11/29/2012

Naked & Famous Weird Guy Deep Indigo 15oz Selvedge


Restocks of the Weird Guy deep indigo just arrived.  We are now fully stocked on all sizes 27-36. The Deep Indigo has always been a staple in the Naked & Famous line up. Because of its deep indigo color and thick fabric, it fades incredibly well!  It has been out of stock for a very long time and we are glad to have it back!

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 15oz deep indigo selvedge. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 27-34, 36. $165. For more information on the N&F weird guy deep indigo, click here.

11/28/2012

Corter Leather "Bottle Opener" Key Hooks: Restocked


A new shipment of Corter Leather "Bottle Opener" Key Hooks.  All 4 colors are back: Black Powdercoat, Red Powdercoat, Aged Pewter, and Copper.

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

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.

Corter Leather "Standard" Belts - Restocked in Natural, Latigo, Black


Restocks of Corter standard belts just arrived!  This shipment includes a restock of the classic vegetable tanned natural leather belt, Latigo in burgundy, and oiled dyed black English bridle. The design is simple, and well made. The leather is thick, heavy, durable and will withstand time and abuse as well as age and patina the more you wear it.

Corter Leather 14oz Latigo leather "standard" belt in burgundy. 100% cowhide leather. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. Made in USA. $55. For more information on the Corter Leather standard belt in burgundy, click here.

Made with 100% Latigo cowhide leather. Latigo is like the waxed cotton of leathers, in that it is impregnated with oils and waxes to make it nice and durable and even slightly waterproof. The leather has a smooth glossy finish from the wax and oils, yet the grain shows through and will continue to age and patina with wear. It is oil dyed and waxed at tannery, hand-cut to expose raw edges, and finished with a brass-plated roller buckle and two Chicago screws.
Corter Leather 14oz English bridle leather "standard" belt in black. 100% cowhide leather. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. Made in USA. $55. For more information on the Corter Leather standard belt in black, click here.

Made with 100% English bridle leather cowhide that is oil dyed at the tannery, hand-cut exposing raw edges and finished with a nickel-plated roller buckle and two Chicago screws. The leather is oiled to a very dark black, yet graining will still show through.

Corter Leather 14oz vegetable tanned leather "standard" belt in natural. 100% cowhide leather. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. Made in USA. $55. For more information on the Corter Leather standard belt in natural, click here.

Made with 100% English bridle vegetable tanned cowhide leather that is hand cut and finished with a nickel-plated roller buckle and two Chicago screws. It will patina and age beautifully with extensive wear.

11/26/2012

Unbranded 21oz Super Heavy Weight Raw Selvedge: Early December!


Unbranded 21oz super heavyweights just came out of production.  We expect them in store within 2-3 weeks. The fabric will have a soft feel and smooth surface, yet have the girth and rigidness you would expect from a heavy weight fabric. The indigo color is a nice dark shade that will fade incredibly well. This one is offered in all 3 Unbranded fits (Skinny, Tapered, Straight) and we will stock all 3. Retail is $98. Here are a few other photos, more details will be available upon arrival!

Selvedge line will actually be blue for production.  Photo was taken from sample.

Button fly.

Gold colored hardware. All other details will be standard seen on other indigo Unbranded denims.

11/25/2012

Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0404


Introducing a new denim to the Japan Blue line up, the "African Cotton" tapered denim JB0404. This denim features a 12.5oz selvedge made with African cotton that is rope dyed in pure indigo. The African cotton has a beige color and the denim will fade to light beige with consistent wear.  This type of cotton becomes very soft with wear and the weight and color is great for year round wear.  This fabric is only offered in the tapered fit.

Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" tapered raw selvedge denim. Model JB0404. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0404, click here.

The above photo shows the 12.5oz African selvedge denim fabric made with the cotton used to make the fabric.  The African cotton has a long fiber and beige color. This cotton is rope dyed in pure indigo and the core of the yarn is beige, thus as the fabric begins to fade the beige color will show through.

Standard details such as the hidden pocket selvedge, antique gold colored hardware, and button fly.
The weft has a slightly brown color, hems are chainstitched, and the Japan Blue signature light blue inseam is present.

11/24/2012

Tanner Goods 11oz Vegetable Tanned Leather "Standard" Belts


The Tanner Goods standard belt is a clean minimalist design that is both traditional and efficient. It is made using a 10oz-11oz vegetable tanned leather that is sturdy and will withstand years of abuse as it continues to darken and age. It comes in a variety of colors, widths, and buckle styles. Our first shipment of Tanner belts includes 3 colors with a nickle color buckle and a 1.5" thickness which is the proper width to wear with denim.

What makes Tanner products a little more special is they are more finished. For example, we carry belts by both Corter and Naked & Famous which believe in less processing. The Corter belt and the Naked & Famous belt both use a squared edge that has a rugged look. Tanner takes a different approach. Their leather is more processed, the edges have been beveled giving a finished edge, and it is waxed cleaning the surface. Each of these small steps involve a little more labor and thus a slightly higher price, but it is these added steps that give their leather a more finished final product and thus a more refined look.

Tanner Goods 11oz Vegetable Tanned Leather in natural. 100% vegetable tanned leather. Made in USA. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. $105. For more information on the Tanner natural standard belt, click here.

Tanner Goods 11oz Vegetable Tanned Leather in mahogany. 100% vegetable tanned leather. Made in USA. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. $105. For more information on the Tanner mahogany standard belt, click here.

Tanner Goods 11oz Vegetable Tanned Leather in black. 100% vegetable tanned leather. Made in USA. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. $105. For more information on the Tanner black standard belt, click here.

11/23/2012

Naked & Famous Spring 2013 Denims: First Shipment Arrives Early December!

Spring 2013 denims are starting to be released! There are 6 new denims from from the Naked & Famous spring 2013 line up that have just came out of production and we will receive in about 2 weeks. Here are a few details on the ones on the way!

Suvin Selvedge. Suvin is an Indian cotton with an extra long staple. This type of cotton is primarily used in linens and more luxury type fabrics, not used in denim!  Basically this fabric is extremely soft and become much softer with wear. The weave is very inconsistent and similar to the low tension weave denim from the current collection. It is a 13oz weight offered in the Weird Guy only and limited to a one time only production of about 1000 pairs. These will be around for a while, but not that long. Price is $160 retail.

Natural Indigo Organic Selvedge. Made using both organic cotton and organic natural dye. When using "real" natural indigo, the fabric is very streaky and the color of the warp yarns will not match. When rope dying using a natural indigo, even multiple dips will not get a consistent color, thus every denim will have slight variations in color and each denim will be different. The color is amazing! It is a beautiful light indigo and a weight of only 13oz making it the perfect denim going into spring. This is also a very limited one time production of only around 300 pairs. This denim will sell out fast and we suggest ordering upon arrival. Weird Guy only.  Price is only $150.

Kamikaze Attack Collab. This denim features a 14.5oz unsanforized slubby indigo/indigo fabric and made in the Skinny Guy fit. More details on this one will come later! Retail is $260.

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.

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.

Left Hand Twill has become a staple fabric for Naked & Famous since introduced in late 2011 and now it is offered in Super Skinny Guy. Retail $140.

11/20/2012

Blue Owl Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Blue Owl will be closed from November 21st through November 25th to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. All orders purchased online this week will be processed and shipped on Monday the 26th. We will respond to e-mails this week, but we apologize for the slow communication. Business will be back to normal on Monday!

We are just taking a short break and starting Monday the 26th all visitors are welcome to our new space.  As many of you know, last month the Blue Owl Workshop moved to a new location back to Seattle.  The Workshop's new home is 707 N. 35th Street which is in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood one block north of the Fremont Bridge.  The Workshop is appointment only, so please e-mail or call ahead so we know to expect you.  Here are a few photos of our new location.







11/19/2012

Naked & Famous Denim Restocks: LHT, Dirty Fade, Indigo Selvedge, Grey Selvedge

A large restock shipment of the Naked & Famous core denims just arrived.  This shipment loads us up on the most popular Naked & Famous denims models like the Left Hand Twill, Indigo Selvedge, Grey Selvedge, and Dirty Fade.  We now have every size available 28-36 in the following models:

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 14.5oz dirty fade selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information on the N&F weird guy dirty fade, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 14.5oz dirty fade selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information on the N&F skinny guy dirty fade, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13.75oz left hand twill selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $140. For more information on the N&F weird guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 13.75oz left hand twill selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $140. For more information on the N&;F skinny guy LHT, click here.

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

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13oz gray selvedge. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $140. For more information on the N&F weird guy gray selevedge, click here.