Do you often feel like you live in “a landscape filled with a complete…indirectness”? Do you despair over the thought that “The growth of the human race has removed us from coal mines and rice paddies, to offices and studios, and the only touch our fingertips now feel are the strokes upon keyboards or the swipes on screens”?
If so, we would like you to meet Olaf Hussein, the Amsterdam-based label that aspires, “To make the finest quality clothes that the merest touch would send our primitive wanderer into ecstasy.” Hussein aims to represent the modern interplay of various cultures and his commentary is in the details of his work.
The core of Hussein’s line-up is in jeans, currently in two fits: the New Standard and New Standard Slim. Not to be confused with A.P.C.’s New Standard, the denim is made of Japanese 13 Oz. kuroki mills selvedge, dyed with natural plant indigo. The jeans also feature Japanese reproductions of American Talon zippers, golden Italian buttons, and a green handmade leather patch by Guild of Holland.
If your inner primitive wanderer would like to know more, Olaf Hussein’s wares are currently stocked in the Dutch boutiques 1, Van Dijk, and the world-renowned denim haven Tenue de Nîmes. Further information on the brand itself is available at their official website.