Ole Originals is a new (and well loved) addition to the men's section at Plenty. Designed and silk screened by hand in Vancouver, these super comfy tees have a that well-loved feel, pretty much the perfect everyday tee! Meet Chandler, founder of Ole Originals.
1. What do you do?
I design and handprint t-shirts for my line, Ole Originals right here in Vancouver! Ole Originals are all limited editions tees with a retro look & soft vintage feel. Inspiration for my designs comes from everywhere - culture, symbolism and just random things I see traveling.
2. What do you love about Plenty?
I love that Plenty sells Ole tees!! haha j/k. I've been a customer of Plenty for many years because I always find something unique! It's one thing to find a stylish product, but Plenty seems to always have rad wears you can't find anywhere else.
3. Current obsession?
My bike! I bought a Fuji one speed bike earlier in the summer and it takes me everywhere! I was a little skeptical of getting a one-speed, but as the fellow that sold it to me said, "it's a two-speed - sitting and standing." It's so true, if you stand while pedalling you can get it up hills no problem!
4. Favourite tunes?
I love all sorts of music except country. My current playlist is pretty eclectic - Neil Young, Bombay Bicycle Club, Temper Trap, Detroit Spinners, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Stars - just to name a few.
5. Must-haves for Fall?
I need to go shopping! I have no idea what's trending for Fall but it is my favourite time of the year! It's generally sunny, but cool enough to wear a nice leather jacket.
6. Go-to Outfit?
This might come as a huge surprise, but I've been known to wear the occasional t-shirt. Typically I'll sport a tee with slim fitting (not skinny - I would like to have kids some day!) pair of jeans or coloured khakis.
7. Favourite item(s) from your Fall 2012 collection?
It's a busy time over here at Ole headquarters. We have 5 new designs, but my personal favs are the Speedy Bike and the Digi Bird shirt which is influenced by 80's video games and tile art.
Be sure to stop by our Kitsilano location (2803 W. Broadway) to check out Ole Originals!