I’m still unclear about what it is that makes the Naked & Famous Weird Guy cut ‘weird’—there’s 1000% an explanation but light Googling didn’t yield anything conclusive so I’m still going with “unclear,” mostly because it’s essentially a regular-taper—but it’s a strong cut and just about everything Naked & Famous does is good, and these Chinese New Year Gold Ox Weird Guys do nothing to disprove that hypothesis.
Made in Canada with a 12.5oz. Japanese selvedge denim—itself spun from rope-dyed slub yarns to create a textured grain—these subtly unsubtle special-edition Metal Ox jeans feature a sliver metallic button fly and rivets, red pocket bags to symbolize lucky money, an embossed natural veg-tanned leather patch with a brolic-ass Ox on it and a red and gold selvedge ID to really drive the Chinese New Year theme home.
About that theme: per the provided canon, there are 12 Chinese Zodiac animals that cycle annually, and five Zodiac elements—wood, fire, earth, water, metal—that cycle every two years. That means that every Chinese New Year associates an animal with an element, but also that team-ups don’t repeat for another 60 years, when we’ll presumably find ourselves locked in an endless resource war mirroring either Mad Max or Waterworld, but without the Tom Hardy or Kevin Costner (or Map Child or Guitar Vibes Guy) of it all.
If you want in, they’re available for $165 at Franklin and Poe