Voyager Journal — jeans

Han Kjøbenhavn and the Classically Unpolished

2012 Danish denim design Han Kjøbenhavn Inspiration jeans menswear quality weather

Han Kjøbenhavn is a Danish clothier based in Copenhagen that produces simple, innovative and aesthetically beautiful garments that can really withstand the elements. With Copenhagen's weather being not so dissimilar to San Francisco, their designs are perfect for remaining classically stylish in the fog. Jannik of Han took the time to answer some questions about Han Kjøbenhavn's motives and mission. First off, for our non-Danish blog readers, can you please tell us how to pronounce Han Kjøbenhaven phonetically? What is the significance of the name Han Kjøbenhaven? It is pretty straight forward, you pronounce it like this: Han Kjø-ben-havn. The "ø" is only used...

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Garter + Derringer: premium denim, straight outta NYC

2012 denim design Garter + Derringer Inspiration jeans Made in the USA NYC

Garter + Derringer is a premium denim company, owned and operated by brothers Alek and Amaury Esposito. Talk about sibling synergy; Amaury designs and Alek handles the business side. Based in Manhattan, Garter + Derringer is authentically a product of New York City, just like the brothers themselves. I caught up with Alek and Amaury to discover what Garter + Derringer is really about and how these brothers have built a successful line around one of the most difficult garments to make and do right: JEANS. Is it hard to work together as siblings? Have you always gotten along? Alek:...

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