Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) 2013 Collection – Sneak Preview

Lennaert Nijgh from Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) recently took us through a preview of his new 2013 Fall/Winter collection, which should be released this coming August. This collection is based on three different cuts, the BDD-006, BDD-047 and BDD-071; each of which is presented individually below.

Since Nijgh finished his education at the Asmterdam Fashion Institute, he has been collecting experience working at denim stores as well as more recently in product development for a handful Dutch brands. Now feeling ripe for this new challenge, Nijgh is confident in his abilities as he launches his new collection. As he says, “I don’t create fashion. Instead, I create timeless products.” Let’s see.

The BDD-006

BDD006

Details

  • Denim: Selvedge denim, right hand twill
  • Weight: 14.7 oz.
  • Fit: Slim fit top block, slim legs, slightly tapered
  • Other details:
    • Extra dipped yarns
    • Tight weaving construction
    • Unwashed and sanforized

The BDD-047

BDD047

Details

  • Denim: Selvedge denim, left hand twill
  • Weight: 13.5 oz.
  • Fit: Regular fit top block, straight legs
  • Other details:
    • Unwashed, sanforized
    • 3 different yarns used in the warp to create an irregular structure
    • Brown weft color

The BDD-710

BDD-710

Details

  • Denim: selvedge denim, Left hand twill
  • Weight: 14.7 oz.
  • Fit: Regular fit top block, Tapered legs
  • Other details:
    • Unwashed, sanforized
    • Zimbabwe cotton
    • Greencast color

While each is clearly different, the jeans do share a number of unifying BDD characteristics which we’ve illustrated below. Specifically, the hidden coin pocket, Union Special chainstitched hems, debossed leather patch and chambray lined pockets are all aspects highlighting BDD‘s commitment to detailed finishing.

Asymmetrical back pocket

Asymmetrical back pocket

Button fly detailing

Button fly detailing

Hidden pocket

Hidden pocket

Beltloops stitched under waistband

Beltloops stitched under waistband

Union Special chainstitched hems

Union Special chainstitched hems

Reversed debossed leather patch

Reversed debossed leather patch

Chambray lined backpockets

Chambray lined backpockets

Rivet details

Rivet details

Paul Travi

Paul Travi

Paul's first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the U.S. and since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.

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  • OneKae

    Horribly shaped back pockets with bland and awkwardly positioned horns, Roy patch, Nudie orange stitching… better luck next time. Only thing I like are the chambray lined pockets.

    • Chris

      And there was me thinking the 710 didn’t look too bad.

    • Devan Prithipaul

      Nudie orange stitching? are you kidding me? i actually really like all of these jeans! they really are an evolution of a classic. i see nothing wrong with these jeans. you need to be more open minded

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsonlb Johnson Benjamin

    I like what is going on here actually. The patch may look like Roys patch, which is a shame. Though, not many details differentiate denim brands.

  • Zelch

    I definitely like the attention to detail on these jeans. it’s a refreshing change to the usual cookie-cutter denim, without being over the top.

  • Bobbejaan

    BENZAK 4 PRESIDENT