1/26/2012

Naked & Famous Spring 2012 Collection: New Denim Arrivals

We are proud to announce 4 new denims that just arrived as part of the Naked & Famous spring 2012 collection: Greencast Weird Guy, Greencast Skinny Guy, Wax Coated Indigo Skinny Guy, and Indigo Selvedge Weird Guy.

Naked & Famous Greencast Broken-Twill 12.5oz Selvedge Denim. Available in both weird guy and skinny guy with and uses an indigo dye with greeencast that will provide a vintage fade with a green tint.

Naked & Famous skinny guy greencast broken-twill selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $155. For more information on the N&F skinny guy greencast broken-twill, click here.

Naked & Famous weird guy greencast broken-twill selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $155. For more information on the N&F weird guy greencast broken-twill, click here.

Naked & Famous Skinny Guy Wax Coated Indigo Stretch Denim. This denim is wax coated and then baked into the surface of the fabric giving it luxurious finish. If you wear these jeans hard, wear patterns will develop in the coating creating a contrast of shiny texture and matte finish.

Naked & Famous skinny guy wax coated indigo stretch denim. 98% cotton, 2% elastine. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $140. For more information on the N&F skinny guy wax coated indigo, click here.

Naked & Famous Weird Guy Indigo Selvedge. This denim has been a staple from Naked & Famous from the beginning. It is a nice dark indigo using a 13oz selvedge fabric that is great for spring and summer weather. Over the years, Naked & Famous has made several small improvements to this model such as the custom engraved rivets and buttons and the chainstitched hems. Overall, this is a solid denim that is a perfect introduction to Naked & Famous for those anxious to give them a try and the price point is reasonable at only $135.

Naked & Famous weird guy 13oz indigo selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $135. For more information on the N&F weird guy indigo, click here.

Naked & Famous 2012 Spring Collection: Denim Restocks

This week from Naked & Famous we have received a large spring shipment of restock denims. Back in stock we have Weird Guy LHT, Weird Guy Elephant 2, and Skinny Guy Elephant 2. Here are pictures and details of all 4 denims:

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 "Left Hand Twill" weird guy 13.75oz 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 LHT weird guy, click here.

Naked & Famous "Elephant 2" skinny 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 skinny guy, click here.

1/25/2012

Momotaro Deep Indigo 0702 vs Grand Indigo ER007-2B


With the introduction of the Momotaro Deep Indigo 0702, we wanted to show a side by side comparison between the Deep Indigo (left) and the Grand Indigo (right). Essentially they are the same denim. They are using a similar fabric with the same fit and many of the same details, difference is the color. Both feature the sulphur dyed weft, but the warp yarns use a different type of natural indigo dye giving the Grand Indigo a deep sea blue color and the Deep Indigo a dark midnight blue color.

Deep Indigo (right), Grand Indigo (left).

Grand Indigo (left), Deep Indigo (right).

Momotaro Grand Indigo 15oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number ER007-2B. Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Grand Indigo selvedge denim, click here.

Momotaro Deep Indigo 15oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number 0702. Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Deep Indigo selvedge denim, click here.

Naked and Famous "Slow Vintage" Slim Hoodies - Restocked!


Just in time for spring, Naked & Famous "slow vintage" hoodies are back. Today a large shipment just arrived including restocks of charcoal, navy, and gray. Red we unfortunately could not get, but it will be available again at the next production run. For now, the other sizes are fully stocked up XS-L.

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.

Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in navy. 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 navy, click here.

Naked & Famous "slow vintage" slim hoodie in gry. 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.

Multi-color interior. The loopwheeled fabric is very soft and will become softer with wear.

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 15oz Thick Natural Belts are Back!

Back in stock! The Naked & Famous natural belts have been a store favorite for a long time. Customers love the simple design using a one piece satin nickle buckle and the high quality leather. Available in sizes 30, 32, 34, 36.

Naked & Famous 15oz premium leather belt in natural. 100% bovine leather. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36. $85. For more information on the Naked & Famous natural belt, click here.

The natural belt will patina well the more you wear it. The darker belt in the above photo is the same natural belt after just over a year of wear. No oils or treatment, just daily abuse! Nice patina!

1/24/2012

Momotaro Deep Indigo 15oz "Tight Straight" Raw Selvedge Denim - Model 0702


Introducing the Momotaro 0702 Deep Indigo denim. The concept of the Deep Indigo 0702 is very similar to the Grand Indigo ER007-2B which has an indigo warp and sulphur dyed weft. What makes them different is the indigo used. The 0702 uses the darkest possible indigo available, which is actually the same indigo used on the 0705sp Going to Battle series denim. This indigo is a pure natural indigo which combined with the sulphur dyed weft will create similar wicked electric blue fades as the Grand Indigo ER007-2B.

Momotaro Deep Indigo 15oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number 0702. Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Deep Indigo selvedge denim, click here.

The fabric is a partial sanforized blend of thick slub Zimbabwe cotton yarns which gives the fabric an uneven surface even though the color gives a smooth appearance. It has a heavy feel, yet after it is a worn for a short time it will become extremely soft. The deep indigo color is the darkest denim ever produced by Momotaro.

The selevedge uses Momotaro's signature pink which represents the peach from the "Momotaro" folklore story. The weft is a super dark sulphur dye giving a midnight black color.

Button fly using custom engraved Momotaro buttons. Navy tonal stitching is used throughout.

The weft is dyed black throughout. Other features include heavy duty canvas pocket bags, hidden back pocket rivets, and Momotaro "peach" engraved copper rivets.

Deer skin patch.

1/23/2012

Momotaro x Naked & Famous Collaboration 2 "Weird Guy" Selvedge Denim - Restocked!


Today we received a restock of a denim that we thought was completely sold out, but a few more pairs emerged and we took them all. The Naked & Famous x Momotaro collaboration 2 Weird Guy is now back with all sizes 28-34. Sizing is still limited, so act fast if you were searching for your size which has been sold out.

The Naked & Famous x Momotaro collaboration 2 denim combines the Japanese artisan craftsmanship of Momotaro and the fit of the Naked & Famous weird guy cut. This collaboration will be very similar to the first collaboration in details, but uses a slightly different 14oz fabric that is expected to fade quicker.

Momotaro x Naked & Famous Collaboration 2 "Weird Guy" 14oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made by Momotaro in Kojima, Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $265. For more information on pre-ordering the N&F x Momo 2 collab, click here.

Unbranded Denim - Restock UB201, UB204, UB104


Today we received a small shipment from Unbranded which fills out a lot of missing sizes, but unfortunately not all. We are expecting a much larger shipment in mid-February. This shipment included several sizes of the UB201 tapered indigo denim, UB204 tapered black, and UB104 skinny black.

"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.

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.

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 UB204 skinny black denim, click here.

1/22/2012

Momotaro "Going to Battle" Urage Hooded Parka - Restocked!


Also restocked in our recent shipment from Rampuya, the Momotaro "Going to Battle" urage hooded parka. Momotaro's "urage" hooded parkas uses "shirako" thread, gauze woven for a soft and smooth exterior and "urage" (loop) woven for a soft and comfortable interior, creating a 3-dimensional structure of soft, light weight, and comfortable fabric. The "urage" fabric will become even softer with wear. Fabric is heavy and the fit is slim making it perfect to wear by itself during fall and spring and to layer under a heavier coat during the coldest winter days.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" urage hooded parka in heather gray - model ST131. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $245. For more information on the Momotaro urage hooded parka in heather gray, click here.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" urage hooded parka in charcoal - model ST131. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $245. For more information on the Momotaro urage hooded parka in charcoal, click here.

Interior urage fabric is very soft and comfortable and will become even softer through wear and washing. Notice how it loops giving the additional volume and softness.

The thermal fabric is also known as "waffle" fabric is sewn into the hood giving texture and volume.

The surface uses shirako thread creating the soft smooth surface. The cotton used is long cotton from the USA.

Oil rubbed bronze Univeral YKK double zippers resulting in a nice contrast color.

"Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes also represent the flag carried by "Momotaro" in the original folklore story.

The fit is slim through the arms and body with a length that hits just below the waist line.