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Tenue de Nîmes Denim Dictionary: Just Released


Front and back, the Denim Dictionary

The famed Tenue de Nîmes denim-focussed store in Amsterdam have recently released their 5th edition of “Nouvelle de Nîmes”, a denim lifestyle gazette available both online and from the shop itself. This 5th issue of Nouvelle de Nîmes launches the official Tenue de Nîmes Denim Dictionary, a handy publication which gathers together all the denim terminologies that any denim head should know and use into one stylish and attractive package.

The Denim Dictionary is a collaboration between Tenue de Nîmes and the Centraal Museum Utrecht, and numerous sources were also referenced; including our very own denim dictionary. The goal was for both parties to create a comprehensive list of terminology associated with blue jeans and the surrounding culture.

With more than 200 definitions ranging from common words like cotton and loom to lesser know ones like amoskaeg and pumice stone, the publication gives a clear insight into old and modern denim terminologies used by many people both inside and outside the denim industry.


From A ’till Z, denim terminologies


To maintain the highest level of quality within the publication the illustrations used inside the ‘Denim Dictionary’ were created by the talented Joost Stokhof, independent illustrator and former illustration teacher at the School of Visual Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Joost Stokhof’s illustrations


Read on below for the online version of the Nouvelle de Nîmes Denim Dictionary. In case if you’ve yet to check it out as well, we offer our own dictionary

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