Closed

Closed was founded in 1976 by German best friends. The company first started as Ça, short for C’est ça (French for “that’s it”). After a legal battle in 1978 about the company name, they changed it to Closed. Their logo is the actual stamp that was used to stamp the legal document “closed”.

In the 1980’s François Girbaud of the infamous jean brand Marithé et François Girbaud became the creative director. His iconic 80’s bodies with the emblematic yoking put Closed on the map. The iconic front X-pockets are angled at 33° to allow for easier access, whereas the sacrum cut on the back yoke creates a better fit.

Their headquarters still reside in Hamburg, Germany, while all the denim is made in Italy. The jeans are hand dyed, hand washed, and hand distressed. There is an expert in every step of the process. Candiani, the masters of traditional Italian weaving located just outside of Milan, produce the denim fabric. Lavanderia Everest, an Italian laundry located near Venice, creates the washes. The jeans then are sent to Ancona, Italy to get their distressing treatment. Then “c’est ça!”—the perfect pair of Closed jeans.

French imagination, Italian craftsmanship, and German tradition all come together perfectly to create the ultimate jeans.

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