12/28/2010

Naked & Famous "Slow Vintage" Loopwheeled Hoodies


Naked & Famous "slow vintage" hoodies are made with loopwheeled fabric produced on vintage tsuri circular knitting machines (loopwheel machines) from the late 1800's. These machines work very slowly and are labor intensive, but as a result produce the softest cotton fabrics. The loopwheeled fabric is made by the artisans in Wakayama, Japan and then shipped to Canada where Naked & Famous sew the fabrics into their slim hoodies.

Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in charcoal. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Assembled in Canada. Size XS-L. $142. For more information on the Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in charcoal, click here.
Slim fit through the body and arms.
Multi-color interior. The loopwheeled fabric is very soft and will become softer with wear.

Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in gray. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Assembled in Canada. Size XS-L. $142. For more information on the Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in gray, click here.

12/22/2010

Vintage Tsuri Circular Knitting Machines of Wakayama, Japan


Tsuri circular knitting machines, also known as a vintage loopwheel machines, were originally used in the early 1800's by Italian and French garment manufactures. Similar to the vintage denim shuttle looms abandoned by USA garment manufactures in the early 1900's, tsuri circular knitting machines were also abandoned and sold to make way to more modern mass production machinery. By 1910, Italian and French manufactures began selling their equipment, many of which purchased by Japanese factories. Only a few vintage tsuri circular knitting machines are still being used today as Japanese artisans continue the traditions of quality make with the use of these machines once thought of as being obsolete.

In Wakayama, one factory owns 100 of these precious machines and 50 still operate. Over the years, the factory's artisans made adjustments to the machines allowing them to knit heavier fabrics suitable for modern sportswear such as sweatshirts, parkas, and other knits. The machines take up to 1 hour to make only a meter of fabric, in fact, they move so slow that they can be stopped by hand and thus very labor consuming. This slow operating technique, "slow vintage" as referred by the Wakayama artisans, produces a fabric with far less tension in the yarn resulting in an incredible soft feel that cannot be replicated on modern day equipment.

Naked & Famous recently teamed with these factories of Wakayama to produce a "slow vintage" slim hooded parka using their vintage tsuri circular machines. Later this week we expect our first shipment to arrive and we will stock 2 colors, gray and charcoal. More information will be available upon arrival.

12/21/2010

Triple Works Men's Tapered Japanese Selvedge Denim


Our latest shipment from Triple Works included one of our store favorite denims, the Triple Works tapered leg fit. The Triple Works men's raw selvedge tapered leg features the slim fit that tapers from mid-thigh to the leg opening, a heavy 15oz Japanese selvedge, and availabe in two different indigos, "permanent" of "future". The "permanent indigo" is for the denim enthusiast who wants to see defined fading after prolonged wear and "future indigo" is for the much faster fading.

Triple Works "permanent indigo" men's raw selvedge denim in tapered leg fit. 15oz Japanese selvedge one wash fabric. Sizes 28-34. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $260. For more information on the Triple Works "permanent indigo" tapered denim, click here.

Triple Works "future indigo" men's raw selvedge denim in tapered leg fit. 15oz Japanese selvedge one wash fabric. Sizes 28-34. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $260. For more information on the Triple Works "future indigo" tapered denim, click here.

When side x side, the two denim fabrics look and feel identical. The only difference is how well the fabrics will hold their indigo with wear. Fabric is one wash (pre-soaked in factory) and ready to wear.

Custom engraved hardware. Doughnut buttons.
Triple Works signature hidden back pocket stitching. With wear, the stitching will start to become visible as loss of indigo occurs around the back pockets. Back pockets lined and re-enforced with pima cotton and secured with hidden rivets.
Triple Works signature stitching details along side of leg.
Belt loops sewn into the waist band. Selvedge detail under front belt loop.
Chainstitched hems, red selvedge.

12/20/2010

Corter Leather Vegetable Tanned Leather Snap Wallets


In our latest shipment from Corter Leather we received new wallet styles - Corter Leather 7-8oz vegetable tanned leather snap wallets. The Corter snap wallet is 100% hand-made in house. The leather is hand-cut, stitching hand-sewn, and it is oiled and dyed by hand. Every piece will be unique.

Corter Leather vegetable tanned leather snap wallet in black. 100% English bridle leather. Made in USA. $130. For more information on the Corter snap wallet in black, click here.

Hand-aged nickel plated brass reproduction coins used as snaps. Black is oil dyed by hand.

6 card slots, 1 bill slot. Hand stitched using a synthetic 3 strand saddle lace.

Corter Leather vegetable tanned leather snap wallet in vintage tan. 100% English bridle leather. Made in USA. $130. For more information on the Corter snap wallet in vintage tan, click here.

Hand-aged nickel plated brass reproduction coins used as snaps. Vintage tan has been tanned for 7 days and oiled.

12/19/2010

Corter Leather Single Wrap 16oz Vegetable Tanned Leather Bracelets


Corter's single wrap leather bracelets feature the same 16oz vegetable tanned leather as used on the Corter premium leather belts. The leather is 1/4" thick and approximately 3/4" wide. Every piece is made by hand, and thus unique.

Corter Leather single wrap 16oz vegetable tanned leather bracelet. 100% cowhide. S, M, L. Available in 2 colors: natural or vintage tan. Made in the USA. $25. For more information on the Corter single wrap vegetable tanned leather bracelet, please click here.

Available in 2 colors, vintage tan or natural. The vintage tan color has been tanned for 7 days and oiled. Both are vegetable tanned leather and with wear will darken and develop characteristics unique to the wearer.

Close up of the two colors. Vintage tan above, natural below.

12/17/2010

Back in Stock! Left Field Japanese Long Sleeve Flannels


Our latest Left Field shipment included restocks of the Left Field Japanese flannel button downs. These flannels feature an ultra-soft Japanese fabric that has been pre-washed for a vintage look and is light weight making it perfect for year round wear. Left Field Japanese flannel long sleeve button down in brick buffalo. 100% cotton. S, M, L. Made in USA. $175. For more information about the Left Field Japanese flannel in brick buffalo, click here.

Left Field Japanese flannel long sleeve button down in yankee brick. 100% cotton. S, M, L. Made in USA. $175. For more information about the Left Field Japanese flannel in yankee brick, click here.

Left Field Japanese flannel long sleeve button down in blood plaid. 100% cotton. S, M, L. Made in USA. $175. For more information about the Left Field Japanese flannel in blood plaid, click here.

Left Field Japanese flannel long sleeve button down in earth plaid. 100% cotton. S, M, L. Made in USA. $175. For more information about the Left Field Japanese flannel in earth plaid, click here.

12/16/2010

Just Arrived! Left Field Organic Cotton Chinos


Back in stock are 2 of our favorite slim chinos by Left Field. Left Field's organic cotton 5 pocket chinos combine vintage details with a slim modern fit and are made in the USA. The organic cotton canvas chino, photographed above, has a semi-heavy weight fabric making it perfect for year round wear. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34. Made in the USA. $150. For more details about the Left Field organic cotton canvas chino in wheat, click here.

Left Field's organic twill chino, photographed above, features a medium weight fabric that is comfortable and soft to the touch. The fabric and the color of this chino is perfect for all seasons. 100% cotton. Sizes 29-34. Made in the USA. $150. For more information on the Left Field organic cotton twill chino in olive, click here.

12/12/2010

Back in Stock! Corter Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather Belts


We just received a new shipment from Corter with several goodies including new wallet styles, new bracelets, and restocks of one of our favorite belts: Corter 14oz vegetable tanned leather utility belt in natural. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36. Made in USA. $45. For more information of the Corter natural utility belt, click here. More information on the other items will be posted soon.

12/07/2010

Second Shipment on the Way! Momotaro x Naked & Famous Collaboration "Skinny Guy" Selvedge Denim


Only 600 pairs of this special collaboration denim were made and we will have a few more pairs available. Our second shipment of the Momotaro x Naked & Famous denim is on the way and all sizes are currently available for order online , sizes 28 through 36. Here are few more details about the collaboration.
Momotaro x Naked & Famous collaboration "skinny guy" selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-36. Made in Japan. $275. For more information about the collaboration denim, click here.
The Momotaro x Naked & Famous collaboration denim combines the efforts of both labels using the artisan craftsmanship of Momotaro and the slim silhouette fits of Naked & Famous. This collaboration denim uses the Naked & Famous "skinny guy" cut which has a medium rise and is slim through out the legs as it tapers from mid thigh to the leg opening. Inseams are extra long at 39". One detail noticed from the side is the signature Momotaro purple stitching located along the inseams.
Slim throughout the legs. Model is 6' and 165 lbs wearing size 32. Model wears 31 in most Naked & Famous skinny guy denims. For assistance with sizing, please contact us.
The fabric is a 14oz sanforized Japanese selvedge denim. The denim is constructed by Momotaro using Momotaro's signature features included Momotaro engraved buttons and rivets, hidden back pocket rivets, and chainstitched hems and waist bands. The leather patch, tags, and interior lining features logos and details from both brands.
Deep indigo color, 15oz fabric. Notice the purple stitching along the interior of the leg.

New Japanese Raw Denim from Naked & Famous - Weird Guy in Deep Indigo & Skinny Guy in Natural Indigo Revival


In our latest shipment from Naked & Famous, we received 2 new selvedge raw denim styles - Weird Guy deep indigo selvedge and the Skinny Guy in natural indigo revival.
Naked & Famous "weird guy" 15oz deep indigo selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Japanese fabric, assembled in Canada. Sizes 29-34. $165. For more information on the Naked & Famous weird guy deep indigo selvedge denim, click here.
The "weird guy" fit is a slim throughout, but has a bit of extra room in the thighs, has a medium rise, and tapers to the leg opening for an attractive modern fit. The particular model has a nice heavy weight 15oz fabric and a dark indigo color.
Naked & Famous "skinny guy" natural indigo revival 12.5oz selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Japanese fabric, assembled in Canada. Sizes 29-34. $155. For more information on the Naked & Famous "skinny guy" natural indigo revival selvedge denim, click here.
The "skinny guy" fit is also slim throughout, though slightly slimmer than the "weird guy" fit as it is tight in the thigh and tapers from mid-thigh to the leg opening. Inseams also run long making this model ideal for stacking. This particular model uses a medium weight fabric and a beautiful light colored indigo resembling a sky blue.

12/03/2010

Restocks are on the Way! Left Field Chinos and Japanese Flannels


Next week we are expecting restocks on several Left Field items including the ultra soft Japanese flannels and slim fit chinos. The Japanese flannels are available in 4 colors (blood plaid above). For more information on the Left Field Japanese flannel in blood plaid, click here.

Our shipment will include the olive cotton twill slim chino (above) and the wheat organic cotton canvas chino. Sizing will be available from 28-34. For more information on the Left Field cotton twill chino in olive, click here.

11/29/2010

Arrived! Momotaro x Naked & Famous Collaboration "Skinny Guy" Selvedge Denim


Arrived today - - Momotaro x Naked & Famous collaboration "skinny guy" selvedge denim in indigo. 14oz sanforized Japanese selvedge. 100% cotton. Made by Momotaro in Kojima, Japan. $275. For more information on the Momotaro x Naked & Famous "skinny guy" selvedge denim, click here.

This was the first collaboration between the 2 brands combining the Japanese artisan craftsmanship of the Momotaro brand and the slim fashion styles of the Naked & Famous brand. Only 600 pairs of denim were made. This is the slimmest denim cut Momotaro has ever produced. We will have more information including fit shots online soon!