- The Spirit of 69 – Dr. Martens x Edwin
Sep 1, 2014
The Spirit of 69 capsule collection from Dr. Martens is a modern interpretation of a look started back in 1969 by the first generation skinheads. The collection has been developed by working with brands that have been involved with this subculture from back in the day as well as innovating brands within categories associated with the skinhead staples – Alpha Industries, Brutus, Edwin and Trojan Records.
Dr. Martens have collaborated with Edwin this season to create a modern interpretation of the bleached jean style that was much loved by first generation skinheads. Available in the slim fit ED-80 for men and Herman Pant for women. Both pairs of jeans include laser etched, Vietnamese camouflage and custom leather branding made in the famous Cobbs Lane factory in Wollaston, UK.
Musician Mike Skinner has created a film to celebrate this movement. The parallels with Skinner and skinhead subculture are obvious: his musical education was an eclectic mix of cultural genres; including his own work with The Streets. The film is an energetic journey through the characters, music, style and sentiment of this influential multi-racial moment, inspired by the authentic individuals who lived it and still influence youth culture today.
The Spirit of 69 capsule collection is now available at Dr. Martens stores worldwide and online.
Photography by Gavin Watson
- Liberty x Edwin
Aug 12, 2014
Introducing our second collaboration with one of the world’s most famous department stores and longtime partner of Edwin Europe, Liberty.
Renowned for high quality, contemporary menswear, Liberty will release the collaborative denim ahead of the launch of the Edwin Autumn/Winter 2014 collection in their brand new basement space.
Constructed using the ED-80 silhouette, the jeans are made of an exclusive 14oz Japanese red selvage, rinsed denim, with the addition of iconic Liberty print fabric on the interior yoke and pocket lining.
The combination of tobacco coloured stitching, leather patina patch and the removal of arcuate detailing and rivets from the back pockets, gives the jeans a unique, sophisticated, luxurious edge.
Available exclusively at Liberty from 15th August 2014.
- Edwin x Blitz – Spring / Summer 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Spring / Summer 2014 sees the third collection made by Edwin Europe for Parisian based garage: Blitz Motorcycles, born from a shared passion for road trips, great friendships and beautiful simplistic design.
The collaboration retains at its heart the main core principles that prompted the first two: creating non-seasonal, non-trend led functional garments that fit in with Blitz Motorcycles way of life…
Available now at our London and Paris stores, in selected retailers across Europe and online.
This concise seven piece capsule collection, entirely made of jersey is made up of six t-shirts and a single crew sweat, using a palette of washed black and off white. The use of monochromatic tones and fabrics lends itself to the durable and stripped back aesthetics demonstrated by the Parisian Duo.
View the whole collection HERE
- Edwin x Léger
Apr 8, 2014
Spring / Summer 2014 sees the second collaboration between Edwin Europe and Atelier Léger, creating a beautiful, yet functional laptop case.
Based in the heart of Lyon, Léger continue to produce limited runs of hand-crafted bags and leather goods.
The Léger Laptop Sleeve is available now at our London and Paris stores, in selected retailers across Europe and online.
Born out of a pre-existing friendship and passion for simplicity, functionality and durability, this collaboration denotes fun and a sense of adventure.
This practical case is designed to accommodate 13″ devices and is made to order, taking up to four hours to complete.
Created using Edwin’s own 13.7oz Japanese rainbow selvage denim and premium brown vegetable leather tanned in France.
The lining and front closure are made of an unwashed denim, allowing it to age beautifully and take on the characteristics of its owners day-to-day movements.
Each piece is hand finished with a natural coloured, heavy chain stitch.
- Eastside x Edwin
Mar 18, 2014
Celebrating the long-term partnership between Eastside and Edwin we got our heads together and created a timeless classic, based on one of Christophe Canitrot’s original race leather jackets from his expansive motorcycle inventory, collected over the years.
The Eastside x Edwin Jacket is available at our London and Paris stores, in selected retailers across Europe and online.
Originally a pro BMX racer and avid motorcyclist, Christophe has been riding and collecting motorcycles since he was 18 years old. He currently rides a 1975 BMW, a 1952 Terrot and the custom 1971 Triumph T120R hard-tail (which was custom built for Wheels & Waves 2012 in homage to dirt track riding and legendary BMX rider, Mike Miranda.
Basing the block and detailing on the original garment; an unbranded 1960’s jacket he found in a London second-hand store back in 1992. Christophe has put the jacket through its paces over years of riding, patching and re-patching.
The Edwin replica jacket is made using tough cow hide, black dyed with a matte finish, featuring robust silver zippers. The co-branding consists of a subtle embossed patch, placed on the left arm and the jacket is lined with a lightweight plaid flannel.
Photography by Vincent Perraud
- Stewart x Edwin x Blitz
Aug 27, 2013
To complete the latest Blitz x Edwin Europe collection, Edwin have teamed up with Stewart to produce the S.E.B (Stewart, Edwin, Blitz) Motorcycle Jacket, handmade in Italy using the finest horsehide, modelled on 1970’s racing jackets and featuring RiRi zips.
The inner lining is printed with a map of Paris, on which the Parisian duo’s daily route has been drawn out.
The S.E.B Jacket is now available at the Edwin Store London, Online and in selected stockists across Europe.
Edwin met up with Stewart Founder Carlo Fossi at their italian factory earlier in the year to discuss the production process, the history of the company and how it all began.
- Edwin x Léger Tote Bag
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn / Winter 2013 sees Edwin Europe team up with French natives Atelier Léger to create an iconic bag of our times, the Tote.
Born out of a pre-existing friendship and passion for simplicity, functionality and durability, this collaboration denotes fun and a sense of adventure. This practical bag allows enough room to pack for a short trip or a weekend away.
Based in the heart of Lyon, Léger produce limited runs of hand crafted bags and leather goods.
Created using Edwin’s very own 13.7oz Rainbow Listed Selvage Denim, this piece is unwashed to allow it to age beautifully and take on the characteristics of its owner. Featuring exposed rainbow listing on the top hem, thick brown leather detailing (tanned in France) and finished with a natural coloured, heavy chain stitch.
Made to order, each bag takes four hours to make.
Available at the Edwin Store London, Online and in selected retailers across Europe.
- Blitz Customs x Edwin Denim Co.
Jan 23, 2013
Spring / Summer 2013 sees Edwin Europe collaborate with Parisian Motorcycle Collective ‘Blitz’ to create a collusion of minds and aesthetics as a continuation and manifestation of a pre-existing camaraderie. From product support, to film projects and good times spent together in the seats of their machines, the beginnings of a collection of pieces made by Edwin, specifically for Blitz was born.
Available in selected stores across Europe.
See the collection in it’s entirety – HERE
- Burg & Schild x Edwin – Black / Black 5 Year Denim
Oct 18, 2012
“We are proud to be working with Burg & Schild on this project, simply because we love what this store represents. A true independent, with the balls to provide solid men’s style within a market evermore evolving towards transient consumable trends. It provides a perfect platform for our core product, premium five-pocket denim.
Edwin works within Burg & Schild, and we are proud to be represented in there. It is one of the stores, I personally have great pleasure in visiting as the product mix is perfect for me, it is about good quality clothing, built by specialist in their respective fields, equally, the approach to their customers is personal and unique. This sets them apart” – Rey Gautier – Edwin
Available exclusively at Burg & Schild, Berlin from 20th October 2012.
To celebrate the release, Burg & Schild are giving away the “Black Kaihara” Prototype in a 34”/34”.
To be in with a chance of winning, head over to the EDWIN Facebook page for further instructions – CLICK HERE.
Shane and Kay, the founders of Burg & Schild Berlin asked Edwin Europe to collaborate on their Fifth Year Anniversary ‘BLACK COLLECTION’. As a selected supplier to Burg & Schild, naturally, this was a project I felt passionate about in that we where able to explore a more hand rendered approach to the creation of a limited number of jeans, exclusively made for this special occasion.
The idea was to work on a block, which works for them and their consumer. A five-pocket denim style we developed in Europe using 14oz Black/Black Red Listed Selvage denim from the famous Japanese mill, Kaihara.
The devil is in the details as they say, which is exactly how this has been executed. The pocket bags are black twill, internally printed and hand numbered. Fifty pieces, 10 for each year we have been working with this fantastic store.
The donut buttons, made from copper metal are hand painted with black enamel, which will chip over time allowing the original copper colour to show through, which will be the only externally visible colouration.
Internal hidden back pocket rivets, strengthening this stress point, however leaving a clean aesthetic
keeping in line with the black tonal stitching throughout, including a single stitch arcuate on the back pockets. The leather patch has been hand cut and hand embossed using vegetable tan dyed leather.
A hand made tote bag has been made from recycled military ground sheets, in ode to Edwin’s inception
dating back to 1947, when Edwin was a military surplus store situated in Nippori, Tokyo, selling ex US military garments left over from the occupying forces.
Five Questions for Shane and Kay:
1. Five years is a considerable achievement, what has been the driving force through these times?
I guess we drove each other like crazy in the last years- Kay and I are very different, so we had sometimes
big discussions, but in the end this was always helpful and productive. And of course we both had and
have big demands on what we do, so that we seek to improve ourselves all the time.
2. Edwin is one of several premium denim brands you present in B&S, what is the main reason for Edwin’s
success within your store?
Edwin Jeans, specially the unwashed ones, are our best sellers at Burg & Schild. They have the best value in our store, the quality is amazing and I think there is no competition at all. Edwin Europe has a very good stock system; I can reorder my basics every week. And last but not least Edwin Europe has a very good; I would say the best customer service, which I know in this business.
3. What are your favourite Edwin denim jeans style/denim?
The Nashville and ED-39
4. What is the most memorable moment for each of you over the past five years at Burg & Schild?
It was our opening party five years ago. When I discovered the location 5,5 years ago there was just a
ruin. The whole building wasn’t renovated for 100 years. We worked together with Christian, our shop
builder and his team over 4 months to create the face of Burg & Schild. We worked until the morning
before the opening. We were so proud that we were finished just in time.
5. What are you mostly looking forward to over the next five?
To keep our idea of being authentic and consequent alive and successful.
For more images from the manufacturing process – CLICK HERE
- Oi Polloi 10th Anniversary ED-49
Sep 27, 2012
Merging two of Oi Polloi’s favourite Edwin styles, they have the reliable chassis of the ED-49 with the pocket detail of the Nashville. The denim itself is none other than deadstock, green selvage denim from that Shangri-la of Serge de Nîmes, Cone Mills. Based in North Carolina, Cone Mills have been supplying denim since 1910, and there’s little they don’t know about the finer points of the blue stuff.
To top it all off, there’s a one-off leather patch on the back complete with the obligatory Oi Polloi magpies.
- Only 100 pairs, exclusive to Oi Polloi
- Dry 14.5oz organic denim
- Deadstock Cone Mills denim
- Green selvage
- Right hand weave
- Five pocket jeans
- Button fly
- Edwin leather patch with Oi Polloi magpies
- Chain stitched hem
- Heavyweight canvas pockets
- Tapered leg
- Lavenham Lifesaver Jacket & Gilet
Jul 2, 2012
As undisputed heavyweights in their respective fields of manufacture, Edwin & Lavenham collaborate for AW12 to create a jacket and gilet inspired by this mutual respect for their history and production quality.
Inspired by the overriding ideals of the AW12 collection, of shared isolationism, harnessing of the wilderness and a sense of mystery and discovery, the driving force became the desire to produce something that represented this struggle between the product and the elements. There are moments in life when control is lost, and we intuitively turn to turn to the closest thing to hand. The clothes on our backs become what we rely on in earnest, and durability and construction strength become our most prized assets.
As a result, Edwin and Lavenham decided to utilise original lifesaver vests as the silhouette on which to project specially developed Japanese fabrics designed to resemble wool, with an intrinsically counter-intuitive handle, highlighting the a-typical approach to denim construction used on these pieces.These shapes were then shaped and tailored to a modern aesthetic, allowing Lavenham’s inherent British sensibilities to also come to the fore to create a collaboration that is both rugged and elegant in equal measure.
The ‘Black Wool’ fabric (exclusively developed for the project in Japan, using bi-colour yarns are woven on low tension narrow looms) is constructed from 9.5oz, 100% yarn dyed napping Oxford denim and heavily brushed. Backed with heavy quilting and constructed at the Lavenham factory in Sudbury, England, it also features specially developed removable ‘shank’ buttons.
Due to the complicated denim construction process, there are limited numbers on these pieces.
- Unionville / Sivletto Nashville
Sep 6, 2011
In 1961 Mr. Tsunemi crafted the first pair of Edwin denim jeans in Japan. As part of the 50 year celebrations, Edwin have teamed up with Sivletto and Unionville to produce a modified version of the Nashville.
The usual two tone stitching has been replaced with a dark copper shade, which gives the pants a clean and authentic look based on a time in history when the production of denim was focussed on strength and durability and the simplicity of using only one type of thread in every machine.
To further focus on the collaboration the Edwin tab on the right pocket has been removed and the leather patch artwork has been modified to include the Unionville & Sivletto store names. This limited edition comes complete with a custom made tote bag.
Limited to 300 pairs, all individually numbered…
See more photos HERE
- Liberty ED-55
May 8, 2011
Both Liberty and Edwin have long been highly regarded brands in their own right, exemplifying classic quality in their respective fields.
With this in mind, it felt fitting for Edwin to collaborate on a product that would celebrate these values, in conjunction with the re-launching of Liberty’s Denim Hall.
These classic Edwin ED-55 denim’s are made from our exclusive 14oz Japanese Red Selvage, with the subtle addition of the classic Liberty print used in the detailing of some of the internal components of the denim.
This is a truly beautiful pair of jeans, limited to just 100 pieces.
See the rest of the photos on our Facebook Page.
- Pendleton Woolen Mills
Jan 11, 2010
For this collaboration, Edwin have taken a classic silhouette from the Pendleton Shirt Range and added our signature denim touch. An exclusive check design on a Pendleton woolen shirt with Edwin Japanese Kaihara denim detailing sets this collaboration apart.
Produced in strictly limited edition of 300 pieces.
- Folk Capsule Collection
Jan 5, 2010
Edwin and Folk have been friends for a while now and in a sense of good old fashioned idea sharing have joined forces with the first of several mini capsule collections.
Edwin have been let loose on some of the popular styles of Folk’s sister footwear brand, Shofolk to create three men’s shoes and one women’s styles incorporating classic denim detailing.
Folk have used Edwin’s Japanese denim heritage to the full to put their stamp on two styles of denim in two washes.
Edwin chose Shofolk’s popular Alaric and Armstrong styles and have made them their own by adding denim and clever stitch lines resembling their jeans.
Folk have taken Edwin’s popular Nashville and ED-62 fits and turned them into the Folksville and FD-62 taking of all the branding and adding in their usual subtle design details to create simple chino style
Folk shoes with Edwin’s eyes and Edwin jeans with Folk’s smile.