In a two-part series with a single palette and purpose-themed release, we are giving some focused space to signature partners and the Division Road approach in order to give each piece and brand the attention they deserve. This two-part presentation is of the manufacturing brands that embody evolved heritage with an aesthetic of yesteryear and are constructed using standards set by tradition while utilizing improvements of materials and techniques developed by decades of perfecting workwear through the revival of the minimalist movement. As the climate crosses over from winter into spring, each of these carefully curated additions from Benzak offers versatility for the current season in a signature palette that will allow for a re-exploration of style within your own wardrobe via a variety of ensembles.
This week, we bring singular attention to Benzak, a partner since the establishment of Division Road that we wholly endorse as extraordinary and outside of the commonly hyped brands in the business. Founded in 2013, Lennaert Nijgh initiated BDD to take his industry production experience and focus it into developing denim that had an astonishingly distinct identity as an homage to Lee and Wrangler rather than the typical Levi's references in heritage productions. With designs influenced by western and work wear, Benzak represents the value and uniqueness you can find when you look outside of the box, as one of the best dollar-for-dollar, overbuilt Japanese-made denim brands in the market. Once you have a pair, you’ll know how Benzak carved out its space in the niche with a highly considered Dutch design sensibility of subtly packing in more components and details into an artisanal denim crafted at the highest level from fiber to fit.
Recently, Benzak launched a European made line of heritage staples that uses refined Japanese fabrics for goods crafted with the same durability and style standards that established the brand as a major powerhouse for the minimalist, providing an astounding value proposition to the collector and newbie alike. We’re pleased to present a full categorical ensemble of Benzaks that are made in Portugal using premium Japanese Collect Mills fabrics throughout. We have the Commuter Jacket designed for stylish functionality in a 10 oz. Military Ripstop Cotton, the signature Work Shirt in an 8 oz. Sand Herringbone Twill, a 6.5 oz. Vintage Blue Denim for two tailored tops with utility, and the signature BC-01 Tapered Chino in an all-season 10 oz. Reverse Military Twill that combines the refined and rugged with a slight satin finish in a structured form. All in, these are pieces that will provide patina potential and purposeful use as well-made yet affordable style pieces with a vintage character for the contemporary craft enthusiast.