If you thought novelty items constructed with denim was a modern thing (we spotted a patchwork denim ottoman in a department store recently that sported “pieces of jeans” with fake labels mixed into the seams), think again! This late 1800s denim umbrella just goes to show that the obsession with denim and desire to stretch the textile into as many areas of ones life as possible is a long-running tradition!
Image from Tenue de Nîmes.
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At Repeat To Fade, we get the chance to see the Blue Highway brothers (who design Sweden’s Blue Highway line in a small Eskilstuna basement) follow their obsession with denim knowledge to the deserts of Nevada, in search of really old denim. They find scraps of 1880s Levi’s, 1900s Levi’s lookalikes, 1922 Levi’s, tattered and torn (in need of a few months of Denim Therapy). According to the blog, they actually dug these up out of the desert. Is that wild or what? This post is from Xmas 2009, but considering how old this denim is, it doesn’t seem so outdated. Check out the photos below.
Images via Repeat To Fade.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: 1880s levis, antique denim, denim found in the desert, repeat to fade, vintage denim, vintage Levi's