Two new releases from the Canadian raw denim powerhouse Naked & Famous are here, and they’re sure to please those who are interested in uneven slubby denim and unique weft colour choices. Depending upon interpretation, the brand is well known for it’s extremely peculiar or extremely innovative choices, so it’s worth noting that these are fairly normal given some of their past models.
Naked & Famous Okayama Spirit
Channeling the legend and lore of denim from Okayama, Japan, this line of denim from N&F is made from a 16 oz. raw selvedge unsanforized cotton. Produced by a small studio mill in Okayama that specializes in unique, artisanal denim, the fabric features an uneven slub yarn construction that creates a truly unique texture. By conducting the weaving at a very low tension, the visible “hand-woven” look is achieved. The great-looking fades that slub denim can produce have been highlighted on the site before.
As they’re unsanforized, the brand notes that the denim will shrink about one full size after washing, and that any potential buyer should most likely size up. Details of note include special rivets that read “JE T’ADORE TOUTE NUE” (i.e. “I LOVE YOU NAKED”), a 10 oz. natural vegetable leather patch, an exposed selvedge coin pocket, and logo buttons. It’s available in the Super Skinny Guy, Weird Guy, and Slim Guy fits.
- Name: Naked & Famous Okayama Spirit
- Weight: 16 Oz.
- Fabric: Unsanforized raw selvedge denim from Okayama, Japan
- Not yet available
Naked & Famous Midnight Power Stretch
The second new offering, the Midnight Power Stretch, is only available in the narrow and straight Skinny Guy fit, and appropriately features great stretch recovery with its 95% cotton, 5% elastane makeup. Like the Okayama Spirit, this fabric is also woven in Okayama, Japan. However, it is significantly lighter – coming in at only a 12 oz selvedge.
This jean’s rich, deep indigo colour is achieved by its black weft construction The warp is dyed a deeper-than-usual indigo, reinforcing the hue. Similar to the previous release, this pair of jeans features rivets reading “JE T’ADORE TOUTE NUE” (I LOVE YOU NAKED). A unique detail is the full grain black leather patch used on the jeans which almost blends into the dark coloring.
The images below feature both the denim in its raw state and also how it looks after worn for 5 months with 2 soaks and 1 wash.
- Name: Naked & Famous Midnight Power Stretch
- Weight: 12 Oz.
- Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% elastane stretch selvedge with a black weft for a deep indigo color
- Not yet available