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Fade Friday – N&F Red Core Selvedge (Various Stages of Wear)

For just over a month, we’ve had a thread in our forum dedicated to the Naked & Famous Red Core Selvedge contest, a 6-month-long competition for the best fades worn in by owners of their Red Core Selvedge jeans.

To be perfectly honest, I was a bit skeptical when the Red Core jeans were announced as part of the Spring/Summer 2012 lineup…raw denim that fades from blue to red? That’s just weird.

But having perused the contest thread recently, I was amazed by the effect it created. However, it wasn’t just one pair of jeans that were impressive. The cool red fades were coming through on all the jeans that were posted!

As such, today’s Fade Friday is a bit different. Today we’re featuring the Red Core Selvedge jeans as a whole, instead of just one person’s pair. So let’s give it up for all the Red Core contestants on the forum!


  • Name: Naked & Famous Red Core Selvedge
  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: WeirdGuy (Low rise, Tapered leg)
  • Denim: Sanforized, 100% Cotton Selvedge
  • Other Details:
    • Yarn is vat-dyed red then rope dyed indigo (thus indigo denim fades to red)

Photos – Before (Courtesy of Naked & Famous)



Photos – After (Various Pairs)







Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Red Core Selvedge (Various Stages of Wear)




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– Sean

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