This month, we return to our very first Weathered Project subject, tattooer and business owner Mitch Kirilo. See how his Tellason Gustaves have transformed over the year.
Last week, we introduced you to dutil. Toronto’s Kintsugi program (soon to be available in Vancouver) and the remarkable stories that worn jeans divulge. Our friends at Nudie Jeans shared a similar compelling anecdote about how the honeycombs, rips and general atari on a pair of raw denim can identify the actions (and in this case, the crimes) of the wearer.
Our Toronto location recently launched the Kintsugi Program which elevates worn denim to objet d’art status. Our Store Manager Tyler Nelson explains to us how we extend the life of previously worn premium denim, why we’ve named this custom-made line after the Japanese art of repairing with gold and how you can be a part of this unique and sustainable endeavour.
If you can’t take the heat, stay out of that heavy denim – we look at our favourite lightweight jeans and denim alternatives for the summer.
We took a look at how the denim industry is gradually returning to natural dyeing techniques and paying homage to communities traditionally steeped in indigo production.
We caught up with internationally acclaimed bartender Shaun Layton in the latest edition of the Weathered Project – see the evolution of Shaun’s Imogene + Willie Barton Slims and find out how Juniper is part of a wave of restaurants transforming Vancouver’s Chinatown.
The good people at Imogene + Willie put together the gorgeous short film, “summertime ride” that shows the versatile and durable qualities of their denim and the timelessness of their designs.