Ole Originals was started over 4 years ago by Chandler Herbut, who wanted to make something for the “bored looking dudes at craft shows”. Most recently, Ole Originals launches ‘Places’ a new lines of hand printed t-shirts, allowing stylish ladies and gents to show their civic and provincial pride without looking like a tourist! Some of the places featured are Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, BC, Saskatoon and Alberta. All designs capture the iconic images that embody the culture and way of life. Chandler says his inspiration was “to give customers a cool shirt that they can wear and show o their pride for a particular place.” Ole Places T’s are conversation starters too because the naturally break the ice and show the world a city or province that has meaning to you.
Despite the rapid growth of Ole Originals, Chandler still silkscreens every t-shirt himself in his East Van studio. “Quality is so important to me so I like to be in 100% control of how each Ole Original turns out from start to finish,” he explains.
For the Vancouver t-shirt design, the retro logo was actually based on the former logo a well-known charity, the Union Gospel Mission (UGM). With this shirt in particular, Ole Originals is following the TOMS “one for one” model. To better the community, for every Vancouver shirt sold, Ole Originals will donate an Ole shirt to the UGM. T-shirts can be bought online at oleoriginals.com with only $3 shipping to Canada/USA.
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I like Stanley Park
My favourite thing about Vancouver is the general friendliness of its people.
the access to great beachs
My new favourite part about Vancouver are the bike lanes!
I use ten daily as I’ve switched to riding my bike more during the summer, and I just love the safety and speed they allow me as a cyclist.
definitely the sushi haha!
My favourite thing about Vancouver is its diversity!
Vancouver is my home town… my favorite thing is the diversity. how great to raise my daughter in a place so culturally vast!
That is my English teacher Gosia! She is the best teacher and cute! hahaha
I grew up in Vancouver. I love the friendly people.
All the different kinds of food!
Love being so close to the Mountains and the ocean!
I love Vancouver for all its bars, pubs, lounges, watering holes, nooks and crannys!
The seawall and Stanley Park
My fav thing about Vancouver is the Seawall!
Fave thing about Vancouver? How about EVERYTHING?!
I love having the ocean and mountains so close to such a great city!
Great looking shirts!! So many to name….. Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps, the ocean, the seawall, Stanley Park, the mountains, the shopping, the diversity and never been bored!!!!