- CLOSED is a European clothing brand that dates back to the late Seventies and originated out of Italy. The brand quickly captured the market with their new denim design approach which has been the first alternative to ordinary 5-pocket jeans. Denims and chinos are Closed’s core competences. The idea behind every new design is “form follows function” and this approach resulted in the DNA of the brand – the X-Pockets. The Design Studio has been searching postal worker’s uniforms in the early Eighties and the outcome is a jeans involving 27 different fabric sections, rather than the standard 16, and this new design featured the Pedal Pusher. Discreetly angled at 33°, these pockets allow for easier access whilst remaining flat-fronted. The famous and iconic X-Pockets were born. Military uniforms are one of the main inspirations for the chino part. With an archive of more than 1000 designs Closed involves constant research based on every day wearability.