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London, United Kingdom

Custom Barista Apron by Dawson Denim

- 13 oz black selvage denim
- Undyed British leather
- Steel Marine D-Rings
- Hemmed by a 1959 Union Special (Apparently it’s rare to find one of these in working order, they actually had to drag an engineer out of retirement to service it) 

Dawson Denim is a young company steeped in traditional denim craft. This glossary of denim terms is pretty much their bible. The fabrics come from an old family run mill in Japan, and the products are crafted in the UK at their Brighton studio. Stay tuned for their collection of jeans launching any day now.

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Color photo by Kenny McCracken at Create Studios
B/W photos by David Goldman for Jocks and Nerds Magazine


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The simple lace curtain.

The UK’s signature window trimming — in its very existence, highlighting everything we love about this corner of the world — pairs form and function perfectly, obstructing the voyeuristic eyeballs of neighbors while letting in those all-too-precious rays of English sunlight. And because we couldn’t go one more day without our very own signature window trimming, friends at MYB Textiles in Scotland were kind enough to craft a collection of special lace curtains for Bulldog Edition, Ace London’s window-front lobby café.

The only manufacturer in the world still using the Nottingham Lace Looms, MYB has paired their beautifully antiquated machines with CAD software for a fresh design influence. Bulldog Edition’s exclusive lace design was inspired by Grid Index, the comprehensive grid research project of contemporary artist Carsten Nicolai.

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