Based in Canada, Olé Denim was founded in 2013 by Chris Watchorn. In 2009, Chris was an intern at 3sixteen, learning the denim business firsthand. OLÉ Denim spent two years developing their first model, and now the OLÉ 306 is here to say, “Hello.”
306 15oz KUROKI DENIM
Fit: A slim taper fit with a medium rise. Not a strong taper, the silhouette is in between a slim taper and slim straight.
Fabric: Right hand twill, 15.3oz sanforized selvedge denim from Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan. Indigo warp with a red cast and white weft. Woven on the Toyoda loom out of 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Rope dyed with raw indigo, dipped 7 times. This denim has a tight and pretty uniform weave, almost like a Japanese version of a Cone Mills denim. Very light slub in the warp and weft.
- Pink on white selvedge ID
- Selvedge coin pocket detailing
- Reinforced rear pockets
- OLÉ branded black antique copper shanks, rivets and buttons
- Ken Diamond hand crafted leather patch
- Single-needle stitched hems
- Chain stitched double felled inseam
- 6 belt loops
- Back pocket “X” bar tack detail
- Yellow orange stitching
- Chain stitched yoke, back seam, and hems
- Double chain stitched waistband
First Impressions: A clean and simple pair of denim. No bells and whistles, just a few details to reinforce the durability of the jeans. I like the 6 belt loops and double chain stitching on the waistband. Slim fit but not skinny. A great option for someone just getting into raw Japanese denim.
You can purchase the 306 in a 13oz and 15oz version at OLÉ Denims website. I will be looking forward to fading these over the next year. Will be posting updates!
~ The Denim Hound 11-2-16