Dawson Denim displays some updated styles and a new lookbook for 2015. Dawson Denim is Kelly Dawson and Scott Ogden, hailing from their specialist workshop in Brighton on the South Coast of England the two of them design, cut and sew each product themselves. Since 2012 Dawson Denim have worked towards building a collection of denim workwear using traditional techniques and integrity. Inspired by the past but with improvements for modern living. Their collection is functional and understated, designed with personal attention to detail.
Dawson Denim uses Selvedge Denim woven in Okayama, Japan; still woven on original 1920’s Toyoda and Imamura looms from 1910. Sticking to classic styles, the major introduction for this year is a wider, fuller, high-waisted style, the “DD04,” looking to “early 20th-century overalls” for its generous cut. Cinch back, suspender buttons and belt loops ensure you’re securely fastened; two options include a 13.75 oz indigo dyed red selvedge woven on Toyoda looms or a lighter 13 oz indigo dyed white selvedge, woven on Japanese Imamura looms. Packed full of considered details, the Dawson Denim styles pay close attention to the fine spec, with each individually numbered pair featuring natural Japanese herringbone pocket bags, an undyed leather hand-branded patch, copper rivets and plenty more finishing touches, all manufactured on vintage machinery.
For those after the full outfit, the brand also introduces the “Sack Jacket,” recalling early work coats from the likes of Lee, Headlight and Hercules. Three fabric choices — a 10-oz. indigo dyed neppy selvedge, 13-oz. indigo dyed white selvedge and a striped 11-oz. indigo dyed printed wabash twill — are finished with die cast placket buttons and a simple label echoing the originals. There are selection of aprons and bags also on offer. Find the entire range at the website.