Last season we had the pleasure of creating an exclusive fabric with our Italian partners, Candiani Denim. A denim mill rich in history, renown for quality and their sustainable future vision. We worked closely and quickly with Alberto and Simon, and cultivated something truly special for both BENZAK and the mill. The result being, our special #2 15 oz. vintage indigo selvedge denim fabric.
Our very own B-01 SLIM, B-02 REGULAR and the BDJ-01 COWBOY JACKET were the first pieces to be constructed from the special #2 fabric. It’s important to us that we offer you guys our exclusive fabrics in a multitude of garments. As we’re already two fits deep, we thought upgrading the B-01 and B-02 partnership to a trio would be a solid idea. Think of it like this, what would the three musketeers be if there were only two. Ok, so we secretly know there were four musketeers but we won’t dwell on that thought for too long. So, with a distinct indigo hue that represents denim from the fifties, and a custom selvedge id with a whole lot of meaning. We bring to you the B-03 TAPERED special #2 15 oz. vintage indigo selvedge jeans.
As the B-01 follows a slim silhouette, and the B-02 is an updated version of a classic 1940s fit, it’s safe to say the B-03 has a kick of our B-01 and B-02 combined. The B-03 TAPERED is considered as a regular fit with a tapered leg. Its lower crotch gives it a roomy feel and is more suitable for gents who may have larger thighs. Although, if you’re just looking for a looser fitting top block, and going for a well-curated relaxed weekend style, then this could be your go-to. The B-03 is larger than the B-01 SLIM, although when worn the B-03 TAPERED retains a slim look. Thus keeping ' weekend relaxed' on the more sophisticated side of things. The shaped waistband makes the top-block slightly rounder for a snug fit, it also stops the jeans from sagging. Developing the B-03 in our special #2 was all about adding variation to our classic style and creating yet another piece in our own fabric. The feedback from our community has only ever been positive when referring to our current collection of B-03’s, so it made sense to roll this one out to you.
You’ve probably guessed by now, our founder Lennaert has a knack for intricate details and meaningful features. Such as, incorporating the iconic 6th pocket into all of his denim developments has become the BENZAK standard. It’s one of those features that adds its own flavour to a garment, and it's also a differentiator within the blue market. Our special #1 Japanese fabric has a unique selvedge story of its own. This was the catalyst for our special #2 custom selvedge id. The bond between Candiani and BENZAK is one that has been evident ever since the inception of our brand 5 years ago.
When we started to develop the special #2 fabric we knew it had to be different. It had to have that little something that made it more than just a fabric. So, we gave it some character, some flare, or we could even say, a personality that resembles its creators.
The selvedge colours are orange on one side and blue on the other. In sporting events, the national colour of Holland is 'Oranje' (orange), and Italy is 'Azzurri' (blue). In this case, it’s another of Lennaert’s features doubling up as something more meaningful. The orange and blue mark the friendship between the Dutch and Italian companies. It’s a simple addition to the fabric, adding that subtle yet playful element allowing the finished garments to not take themselves too seriously.
All in all, our B-03 TAPERED special #2 15 oz. vintage indigo selvedge jeans embody quite a few different elements. The robust yet detailed technicalities of a well thought out pair of jeans teamed up with none other than authenticity and style.
You'll be able to find this exclusive style over on our NEW section located in the header, alongside our other SS19 drop 1 release.