This week’s Fade Friday, submitted by user bongenaar on our forum, features a stellar example of the unique fades offered by a pair of Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill Selvedge. The diagonal lines visible on a pair of denim are known as the “twill weave,” created by the warp yarn and the white filling yarn. The standard pair of denim on the market will be right hand twill, or “z twill”, made famous by the likes of Levi’s.
The weave will run from the lower left to upper right. Left hand twill or “s twill”, on the other hand, runs from top left-hand corner to the lower-right. Used by Lee in the early days, left hand twill has been adopted by many premium brands, including Naked and Famous, as a way to differentiate some of their jeans.
Left hand twill tends to wear down softer than right hand twill or broken twill, especially after washing, and it can offer somewhat blurrier fades with the potential for streakiness and vertical fading. For a more in-depth discussion, stay tuned for our compare-and-contrast article of the three different twills.
Our forum member bongenaar wore this pair daily for a year and has since rotated them with another pair every other day. You will notice some patch-work on the left knee and leg opening, as well as standout honeycombs and a wealth of interesting fades.
- Name: Naked and Famous Left Hand Twill Selvedge
- Weight: 13.75 Oz.
- Fit: Skinny Guy (Medium rise, Straight leg, Slim throughout)
- Denim: Old-School Left Hand Twill Weave
- Other Details:
- Deep Indigo Dyed
- Japanese Fabric
- Made in Canada
- Available at: Tate+Yoko for $140.00
Photos – Before
Photos – After