There’s nothing better than finding a real bargain, so when Anders Hjelle, of Norway, found this pair of Naked & Famous Elephant 2, brand new with tags for $14 in his local thrift shop, he must have been pretty amped. He’s since put 19 months of wear into the 22 oz. beasts, resulting in some classic heavyweight fades for this edition of Fade Of The Day.
It takes a lot to break in such thick, rigid denim, but Anders has put these jeans through the their paces with construction work, bike riding, and working on cars. The lap is now faded and almost white, which is a nice contrast against the much darker tone of the lower legs. And the strong, defined whiskers are matched by some solid honeycombs on the flipside.
Sadly, Anders has now outgrown these N&Fs, but he can still proudly display his bargain-fades for years to come.
You can catch Anders on Instagram.
Naked & Famous Elephant 2 Weird Guy Raw Denim Jeans
- Fabric: 100% cotton sanforized selvedge denim
- Fabric weight: 22 oz.
- Fabric source: Japan
- Made in: Canada
- Fit: Mid-rise with tapered leg
- Additional details:
- Thick buffalo leather patch
- Deep indigo
- Available at: Blue Owl for $165