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Naked & Famous Natural Selvedge Skinny Guy – Denim Review

Naked & Famous needs little introduction. The Canadian brainchild of Brandon Svarc has been pushing out affordable–and off the wall–selvedge fits since they hit the scene a few years ago. The 10oz. Natural Selvedge Skinny Guy is a perfect summer jean: simple, vintage hue and, most importantly, lightweight.

Details

  • Name: Naked & Famous Skinny Guy Lightweight Natural Selvedge
  • Fabric: 10oz. 100% cotton Japanese Selvedge Denim
  • Fit: Skinny Guy (regular rise, slim leg)
  • Unique features:
    • Chunky red selvedge ID
    • Natural Indigo Dye, borders on vintage royal cast hue
  • MSRP:  $160.00 at Tate and Yoko

Fit

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I wore a size 32. I’m about 6’1″ 175 pounds (maybe 180) and usually wear a 32 x 32 in jeans I don’t want to double cuff. The inseam on these is long, really long. The cut is flattering and slim enough true to size without being ridiculous. True to form, this fit would probably be best for those on the slimmer side with average proportions.

These may not be for you if you’re quads are swole. I’ve never considered myself to be in Naked & Famous‘ wheelhouse as I tend to drift more toward heritage, looser fits; but I’m quite impressed with these will be beating the crap out of them as summer descends on the deep south

Fabric

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The fabric on these is a 10oz, natural indigo-dyed, sanforized Japanese selvedge. Like I said, it’s a perfect summer weight. It feels light and moves with your body, almost like it’s got some stretch to it. It’s probably going to fade quick. I put these on a couple weeks ago when it started to warm up and couldn’t take them off. I’ve maybe worn them 12 times and I’m already noticing some whiskering.

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Exterior fabric warp.

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Interior fabric weft.

Details

The construction and details are what you’d expect from Naked & Famous, chain stitching at the leg opening and button fly . The fly buttons and rivets are branded and they come with a N&F branded leather patch. There is exposed selvedge on the exaggerated coin pocket. This is made a little more conspicuous by the thick ID.

The construction feels solid for such a light denim. The pocket bags are pretty flimsy canvas, but that’s probably for the best for a summer jean.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with these if you’re looking for a sub-$200 summer jean. I could live without the huge coin pocket and the exposed selvedge, and I wish the inseam was a little shorter, but these are pretty minor concerns in the face of 90° days with 80% humidity.