Collaborations and Releases with Dehen 1920, Iron Heart, Gitman Vintage, Benzak, and Studio D’Artisan
Per our normal rally cry on Black Friday, we have our “Buy Craft, Not Crap” release that’s a direct response to this infamous day’s coercion concerning conspicuous consumption. As we cater to connoisseurs of craftsmanship with a buy-once mentality, this week’s release only features manufacturing brands that speak to our belief of procuring quality heritage goods at their fair price. From Dehen, Iron Heart, Benzak, Gitman Vintage, and Studio D’Artisan, here’s a curated collection of craft to mitigate the inevitable irritation and accompanying madness derived from sifting through the dizzying deluge of discounts on disposable goods.
On this day of days, we urge everyone to take a step back from an attractive price and look deeper at cost and value. We remain true to what we’ve preached over the years: Sustainability comes from buying products that last and possess more transparent supply chains, that one special item is better than multiple mundane items, and that supporting small businesses which deal specifically with small manufacturers and authentically source from low volume material producers is not only the most responsible way to shop, but one that effects positively our own concentric circles.
So, for the folks who go the extra mile for quality as you journey the Division Road for goods destined for your well-considered wardrobe, we have this ‘CNC’ release with artisan fabrics, refined fits, and old-world workmanship from some of the best heritage producers around.
First, we’re pleased to give you another specialty sourced collaboration series with Dehen 1920 in the form of some outstanding mainstays using unique Harris Tweeds. In a collectable composition, we have a Varsity Jacket and two Crissman Overshirts using Harris dyed in the wool, home treadle loomed fabrics that are as character rich and diligently dutiful as the wearer themselves to hallmark the century-old history of Dehen in new ways.
Iron Heart comes with some heavy hitting heritage goods in the form of a new Ultra Heavy Flannel Windowpane Workshirt and magically overdyed Mad Black 711 denim that are sure to be champions of the Dark Iron Heart Army, along with a restock on our AWC Tapered Cargo and Double Front collaborations, and the 14 oz. signature denim in the 555 fit for those looking to re-up or get down with the tried and true.
Gitman endures as a hallmark of family-owned shirting makers in the United States and is one of the few remaining. Renewed with a fresh perspective on vintage, Gitman reminds us why they persevere with two Japanese Cotton Tweeds that are heavily washed and brushed for texture, comfort, and an aged appeal in two distinctive checks. A gun check plaid in a burnt Red and the glen plaid in a tonal Tan both encapsulate a countryside charm for our original gentlemen.
Our 711 development with Benzak takes a vintage top block and modern taper for an accommodative fit beloved by many as their work-ready jean with a contemporary cowboy kick. This go-around, we have two new, medium weight 14 oz. Collect Mills denims in the form of the Black+Ecru with contrasting stitching for those who want a unique fade to grey evolution, and the Indigo+Indigo for a deep navy with grand patina potential.
With over 40 years as one of the premier selvedge denim producers, Studio D'Artisan exemplifies a modern approach toward heritage goods. This release includes two Relaxed Tapered fits in trademark fabrics from the famous 100 Series that’s synonymous with the maker as one of the best all-around denims in the market, along with the Fox Fiber Coyote with an ancient fiber-based approach that will astound the denim purist and progressive for years to come.