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.
Levitation Festival returns to Vancouver from June 16-18 thanks to Austin’s The Reverberation Appreciation Society and our city’s very own, Timbre Concerts. We’ve put together a sampler playlist to get you amped up for this year’s diverse and impressive lineup.
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.
Local filmmaker John Bolton explores the uncanny parallels between contemporary classical composer Mark Haney and his muse, Canadian stuntman Ken Carter (the Evil Knievel of the North), in the musical docudrama Aim for the Roses. We chatted with Bolton to learn how the film evolved from a performance piece (a choreographed interpretation of Haney’s underrated concept album of the same title) to a rich, eccentric and emotional character study that will tug at the heartstrings of all the dreamers of the world.
May 5th marks the return of DOXA, Vancouver’s Documentary Film Festival. Over two weeks, the city will host the screenings of over 80 films from around the world (that’s a whole lot of documentaries). We here at dutil. have a special sneak peek of some the films you should absolutely check out.
The denim experts at Nudie broke down the traits of each denim weight class for us – find out which ounce quality suits your lifestyle and patience threshold.
In Toronto, Marc and Arlene Green have been inspiring their community to reverse the damage done to the environment through the Backyard Urban Farm Company. By offering gardening products, planning and coaching, they are propelling a movement that lowers our carbon footprint and encourages a sustainable, natural, independent and local lifestyle.