Momentum x Olé Denim Sashiko Capsule Collection

  • June 28, 2022
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Momentum was Olé Denim’s first retailer in 2015, so it only makes sense that the first collaboration pays homage to the seven-year relationship we’ve built together. We had conversations in the winter of 2020 discussing our passion for denim, unique products and the opportunity to make cool things with our friends. Like any project we take on, we consider the quality of the final good and whether we’d spend our hard-earned money on it. Through these conversations, we looped in our friend and customer Sengshiko to bring his talents to the table as well.

Our plan was to develop a capsule collection to feature Japanese denim and sashiko products. Sashiko was seen as early as the eighth century and was given its name after the verb “to pierce”. Its purpose was used on clothing to provide extra durability, repairs and to stitch unique designs to personalize pieces. Like raw denim evolution, sashiko denim can never be reproduced in the exact same way, and there are nuances and differences that ultimately make your pair different than the next.

Working with Sengshiko, the group of us collaborated on a design that represented the prairies, which have become such a strong environment for all our businesses. This is shown by a “nowaki” design or from our perspective, the sheaf blowing in the wind. It also mimics the idea that like each of us are different and that every article of clothing embraces its imperfections and uniqueness.

Each design was handcrafted in Canada. All tees and hoodies are made in Canada. The denim comes from Kaihara Mills.

Available exclusively at Momentum on June 29, 2022.

Fit to Live Capsule Collection

  • January 6, 2021
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In 2013, our team had the opportunity to take a chance on a dream of ours together and introduce Olé Denim. Over a meal, we discussed quotes, icons and inspirational items that were meaningful to us. A particular quote that we took to heart was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” We’ve carried this “Fit to Live” portion with us as we’ve ran our business and developed products – focusing on the passion we have for design, fashion and building relationships.

Very similar to the production of our denim, we wanted to work closely with a team of people to create something that we believed in and would spend our own hard earned money on. We looked at our environments to create something of high quality that could be utilized in your everyday lives. We used Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous signature to re-create our “Fit to Live” slogan.

This collection includes the Storm Toque, Navy Toque and Black Tee. All garments were made in Canada.

Shop the collection.

Faded with Olé | Carter Berge

  • April 9, 2020
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Name: Carter J Berge

City: Saskatoon

Occupation: Landscaper/Snow remover for Keystone Paving. Need your backyard redone?

Model and fabric: Olé Denim 13 oz PAIR NUMBER 003/250 BOYZZZ.

Wears: Ummmmm like 400+

Washes/Soaks: Washed them 3 times. always just soak in my rubba dub tub.

Washing rituals and methods: I only wash them if I spill something real nasty on them, aka once I fell into a puddle of mud and was like “well guess it’s time”. I always soak them in my old school jacuzzi tub with some soap, then a nice rinse to get all the soap out the jeans, and then hang dry

Fond memory in this pair: Not one memory really sticks out, but I know for a fact that I’ll be wearing these when my baby girl is born in July. I wear these daily so almost every memory involves these jeans.

Favourite sports team: SPURS NATION BABY – Too bad NBA is cancelled right now. Maybe for the best, worst Spurs season in my existence to date.

Favourite album: Right now really vibing on Oxnard by Anderson .Paak but my all time favourite is Graduation by Kanye West. TIMELESS

One website you visit daily: Ebay, I peruse every single sneaker on there daily to see if theres ever anything new to snag

Social media handle: @bergester check me out

What’s next for you: Well who really knows whats next for the world, but we’re having a baby girl In July so that will be the bomb diggity. Learning how to be a parent will be interesting and probably take up all of my time in the world but I am very very excited.

306 15oz Denim | 4.5 Years Old

  • February 27, 2020
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This pair of jeans have been worn since the original release of our products in 2015. They’ve experienced multiple hand washes, some repairs and have a lot of stories to tell. After a bit of wear, this thicker fabric becomes quite smooth and comfortable. In terms of aesthetics, the dark indigo gets a pop of blue in the areas where creasing tends to happen (whiskers on the thighs, honeycombs behind the knees and stacks near the bottom). The slubby characteristic of the fabric keeps things interesting and unique as well. But we won’t keep teasing you with descriptions, take a look for yourself.

Giveaway | 11.75oz Kaihara Denim Apron

  • December 26, 2018
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With the new year upon us, we’ve decided to run a contest for a giveaway of our anniversary aprons. You can enter up to two times using Facebook or Instagram. Simply like Olé Denim on Facebook or follow @oledenim on Instagram, like this same photo and tag three of your friends who you would put this apron to work.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CT. Good luck!