10/30/2014

Vermilyea Pelle Wenatchee Belt Restocks and New Size 40


The Wenatchee Belt is now restocked in all sizes and colors. In addition, Dustin found some hides that were large enough to cut some size 40 belts. Size 40 is now available in all colorways!

Vermilyea Pelle "Wenatchee Belt" in Chromexcel Black. 100% Horween tanned leather, made in USA. Sizes 30-40. $85. For more information, click here.

Vermilyea Pelle "Wenatchee Belt" in Color 8 Illini Latigo. 100% Horween tanned leather, made in USA. Sizes 30-40. $85. For more information, click here.

Vermilyea Pelle "Wenatchee Belt" in Natural Vegetable Tanned Horse Hide. 100% Horween tanned leather, made in USA. Sizes 30-40. $85. For more information, click here.

Each belt uses different style of leather. The natural belt is a vegetable tanned horse hide, something we've never seen on a belt before. The unique character of each hide makes every belt different. The leather is stiff and rigid, but will break in beautifully as it is worn. The black uses the Horween staple, Chromexcel, which is widely known as an extremely comfortable and durable leather. The Latigo uses Horween's Color #8 Illini Latigo, which has a hot stuffed blend of natural oils and waxes to create a leather that breaks in quickly and creates a unique patina.

Dustin punches 7 holes in his belts to make sizing easier, and has a clean angular end design. He bevels the edges to a smooth finish, and wax burnishes them to a nice sheen. Every cut Dustin makes is precise to the dot: we didn't find even a fourth inch difference between belts of the same size.

All belts use a single piece matte nickel plated solid brass buckle. Dustin's rivets are a black oxide brass from Belgium, which are reverse set. The open side of the rivets is hidden by the other end of the belt when worn, and the smooth side of the rivets faces the denim, preventing any possible damage to your jeans.

10/28/2014

Railcar Restocks of White Oak Spikes and Viper


Full Restocks of Railcar Fine Goods denim in their Spikes fit and their women's Viper fit have landed.

Railcar Fine Goods "Spikes" X012 14.75oz Cone Mills Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-36. $228. For more information, click here.

Railcar Fine Goods "Viper" X001 13.5oz Cone Mills Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 25-29. $198. For more information, click here.

10/25/2014

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster" - Model JBO-420 & JBO-220


We're proud to announce another new collaboration with Japan Blue, the Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster"! This denim was created because we have never seen a heavy weight broken twill, nor one with a dyed weft.  We also wanted to offer the amazing deep blue dye in a sanforized fabric, because we understand that the risky nature of unsanforized does not appeal to all denimheads. The Broken Twill Collaboration does not have a slubby vintage texture like the Unsanforized Deep Blue Monster, but the vertical fading will be nothing short of incredible. Broken twills have shown us some of the most incredible characteristics and fades, and we can't wait to see how the twill will handle an indigo/black and a heavy weight. We're offering it in both the Skinny and Tapered fit!

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster" - Tapered Model JBO-420. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $220. For more information, click here.

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz Broken Twill Deep Blue "Monster" - Skinny Model JBO-220. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $220. For more information, click here.

As with our previous collaborations, the patch is a thick leather that is cut and stamped in Portland, Oregon by Tanner Goods.

Here you can see the awesome texture of the broken twill, and the vertical streaks that will make the fade outstanding.

The gunmetal rivets and custom branded buttons are a perfect tonal accompaniment to the dark denim.

The peaking hidden pocket selvedge is a detail that Momotaro and Japan Blue put in all their denim, and is one of our favorite details.

Classic red and white selvedge on this denim gives a great contrast when cuffing. Japan Blue's highlighted inseam is another great subtle detail that we love to see over more overt branding. The inseam will begin to blend in with the denim as it fades.

10/24/2014

New Momotaro Zimbabwe Cotton 18oz in Tight Tapered and Natural Tapered


Two new denim have landed from our favorite jeans-makers in the hills of Okayama, Momotaro! This is an updated version of their old 18oz denim, which now uses 100% Zimbabwe cotton instead of the old American/Australian blend. Offered in their new Tight Tapered and Natural Tapered fits, this is a great classic color denim that will be the perfect weight for the coming months.

Momotaro "Natural Tapered" Zimbabwe Cotton 18oz Raw Selvedge Denim - Model 0605-18. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $295. For more information, click here.

Momotaro "Tight Tapered" Zimbabwe Cotton 18oz Raw Selvedge Denim - Model 0305-18. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $295. For more information, click here.

The patch used on the new seasonal Momotaro denim has been a dark brown suede, which sits comfortably on the waistband almost noticeable when worn. The patch actually ages quite well, showing wear and acquiring indigo during washes.

Momotaro uses custom branded nickel buttons and copper rivets.

The subtle peach pattern in the pocket bag and on the back side of the rivets are among the details that make Momotaro what it is.

Momotaro's classic pink inseam and pink selvedge, representing the peach from the Japanese folktale, are included on this denim.

Here you can see the comparison between the two versions of the 18oz, with the new on top. The new Zimbabwe cotton is coarser on the interior, and softens up with wear, while the old version is Pima cotton on the weft, making it extremely soft from the get-go. The color on the new denim is darker and starchier, making it feel like a true heavyweight. The difference in feel and material between these two denim is enough to warrant owning both.

Japan Blue 16.5oz "Military Monster" Tapered Sanforized Raw Denim Selvedge - Model JB0412-ML


Japan Blue 16.5oz "Military Monster" Tapered Sanforized Raw Denim Selvedge - Model JB0412-ML. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $220. For more information, click here.

This military green weft is the first we've seen in such a deep green color.

As with the other denim in the Monster series, the patch is made by Tanner Goods in Portland, Oregon.

Here you can see the detail of the green weft poking through. The weft gives the whole denim a deep indigo hue, and because of the heavy thread used the green on

The denim uses classic red and white selvedge, which is great against the weft. As with all Japan Blue denim, a light blue contrast stitch marks the inseam.

The West is Dead Restocks Have Arrived!

Some of our favorite items from The West is Dead have finally been restocked, including the ever-popular reversable Crewneck Oatmeal Sweater. Check out the full list below!

The West is Dead "Marbled French Terry" Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt. 90% cotton, 10% poly, made in USA. Sizes S, M, L. $128. For more information, click here.

The West is Dead "Herringbone 3-End French Terry" Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirt in Oatmeal. 75% cotton, 25% poly, made in USA. Sizes S, M, L, X-Large. $128. For more information, click here.

The West is Dead "Slim Tapered" 10oz Cotton Duck Canvas Pant in Gold Dust. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 29-34. $165. For more information, click here.

The West is Dead "Heathered 3-End French Terry" Hooded Parka in New Antique Black. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes S, M, L. $165. For more information, click here.

10/23/2014

New Naked & Famous Indigo/Indigo Stretch Super Skinny Guy, Natural Indigo x Kakishibu Skinny Guy

First up today is a brand new Indigo/Indigo from Naked & Famous, the Super Skinny Guy Stretch! The warp threads are rope dyed to a deep indigo so that they'll fade beautifully, while the weft thread is dyed through to a slightly lighter indigo.

Naked & Famous "Super Skinny Guy" 12.5oz Indigo/Indigo Stretch Selvedge. 98% cotton, 2% elastane, made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $165. For more information, click here.

The denim features a light indigo leather patch, and tonal stitching.

The classic red and white selvedge is a great contrast against the dark denim. Here you can see the slight difference between the indigo of the warp and weft.

Additionally, our favorite of the new Fall collection, the Natural Indigo x Kakishibu is now available in the Skinny Guy fit! The warp yarn of the denim uses a natural indigo, one of the world's oldest dyes, which creates a rich deep blue. The weft is dyed using a Japanese dye called Kakishibu, which means persimmon dye. The tannin in the persimmon fruit creates an earthy brown that has unique character. Additionally,

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 11oz Natural Indigo Kakishibu Selvedge in True Indigo. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $195. For more information, click here.

The patch used on the denim is a thick, natural leather that will age just as beautifully as the denim itself.

Like all Naked & Famous denim, the Kakishibu selvedge uses custom branded nickel hardware.

Here you can see the details of the tonal stitching, which almost matches the brown of the persimmon dyed weft. The brown weft peaks through the warp threads, and gives the jeans a natural hue.

The pure white selvedge line is a great contrast against the brown weft and deep blue of the natural indigo warp.

Naked & Famous Circular Knit T-Shirt Restocks


Full restocks of the White, Black, and our two new colors Heather Grey and Heather Blue have landed at the the shop. The shirt is made just down the street from the N&F offices in Montreal's garment district, with vintage tubular construction machines that eliminate the side seam of the shirt. These fantastic shirts feature a beefy 10oz fabric that is very soft and will become softer with wear. The fit runs slim through the body and tight along the sleeve.



Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Heather Grey. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information click here.



Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Blue. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information click here.



Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Black. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information click here.



Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in White. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information click here.