Oi Polloi

Through the Magpie Eye: Custom Denim Madness

Published: Thu May 26 2016

For most people, a pair of jeans or a denim jacket is just something to wear, but for a select few, it’s a indigo-dyed, cotton canvas of creativity, crying out for home-made expression.

These photos here (from a book called American Denim: A New Folk Art that Josh found on one of his charity shop missions), show such people, posing with their multi-coloured, hand-stitched creations.

Some of the designs are better than others, but definite stand-outs include that winged Levi’s shirt and that trucker jacket with Ena Sharples on the back. 

Study these images, buy yourself some new denim, fire up that sewing machine and turn your dreams into a slightly strange looking reality today.