of todays work boots so we decided to support him with… [ Continue reading ]

Nigel Cabourn

Last year Tenue de Nîmes was invited to New Castle by Nigel Cabourn. He wanted to share a sneak preview with us of his 2011 Spring Summer collection. He told us about his search for old designs, materials and fabrics. He shared some of his most bizarre finds with us and told us about his quest to put these finds in a contemporary, Nigel Cabourn perspective. This search for a perspective led him to this season's theme: The Submarine. [ Continue reading ]

Tenue de Nîmes Basics

This Spring Tenue de Nîmes launches the first chapter of a hand-crafted private label. The initial idea of the private label is that each Tenue de Nîmes garment will be built in limited, exclusive quantities, under decent, proper circumstances from the best available materials that our suppliers can get their hands on. Tenue de Nîmes devotes itself to re-building daily icons (like the men´s shirt) that unite quality and craftsmanship and combine style with soberness. [ Continue reading ]

Meet JJ Mercer

A collection inspired by the East coast preppy styling, the words of Jack Kerouac, the military Vietnam war era, Hawaii and the West coast surfers; Meet John-Jack Mercer a.k.a. JJ Mercer. ‘The JJ Mercer collection is a cohesive representation of four decades of Americana.’ I guess you can’t… [ Continue reading ]

The Shipwrights

Today I found myself wandering around in the early morning breeze and light rain on an old shipyard, specialized in creating and repairing old Botters, the authentic Dutch sailing fishing vessels. Behind the beautiful facade of the old village of Spakenburg, an almost lost world of real craftsmanship… [ Continue reading ]

Le Samouraï

Another inspiring post by Still Stile: The classic and minimalistic thriller by Jean-Pierre Melville, Le Samouraï (1967) — If there is one film where Jarmusch got his inspiration from for his the Limits of Control it must be this classic from Jean-Pierre Melville. Alain Delon stars as Jeff… [ Continue reading ]


Daniel Askill, known for his beautiful short movie ‘We Have Decided Not To Die’ was hired to create this promotional video to introduce the new and colorful line of  the Australian cult fashion label Ksubi. Kolors is a fume-fuelled, slow-motion battle between three colour-clad… [ Continue reading ]

Baldr Collective

Here’s another new menswear label on the horizon. Baldr Collective, a entirely European made label with its origins in Norway just released their first collection of t-shirts and mens button downs. They started with the aim to reinvent and redefine the scandinavian values within design, craftsmanship and materials… [ Continue reading ]

The American Life

Although it is starting to feel like summer here in Europe we can’t withhold ourself taking a look at the upcoming autumn and winter collections. In particular the AW collection of Lee. Inspired on the American life Lee come’s with a mix of beautiful sawtooth-, denim… [ Continue reading ]

Falling Apart – Won Hundred

We’ve always loved Won Hundred’s appreciation for simplicity and understated design. With their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection they are going back to the 60’s, the London subculture of the Mods and their ‘Clean living under difficult circumstances’. ‘A nostalgic memory of days gone by, people you ones knew,… [ Continue reading ]

Slate Blue Desert Boots

Ronnie Fieg is right! These are the perfect shoes for a day like today. Spring is here – enjoy the weekend! (300 pairs of this Slate Blue Clarks Desert Boots by Ronnie Fieg are available this Friday, April 8th exclusively at the David Z flagship as… [ Continue reading ]

Blood In Blood Out

“Miklo, orale, carnalito. What’s up, ese?” Damian Chapa impersonates the Miklo character in this movie, one of his first roles and since then on he would became obsessed with Chicano gangster movies, both as actor and director. Too bad he’s just not that good… [ Continue reading ]


Last year we helped Knit-ted to start their knitwear label from scratch, building up the brand, doing the logo design, art direction and photography. It’s good to see their second collection, good to see them growing, becoming a stable and solid brand with some very nice styles! Go… [ Continue reading ]


Being super busy putting the final hand on getting the Spring-Summer collection online at Tenue de Nîmes (which will be available later this week) here’s a little preview to get you in the right mood. Stay tuned for some crazy stuff from Nigel Cabourn,… [ Continue reading ]


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Love this new piece by Stone Island: The Ghost Jacket, a camouflage concept carried to its extremes. A complete monotone colored jacket, as if they had been dipped into a tin of paint. Available in all black, or all white. [ Continue reading ]


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Dutch denim genius MOOS released another remarkable ‘basic’ today.  His new release consists of 6 crew neck sweatshirts with a superb charcoal color dye. Made of made of US cotton and knitted by Toki-sen-i in Wakayama, Japan this hand-crafted cotton knit is a bargain. There are… [ Continue reading ]


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Riekele shared one of his favorite movies again: Badlands by Terrence Malick. — ‘Badlands is the first feature-film of one of my favorite directors: Terrence Malick. He wrote some scripts for features before but they were never shot the way he had in mind. With Badlands… [ Continue reading ]

Harmony Korine

I'm always impressed by the 'lookbooks' by Urban Outfitters, and I always forget to write about them. The Spring Preview 2011 just hit the doormat and here it is. A really nice production by director and producer Harmony Korine for Urban Outfitters. [ Continue reading ]

The Capital of Dawn

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The roar of gunfire is lost in a distance… The canons are spitting out their last red munitions. At the Tuileries, at the Louvre, at the Palais Royal, the smell of powder and of petrol fills the air surrounding the ruins…. …Paris will be the capital of… [ Continue reading ]

Won Hundred

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Last week the Danish fashion brand Won Hundred opened its first independent shop – a flagship store in Denmark’s most exclusive department store, Illum. Along with the opening they launched their first bag collection with wallets handbags, iPad and computer sleeves. A beautiful store I must… [ Continue reading ]


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Grenson and Tenue de Nîmes have teamed up for their second collaboration. The ‘denim blue’ boot is inspired by an old infantry boot from around 1890. The material choice of fine Expresso Cyclone leather in combination with the roughness of British Millerain canvas embraces… [ Continue reading ]

The Hazel Jacket

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It’s good to see a company like Lavenham is moving on from its horseback riding history towards the Ivy League preppy trend without loosing its lovely style. A unique take on the Letterman jacket called the Hazel Jacket, a lighter quilted alternative take on a design… [ Continue reading ]

Camo Soul

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Last week in NY we quickly skipped thru the new collection of Camo and, as always, I was impressed. I love their style, fabrics and color tones. And from of next season they have a women’s collection as well. The next fall winter collection is called… [ Continue reading ]