In a recent collaboration with Lot Stock & Barrel we went off the beaten path and scavenged through a Long Beach flea market to embrace the concept of  “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” documenting the process in a four part mini series. Instead of searching through the highly organised and well picked vendor booths, we got down and dirty to find pieces that may not have had the utmost hanger appeal, but had a hell of a lot of potential.

At Long Beach Flea, photo by Jon Dragonette

We repurposed three lost and unloved garments into some badass, bespoke denim pieces and the results were beyond amazing! In a world where we are inclined to buy into fast fashion and the trend of the moment, this project just goes to show the amount of upcycling potential in garments that were thought to be long forgotten. Check out the 4 part video series filmed by Daniel Duarte and stills by Jon Dragonette below!

Stock Footage with Denim Dudes, Part 1
At Long Beach Flea, photo by Jon Dragonette
Stock Footage with Denim Dudes, Part 2
At Long Beach Flea, photo by Jon Dragonette
Vintage Haul, photo by Jon Dragonette
Stock Footage with Denim Dudes, Part 3
Lot Stock tailor, Antonio. Photo by Jon Dragonette
Lot Stock Tailor, Antonio. Photo by Jon Dragonette
Stock Footage with Denim Dudes, Part 4
The final pieces, Photo by Jon Dragonette
The final pieces, Photo by Jon Dragonette
The final pieces, Photo by Jon Dragonette
The final pieces, Photo by Jon Dragonette
The final pieces, Photo by Jon Dragonette