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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…

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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).…

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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*:   Toronto: dutilto@dutildenim.com Vancouver:  dutil@dutildnenim.com The event takes…

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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…

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Pete Searson of Tellason & Eric Dickstein of dutil. Speak on the Qualitative Notion of Men’s Blue Jeans

A little while ago, we had a chance to catch up with Pete Searson of Tellason. Below is the audio and transcription of a few minutes of the interview that we found interesting.   INTERVIEW Pete Searson: “Now we’re designing our own fabrics and they’re exclusive to us…” Eric Dickstein: “What do you have to do, a thousand yards, what is it?” Pete Searson: “A lot more than that, the minimums are high – it’s more like 10 thousand, so…

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Fade February Finale – 2013

There was cause to celebrate this previous weekend at dutil., as we ushered out the month with our 2nd annual Fade February Finale. The event encourages raw denim enthusiasts to showcase their naturally faded jeans with the top three fades earning their owners new pairs of jeans. The winners were supplied with jeans generously provided by Railcar, Nudie and Naked & Famous.  We toasted the event’s success with complimentary beers supplied by Pabst Blue Ribbon  (for which we were very…

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Two Years, One Wash

Katayoon is rocking a pair of Nudie’s TLJ’s in Stretch Indigo, and has been doing so for the past two years straight.  With only one wash, these Nudie’s have transformed into a pair we could only ever dream of owning. They have been repaired once in the back and she’s left a tear in the knee. This is what they once looked like. The Tight Long Johns are a unisex jean, super skinny and with 2% Lycra.  Try it out ladies… we have…

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That’s So 80’s – Acid Washing

Acid Washed 80’s Style Jeans                       Fade February Fact #21: We’re all big fans of raw/dry denim, that’s why we’re doing Fade February, but there are many other ways you can wash and wear your jeans. Maybe some of you remember the 80’s? Acid washed jeans were quite the thing. Acid washing started in Italy in the 1980’s. To get the snowy aesthetic, pumice stones are soaked in bleach and tumbled in a…

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Living on the Edge

Selvage or selvedge, a re-appropriated version of the term ‘self-edge’, refers to the self-finished edges of a fabric. Selvage is the result of how the denim is woven; usually by hand on an old-style shuttle loom. For the denim enthusiast, raw, selvaged jeans are highly sought after for the old-style feel they represent. The selvaged edge prevents the fabric from unraveling or fraying, and eliminates the need to stitch the edge of the denim. Furthermore, it represents the revival of…

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