Saturday, 24 December 2011
You can check the location out and get directions on Google Maps. We're very thrilled about the new store, so if you're in town getting your last Christmas present, don't hesitate and drop by. And did we mention the new Samurai jeans are already available at our new spot?
Sunday, 18 December 2011
The last time we visited Japan we also went to our friends from Pure Blue Japan in Tokyo, and shot a couple pictures of some amazing jeans they had on display. Pure Blue Japan is known for it's 'slubby' denim, meaning there's a lot of texture in the fabric. They're not afraid to experiment with funky combinations like an indigo warp and a purple weft, giving the jeans quite a unique look. Check out some fades after the break.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
While we're very busy altering our new store at the Torstr. 95, we've got some great news for you guys. DC4 is the official European retailer for Samurai Jeans Co! The first batch of garments is on it's way from Osaka, hometown of Samurai, to Berlin so we'll be able to supply you with the very best Samurai has to offer very soon.
Samurai, a company that many consider the 6th member of the original 'Osaka 5' denim companies, is known for it's outstanding denim with almost ridiculous fading capabilities. Their most well-known denim fabrics are medium to heavy weight (say 15 to 24oz) and are easily recognized by connaisseurs all over the world.
More info on the products will follow soon!
Friday, 25 November 2011
Check out this short movie about Nick Taransky, who's an amazing artisan in making fly fishing rods out of bamboo. In thefilm Mr. Taransky explains that it takes up to 60 hours to finish a single rod - which probably makes you wonder about the price. Well, they don't come cheap: be prepared to drop about €1500,- for a multi-piece rod.
It might get a little too cold over here in the northern parts of Europe for fly fishing, but when spring comes around again, we'll surely think of these rods when looking for some river monsters.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Scott Toepfer collected video footage for over two years while travelling in the USA on a bike. The result is an amazing short movie called 'It's Better In The Wind'. Great imagery, music and bikes, and pretty inspirational if you ask us.
PS... did you know that when you like us on Facebook, you get a voucher code for free worldwide shipping on your purchases at DC4?
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Here we see the indigo version of the shirt that we have in stock for €214,-. Besides this, we also have it in a slightly lighter short-sleeve version over here, and recently also a grey/black version.
Saturday, 29 October 2011
We've got a couple of new items in by Dry Bones. First up is a Type II denim jacket, which is a classic boxy fit and as you may expect from Dry Bones, the jacket's also nicely detailed. At 14,5 oz it's also not too heavy, making it ideal to layer up for the colder months of the year. Make sure that you size right in this one since it'll shrink half a size when washed. And if you're more of a Type III jacket type of guy, we've also got the perfect jacket for you over here.
The Dry Bones DP-560 is a classic straight pair of jeans - and did we mention this batch was created just for DC4? This pair normally comes in a one-wash state and with arcuates on the back pockets, but for DC4 Dry Bones was kind enough to send over the jeans in a raw state and without the arcs. Like the jacket it's also made of 14,5oz 'Sushi Ear' denim, which might be a nice break from all the super heavy denim we've been talking about lately... and it fades incredibly. Available in sizes 29 - 36.
Last up is a selvage chambray shirt, which is made out of some of the most characterful chambray we've seen so far. Combine this with the multi-colour buttons and the sturdy construction, and you have yourself a shirt that you'll enjoy for years. It comes in a one-wash state, so you don't have to worry about any shrinking.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
First up are four new check shirt. The 'Black Smoky' and 'Red Smoky' are made out of a very soft 6.5 oz flannel, which isn't too heavy for Iron Heart standards, so these shirts are perfect for layering up now that the days are getting colder again. The other shirts, Ombre Flannels, are slightly heavier at 7.5 oz. Famous for their construction, these shirts will last you for years. Also available in Red and Black.
Of course we got some new jeans too. We've got the Iron Heart 666OD (The Devil's Fit), which is made of a slightly lighter weight denim (still 18oz though!) which is slubbier than most Iron Heart denim. Whilst these are overdyed with black, they will still fade very well, and leave you with a black/blue combo that is hard to beat.
The other pair is only for heavy denim veterans. 25oz denim is not for the faint of heart. The Iron Heart 634XHS (Extra Heavy Selvage) comes in the classic straight 634-model.
The Iron Heart chambray, being well known, is now also available in a salt-and-pepper colour way. We've also got the indigo version in stock, another must-have. Then there's the Iron Heart Indigo Overdyed Workshirt, which comes in an oxford fabric and shell buttons instead of snap buttons.
The last new shirt is a very heavy 16oz Black Western, which could also be used as a jacket.
We'll end this with a pair of boots: Viberg x Iron Heart Scout Boot. It's the first collaboration between the brands, and we've featured them before on the blog. These things are heavy-duty, made of out of water buffalo leather, calf leather, Iron Heart's 21oz selvage denim and a Vibram sole.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
The only problem: these guys need your help. The documentary isn't quite finished yet, and the guys need funds to be able to create it. At the moment we're writing this, they got 24 days left to pledge $1620. Help these dudes out!
Check out the trailer:
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Sales manager Chris Lucier was the one who came up with the idea. Who could've thought that this small piece of fabric would cause such a massive impact and become one of the best known brand icons around the world?
Also got denim-related tattoos? Please send them to us and we'll feature them on our journal!
Sunday, 11 September 2011
So far, he's put 7 months of wear into his pair and it has been washed twice. The competition will run until early 2013, so we expect to see this pair completely wrecked by the time the contest is over.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Also, we know it might seem a little quiet around DC4, but fear not! Soon, we'll be back with a bang, so please keep an eye out on the blog and our Facebookpage for the upcoming news.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Plan on coming too? Let us know in the comments!
Oh and PS... we'll announce the new brand any minute now.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
This video is a short but beautiful clip shot inside the Edwin factory, where we get a glimpse of the production process. We're not too fond of the distressing of denim over here at DC4, but you probably guessed that already.
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Of course, it's still possible to check out with Paypal too, and we accept bank transfer payments for customers within the EC.
Enjoy shopping in the DC4 online store!
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
we decided to take the DC4 store to the next level.
The new store will outdo the old one by all means.
We will supply:
Extended selection of new Japanese denim brands.
We are very proud to introduce you one of the best denim brands exclusivly for the European market.
Be surprised !!!
We will also offer you a new special denim service:
Chain-stitching on multiple “Union Special“ machines and a new repair service on vintage “ Singer“ and “Dürkopp“ sewing machines, denim soaking, jeans pre-wash in original-vintage washing machines and much more.
We also got a special DC4 logo done by a known master denim head, which we might use for our branding the inner jeans pockets. More creations to be posted soon. Once we are happy with the selection, we will do a voting and let you decide which one we will use in the future.
During the relocation, the online store will be available as usual.
As of next week, credit card payments for Visa and MasterCard will be available as well to make payments easier for you.
More credit cards to follow in the future.
Please also make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss out on our opening sale.
Stay tuned for the great opening party !!!!!!
Saturday, 28 May 2011
• Slim straight fit
• Sanforized denim (meaning they won't shrink when you wash/soak them)
• A huge leather patch with the DC4 logo
• Very sturdy construction with thick polycore thread
• Of course, they're made in Japan
For the full list of details (trust us, it's a long list!), see them in our online shop and order your pair if you haven't already. At the moment we still have sizes 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 36 left.
Get your pair here. Shipped for free, worldwide!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
We are just working out the last bits, then we are ready to go.
This should come in handy especially for our international customers who do not have a PayPal-account.
Monday, 9 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
It's a slim straight model with a slight taper from the knee down, making sure this is one of the most flattering cuts Iron Heart has produced so far. And we hear you thinking: 'I'm not getting a pair of super heavy black jeans with the summer being just moments away', but remember Iron Heart denim isn't that hard to wear during the warmer times. The denim isn't woven very tightly, so your legs will still be able to breathe!
Get your pair here, we got the new Beatle Buster in sizes 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 36.
In these pictures Steffen has worn his jeans for 3 months, and they haven't been soaked or washed yet. We're very impressed with the wear already, the denim looks very crispy and the fades are sharper than you'd expect on Iron Heart denim. Do you have pics or your own pair of Iron Heart or any other brand that you'd like to see featured on the blog? Send in some pics with a description and we'll show 'em to the world!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Needless to say, they are all handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces made out of the best leather available: stingray, cordovan, seal and elephant.
Feel free to check our selection on Manifold goods.
In the macro shots you can see the great slubbyness which the Pure Blue Japan jeans are famous for:
You can find the rest of Jörn's shots here.
We were so impressed by the evolution of Jörn's pair that we decided to reward our customers with some post-easter goodness:
Just enter the code "pbjgoodness" when checking out and you get 10% off when buying a pair of PBJ XX-005 (Indigo). We just got in a re-stock, so if you're quick you can snatch a pair in your size. Valid only for a short period.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Also, we've got three new Iron Heart shirts available for you guys; two western style shirts with mother of pearl buttons, and a flannel. Check them out in our new and improved webshop!
We'll do our own test report soon on some leather products to show how great this stuff really is. Get your own Mustang Paste supply in our online shop.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Imagine this: in the late 1940's you're a gentleman going by the name of Mr. Bicker, and you hear a tale that a genuine Harley Davidson is stored somewhere in a remote mine, still fresh in the wooden crate the factory released it in. The mine is located in Western Australia, and you happen to live there. Your dad is able to locate the bike after an extensive search, and the bike turns out to be hidden in - of all places - the toilet.
The bike, produced in 1929, turns out to be in an immaculate condition, and although the bike was only about 20 years old back then, it wasn't considered very rare, but still a nice collectors piece. Since the owner of the mine couldn't get the bike started, he decided to sell it. Mr. Bicker bought it and managed to start it quite easily.
This is a true story, and earlier this year the bike got sold for $125.800 at the Bonhams Vegas Auction. To us, finding a bike like that (or a pair of denim!) in some abandoned mining town or a barn yard, would be a dream come true.
By the way, we got a nice piece by The Flat Head available in our webshop right now that would go along pretty well with a vintage ride like this. It's a cap made out of 12oz indigo dyed wabash fabric. Check it out here!
Monday, 14 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
You can get a lot of different stuff; from Hawaii shirts from the 1940's to €55.000 Levi's jeans from the late 19th century. It's a lot of fun to just browse around to see what they have to offer. Sure, almost nobody will actually have the cash to drop on a pair of vintage denim (you could also buy a brand new BMW, for example), but e-window shopping is also fun.
PS: The blog is taking a little break for a skiing trip in Austria, but will be back soon with new stuff!
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Schaaf collected an amazing array of women's, kid's and men's vintage clothing and accessories. Check out some of the goods after the break. The book is available in our online shop, and since it's a limited copy, don't sleep on it!
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Takashi's Denim Collection
Saturday, 12 February 2011
The back of the t-shirt says '21st century hardcore'. The first t-shirt collab was a great success, so don't miss out when this one drops! Only 30 (!) pieces will be available, and this will be a one time run.
Now on to something quite bizarre: the strongest denim The Flat Head has ever produced. They didn't accomplish the strength by producing super heavy 21oz+ denim, but instead they chose to weave the kevlar into the denim. Kevlar. That's a material they use to create bulletproof vests. The denim is 'only' 13,5oz, but we'd like to see a little Iron Heart vs. The Flat Head Kevlar competition so see which denim will last longer.
Another truly spectacular piece: the Type II denim jacket. Trust us on this one, it really is one of the greatest and most sought after denim jackets ever produced. It's a classic and boxy style fit, and when given the right amount of love, will look something like this in a couple years (click to enlarge):
We also received a restock on the popular The Flat Head 1001 model. Check all the products out in our online store!