Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Edwin x Eastside

Leading denim-slingers and supporters of the DTRA, Edwin has just announced a collaboration with Sideburn 12 cover star, Christophe Canitrot of Eastside, Toulouse.

Celebrating the long-term partnership between Eastside and Edwin we got our heads together and created a timeless classic, based on one of Christophe Canitrot’s original race leather jackets from his expansive motorcycle inventory, collected over the years. 

Basing the block and detailing on the original garment; an unbranded 1960’s jacket he found in a London second-hand store back in 1992. Christophe has put the jacket through its paces over years of riding, patching and re-patching. The Edwin replica jacket is made using tough cow hide, black dyed with a matte finish, featuring robust silver zippers. The co-branding consists of a subtle embossed patch, placed on the left arm and the jacket is lined with a lightweight plaid flannel. 

 The Eastside x Edwin Jacket is available at our London and Paris stores, in selected retailers across Europe and online. Originally a pro BMX racer and avid motorcyclist, 

Christophe has been riding and collecting motorcycles since he was 18 years old. He currently rides a 1975 BMW, a 1952 Terrot and the custom 1971 Triumph T120R hard-tail (which was custom built for Wheels & Waves 2012 (and raced at Dirt Quake II) in homage to dirt track riding and legendary BMX rider, Mike Miranda.

Photos: Vince Perraud
Cover shot: Vincent Prat.

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