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C.O.F. Studio – Sweden’s latest in Denim

C.O.F. Studio is the brainchild of denim guru Per Fredriksson who has combined all the best aspects of the industry into one exceptional denim brand. Per is a denim industry veteran. He has several decades in the industry under his belt and has worked with different brands across the globe. He’s even credited with having introduced selvedge denim to Japan (but that’s a story for another time). Circle of Friends – A Story of Collaboration With his years of experience,…

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Naked & Famous x Dutil Eyewear Collaboration

After ten years of partnership, Dutil has finally collaborated with Naked & Famous on a special piece of (nope, not denim, but) eyewear! The designs are inspired by Japanese selvedge denim and are available in 3 different frame shapes. For those who don’t know, Dutil Denim’s Eric Dickstein got his start in the eyewear industry 20+ years ago, and his passion for eyewear hasn’t faded since. The N&F x Dutil Eyewear frames are handcrafted by artisans in Sabae, Japan. The…

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Iron Heart 666-21 Review

Iron Heart 666-21 Jean on Model

When Shinichi Haraki started Iron Heart in 2003, he had motorcyclists in mind. That is to say, he knew that he wanted to design pieces that would guarantee longevity and accommodate a rugged lifestyle. Enter: the Iron Heart 666-21 (or, ‘the devil’s fit’). This 21oz slim-straight jean is a staple from the brand, and for good reason. Made in Japan’s denim district of Kojima, Okayama, this jean combines Western inspired designs with Japanese craftsmanship. Keep reading for more detailed thoughts…

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Introducing: Start with the Basis

The man behind one our newest brands, Start With the Basis, sits down to talk about his new collection of denim and outerwear. Meet Sei Campbell. Dutil: Tell us a little about yourself and your brand, Start with the Basis. Sei: I’m a Japan-born, Lower Mainland raised, 26 year-old. My journey in design began after post-secondary. I graduated with a diploma in marketing and business and realized that I didn’t love the idea of working solely in the business sector of…

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Introducing: Jude Neale Denim

Jude Neale Ice Blazer

The man behind one our newest brands sits down to talk about his new collection of denim and outerwear. Meet Jude Neale. *** After 26 years designing for private denim labels, Jude Neale has created his own collection grounded in rejecting trends and taking the road less traveled. With both a background in textiles and design he has crafted a denim line who’s finely crafted fits can only be matched by the beauty of its fabric. Dutil has just launched…

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FIT ME: APC Petit New Standard

Faded APC Petit New Standard

For another segment in dutil’s “Fit Me” series, we are talking all things APC Petit New Standard Jean. We’ve been inspired before by APC with our playlist, La Douleur Exquise: An A.P.C Inspired Playlist, but this time we’re coming back and focusing on what makes this brand stand out: the fits. As APC is all about quality fits and minimalistic designs that are meant to become a staple in your wardrobe, the APC Petit New Standard is certainly no exception. This…

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Deanna’s Picks: Doublewood Denim Super Narrow Selvedge

Doublewood on the daily Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting photographer Deanna Flinn and her top picks for the fall season. Deanna has chosen three looks that reflect the ongoing menswear for women trend. We love seeing both women and men mix up traditional fits and styles creating a unique outfit that suits them. Fresh for the upcoming fall season, Deanna picked the classic Doublewood Super Narrow fit to style in three different ways. Though technically this is one of Doublewood’s…

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New Release: Naked & Famous Broken Elephant 6

Naked & Famous Elephant 6: The details The time has come, denim heads. Naked & Famous‘s legendary Elephant series is back and freshly stocked in stores and online! We know the Elephant 6s can speak for themselves thanks to their perfect details and exclusivity, but we thought we’d give you a rundown on this year’s version. (Not into heavyweight denim? Check out their Okayama Spirit Line.) This is the sixth version of the popular heavyweight denim from Naked & Famous.…

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An Homage to Levi’s: Vintage inspired looks with Levi’s 721 and Wedgie

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Longing for Levi’s Levi’s truly need no introduction. The brand is backed on tradition, authenticity and timelessness. We’ve written before about Levi’s: their ground-breaking Commuter Line, their long history and their defining moments in the history of denim. We know we don’t need to convince you that Levi’s are a great denim choice for just about anyone, so we simply thought we would show you what’s new this season in store from Levi’s. What’s Old is New: Levi’s 721  If you haven’t noticed, vintage styles…

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FIT ME: Naked & Famous Easy Guy Fit Guide

Dutil Denim Easy Guy Fit

Easy Guy Jean They don’t call it the Easy Guy for no reason. This jean truly is an easy everyday jean from Naked & Famous. As a “laid back” fit, this Naked & Famous style is sure to make livin’ easy in denim. The Specs  As a raw and unwashed denim, the Easy Guy is a mid rise jean that is relaxed in the thighs, seat and hips with a narrow taper starting from the knees down. This fit is…

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