Men’s Spring Denim 2014

The biggest men’s denim “trend” we are seeing this spring is the slim-straight leg, in either a raw, or subtly washed jean. This means, that if you haven’t updated your denim wardrobe in a while, buying one of this season’s classic, slim-straight jeans will keep you on trend now, and also for seasons to come. You really can’t go wrong here. The Baldwin Henley in Travis (pictured below) is the perfect amount of wash, while the Samuel by Filippa K (second photo) is a great raw, stretch jean for those who crave comfort and style.

















While the fit remains anchored in the realm of the slim-straight and the trend towards coloured denim is still quite prevalent, this season’s look is more subtle – leave the brights at home and lean toward more muted, natural tones like these khaki green chinos from Naked & Famous.










For those seeking a bolder look, waxed denim is back in a big way. Thankfully, Nudie brought back their infamous black waxed Thin Finns just in time for the resurrection of this trend. Also notable is the Naked & Famous’ waxed Super Skinny jean (both seen below).


















So if you are looking to revamp your current sartorial repertoire with some classic threads, and you want to add a little oomph to your current style, this season is perfect for you.

dutil. Toronto Presents: Nudie Jeans ‘Repairing is Caring’ Event

dutil. Toronto Presents: Nudie Jeans Repairing is Caring Event

This April 12th and 13th, dutil. Toronto is hosting a Nudie Jeans pop-up Denim Repair Shop – bring in your old Nudie jeans and have them repaired while you sip a Peroni. Toronto locals can bring their well-loved, worn-and-torn, Nudie Jeans for free repairs* by Phil Rodriguez, Nudie’s North American Repair Specialist, giving new life to those old Nudies! Additionally, the Repair Shop will offer all customers free hemming on all Nudie Jeans purchases made that weekend.

Nudie Jeans owners can also participate in their ‘Repair Reuse! Reduce’ program where customers can exchange old Nudie Jeans** for an exclusive gift. The donated jeans will be recycled and resold in Nudie Concept Stores.

While the Repair Shop will not be offered in our Vancouver location, Vancouverites will receive an exclusive gift with all Nudie Jean purchases on April 12th and 13th!

* Repairs are offered free on a first come first served basis, only on Nudie Jeans. Repair jobs will only be carried out if repair specialist is able to perform during active hours.

** Exchanged Nudie Jeans must meet Nudie Jeans wear-and tear requirements, and exclusive gift will be available while stocks last.

Women’s Spring 2014 Lookbook

We were fortunate enough to have the beautiful Carolynne Collyer show off our new spring 2014 denim styles in the grunge-era style photo shoot we did with her last week. Check out the photos below for a comprehensive guide to Spring 2014.

Scotch & Soda Parisienne in Tropical Fish – Quirky Prints

Trend #1: Quirky Prints

Trend #1: Quirky Prints

Globe Goodstock Cargo – Camo/Utility

Trend #2: Camo/Utility

Trend #2: Camo/Utility

Trend #2: Cargo Pants

Trend #2: Camo/Utility

Neuw Sister Ray in Resin Black – Boyfriend Jeans

Trend #3: Boyfriend Jeans

Trend #3: Boyfriend Jeans

Levi’s Made & Crafted Marker & Tortoise Jacket – Distressed

Trend #4: Distressed

Trend #4: Distressed

The Winners’ Circle – Fade February 2014

This past Saturday February 22nd, 2014 marked our 3rd annual Fade February competition. The event was top notch, and both stores were packed full of raw denim enthusiasts showing off their dedication to owning the best fades in Canada. This year, we also opened up the competition to faders all over the world with our online portion of the contest, and were thrilled to see fades all the way from Los Angeles to Singapore, and Australia (to name a few).

And now, for your viewing pleasure, we present the dutil. winners’ circle of #FadeFebruary2014

dutil. Toronto’s Winners:

First Place Pair – Larry Kwok’s Pure Blue Japans – worn 25 months with 5 washes

dutil. TO First Place Winner

dutil. TO First Place Winner

Second Place Pair – Long Chan’s Eternals – worn 26 months with 10 washes

dutil. TO Second Place Winner

dutil. TO Second Place Winner

3rd Place Pair – Tyler Beatson’s APCs – worn 25 months with 10 washes

dutil TO 3rd Place Winner

dutil TO Third Place Winner

dutil. Vancouver’s Winners:

First, Second and Third Place Winners -

1st place – Morgan Tanner’s Naked & Famous x Momotaro Collaboration Jeans – worn 3 years with 5 washes

2nd place – Bryan Nguyen’s Naked & Famous Elephant 2s – worn 18 months with 1 ocean wash and 1 soak

3rd place – Jesse Bemister’s Naked & Famous x Momotaro 2 Collaboration Jeans – worn 15 months with 2 washes and 1 soak

dutil. Vancouver Winners

dutil. Vancouver Winners


dutil. Vancouver Winners

dutil. Vancouver Winners

dutil. Online’s Winner:

Rick Quach’s 24oz Naked & Famous jeans – worn 3.5 years with many washes

Online Fade February Winner

Online Fade February Winner

Joshua Representing Cariboo Brewing

Joshua Representing Cariboo Brewing

First and foremost, we want to thank all of the entrants to our contest – we would not be able to throw an amazing event like this without great people like you. We want to say a special thank you to Rawr Denim, Hush Magazine, Sad Mag, Sharp Magazine, NOW Magazine, Vitaly Design, and Morning Soirée for helping us pick this year’s best fades. We would also like to thank Rogue Territory, Naked & Famous and Baldwin Denim for providing the prizes for our winners. Last but (obviously) not least, we would like to thank Cariboo Brewing and Pabst Blue Ribbon for providing the beverages for the event.

Women’s Spring Fashion 2014

It may not feel like it yet, but spring is upon us – at least in the fashion world. February marks the beginning of an influx of spring styles in shops, and fashion-minded individuals are beginning to create mental look books and wish lists for the coming season. This year, you will find Spring 2014′s biggest denim trends manifest themselves in bruised and battered pieces with heavy abrasions, light washes, rips and tears.

Scotch & Soda Le Voyage Concrete Bleach












Calling back to the 1990′s is the “boyfriend jean” revival – this time, the best reinterpretations are loose, washed and distressed jeans that taper below the knee for an updated, modern look that feels more in place in 2014 than the 501s of the past. The updated jean can still be rocked with chunky boots or platform sneakers to keep the look authentic without looking like you have fallen victim to some form of sorcerous time travel.

Baldwin in Andi in Missouri

Another 90s revival trend – the crop top, is showing no signs of slowing down. In order to rock this short top without feeling too exhibitionistic, you will need a great pair of super high rise denim in your spring wardrobe. What makes a high rise jean so versatile is the ability to wear a shorter shirt if you’re in the mood, but a longer shirt worn overtop of the jean can disguise the mile high rise and make the jean a great tummy taming every day piece for any woman.

Imogene + Willie Elizabeth



dutil. Calls for Submissions for Fade February 2014


dutil. is again looking for the best raw denim fades for our 3rd annual Fade February Contest! Enter for a chance to win a pair of jeans from Baldwin, Naked & Famous or Rogue Territory

How to enter the contest?

We are accepting submissions now until Friday, February 21st, 2014. To enter, send a picture of your jeans, along with your name, # of months of wear, and # of washes to the location you wish to enter*:



The event takes place from 2-5pm, and you are required to be in-store on Saturday February 22nd, at 2:00 pm for registration. Our specially-appointed panel of judges will then determine this year’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, which will be announced at 3pm.

Icy cold beverages are generously sponsored by 

Cariboo Brewing (Vancouver) and Pabst Blue Ribbon (Toronto).

Can’t make it into one of our locations?.. enter online! This year we are giving a chance to win a pair of jeans to those of you who can’t make it into one of our locations!

Just send your submission to


Big Plans in 2014

This year, dutil. has a lot on-the-go. Below are some highlights of what to expect this year:

We are launching our second production of the Quintessential Line with new fits and washes. For women, we will have a mid-rise skinny, as well as a high-rise skinny fit to flatter most body types. For men, we will launch a modern slim-straight leg, as well as a classic straight leg jean.

We are also planning the first annual dutil. International Film Festival (DIFF), where international cinematographers will be able to submit films for display sometime in Fall 2014 – more on this later.

Following the success of our first ever art event, we will host our second annual art event, and will be calling for submissions later this year.

In order to keep up the momentum, dutil.’s offshoot brand, IDC (International Design Collective) will be launching a leather collaboration hat with Vancity Original Brand – details to follow.

We have many more projects on the go, and will be revealing details in the coming months… 2014 is going to be a big one!





Boxing Day 2013 Contest – Vancouver/Toronto

dutil. is giving free jeans in exchange for soup this Boxing Day

For the average person, the holiday season is synonymous with “stress” and “over-indulgence.” The climax, arguably, is Boxing Day: for many Canadians the penultimate sale-shopping day. We clamor to shopping malls, boutiques and department stores in droves, in search of the best bargains and determined to make the most of the Christmas wealth burning in our pockets.

dutil.’s legendary Boxing Day Sale has a line-up that starts early in the morning and extends around the block. Past Boxing Day promotions have included free jean giveaways to everyone from the person in possession of the oldest penny, to those willing to cut off all their hair for “Locks of Love,” a non-profit that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

Vancouverites and Torontonians have come to know and expect the unexpected from dutil.’s annual Boxing Day Sale. While dutil. doesn’t have any plans for a house brand of “Denim Soup”, as the image may suggest, the concept behind this year’s Boxing Day Sale does involve the aforementioned canned food…albeit in more traditional and palatable flavors.

This year the Vancouver and Toronto denim destinations are extending our concern to those truly in need by asking our customers to bring their non-perishable food items to dutil. Vancouver for donation to the Vancouver Food Bank, and to dutil. Toronto for donation to the Toronto Daily Bread Foodbank. In exchange, we will be handing out one raffle ticket for every can, tin or jar that is donated. “The more generous the donation, the more chances that the shopper has to win…It’s a win-win scenario!” says Eric Dickstein, CEO and founder of dutil, Denim. The contest is open to the public; the raffle will be held at 10:15am PST at 303 West Cordova St., Vancouver BC, and at 10:15am EST at 704 West Queen St., Toronto Ontario, but donations will be accepted throughout the day.

*Sale is in-store only and applicable to both Vancouver and Toronto locations.