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Introducing: AW Selvedge

Introducing: AW Selvedge
AW Selvedge is the newest brand to be stocked at Dutil Denim. The brand isn’t only new to our stores, though. ‘AW’ is relatively new to the denim scene, too. In fact, this is their first season on the market — though, you wouldn't necessarily think so looking at (and trying on) their jeans. We sat down with AW Selvedge founder Andre Williams to learn more about the brand. Continue reading

Fade February 2020

Fade February 2020

Back for its 9th year, Dutil's annual Fade February Competition is here to find the world's best denim fades. With the help of our judges, the owners of the 3 best faded jeans in each of our stores will be crowned the winners of Fade February 2020 and win free jeans!

In Store Competition

Do you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary? Great! You qualify for our in store competition. Register by Wednesday, February 26 and show up for judging at your local Dutil store on Saturday, February 29 at 6PM - the event will finish around 8pm. Beer will be served.

Online Competition

Not in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary? Submit photos of your jeans by registering online before Wednesday, February 26. Our judges will select 1 first place winner, and the second place winner will be selected by our @dutildenimshop followers on Sunday, March 1.

Note: Participants in the Vancouver, Toronto & Calgary competitions may not also compete in the online competition.

Free Jeans?

That's right! Free jeans will be provided to the winners by C.O.F. Studio, Naked & Famous and Nudie.

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The Next Decade of Denim

The Next Decade of Denim
The past ten years have been characterized by several important denim trends: we saw the skinny jean/jegging trend take over the world in the early 2010s; by the mid-2010s, raw denim was a household term; and near the end of the 2010s, we saw the beginning of the vintage denim movement that we're now in the midst of. So what are the next ten years going to look like? Here's what we think. Continue reading

Unbranded vs. Naked & Famous: Fit Comparison

Unbranded vs. Naked & Famous: Fit Comparison
Founded by the folks over at Naked & FamousUnbranded is a denim company that celebrates craftsmanship, quality and value. Unbranded's ethos is thus: make minimalist jeans without any over the top branding or unnecessary details. Stay away from celebrity endorsements and expensive ad campaigns. Let the products do the talking. So when we were confronted with the opportunity to stock Unbranded jeans on our shelves, the choice was obvious. We love quality goods made with high value. In proper introductory form, this blog post is all about how Unbranded's jeans fit. Continue reading

Rinsed or Raw? - Building Your Denim Rotation

Rinsed or Raw? - Building Your Denim Rotation

Shopping for denim can be an extremely varied experience, depending on who you ask. Some choose to invest in one, long-lasting pair, holding off on buying another until their previous option is no longer wearable. Others however, choose to embrace the variety of denim out in the world, amassing a collection of jeans to cycle through as they please.

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Denim Weather: Our Favourite Denim Jackets

Denim Weather: Our Favourite Denim Jackets

As the leaves begin changing and the days get shorter, we begin to miss summer days in the park and visits to the beach. While sometimes this seasonal transition can feel like saying goodbye to the late nights on the patio, our team here at Dutil know it’s the perfect time of year to pull out a tried and true garment - the perfect layering piece for a sweatshirt or flannel. You know where this is going (we are a denim store after all!). We’re talking about the Denim Jacket.

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Introducing Dutil x PBJ: Year One Collaboration Jean

Introducing Dutil x PBJ: Year One Collaboration Jean

A year ago today, we decided to make a jean. 

We had just opened our Dutil Denim location in Calgary and wanted to honour the city and its rough and tumble history of denim. We wanted to celebrate the beautiful denim fabrics worn by cowboys and ranchers in an entirely modern way. But we knew we couldn't do it alone... so we turned to our friends at Pure Blue Japan to help us turn this vision into a reality, and the Dutil x PBJ: Year One collaboration jean was born. 

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