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  1. rodeo bill

    Tender Co. Denim

    anyone in Vancouver, the excellent Neighbour store is doing a pop Trestle Shop installation and SS19 preview, which I couldn't be more excited about. Here are some photos: Special mention to the cyanotype photograms in the last picture!
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    Tender Co. Denim

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    Tender Co. Denim

    Wow! This looks fantastic, and lovely to see this shirt again. The buttons are melamine (similar to bakelite) which is organic compound set as a resin, widely used before oil-based plastics took over. I prefer how hard it feels (try tapping a button against your tooth) compared to most plastic buttons (usually nylon or polyester) which feel slightly duller.
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    Tender Co. Denim

    Here are some bonuses of normal (non molleton) denim jeans, showing the selvage pocket bag, and again the difference in tone between inside and out:
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    Tender Co. Denim

    @oomslokop thank you so much for the jeans pictures! These are easily among the best looking I've seen, and hands down the best pair of molletons. Great KFC link, too. @Broarkyour best bet is Maritime Antiques &, in Copenhagen.
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    Watches and Denim

    ^SUPERB! thanks very much.
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    Watches and Denim

    @JamesCap and @Nei.Nor show us your backsides!
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    Tender Co. Denim

    ^thanks so much Merzbot! That jacket is actually a Sleeper BR-1 jacket, in green broken twill- it's a favourite personally, but I'm afraid I don't have stock of this exact version any more. The chlorophyll jacket in the picture above is a 970 Driver's Jacket, with overlapping shoulders, also long gone I'm afraid. Here's something else from the same Always In Colour shoot, now in stock. These are a take on Breton pullovers, in stripes of indigo cotton denim weaving yarn and lambswool: As these are worn, they'll change differently- the indigo bleeds onto the ecru wool, which makes the edges fuzzy and tints the white to pale blue. The navy version, by contrast, starts off a very uniform colour but as the indigo fades will become more noticeably striped. To wear, though, the first thing you notice is the lovely bumpy texture between the stripe sections- the cotton shrinks more than the wool when the garments are rinsed after knitting, so it dips in, while the soft wool stands out in ridges. I have a prototype of the ecru striped version for myself and I've really been enjoying it over the last few weeks. Worn updates to follow, but in the meantime here are some closeups:
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    Tender Co. Denim

    Always in Colour, in Exeter, just put up a lovely piece by Louise Honey based on an interview/visit over a day around Stroud a couple of weeks ago. Here if anyone fancies a read. Great photos by Jay Bing, too, shot on medium format film.
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    Watches and Denim

    ^nice! what's the sweater/shirt? the cuff has a really interesting texture. Sorry to derail
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    Tender Co. Denim

    ^cool! they're up on the trestle shop now, here
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    Tender Co. Denim

    Thanks Julian! The total thickness is more like 3mm- the idea was to make something a little less heavy than the mainline Tender belts, so this is also a touch narrower, at 1¼” wide. You could definitely wear these with heavy denim, but they'd also work very nicely with slimmer/lighter jeans, or with other trousers. I hope this helps!
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    Tender Co. Denim

    ^^Looks great on your snchz! Thank you Now for something completely different.. Here's the latest collaboration with For Holding Up The Trousers, and one that I'm particularly excited about- I think it really nails the collaborative part of how Morten and I can work together. The Full Fold belt is is the first plain leather belt we've made, in lovely unstained Swedish vegetable-tanned leather, a simple 1¼” wide with a FHUTT branded sand-cast brass buckle. The interesting part is how it's put together. Usually a section of the belt is thinned at the buckle end, wrapped over the buckle, and fastened down behind the buckle, either with tacked stitches on the side (like mainline Tender belts) or with screws or rivets, or sewn all round the overlapping section. This means the leather is cut to pretty much the same length as the finished belt. The Full Fold belt, by contrast, is cut to double the length of the finished piece: The entire length gets marked along the edges, and punched point by point with an awl: A long slot is punched out from the very centre of the strap (see where we're going with this?): The strap is folded in half, over the buckle, so there's no overlapping section but the entire belt is double thickness, hand sewn all the way round: To put that in numbers, that means a 35" belt has about 71" of stitching (each side and one end), and at about 7 stitches/inch that's 497 stitches, or around two hours of hand stitching alone, per belt (thanks Morten!) The section where the holes will be punched gets a few dabs of glue to hold the leather in place: and the holes are punched through: I'm so happy with how these have come out!
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    Tender Co. Denim

    ^^all looking wonderful chaps, thank you so much! Here's something really special, just back from dyeing today. Type 935 Ryeland wool face cotton twill Shepherd's coat- 4 coats dyed with true khaki (turmeric plus fermented indigo). The dye's taken really nicely to the wool and cotton yarns. As well as highlighting the seams, the dye brings up the shading of the fabric beautifully (eg the pockets are cut at right angles to the body panels, and the tone of the colour is dramatically different):