11/28/2011

Update! - Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Super Heavy Weight 32 oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo


The Naked & Famous 32oz super heavy weight denims are just starting to come out of production! Only 130 pairs of this limited edition denim will be made and they are coming out in 4 batches as the factory is only capable of making a small amount at a time. In production, it literally takes 3 people to make 2 pairs of denim in 1 single day. Special orders are still available, but only for a limited time as these are predicted to sell fast once they are officially released.

This denim will officially become available in November 2011 and special orders requests are now available. Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Super Heavy Weight 32oz Selvedge Denim. Made in Kojima, Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $495. For more information on how to special order the N&F Weird Guy 32oz Super Heavy Weight denim, click here.

32oz unsanforized raw selvedge denim. Rope dyed in pure indigo.

The selvedge denim fabric was made on old shuttle looms in Okayama and it was so unbelievably hard to produce that the fabric will never be made again. The fabric uses a 1" x 1.5" yarn which is same thickness that is used to make carpet. The fabric ended up being so thick and heavy that it was impossible to sanforize, thus this denim model was only made as an unsanforized denim, so expect them to shrink down one size when washed. Once complete, a pair of denim weighs over 5 lbs.

11/27/2011

On the Way! "The Unbranded Brand" 14.5oz Selvedge Indigo Denims UB201 Tapered & UB101 Skinny


We have been waiting for a few months for the latest production of indigo denims from Unbranded, and they are final done! Our shipment of UB201 Tapered and UB101 Skinny (shown above) have been shipped and expected to arrive by next week. Stay tuned!

"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.

11/26/2011

The West is Dead - Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook


Last month we showed a few photos from our visit to view the West is Dead's spring 2012 collection. The West is Dead's spring/summer 2012 lookbook was recently released which shows a few more examples of what the label is all about. 100% of their products are made in the USA and sourcing the best fabrics from USA and Japan. The fits are slim and modern, the colors are refreshing, the designs are clean, and the construction is precise. Spring 2012 will only be The West is Dead's second season and we are looking forward to seeing where they go from here!













11/25/2011

Naked & Famous Assorted Bow Ties - Restocked!

Another round of Naked & Famous bow ties were just released! This shipment was limited to only a few colors, but more will be released soon....N&F will continue to produce bow ties until their deadstock hardware is all used up, so expect a couple more shipments this spring.

Naked & Famous bow ties come in a variety of colors and fabrics, which are the same fabrics as used on N&F denim and button downs. N&F bow ties are hand-made in very small batches by a tie maker in Canada and use dead-stock clip-on tie hardware from Ormand NYC. These ties will only be around as long as this dead stock hardware is available. Here are the colors from the latest batch.

Naked & Famous 5oz peach chambray clip-on bow tie. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Made in Canada. One Size. $30. For more information on the Naked & Famous peach chambray bow tie, click here.

Naked & Famous 5oz brown chambray clip-on bow tie. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Made in Canada. One Size. $30. For more information on the Naked & Famous brown chambray bow tie, click here.

Naked & Famous 5oz light blue chambray clip-on bow tie. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Made in Canada. One Size. $30. For more information on the Naked & Famous light blue chambray bow tie, click here.

Naked & Famous 13oz gray denim clip-on bow tie. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Made in Canada. One Size. $30. For more information on the Naked & Famous gray denim bow tie, click here.

Naked & Famous 5oz red chambray clip-on bow tie. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan. Made in Canada. One Size. $30. For more information on the Naked & Famous red chambray bow tie, click here.

11/24/2011

Naked & Famous Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Preview - Denim


For spring 2012, Naked & Famous will offer the largest assortment of denim seen so far! Many of the popular denim models from past seasons will continue to carry over, so we are only going to show a few of the new fabrics. Here is a quick preview of our favorites!

Wax Stretch Indigo - - Features a 12oz stretch indigo fabric which has been wax coated giving the smooth lustrous finish. Offered in Skinny Guy, $140.

Lightweight Painter - - 5oz Ultra-lightweight painter denim cloth in a clean indigo color. Offered in Slim Guy and Weird Guy, $135.

Hemp Blend Selvedge - - Fabric is a 13oz selvedge with a blend of 70% cotton and 30% hemp and has a fascinating shade of indigo as it has a natural brown overtone. Offered in Skinny Guy, $165.

The brown overtone can be seen best along the weft. This denim will have a very interesting fade as the brownish colors will follow through.

Broken Twill Greencast Selvedge - - 13oz broken twill made with a unique greencast tinted indigo dye. Skinny Guy and Weird Guy, $155.

Smooth surface with a bit of variation and a long streaky grain. Expect some nice vertical fading.

Red Stretch - - This coming spring Naked & Famous will offer several stretch denims and the red stretch was a stand out. Offered in Skinny Guy, $140.

Frankenstein 2 - - The first Frankenstein denim came out several seasons back and it was very popular. The new Frankenstein denim is a 13.5oz big slub fabric mixed with alternating weave. The color is a unique tan/brown. Offered in Weird Guy fit, $135.

Looking closely at fabric shows the twisting weave as the twill seams to have no direction at all. The surface is soft with exposed slub in variation. Definitely will be a fun denim to wear at any time of year.

Indigo/Indigo Selvedge - - The fabric is a 15oz super rigid selvedge that has an indigo warp and weft. The indigo dyed weft creates unique electric blue fading with prolonged wear. Offered in Weird Guy fit, $188.

11/23/2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the Holiday Weekend!


This Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking a short break. Our office will be closed from November 24th until November 28th. All online orders received during these days will be processed and shipped on November 29th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. We will be responding to e-mails during these dates, so please e-mail any questions to sales@blueowl.us.

We hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving holiday weekend!

11/22/2011

"The Unbranded Brand" 14.5oz Selvedge Black Denim UB204 Tapered & UB104 Skinny


A new shipment from "The Unbranded Brand" denim has just arrived. This shipment is a restock of the Unbranded black denim models UB204 tapered (shown above) and the UB104 skinny denims. 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. In 2 weeks, we will receive full restocks of the indigo version UB201 tapered and the UB101 skinny denims.

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.

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.

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.