Jacob Cohën: When Luxury Meets Denim

Jacob Cohën: When Luxury Meets Denim


Named after its founder, the brand Jacob Cohën has become a beacon of creativity, quality, and elegance in the world of premium denim and contemporary prêt-à-porter fashion for both men and women. Born in Italy, the brand has grown to be a symbol of luxury lifestyle cherished by fashion enthusiasts around the world.

A Fascinating Story of Dreams and Purpose

Like many great things, Jacob Cohën's story began with a dream. In 1985, Tato Bardelle had the vision to create a unique approach to denim, marrying the casual appeal of jeans with the elegance and sophistication of luxury fashion. Thanks to the creative genius of Nicola, Tato’s son, this vision was later brought to fruition. Today, Nicola’s wife Jennifer carries this legacy forward, steadfastly leading a creative team that continues to breathe life into Tato's initial vision.

The very foundation of the brand captures the essence of the quote by Nicola Bardelle, "Go to bed with a dream, wake up with a purpose". This philosophy defines the ethos of Jacob Cohën – a fervent quest for creativity and innovation, underlined by a commitment to absolute quality.

Denim Like Never Before


Jacob Cohën led the way in envisioning denim not just as a fabric, but as an expression of a progressive lifestyle. From a simple sketch on paper to the final product, the manufacturing process at Jacob Cohën is a meticulous, artistically driven endeavor rooted in traditional crafts. The brand's collections bear the hallmark of artisanal Italian craftsmanship, rich with intricate details that showcase the luxurious attributes of the materials used. The brand disseminates an unmistakable identity – “Made in Italy.”

Distinctive elements such as jewel buttons, iconic emblems, and finely crafted finishes all come together to encapsulate the philosophy of Jacob Cohën and the genius of Nicola Bardelle. Nicola once said, “I created my first pair of jeans because I wanted them to be comfortable, yet luxurious and eclectic… suitable for even more formal occasions.” This approach to denim very much remains at the heart of the Jacob Cohën brand.

Luxury and Comfort – The Power Couple of Fashion

Jacob Cohën merges the seemingly disparate spheres of refinement and comfort, creating pieces that are as stunningly stylish as they are enjoyable to wear. This characteristic fusion allows customers to freely express their individuality. From the enduring five-pocket jeans, cropped denim, and trucker jackets, Jacob Cohën's collections feature an almost obsessive attention to detail. Pair this with an unwavering commitment to using the highest quality fabrics, including premium combed cotton and refined Japanese denim, and you have a brand that effortlessly marries comfort and luxury.

The brand's collections are not confined to just clothing. In collaboration with Inedito/Asnaghi, Jacob Cohën has forayed into a unique fusion of furniture and fashion with the new "Inedito/Asnaghi for Jacob Cohën – Secret Shapes Collection". On display during the upcoming Design Week at their store in Milan, this collection showcases furniture crafted from a combination of denim and iconic materials like leather and brass.

A Journey Towards Excellence

Over the years, Jacob Cohën has continuously evolved, refining each creation with meticulous attention to detail. Presently, in addition to their primary collections, they also offer two distinguished lines: Tailoring for men and Couture for women. The brand constantly explores avenues to expand its influence, with products now including home fragrances, a junior collection, and its first shoe collection.

Jacob Cohën's vision is encapsulated in the statement “Go to bed with a dream, wake up with a purpose”, which continues to inspire the present and future of the brand. Its ambition to infuse luxury into our everyday lives forms the very heartbeat of the brand and its collections.

With various flagship stores and boutiques worldwide, Jacob Cohën continues to push boundaries, breathing new life into the world of denim and beyond. Characterized by an indigo blue thread symbolizing the intertwining of dreams and purposes, Jacob Cohën stands out as truly unique, vibrant, and forever evolving – just like Nicola Bardelle's unforgettable joie de vivre.


In conclusion, Jacob Cohën is not only a brand, it's a testament to the power of creativity, quality, and the enduring appeal of luxury lifestyle. To wear a Jacob Cohën creation is to make a statement – a statement of elegance, sophistication, and an appreciation for intricate craftsmanship.

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This article was originally written by Piergiuseppe Castiello in Italian - it was then translated by an expert translator to bring it into the English speaking world. Piergiuseppe is the owner of Porcamo SRL - and is also the founder of IsuiT.