7/31/2012

Nudie Jeans: Officially 100% Certified Organic Cotton


As of the summer of 2006, Nudie Jeans declared a goal of being a 100% organic denim collection. As of the fall 2012 collection, Nudie has achieved this goal. When Nudie began with this goal in mind, very few of their suppliers offered organic cottons or fabrics. It has taken a long time for their suppliers to achieve the 100% organic cotton certification and to find the right suppliers with like minded goals. Our first shipment of the fall winter 2012 Nudie Jeans collection just arrived and all of the new denims are made using 100% certified organic cotton. More details on the shipment coming soon.

Nudie's suppliers are primarily located throughout Italy and Turkey. Italy has always been known for their emphasis on quality and craftsmanship and Turkey has developed into a major supplier of organic cottons, thus it was natural to source their cottons in both countries. Above is a video showing harvest time in the cotton fields which will soon be used to make the denims we love. Enjoy the video!

Here are some additional cotton facts:
•Global cotton production is accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land.
•Conventional grown cotton consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides used in the world. (www.aboutorganiccotton.org)
•A bale of cotton weighs about 227kg.
•The fibre from one 227kg cotton bale can produce 215 pairs of jeans, 250 single bed sheets, 750 shirts, 1,200 t-shirts, 2,100 pairs of boxer shorts, 3,000 nappies, 4,300 pairs of socks.
•One t-shirt made from conventional cotton represents 2700 litres of water, and a third of a pound of chemicals, which often contaminate water supplies.
•Cottonseed oil can be used for cooking or used in a range of industrial products such as soap, margarine, emulsifiers, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics.
•The growing season in total is 180 days.
•About 17% of all cotton production is picked by hand, mostly in developing countries (wwf.se)
source: http://www.cottoncrc.org.au

7/27/2012

Naked & Famous Spring/Summer 2013 Preview Part 1: Super Skinny Guy

Never to early to see the next collection, right? Ok, I might be a little early on this one, but this one excites me because I have been bothering Brandon to make this fit for over 2 years and finally it will be available. Introducing come spring summer 2013....the "Super Skinny Guy". Basically this is a new fit and similar to the Skinny Guy except it will taper from the knee down so that it will have a slimmer profile and tighter leg opening. This fit will offer 3 fabrics in its debut:  Left Hand Twill, Black Power Stretch, and Indigo Stretch Selvedge. For those who have been asking for this fit, be patient just a little bit longer. First shipments should be around the holidays!

One of the new fabrics being offered as of Spring 2013 is the indigo stretch selvedge and it will be offered in the new Super Skinny Guy fit. This is a 12.5oz selveddge which is 98% cotton and 2% elastane. The stretch will make a perfect slim fit and comfortable in all the right areas. Retail $155.  Coming Spring 2013.

Black power stretch has always been a popular in the skinny guy fit and soon it will be available in the even slimmer silhouette of the Super Skinny Guy.  Made with a 12oz stretch fabric with 5% stretch and a lustrous finish.  Retail $140.  Coming spring 2013.

Left Hand Twill has become a staple fabric for Naked & Famous since introduced in late 2011 and will soon be available in the Super Skinny Guy. Retail $140.  Coming spring 2013.

Naked & Famous Sale Denims: Greencast Weird Guy, Greencast Skinny Guy, Weird Guy Indigo/Indigo 15oz

Today we were counting some of our Naked & Famous inventory and found a few denims that we can no longer restock and are down to only a few pairs, so they went on sale.  Today all Greencast and Indigo/Indigo 15oz denims went on sale.  Sizes are limited, so grab your size while they last!

Naked & Famous Greencast Broken-Twill 12.5oz Selvedge Denim is available in limited sizes in both weird guy and skinny guy 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. Made in Canada. Available in izes 29, 32, 33, 34. Original $155, Now $115. 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. Made in Canada. Available in sizes 28, 32. Original $155, Now $115. For more information on the N&F weird guy greencast broken-twill, click here.

The "indigo/indigo" Weird Guy 15oz selvedge denim uses a rare big slub yarn and has a warp and weft dyed indigo. The indigo interior yarn (weft) creates the solid color throughout the fabric and hides the bumpy "slubby" surface appearance, but still keeps the subtle and beautiful texture.

Naked & Famous "indigo/indigo" weird guy 15oz selvedge denim in deep indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Available in sizes 28, 30, 33. Original price $188, Now $138. For more information on the N&F "indigo/indigo" weird guy, click here.

7/25/2012

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Deep Indigo" Skinny Straight 15.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM003


We are proud to introduce the third denim in the Momotaro x Blue Owl collaboration series. With our 3rd collaboration we wanted something that creates incredible high contrast fading and uses a super dark indigo, so we looked at the newly released Deep Indigo 0702 for a little inspiration. Our version is similar to the 0702 in that it uses the same super dark pure indigo on the warp yarns and the same sulpher dye on the weft yarns. The difference is our version is slightly heavier at 15.7oz, comes in the unsanforized state (shrink-to-ft), and made in the "Skinny Straight" fit which is slimmer than any of Momotaro's standard fits.

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Deep Indigo" Skinny Straight 15.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM003. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 29-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro x Blue Owl 15.7oz "deep indigo" skinny straight denim, click here.

The fabric is an unsanforized 15.7oz denim using a 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 and the black from the sulphur dyed gives an even darker color on the surface which helps create the high contrast fading. The warp yarns are rope dyed in super dark indigo and through the rope dying process the core of the yarn is white, thus after a little wear the indigo will rub off exposing the interior of the yarn which will be white and creates the high contrast fading.

Deer skin patch dyed black.  Indigo stitching is used throughout.

Hidden back pocket rivets. Notice the super dark interior weft yarns which are dyed using sulphur.

Hidden selvedge detail along coin pocket, copper rivets, custom engraved hardware with Momotaro and Rampuya logos are used throughout.

7/23/2012

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 14oz Pomegranate Selvedge Denim - - Restocked!


Pomegranate denim is Back!  Naked & Famous first released the Weird Guy pomegranate in early fall 2011 and we are happy to see it return for the fall 2012 collection.  The fabric used is a 14oz Japanese selvedge that has been dyed using real pomegranate and a synthetic stabilizer that helps maintain the rich pomegranate color. Incredible color for the fall!

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Pomegranate 14oz selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $195. For more information on the Naked & Famous weird guy pomegranate, click here.

White selvedge with red accent is used. Weft is white, so fading will progress to lighter shades of red with white showing through in the most prominent faded areas.

Custom engraved rivets and hardware.

Button fly with custom engraved N&F logo doughnut buttons. All pictures here capture the true color very accurately.

7/20/2012

Momotaro x Blue Owl Deep Indigo "Skinny Straight" 15oz Raw Selvedge Model BOM003- - Arrives Next Week!


The much anticipated 3rd collaboration in the Momotaro x Blue Owl collaboration series has just finished production and will be in store next week, a few weeks earlier than anticipated. The BOM003 "Deep Indigo" denim will feature the Zimbabwe cotton super dark pure indigo warp and sulphur dyed weft fabric that is currently used on the Deep Indigo 0702, but our version has a little twist. First, the fit will be the skinny straight fit, same as the first two collaborations. Second, the fabric is unsanforized rather than the sanforized fabric of the 0702. Both of these factors will allow for the slimmest possible fit and one of the best fabrics to ever come out of the Rampuya denim mill.

7/18/2012

Unbranded Denim Restocks: UB301 Indigo Straight + Other Styles


Today we received a small restock from Unbranded.  This shipment included a full run of the UB301 straight leg and a few select sizes of the other models.  Unfortunately we are still out of stock of several sizes in the other models as we are waiting for a large production run to be complete with a completion date set for this week.  Our next major Unbranded shipment which should give us complete size runs of the UB101 and UB201 and black and gray denims is scheduled to arrive the 2nd week of August.  If your size is still out of stock, be patient as they will be here soon!  Below shows our current stock of all Unbranded denims.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB101. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (missing sizes 28, 31, 38 only). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB101 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB206. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (missing sizes 31, 33 only). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB206 tapered gray denim, click here.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB201. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (missing sizes 31, 38 only). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB201 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "straight leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB301. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (all sizes available). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB301 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, 36, 38 (missing size 36 only). $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, 36, 38 (missing size 31 only). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB204 skinny black denim, click here.

7/16/2012

Denim Fades: Triple Works "Future Indigo" Raw Selvedge Denim


For those who have shopped with us for a while, you might remember the Triple Works "Future Indigo" series. It was almost 2 years ago when we brought in our first shipment and they were extremely popular. The concept was an indigo that fade extremely quickly with deep prominent fading and they did not disappoint. One of our regular customers (Adam) sent us photos of his extremely well worn TW future denim. Thanks for the update Adam! We still have a few pairs of this fabric in store for men and women. Below is a list of our current inventory and all at a good discount.

Triple Works Men's "future indigo" raw selvedge denim straight leg fit. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 29, 30, 31 only. Original $260, now $175. For more information on the Triple Works wen's straight leg fit, click here.

Triple Works Women's "future indigo" raw selvedge denim slim fit. 98% cotton, 2% polyurethane. Made in Japan. Sizes 27 only. Original $230, now $160. For more information on the Triple Works women's slim fit, click here.

Triple Works Women's "future indigo" raw selvedge denim boyfriend fit. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 26, 27 only. Original $230, now $160. For more information on the Triple Works women's boyfriend fit, click here.

Naked & Famous 12oz Indigo/Indigo Selvedge - Restocked!


We just received a large restock of the Naked & Famous 12oz indigo/indigo fabric which was recently released for the fall/winter 2012 collection.  This denim has been very popular and we were not able to get all sizes.  Hopefully a few more will become available, but as right now we may not be restock them again, so grab your size while they are still around.  The 12oz indigo/indigo selvedge uses a warp yarn (outside) and an weft yarn (interior) which are both dyed to a deep indigo color and has a very smooth clean surface. The result is a consistently dark indigo color that looks almost violet and will fade to a unique electric blue with a lot of variation. Available in limited sizing in both Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 12oz indigo/indigo selvedge. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34. $166. For more information on the N&F weird guy indigo/indigo selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 12oz indigo/indigo selvedge. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-29, 31-34.. $166. For more information on the N&F skinny guy indigo/indigo selvedge, click here.

Made with 12oz sanforized Japanese selvedge denim with white edges

Brown leather patch

7/14/2012

Corter Leather "Bottle Opener" Key Hooks in Red Powdercoat


We have a new color....Red Powdercoat. The Corter "Bottle Opener" key hooks have been extremely popular and we are excited to have a third color option. The red powdercoat is a forged cast steel dipped in red powdercoat paint. This is the same type of paint that was used on home appliance back in the day. Over time, the red paint will start to chip away and have an antique aged look, just like an antique 1930's Frigidaire refrigerator. Now the Corter "Bottle Opener" key hook is available in red powdercoat, copper, and aged pewter.

Corter Leather "bottle opener" key hook in red powdercoat. 100% forged steel. One size. Made in USA. $36.50. For more information on the Corter Leather bottle opener in red, click here.

Corter Leather "bottle opener" key hook in aged pewter. 100% forged steel. One size. Made in USA. $36.50. For more information on the Corter Leather bottle opener in aged pewter, click here.

Corter Leather "bottle opener" key hook in copper. 100% forged steel. One size. Made in USA. $36.50. For more information on the Corter Leather bottle opener in copper, click here.