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New Zealand’s best kept secret in the world of denim is hands down, Ande Whall. Whall is the designer, pattern maker, sewing machinist and salesman of all goods produced under the Ande Whall banner. With an eye for detail and craftsmanship coupled alongside some selvage denim that would make any denim enthusiast eyes water, Ande Whall is making some great inroads into the world of premium men’s denim. With all this hype going around about the man, we thought it was about time we caught up with him for a Designer Q & A.

1) Why do you think after 200 years jeans are still one of the most popular items of clothing?

It’s the wonder cloth of all people and they do an honest days work.

2) Last time I counted there were over 200 brands of premium denim jeans, what makes your jeans stand out from the rest?
When I like a product or brand it’s more of an overall vibe, there is some sort of essence that takes your fancy. Hopefully my customers feel the same.