Sunday, 27 March 2011

Send in pics of your faded jeans!

Did you get an awesome pair of jeans at DC4 (or somewhere else, we're not that strict) and you wore them to shreds? Please send in some pictures of your jeans to and we'll feature them on the blog for the world to see. 

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!

Mustang Paste Horse Oil

We are proud to present that we are the first store outside Japan to sell Mustang Paste. It's a highly efficient leather conditioner based on horse oil, and will bring back life into your beloved belts, boots, leather patches, bags, jackets and whatever you can think about. It's even more efficient than mink oil, which is used by leather aficionados a lot. Also, it's even perfect to condition cordovan leathers with Mustang Paste. 

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

Finding your dream motorcycle - in a toilet.

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

The DC4 online shop revised!

The DC4 online shop got a little makeover. Together with our friend Peter we created a new platform for you to get all your Japanese denim needs. We wanted to make the webshop easier to use, and of course a bit better looking. We'll also accept credit cards as soon as we got the last formalities sorted out, to make shopping at DC4 all around the world even more accessible. Please tell us what you think in the comments or on our Facebook page!
Andy approves this message, and reminds you that we are still well-stocked on The Flat Head gear. By the way, remember that special Iron Heart x DC4 t-shirt collab we told you about a while back? It's available! Don't sleep on this, only 30 pieces were made.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Our thoughts go out to our friends in Japan going through rough times right now. We are baffled by the disasters and send out our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Marvin's Vintage

Another gem from Japan: Marvin's Vintage, a vintage denim shop in Tokyo. Of course the web design looks amazing. Gotta love the '(C) 1991 Mavin's Vintage' at the bottom of the page. Unlike the recent post about Takashi and his collection of Japanese denim, Marvin's is all about vintage goods.

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!