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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

If today’s post seems a bit like deja-vu for some readers, don’t worry. We’ve previously dedicated a Fade Friday to Naked & Famous’ Red-Core Selvedge jeans. Whether you like them or not, they definitely produce some cool results.

This particular pair has been worn in by Ralph Elliott, who is a video editor. Having been worn for only 6 months and washed 4 times, the red core fading is definitely present and is bound to get attention.

As crazy as it sounds, these jeans really do fade to red through an innovative dyeing process. The warp yarns are first dyed in a permanent red reactive dye which is is absorbed to the core of the yarn. Afterwards, it is rope-dyed in indigo, which creates an indigo color yarn with a red core.

They’re pretty crazy, and even if they’re not your thing, you have to hand it to Naked & Famous for creating something so different.


  • Name: Naked & Famous Weird Guy Red Core Selvedge
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Fit: Weird Guy (Low rise, Tapered leg)
  • Denim: Sanforized, 100% Cotton Selvedge
  • Length of Wear: 6 Months
  • Number of Washes: 4

Photos – Before


“Before” Photos courtesy of Naked and Famous




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