In celebration of our upcoming 10-year anniversary this month, we are launching a special and highly limited run of jeans. Together with one of our major denim suppliers Candiani, we have developed a unique 15 oz. denim fabric, exclusively woven to meet BENZAK's exact specifications. To commemorate this milestone, we have equipped the jeans with a variety of gold accents, such as a golden selvedge ID and real (!) gold-plated buttons.

The total available quantity will be 535 pieces, distributed among our four men's fits: B-01 SLIM, B-02 STRAIGHT, B-03 TAPERED, and B-04 RELAXED.

  • 10-year anniversary special
  • 15 oz. brown cotton golden selvedge
  • exclusively woven for BENZAK by Candiani Denim
  • 100% cotton
  • right hand twill
  • unwashed (raw), but sanforized
  • no further post-weave finishing, resulting in a hairy surface
  • vegetable tanned leather patch with 10YA gold foil stamp
  • real gold-plated buttons
  • 100% copper rivets
  • button fly
  • cotton-poly core-spun heavy-duty stitching
  • ecru pocket bags (cotton-poly, for extra durability)
  • indigo dyed bull embroidery, bartacks & buttonholes
  • made in Portugal
  • available in B-01, B-02, B-03 & B-04
  • size range: W27-36, 38, 40 - L34 (waist 27 and 35 are newly added)
  • limited run of 535 pieces total
  • €249 incl. 21% Dutch VAT (€205,79 excl. VAT)
GLOBAL RELEASE: Wednesday September 27th

In honor of our momentous 10-year anniversary, we embarked on a quest to create something truly exceptional, challenging Candiani to craft a denim unlike anything they had ever made before—a denim with a vintage, textured appearance.

When comparing Italian denim to Japanese denim, one notable distinction lies in their character. Italian denim tends to possess a smoother texture due to various post-weave finishes, while Japanese denim fabrics often showcase an uneven, 'wabi-sabi' structure. Both styles have their merits, as personal preference plays a significant role. At BENZAK, we embrace both types of fabrics to maintain a well-rounded denim offering.

For this particular project, we set out to create a denim fabric that would defy preconceived notions of how denim from a specific region should look. To achieve this, we embarked on the development process using the 15.5 oz. RCI selvedge as a base. Its construction already possessed a slightly uneven and low-tension quality, with a classic redcast indigo dye on the warp. We then replaced the weft with that of the 13 oz. brown cotton selvedge to enhance the vintage feel. Because this weft yarn is slightly thinner, the overall weight dropped from 15.5 oz. to 15 oz.

However, the true magic lies in the finishing—or rather, the absence of post-weave finishes. Apart from the necessary sanforization process to prevent excessive shrinkage, this fabric is essentially cut and sewn in its loomstate form. The result is an enchantingly uneven and hairy surface on the outside of the fabric, which turned out to be incredibly appealing.

As the crowning touch, we have finished the selvedge with a gold ID ticker. The selvedge itself is composed of seven threads: two white, three gold, and two white threads once again.


Alex Jeans - Illingen (DE)
Black & Blue - Nijmegen (NL)
BLEU BRUT- Bordeaux (FR)
Candiani Store - Milan (IT)
CULTIZM - Münster/online (DE)
Denim City Store - Amsterdam (NL)
Hype Heroes - Den Bosch (NL)
De Rode Winkel - Utrecht (NL)
stuf|f - Düsseldorf (DE)

BENZAK private shopping & webshop - Amsterdam (NL)

September 06, 2023