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  1. Tender Co. Denim

    ^ In my experience I find that there is a residual tint, even after lots of washes, but it's easier to see in comparison with a pair of non-dyed jeans. It's also super-difficult to photograph. Either way, looking fantastic Hendsch, thanks for sharing!
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    ^beautiful! I'm saving a new pair from the next Tender production for myself, but in the meantime, my Whooper Backwoods are on loan to a shop in Tokyo (Whooper's really starting to gain a following, which I'm very excited about) so this morning I pulled on a new pair of Greyhounds. Here's the fit: It's been a while since I've worn anything this slim, but it's a reminder to me that if they fit right slim jeans can be extremely comfy. I'm looking forward to wearing these in. The Tshirt, by the way, is a Christopher Brown illustration. Chris was one of my tutors at CSM and did some prints for Tender a few years ago. This is a series I've helped to select and arrange- they've just been picked up by Beams, which is super exciting
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    ^great wall nice shirt too!
  4. Tender Co. Denim

    ^^thanks guys! perhaps the coolest thing that's ever happened to me: a friend of the brand in an assistant to Beat Takeshi (amazing director & actor- Battle Royale was, some say, totally ripped off by the Hunger Games...) Anyway apparently Mr Takeshi carries around a keyring which his assistant says looks like him!:
  5. Tender Co. Denim

    So here are some photos from my Japan trip... there was a trade show in Tokyo, which was great and we saw lots of good friends, but the highlight for me was the visit to Diaries, in Tsukuba. I'd not visited before: it's a lovely store, not big but crammed with great stuff, and a fantastic atmosphere. Mr and Mrs Yamaguchi run it with help from Mrs Yamaguchi's sister, and they have an amazing group of customers- in the 3 hours or so that Akira and I were there we had about 50 visitors, almost everyone decked out in Tender. As always at these things, the nicest thing for me was getting to meet Tender customers- they're a really interesting and diverse bunch, from students to musicians to (this visit) a radioactivity researcher working in Fukushima, who told me that Prussian Blue (new AW17 colour) is used in his industry to attract and clean up caesium. Here are tons of photos- apologies they're not better annotated, but this should give you an idea of the afternoon, and a look at how people wear some of the clothes:
  6. Tender Co. Denim

    hello from Tokyo! Lots of Tender photos to come soon, I hope, but for now here are a few GS/TP wrist shots: This is Takahashi, the watchmaker who handles production of GS/TP, in Tokyo. Here also refurbishes and deals in vintage watches: and here are a couple of old Tender watches (sorry Konstantin!): finally for now, I saw my very first live Whooper jeans on a stranger yesterday! It's a pair of Interstate, plain weave wide/straight legs, on a shop buyer who bought them at retail, not knowing the were connected to Tender: and here's the full set of cuts, laid out with my own pair of broken twill Backwoods, at just over 6 months I think: Tender photos in the next couple of days...
  7. Tender Co. Denim

    ^sorry again that I've not been able to help with this. In the meantime here's a couple of photos of some nice little whisky cups at GOOD FISHING, made for Blue-09: They're based on the shape of some small whisky tumblers that I made a few years ago for Kings County Distillery, from glass, but hand thrown from white clay, and slipped in stripes to match the B-09 logo. I have one for myself and it's a really satisfying shape to sip from! Blue-09 is being set up by my good friends Vicken (ex-The Hill Side) and Samuel (ex-Kings County Distillery). Their Bourbon and Moonshine is still in the distilling process, but should be ready early next year- I really trust these guys' judgment and taste, though, so I'm looking forward to it! In the meantime they're making some special products (starting with these cups) and running their parallel brand, GOOD FISHING, which has some really nice stuff in its own right. More soon! I just arrived in Japan, so pics from the pop-up shop at DIARIES in the next few days
  8. Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks for this. All the denim jeans are cut the same size, from the same unsanforized fabric- you either then buy them Unborn (raw) in which case they'll shrink down to tag with the first wash/soak, or they come rinsed or dyed, which shrinks them to size before you receive them. There's some variation in dyeing temperature which affects the initial shrinkage (as a general rule woad and rinsed denim will arrive shrunk a bit less i.e. a bit larger than other dyes) but this will balance out with further washing, and with stretch from wear. After a little while of wearing them and a couple of washes all versions will end up fitting the same, so if you know a Type and size fit in one version you can buy the same size in another. I hope this makes sense. The only exception to this is jeans made from other fabrics (canvas, wool-cotton herringbone, etc), which may fit slightly differently to the denim versions- please mail me if you have any questions about these.
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    ^Thanks, great to know someone else knows his work Sorry to have posted so little over the last couple of weeks- this is my busiest time of year. If anyone will be in Nagoya this weekend Akira and I will be doing a trunk show at Diaries. I'll be there on Saturday, and it should be fun! Sounds like quite a few people will be visiting, so I'll be sure to post pictures after I get back. More details here
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    thanks arthur and bartleby! This is the first time I've seen a pair of Whooper jeans out in the wild- the fit looks great on you. Bartlyby, your trews look great, and are perfect with the smock. I'm currently away from the studio for a few weeks, but before I went I sent out the first deliveries from the Autumn/Winter production. Some new shirts and accessories are already in stock at Oi Polloi, Present, and Superdenim, with more to follow to all stockists shortly. I'll describe thing in more details once I'm back, but in the meantime here's a preview: There are lots of details and good stories in here- more soon!
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    Sam, a great friend of the brand, just ordered a new season (more soon!) shirt, and sent this lovely photo of his collection to date: It's lovely to see someone's selections all together like this, across different seasons and fabrics.
  12. Tender Co. Denim

    ^Looking great Hendsch, thank you for posting! Yes I also wash right-side out. That said, the pair I'm wearing at the moment, after a very long hiatus, are 130 weld-dyed size 4 from the second production (SS11). As far as I can remember these have never been washed, apart from during the initial dyeing process. It's been a while since I've gone down non-washing, and it feels sort of nostalgic these, on the other hand, have been washed tons, and I really love how they're coming out. Whooper Backwoods 36":
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    here's a beautiful photo of the living room of a great friend of the brand: and a closeup :-)
  14. Tender Co. Denim

    ^this is such a great shot, I always really like your photos- thank you! While various Tender stuff percolates, here are a few more details about THEN, which has been mentioned briefly a couple of times. It's a very small project, but which I feel really good about- it's been quite a bit of work but is very personal. I came across a fantastic archive of mid-20th Century fabric designs, which were lovely in their own right, but also really strongly reminded me of my grandparents and great-aunt, who were designers working from the 1940s to the 80s. The idea was to take these fabrics (reworked a bit), and cut them into the kind of clothes which people like my grandparents wore. While the work they did was pretty avant garde, the clothes they wore themselves were very simple and tasteful, almost conservative. Fabrics got woven up in the UK, and the garments are made to a very precise, tailored, level, in Japan. Bone china swingtags are an homage to Barbara Hepworth, and are made in England. Here are a few photos: As I said, this is a personal side project, so it may not be every season, but it should keep popping up one way or another. The first production is now available at PRESENT, as well as Maidens in Tokyo and Loftman in Kyoto. The name, THEN, is partly about the idea of time (a previous era, but also a link to the future, the next step), and also a reference to a great book of photographs by Alexander Liberman, who was a friend of my grandfathers (I believe). Apologies that this may not be for everyone, back to regular scheduled programming soon
  15. Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks so much for these! To be honest I don't see much of Instagram so it's really nice to get a look at how people are wearing things. The denim 921 is indeed the same denim as the jeans, although it's been desized (had the starch washed out) and tumbled to soften it up a bit. It's here if you're interested. Thanks very much also for the comparisons with some great stuff (I didn't know Eckhaus Latta, looks really interesting). My Japan trip will be mid-September, and we're doing a popup at Diaries in Nagoya, which should be fantastic- I've never visited but they always order really interestingly and I gather they have some very loyal Tender customers. Sorry it's a way off, but pictures to come, for sure. In the meantime I'm getting through the coming Autumn production (first pieces should be available in a couple of weeks) and finishing up samples for Spring 2018, as well as holding down GS/TP, Whooper, and everything else.... More soon!