This is a story about original deadstock “mitchell leaf” camo circa 1970. What you see below is how it looked in the first samples of the now collectible collaboration: “Ludwig Van X Gourmet” – Utility Project. Check the upper…see that camo detail? – well, the bummer is that it was ‘lost’ when it was shipped to the manufacturing facility…needless to say at $45USD per yd/ this made my heart drop when i heard the news…But – you can enjoy them here. Enjoy.
Coming soon to the Ludwig Van web-shop. Just in time for Spring/Summer we made a small run of “Rugby” polo’s. Made of mid-weight 100% cotton pique fabric, printed number patch on the back and custom skull-bone buttons. These are finished with a vintage-wash treatment and are certain to be as comfy as ever. Stay tuned, these will go fast!
And with that maybe a re-up on some of these classic USA Made, seersucker walk shorts…stay tuned.
An illustrated example of streetable looks vs. vintage dead-stock fabrication. The “Kilgore” Army features decades-old US. Army twill circa the late 70′s. This fabric is military grade and has a beautiful deep dark forest green color that you will not find many other places…it pairs supremely with dark selvedge denim or khaki chinos…comes with a limited edition shoe bag and custom packaging…a fine mix of street, vintage, and luxury. A few left here.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a MILLION.
Gourmet X Ludwig Van from LUDWIG VAN on Vimeo.
We are proud to introduce the first part of the “Utility Project” collaboration with Los Angeles based Gourmet Footwear.
The first half of the “Utility Project” is dubbed DDR. The DDR project features original dead-stock “Raindrop Camouflage” (German Military), designed in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik aka DDR. It dates back to the late 1960′s and was in service as soldier field uniforms.
As the undisputed KING’s of Dead-Stock vintage (LUDWIG VAN) and repurposing it into compelling product, we will never stop short of exceeding your expectations. Stay tuned for more in depth info on this exclusive release.
The Ludwig Van X QUINTIN Co. “Selvedge 3” is the newest offering from L.A. based Ludwig Van and Quintin Co. This time, the product offering comes in 13oz. Black and Coffee selvedge denim from USA Cone Mills. This is top quality material used only in the highest quality applications.
The 6-panel cap includes vintage Japanese KUROKI chambray lining inside, a butter-soft calfskin leather embossed patch at the front and a self-colored selvage denim stash pocket inside. These caps are high-quality finish and truly look as good on the inside as they do on the outside!
Only 100pcs in each color were produced, the limited run will be available online now, and at select boutiques worldwide.
Dropping on 1/22/13 – “Selvedge 3″ project features Black and Coffee selvedge denim from USA Cone Mills and vintage 80′s plaid on the under-side of the bill. Finished off nicely with a calfskin leather patch.
Ludwig Van Beethoven VS “Clockwork Orange” featuring an inked illustration of the cult figure Alex DeLarge. A limited run (25) of these signed and numbered Giclée prints are now available for purchase here at the shop. Mike Dytri brings this cult classic figure alive through this powerful image. If you are a fan of this film, this is a must have for any collector. Original art features a hand inked illustration with a super vibrant airbrushed background that fades from bright Red to bright Orange at the top.
This art is original, not reappropriated.
All edition prints are signed and numbered by Mike Dytri and printed on museum quality, acid-free archival paper.
The Ludwig Van brings you this very first original cap / Made with real Indigo slub canvas / This cap has a deep indigo blue color…The underbill is covered with real Indigo jersey / Features a classic LUDWIG VAN label on the front panel with print inside as well as a “stash” pocket for your I.D. etc…/ This truly looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside! and it looks great on your dome / Classic looking paired with your favorite jeans and tennie’s. Adjustable snap-back. Purchase HERE.