8/31/2011

3sixteen Denim Reveiw from "Put This On"


One of our customers e-mailed us a great review about 3sixteen denim that we wanted to share. This is from a blog called "Put this On" which is a new a blog I have never read, but will continue to follow from now on. The review gives tells a bit about 3sixteen vs. APC denim and is also based on an interview with one of our friends who owns Self-Edge, Kiya Babzani. To read more about the review on Put this On, here.

We apologize for the limited stock of the ST-100x and SL-100x right now. When the new fabric productions were released, there was a lot of people eagerly waiting the new production and they sold quickly. There is currently a production in the works that we anticipate arriving in store in 2-3 weeks. We will be fully stocked up very soon!

Here are the details of the ST-100x:
3sixteen slim tapered 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model ST-100x. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Okayama, Japan, denim sewn in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $195. For more information on the 3sixteen slim tapered ST-100x denim, click here.

8/30/2011

Naked & Famous 10oz Slim Oxfords


Naked & Famous slim oxfords are made using a 10oz oxford that is made in Japan and then imported to Canada where the shirts are sewn in the oldest existing factory in North America which was founded in Quebec in 1894. Naked & Famous oxfords have a modern fit which is slim through the body and arms and has darting along the back. This season, we will stock the oxford in black, red, and blue. Gray and white are available via special order.

Naked & Famous 10oz slim oxford in black. 100% cotton. Fabric is made in Japan, shirt sewn in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $115. For more information on the Naked & Famous 10oz oxford in black, click here.

Naked & Famous 10oz slim oxford in red. 100% cotton. Fabric is made in Japan, shirt sewn in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $115. For more information on the Naked & Famous 10oz oxford in red, click here.

Naked & Famous 10oz slim oxford in blue. 100% cotton. Fabric is made in Japan, shirt sewn in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $115. For more information on the Naked & Famous 10oz oxford in blue, click here.

Vintage Machinery: Adapted Japanese Shuttle Loom that Makes Selvedge Flannel


The new Naked & Famous selvedge flannel shirts that just arrived are made using a vary rare Japanese shuttle loom that we just had to show. This ancient machine is one of kind and has been adapted to make specialized selvedge fabrics. The fabrics made on this machine cannot be replicated by new machinery.


The fabrics used on the Naked & Famous selvedge flannel are quite heavy, yet soft and delicate due to the weave of the fabric and the cottons used and thus cannot be made using traditional shuttle looms.

8/29/2011

Naked & Famous 10oz Brushed Japanese Selvedge Flannels


Naked & Famous 10oz brushed Japanese selvedge flannels combine long-standing tradition of old-world craftsmanship from both Japan and Canada along with the Naked & Famous modern design. First, the fabric is made on old shuttle looms in Japan that have been adapted to make this special selvedge flannel. The fabric cannot be replicated on new machines, thus very rare. Naked & Famous then imports the fabric to Canada and the shirts are sewn in the oldest existing shirt factory which is located in Quebec and founded in 1894. The flannels have a modern fit which is slim through the arms and body which is consistent with the Naked & Famous fit.

Naked & Famous 10oz brushed Japanese selvedge flannel in gray. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, sewn in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $175. For more information on the Naked & Famous selvedge flannel in gray, click here.

Naked & Famous 10oz brushed Japanese selvedge flannel in red. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, sewn in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $175. For more information on the Naked & Famous selvedge flannel in red, click here.

The fabric has been brushed which creates a buttery soft feel which will get even softer with wear. The fabric is thick, heavy, warm, and very comfortable.

Pointed collar.

Selvedge detail along side vents.

8/27/2011

Unbranded has Landed: The Unbranded Denim Brand


"The Unbranded Brand" denim is brought to us by the same guys behind Naked and Famous. The concept of Unbranded is very simple, to produce the best possible denim at the lowest possible price. By eliminating all embellishments, advertising and branding costs, and simplifying the product to the bare basics, Unbranded is able to achieve a very low price, but still uses a great Japanese selvedge fabric and good construction to make a solid finished product. For our first shipment, we will stock 4 styles: indigo tapered, black tapered, indigo skinny, black skinny. Tapered indigo is photographed above.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB201. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB201 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in black model UB204. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB204 tapered black denim, click here.

The "Tapered Leg" fit has a little extra room in the thigh and tapers from lower thigh to the leg opening. Black tapered leg photographed above.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB101. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB101 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in black model UB104. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB104 tapered black denim, click here.

The "Skinny Leg" fit is a slim straight leg fit that skinny, but not skin tight. Indigo skinny leg photographed above.

Indigo denim is a 14.5oz Japanese raw sanforized selvedge. Blue & white selvedge. Chainstitched hems.

Indigo has gold accent hardware and gold contrast stitching. Doughnut button fly.

Black denim is a 14.5oz Japanese raw sanforized selvedge. Blue & white selvedge. Chainstitched hems.

Black has nickle accent hardware and tonal stitching. Doughnut button fly.

8/26/2011

Naked & Famous Fall Deliveries - - Massive Restock Shipment!


Today we received our largest Naked & Famous shipment of the fall season. Almost every denim we currently stock was in this shipment plus many new items that we will get online in the next few days. Here is a list of all of the restocks that have arrived (our online store has already been updated reflecting the new inventory).

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13.75oz LHT selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $140. For more information on the N&F weird guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 13.75oz LHT selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $140. For more information on the N&F skinny guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13oz gray selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $140. For more information on the N&F weird guy gray selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" Japan Heritage 14oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $200. For more information on the N&F skinny guy Japan Heritage, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Japan Heritage 14oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes limited to 28, 29, 30, 32, 33. $200. For more information on the N&F Weird Guy Japan Heritage, click here. Another production of this model is already in the works for late fall with an approximate ETA of October 1st.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 15oz Deep Indigo selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on the N&F skinny guy deep indigo, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 15oz Deep Indigo selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on the N&F weird guy deep indigo, click here.

Naked & Famous "Elephant 2" weird guy 22oz selvedge denim in deep indigo. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on the N&F Elephant 2 weird guy, click here.

Naked & Famous 15oz premium leather belt in black. 100% bovine leather. Leather origin USA, made in Canada. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36. $85. For more information on the N&F black leather belt, click here.

Naked & Famous 15oz premium leather belt in natural. 100% bovine leather. Leather origin USA, made in Canada. Limited to sizes 30, 36. $85. For more information on the N&F natural leather belt, click here. Another production is already in the works for this model with an approximate ETA of October 1st.

8/25/2011

Naked & Famous Spring 2012 Collection Preview (Part 1)


We just returned from a trip to see several collections for spring 2012, including Naked & Famous. The spring 2012 N&F collection looks great and we want to highlight just a few items that caught our eye, but we will give a full breakdown later in the week. For now, check a few pictures of the collection. Above you will see Brandon and Bahzad (the N&F gurus) working their magic!

The next season's denim selection will have a few exciting new fabrics and a couple collaborations which will remain secret until they land. The new fabrics that we found exciting include a hemp blend selvedge, a broken twill green cast selvedge, wax stretch indigo, scratch-n-sniff raspberry scented denim, and Frankenstein 2.

The selection of button downs have really expanded including new colors in the oxfords and chambray fabrics.

Original denim fabrics continue through spring such as the popular gray selvedge, deep indigo, and broken twill indigo. We will continue to stock them as long as they remain available.

Double-weave native prints look great.

The broken-twill greencast was my personal favorite. The fabric has a unique indigo dyed shade of blue that will be refreshing for spring and will produce nice vertical fading.

The fabric is a 13oz broken twill with a yellow accent. The surface is smooth and the denim will be easy to coordinate. Will be available in skinny guy and weird guy and price around $155.

Frankenstein 2 - - the first version was very popular. This version is a 13.5oz big slub fabric with a mixed alternating weave. Color is a unique tan/brown shade.

Close us shows the twisting weave as the twill seams to have no direction at all. Surface is soft with exposed slub in variation. This will be a fun denim to wear at any time of year. Comes in Weird Guy only and priced about $135.

Hemp blend selvedge is a fascinating shade of indigo as it has a natural brown overtone. Fabric is 13oz selvedge with a blend of 70% cotton and 30% hemp.

The brown hemp overtone can be seen best along the weft. This denim will have a very interesting fade as the brownish colors will follow through. Available in skinny guy and priced around $165.

More to come.....

8/20/2011

Momotaro 5oz Selvedge Chambray Work Shirts


Our newest shipment from Rampuya brings us several beautiful chambray work shirts. Momotaro's chambray button downs feature a vintage design, slim modern fit, and triple needle construction and are made in Okayama, Japan. The fabric used is a 5oz selvedge chambray which is made on vintage shuttle looms. Fabric has also been washed for a soft comfortable feel and slight wrinkled texture.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in indigo. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in indigo, click here.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in red. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in red, click here.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in off-white. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in off-white, click here.

Pima cotton lined placket.

Pima cotton lined cuffs. On the off-white version, lining is tan color.

Chainstitching run-off along side vents. Selvedge detail.

Triple needle construction throughout.