Say hello to Olé Denim. Based out of Canada and produced in the United States, Olé was formed not too long ago in 2013. But Olé isn’t just some schmuck off the street who thinks he can get in on the raw denim market because he can spot some red lines. Chris Watchorn was shown the ropes in 2009 when he interned for 3sixteen, gaining firsthand experience under the guidance of Johan and Andrew all while soaking in countless stories from Kiya Babzani of Self Edge. Ready to spread his denim wings, he started Olé along with two of his friends four years later.
The 306 is their inaugural fit, a medium-rise slim taper which they’re offering in two fabrics made by Kuroki Mills. The first is a 13.2 oz. rope-dyed selvedge denim which has a slight green caste to it. The second is a weight class heavier at 15.3 oz. with a deep indigo shade.
Features include black antique copper rivets and shanks, reinforced rear pockets, and selvedge detail at the coin pocket. They also chose to fell the inseams as well as to add a sixth belt loop, which helps to reduce belt bending. Adding an individual touch, the leather patch is made by Vancouver leather artisan Ken Diamond, who has been making leather moccasins by hand since 2003.
The 13.2 oz. fabric will cost $210 CDN while the 15.3 oz. fabric will cost $260 CDN and you can find both of them at their website.