Jacob Cohën, the brand which is a byword for Jeans “Couture”, loved all around the world for its exclusive style, the excellence of fabrics and the tailoring tradition, was founded in 1985 near Padua, a city in the North-East of Italy.
In 2003, while the “denim era” was in full swing, Nicola Bardelle (born in 1967) relaunched the brand based on a new philosophy that broke away from traditional schemes and transformed jeans into a true lifestyle. Nicola Bardelle wanted to create a “perfect model”, a refined, elegant, unique, and perfectly wearable pair of jeans. The result was the first luxury tailored denim destined for the most exclusive international shops.
In 2004, a partnership with Giada Spa was formed to produce and distribute the Jacob Cohën brand. The mission of the brand and the company merge to create a perfectly complementary balance of creativity and production/management. On the one hand is the original, unprecedented creative journey of Nicola Bardelle, who has profoundly changed the style of jeans, and on the other is the longstanding culture of production and tailoring of Giada Spa. Together they depart from the traditional style of jeans, elevating their status in the most exclusive boutiques as a true luxury item.
The brand’s philosophy is founded on the concepts of quality and exclusiveness: the strengths of all of the collections include perfect wearability, quality materials, like original Kurabo Japanese denim, the exclusive use of Italian fabrics such as Carlo Barbera, Loro Piana, and Vitale Barberis Canonico, the use of superior accessories such as silver plated palladium and carbon buttons, special yarns, original pony skin labels. The combination of these elements results in the best product in this category on the market in terms of style and quality. These unique and incomparable garments are produced for a demanding clientele that loves to feel perfect even when dressing casually, while never sacrificing quality or sophisticated details.
In addition to the superlative quality of the garments, Jacob Cohën features a series of structural and organizational elements that are the true strengths of the company. One of these is the fact that all phases of production take place in Italy, which is why “made in Veneto” is featured on all of the labels. The over 40 denim weaves and 50 precious alternative fabrics used in each collection, which consists of 800 men’s and women’s garments on average, undergo increasingly sophisticated treatments and washes, which take place directly in-house. These authentic experimental laboratories are where the infinite tones and details that are featured on Jacob Cohën garments come to life.
The choice of the product’s positioning and the distribution network represent another strong point that has contributed to the success of Jacob Cohën since its inception. For the first time, high profile stores that sell exclusive designer labels and sartorial brands have been targeted in addition to classic “street style” shops. Thanks to sales agents that represent excellence in the fashion distribution sector, Jacob Cohёn garments can be found in the most exclusive stores nationwide, with 450 boutiques chosen from across the country (including Russo in Capri, Gio’ Moretti in Milan, Raspini and Eredi Chiarini in Florence, San Carlo in Turin, etc.)
Abroad, Jacob Cohën luxury jeans are present in nearly 800 boutiques worldwide, with a stronger presence in Europe, including Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the countries of the former Soviet Republic. In Japan, a particularly demanding and sophisticated market, Jacob Cohën garments are represented by one of the most important distributors in the country and have become an authentic cult item in a short period of time.
In April 2012 Jacob Cohën opened its first flag-ship store in Saint-Tropez.
The future plans of Nicola Bardelle also involve the arrival of Jacob Cohën to other foreign markets such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, and China.