When you think of Seattle fashion, somehow brands like Comme des Garçons, Robert Gellar, Odyn Vovk and Rick Owens aren’t the first to come to mind. But, when you walk into menswear store Blackbird, you soon find that you’ve stepped into a menswear style oasis in the charming Ballard district, and you’ll find these progressive brands and more are in stock. Recently, Denim Therapy dropped by to check out Blackbird’s Hazlewood jean, a limited-run (150 pairs each style) of straight leg jeans (in raw indigo Cone Mills denim, “Stolen” Black mid-weight jean, and indigo Japanese nep 13oz denim fabrications). Sales Manager Rick Moe says producing their own jeans was a part of Blackbird’s evolution as a full lifestyle brand. We have to say we’re both pretty excited and bummed that you can only get the Hazlewood at Blackbird stores.
Check out Blackbird Ballard online to shop the Hazlewood jeans.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: avant-garde fashion, Blackbird, Blackbird Ballard, concept store, directional fashion, Hazlewood Jean, Japanese denim, made in Seattle, Made in the USA, minimalist fashion, Seattle fashion, Seattle style
Nudie Jeans is on a roll! The Swedish brand has opened their third concept store in Shinjuku, Japan. With 200 retailers in Japan carrying the line, it looks like they’re fit for a full blown takeover! The company has established concept stores abroad to ensure customers have direct access to the brand’s core vision. Sales and Marketing Director, Andreas ?hrman, stresses the importance of shopping for a product in an environment that reflects the brand’s principles as part of establishing a relationship with the customer.
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: Andreas Åhrman, concept store, Japan, Nudie Jeans, shinjuku, swedish denim