Weaving Shibusa

  • July 15, 2017
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If you haven’t had the opportunity or have been wondering where you can watch Weaving Shibusa, they’ve announced that it is now being streamed on Vimeo. Take a look at the description and trailer below:

Weaving Shibusa is the story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication, shown through their love and fascination of denim. The film gives unprecedented access to the mysterious and storied industry of Japanese denim, told by the only people who can; world-renowned vintage denim experts, the highly regarded “Osaka 5”, responsible for Japan’s denim revival, as well as passionate innovators who’s unparalleled work has made “Japanese Denim” synonymous with the highest quality possible.

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

Weaving Shibusa from Weaving Shibusa on Vimeo.

Faded with Olé | Ryan Mack

  • June 9, 2017
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Name: Ryan Mack

Occupation: Co-founder of Olé Denim and account executive of Fancy Creative Saskatoon.

Pair: 306 15oz Kuroki

Wears: Owned for two years and worn for approximately 16 months.

Washes/Soaks: Three hand washes because they’ve smelled like sweat and alcohol. Shoutout to the waitress who accidentally spilled a pint of Sapporo on me.

Washing rituals and methods: I just hand wash and rinse, I’ve used Laundress detergent upon recommendation in the past but I’m not too picky.

Fond memory in this pair: I think the first wear was one of the most special moments, it validated to me that Olé was official and ready to hit the market but there’s been plenty of other memories as well from my girlfriend’s graduation to traveling around Western Canada over the past two years.

Favourite sports team: Chelsea FC

One website you visit daily: The Weather Network and Reddit’s rawdenim.

Social media handle: @mack_siuming on both Instagram and Twitter.

What’s next for you: Time to enjoy the summer!

Heddels | How to Wash Your Jeans

  • May 24, 2017
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A common question that comes up is “are these those jeans that I can’t wash?” Although we know many of you don’t wash your pair, there are many positives to doing so (such as ruining less first dates with your man musk). Take a look at the visual guide by Heddels to see if washing your pair is for you – we recommend agitating your pair of jeans to ensure cleanliness and flipping them inside out for reduced indigo loss.


306 13oz Vintage Selvedge – 3 Months Wear / 1 Wash

  • May 23, 2017
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This is my personal pair of 13oz 306’s that I started wearing in August 2015. Between wearing my sample 13oz pair, a 15oz pair and breaking my ankle and not wearing jeans for a large chunk of time, I’ve estimated that I’ve worn these for just over three months. I had a great break in period with them though as I’ve found them to be comfortable from my first wear and like most pair of raw denim, they only get better from there. There’s been a bunch of memories I’ve had with these in the short amount of time of wearing them, such as receiving them as a birthday gift, getting poured on at Lynn Canyon in Vancouver, trekking the Great Wall of China and eating some of the best Asian dishes in my life. I’ve given them one hand wash with Laundress detergent from all of the humid weather and exploring that we did. The fades are still subtle but they’re nicely broken in and ready to rock this summer!

Yours Truly

RUNWAY 204 | Fashion Night Experience

  • May 9, 2017
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This Friday we are excited to get involved with Winnipeg’s RUNWAY 204 on Friday May 12, 2017 at The Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place. The idea to have curated fashion, art and music giving locals the opportunity to connect with the local designers and those who are involved with the mental health services at the Seven Oaks Hospital. The models at this year’s event will be doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Hit the link below to secure some tickets and learn more about this great cause and event.

Buy tickets here.