The Inner Workings | Lookbook Visuals by Dean Hilario

  • November 3, 2015
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One of the intriguing processes for the squad at Olé Denim is to catch a glimpse of the brand and product through the lens and perspective of others. Whether this is the way that people share their Olé stories through social media, their Olé fade adventures through Tumblr or their vision for the brand through the lens of the DSLR.

We have been very fortunate to enough to work with some extremely talented individuals from photographers and models to brand owners and interior designers who have opened up their residences and business for us to shoot unique photos sets in. 

For Fall/Winter 2015 we passed the reins to Winnipeg photographer Dean Hilario and solicited the help from our good friend and fellow brand owner, barber and now model (though I am not sure he would like that title much), Kevin Tipan (Harriet) for a Fall look at our staple 13oz 306. 

I had followed and admired Dean’s work through social media for a few year but hadn’t had the opportunity to cross paths with him until earlier this year at a networking event we hosted at Fools + Horses here in Winnipeg. There Dean and I had a chance to finally connect over a few drinks and conversation. 

When Dallas, Ryan and I had a chance to get together and discuss ideas and concepts for our Fall/Winter lookbook I put forth Dean’s name and presented some of his visuals. It was a unanimous design to approach Dean for our Fall/Winter 13oz visuals. We wanted Dean to have free rein on the visual and present them in a way that was unique to his vision but also true to the daily inspirations behind the brand. After a mini creative “summit” we decided to set out around downtown Winnipeg in the area we consider the “backyard” to our shop at 255 Vaughan. On the brisk Tuesday morning that followed Thanksgiving we set out to explore the concrete jungle for a few hours. This photo set was the result of said adventure (here).

If you haven’t had a chance to try a pair of your own you can check out our list of retailers here. And if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Winnipeg you can stroll through the many spots in our lookbook on your way to our shop at 255 Vaughan Street. We are holding it down there until December 31 of this year.

Here are a few of shots that didn’t make the final lookbook but are just as intriguing.

– FitToLive

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thatishbray | 21 Months at Flint Saloon

  • September 1, 2015
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This past Thursday, Brayden Elliott hosted his first art show at the Flint Saloon in Saskatoon. It was named 21 Months, to symbolize the time frame from when he picked up a camera to his current state. I’ve had the opportunity to watch his work evolve, shoot and edit half of our Fit to Live lookbook and continue to spend my days double-tapping his Instagram photos.

It was cool to see his photos in a physical format. Along the walls of the cocktail bar, canvas and print photos hung along the walls with a projector playing Instagram flicks. His collection consisted of shots from scenic Canadian and American spots to his hometown of Saskatoon, there was a lot to keep your eyes and mind busy. Check out Flint in the near future, meet your friends, grab a mason jar cocktail and check out the shots.

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Yours Truly