Fashion Magazine

Clothes With History

By Dieworkwear @dieworkwear

image


Bench & Loom recently expanded the Phoenix Project, so that it’s now its own separate business with a new website. The Phoenix Project is one of Jared and Brooke Zaugg’s productions (Jared and Brooke being the co-founders of Bench & Loom) to recreate clothes worn by classic style icons – the stuff many of us have only admired through old films or photographs. Each collection starts in collaboration with a film studio, music label, or family estate, and research involves tracking down existing originals, pouring over photo archives, and analyzing films. Once an authentic design has been created, it’s sent to a small-scale manufacturer to be made up. Each garment is then hand-numbered to mark the run as limited edition.  

Vintage reproductions are nothing new, of course. The Japanese have been doing them for decades. But the Phoenix Project is perhaps a bit more interesting in that it’s outside of the usual workwear/ Americana focus, and democratizes the process by allowing members to vote on specific items they’d like to see brought back to life. Once votes are cast, pre-orders are made, which then allows the team to bring the design to their manufacturers.

At the moment, there are two jackets inspired by a photograph of the Million Dollar Quartet – an impromptu jam session that happened when Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash unexpectedly found themselves in the same studio in Memphis sometime in December of 1956. The four broke out into song, and the moment was captured in the photograph you see below. On that day, Elvis wore a nubuck blouson and Johnny Cash wore a baseball-style jacket with stripe detailing. Both have been revived for the new collection, with the first even being made by the high-end leather jacket manufacturer Chapal.

There are a few other things in the works. Some of James Dean’s shirts are up for a vote right now, and there are even a few pieces inspired by Amelia Earhart and Josphine Baker for women. This seems like a great and exciting project to keep an eye on if you like your clothes to have a little bit of history.


image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Boeing 747-400, Lufthansa

    Boeing 747-400, Lufthansa

    @ Frankfurt Airport, Germany April 2018 Lufthansa operates 13 of these -400 models, along with 19 of the newer 747-8 aircraft. Read more

    12 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • What ADHD Actually Is, Part 2

    Since I wrote part 1 of this series, I’ve had a lot of wonderful positive feedback from people with ADHD and suggestions for topics to cover in the future.... Read more

    13 hours, 29 minutes ago by   Brute Reason
    SOCIETY, WOMEN'S ISSUES
  • Pain De Mie

    Pain

    这个面包真的是超软!用刀切片的时候有点困难。Ingredients:260g Blue Jacket Baguette Flour40g Blue Jacket Wholewheat Flour8g fine sugar3g instant yeast1g salt180g water15g Cowhead salte... Read more

    13 hours, 43 minutes ago by   Cathysjoy
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Flash Fiction from a Writing Prompt

    Flash Fiction from Writing Prompt

    ** In the classes I teach at Stevenson University, students know that I have the propensity to use writing prompts in class to get them writing creatively and... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Steph's Scribe
    BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Flash Fiction from a Writing Prompt

    Flash Fiction from Writing Prompt

    ** In the classes I teach at Stevenson University, students know that I have the propensity to use writing prompts in class to get them writing creatively and... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Steph's Scribe
    BOOKS, DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Inside New Opening Church on the Hill, Glasgow

    Doors Open at Church on the Hill Iconic Southside Glasgow bar, Church on the Hill, has opened its doors again, following a £650,000 refurbishment. Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Summer Dresses Ideas

    Summer Dresses Ideas

    Coucou everyone,Summer is almost here, are you excited?Long days on the beach (in the park), light evenings with glass of rose on the terrace, delicious ice... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Dusana Bozenkova
    LIFESTYLE

Magazines