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October 28 2015

Gastown Picks: 6 Shops for Premium Denim

Dutil

303 W. Cordova St

If you’re a series denim shopper, make sure you visit Dutil. The Gastown denim shop houses a denim library with an unmatched selection (north of 4000 pairs) by established brands. New this fall for the men is The Blue Uniform. This Swedish brand features washes inspired by real worn in jeans and the Cricket Raw for those looking to break in their own. For the ladies, dutil. has the Doublewood raw skinny, a 10oz Japanese redline selvedge denim with a touch of stretch.

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Roden Gray

8 Water St.

Roden Gray is one of the city’s best menswear shops for designer wear and premium denim. Stop by and try the 5 pocket raw selvedge by Fabric-Brand & Co. 

Created in January of 2013 out of designer Simon Miller’s decade-long desire to incorporate everything he values about denim into one product, Fabric-Brand & Co. is a thoughtful denim label featuring one classic five pocket slim fit in a variety of washes.

Using exclusive Japanese selvedge denim fabric, all products are hand-produced in small communities in southern Japan, combining superior manufacturing techniques with modern finishes and fits. Every aspect of design and production are thought over with the utmost care and forethought, and the result is a collection of intelligent and versatile jeans that will fast become your go-to denim

Niftydo

227 Carrall St.

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For quality men’s fashion, Niftydo offers authentic leather goods, Italian-made shoes, and premium raw denim made in Japan and U.S.A. This menswear shop carries one of a kind raw denim by Railcar Fine Goods. Each pair is made entirely in California using Japanese and American Cone Mills selvedge denim and crafted using both traditional manual and rare vintage sewing equipment.

Haven

52 E. Cordova

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Haven is well known for upscale urban fashion and a great selection of denim in a variety of washes, cuts, and rises. The fan favourite among their stock is Neighborhood Rigid Denim. This non-seasonal raw selection is available in a variety of cuts and two colours – Rigid Indigo or Rigid Black. The 5 pocket mid-fit is a straight denim that’s cut loosely for comfort and offers just a hint of detailing to an otherwise clean and basic design. 

Neighbour

125 – 12 Water St

Neighbour

Neighbour offers a curated collection of stylish items from across the globe. Expect to find fashionable options for both selvedge and raw denim, including the Max Raw by Acne Studios. This jean sits just below the waist, has a slim thigh and narrow cut below the knee. It’s made with classic five pocket jean styling, contrast stitching and a raw indigo wash that will fade well over time.

Alfie Italia

302 W. Cordova St

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For a taste of Italian fashion, Alfie Italia carries exclusive designer brands and Italian fashion for men and women. The edgy boutique offers a great collection of affordable and unique denim, including pieces from Takeshy Kurosawa. Creation, production, processing, finishing and inspection for this brand take place exclusively on Italian soil as each piece is a result of a meticulous quest for perfection.