Category Archives: BRANDS

S&R Denim Co Fall/Winter 2014

This week we are having a launch party here in Vancouver to celebrate the release of our Fall/Winter Mens and Womens denim collection. We have been working on our new denim jackets and vests, and our mens oilskin canvas motorcycle … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim Co. Documentary Short

Recently we’ve been working with Baxter Redfern of Redfern Media on a short mini-doc about where Search & Rescue Denim came from, and a what our business is all about.   I’m really happy with how it came out, and I … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim Co. at Gastown Tattoo Parlour

 Things have been busy at S&R over the last couple of months. We have two new staff members helping sew aprons, and we’ve been adding retail outlets at the rate of about one a month. This week, we teamed up … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim, our first retail outlet

It’s been a good week for Search & Rescue Denim Co. Today we hit a new milestone, our aprons are being sold in a real brick and mortar retail establishment, The Shop Vancouver. I love motorcycles, fashion and coffee, so … Continue reading

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A bit of competition.

In the past two years, a certain backpack company based in Vancouver, BC, but manufactured overseas, has become incredibly popular, and truly saturated the market.  Suddenly the humble backpack, duffel bag and even laptop case became a mode for self … Continue reading

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The New Goth

Right now we are (at least in North America) in the throws of the grunge revival (blame Urban Outfitters). Shredded denim shorts and lace over vintage oversize rock tees and teenagers that are proclaiming their love for Nirvana and music … Continue reading

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I’m not really back. Sort of.

Hello blog, my old friend, it’s nice to see you, once again. The last three months have been crazy.  My business has grown, I have a partner in the venture now, and we are working towards opening our little Search … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim Co, or why I’ve been on blogging hiatus.

I haven’t posted in a couple of months because I have been trying to work myself to death, apparently.  I am now running the menswear department of the Kitsilano, Vancouver Urban Outfitters, which takes up 50 hours or so of … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim Co – Sample Work

I’ve been working on new product designs for my company, Search & Rescue Denim.  In previous posts, you may have seen the waxed denim work aprons that I made, and now I am working on some denim tote bags.  Here … Continue reading

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Soia & Kyo – F/W 2012

I was recently introduced  to the Canadian outerwear brand Soia & Kyo, and quickly fell in love with their beautifully designed and tastefully luxurious winter coats.  We brought in a selection of their Fall/Winter lineup to Boys’co, the menswear retailer … Continue reading

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Style Butcher Feature: Two|One|Two Goes Global

Lets talk about Two|One|Two, Scott & Anthony…. Two|One|Two S/S 2013 – Photography Kyla Hemmelgarn, Styling Deanna Palkowski, Model – Jordan Swail To understand where a company is going, I think it’s good to know where it started, and where it … Continue reading

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Uniqlo in Vancouver

According to Canadian retail and fashion news website Retail Insider, Japanese clothing maker Uniqlo is negotiating a lease on space inside The Bay downtown. The shop would reportedly be located directly below Vancouver’s newly opened Topshop Topman store. A bit … Continue reading

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Work, Projects & Shopping

Just a quick post today.  This week I completed a small project for my tattooist friend Mitch of Gastown Tattoo, a waxed denim work apron. I posted last week about the technique of using otter wax on denim to create … Continue reading

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Calling All Gentlemen!

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when men can celebrate their manliness, take their style up a notch or ten,  and help others while they do it! And what better way to showcase your manly pride … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Jeans

Just a little update on my denim design work. This is pair number two. Getting better, but not quite there yet. Still need to make a bunch of changes to the fit, but my construction techniques are getting better. Once … Continue reading

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STYLE BUTCHER T-SHIRTS!

Show your love for the Butcher! So stoked! The t-shirt designs from Artist/Tattooist Garret Egles are finally here, and we’re going to take a pre-order for anyone that wants one! Only $20! Get on it!! Just leave a message on … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue Denim Brand

I re-started a project this week.  I’ve always wanted to design and sell my own denim brand, so I got out all of my old sewing equipment and design materials, and started working on some new denim designs. I headed … Continue reading

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Citizens of Humanity – “Just Like You” – Jerome Dahan

In the second installment of the Citizens of Humanity “Just Like You” fundraiser video series, they focus on company founder Jerome Dahan.  I really like this video because one of my dream businesses is to own my own denim label, … Continue reading

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CITIZENS OF HUMANITY ANNOUNCES MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV AS FIRST SUBJECT IN “JUST LIKE YOU” FILM SERIES

“You go through your daily routine with the hope that you will be a little better… and do something meaningful. I believe this program does something equally significant both in it’s philanthropy and in hopefully inspiring others in their creative … Continue reading

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Goorin Bros’ – Bold Hatmakers

The only place you need to go for a new hat. This weekend I visited Goorin Brothers in Yaletown to find myself a good new hat.  I’ve recently started losing my hair, so my collection of hats is starting to … Continue reading

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