12/31/2012

Introducing the Naked & Famous "Regular Shirt": Spring Summer 2013 New Release


The Naked & Famous original button down fit is called the "Slim Shirt" which is slim in the arms and through the body with darts along the back back to add a little more of tapered fit in the body. The "Regular Shirt" fit is nearly identical to the "Slim Shirt" fit, the main difference is the Regular Shirt will not have the darts in the back and thus more relaxed. Other differences include arm holes being a touch wider, and so is the cuff. Sleeve length is also increased, and only 1 button cuff closure. For those who like the Slim Shirt fit, you will also love the Regular Fit. Our first shipment for the spring Naked & Famous buttons downs have arrived and we are proud to introduce 4 styles in the "Regular Shirt" fit.

Naked & Famous 5oz "Regular Shirt" Multi-Color Nep Chambray in Sky Blue. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $125. For more information on the Naked & Famous multi-nep regular shirt in sky blue, click here.

The "Multi-Color Nep" fabric is a 5oz Japanese chambray that has slub neps of various colors that provides subtle accent to the solid color fabrics.

Naked & Famous 8oz "Regular Shirt" Oxford in Dark Navy. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $115. For more information on the Naked & Famous regular oxford in dark navy, click here.

The Naked & Famous oxford is made every using different color oxford fabrics, and as of this spring Naked & Famous has introduced a dark navy 8oz oxford which is offered in their regular fit.

Naked & Famous 4oz "Regular Shirt" Air Twill in Beige. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $115. For more information on the Naked & Famous regular air twill in beige, click here.

The "Air Twill" fabric is a super lightweight and breathable 4oz Japanese twill fabric.

Naked & Famous 5oz "Regular Shirt" Multi-Color Nep Chambray in Blue. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S, M, L. $125. For more information on the Naked & Famous multi-nep regular shirt in blue, click here.

The "Multi-Color Nep" fabric is a 5oz Japanese chambray that has slub neps of various colors that provides subtle accent to the solid color fabrics. This is the same fabric as the sky blue color, except has more of a traditional blue grey chambray color.

12/26/2012

Unbranded Heavyweights Update: Pre-Ordering Next Shipments


Thank you for everyone who has purchased the Unbranded heavyweights! We are sorry we could not keep up with demand, but nearly 200 more pairs are on the way. We are expecting shipments January 4 and January 11 which will cover all 3 fits. If you want to secure a pair from one of the next deliveries, we are accepting pre-orders now, orders will be shipping out as soon the shipment arrives.

One bit of bad news for those asking for hemming. Unfortunately we are unable to do chainstitching on this denim at this time. We have never had any issues hemming Samurai, Ironheart, or Elephant 2 denims, but these are proving to be a much bigger challenge. This fabric has been breaking our needles and we cannot hem properly. We are ordering some heavier grade needles which will hopefully allow hemming to be possible. For the time being, hemming service is not available on the Unbranded Heavyweight denims.

12/21/2012

Unbranded 21oz Heavyweight Selvedge in Indigo - First Shipment is Here!


The Unbranded 21oz Heavyweight Selvedge is finally here!  This denim has built up a lot of hype!  It is the first heavyweight denim to hit the market that prices under $100.  Our first shipment was quite large and we have at least 7 per size in the core sizes, but we may sell out of a few sizes quickly.  Our second shipment is already in UPS's hands and expected to arrive with about 100 pairs just after the holidays.  If we do sell out of the size you want, please send us an e-mail and we will make sure you get a pair from the second shipment.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB121. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $98. For more information on the Unbranded UB121 skinny heavyweight, click here.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB221. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $98. For more information on the Unbranded UB221 tapered heavyweight, click here.

Unbranded "straight leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB321. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $98. For more information on the Unbranded UB321 straight heavyweight, click here.

The fabric is a 21oz heavyweight selvedge woven on vintage shuttle looms in Japan. It has a soft feel and smooth texture, yet has the rigidness you would expect from a heavyweight fabric. The color is a deep indigo shade that will develop into a high contrast fade. Some of the extra details include the hidden selvedge under the coin pocket, hidden back pocket rivets, chainstitched hems and waistband, nickle doughnut buttons, and gold color rivets.

Nickle finish doughnut button fly, hidden back pocket rivets.

Dark brown cowhide leather patch

White selvedge with blue accents

12/20/2012

Corter Leather "Bottle Opener" Key Hook in Desert or Forest Camouflage Powdercoat - Limited Edtion


Introducing a special limited edition Corter "Bottle Hook" in camouflage powdercoat. The camo paint is a limited edition run of 400 pieces (200 per color). It is offered in desert and forest camouflage and each piece as a unique pattern, no two are the same. The leather tag is made using American Bison and hand cut and stamped in house.  We received a large batch and will continue to restock while supplies last, but they will not last long.

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

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

12/17/2012

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 14oz Indigo/Indigo "Low Tension" Skinny Straight Selvedge Denim


We are proud to introduce the second denim in Japan Blue x Blue Owl collaboration series. Our second collaboration with Japan Blue uses an indigo/indigo 14oz low tension woven selvedge made in Japan Blue's skinny straight fit. The denim is made in Japan by Japan Blue, using all Japan Blue signature details, is designed by Blue Owl, and is a limited production run of 61 pairs. One simple detail that stands out is the yellow contrast stitching, which is hard to find on the current denim market among the indigo/indigo and indigo/black style denims.

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 14oz Indigo/Indigo "Low Tension" Skinny Straight Selvedge Denim. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $230. For more information on the Japan Blue x Blue Owl indigo/indigo 14oz Skinny Straight denim, click here.

The fabric is a 14oz selvedge with both the warp and weft dyed to a pure dark indigo. The fabric is woven at a very slow speed with a loose tension, which takes much more time to produce but will result in a fabric that becomes much softer with wear. The low tension weave creates a unique variation and irregularity in the surface texture of the denim.

The warp and weft yarns are both rope dyed in the same pure indigo. With rope dying, the core of the yarn will remain white, thus after wear and some indigo loss, the core of the yarn will be exposed, showing the white. This will result in a high contrast fade as the white core of the yarn is exposed behind the super dark pure indigo surface.

White selvedge with pink accent

Japan Blue signature bronze buttons and rivets

Custom Japan Blue + Blue Owl cowhide leather patch

12/14/2012

Unbranded Heavyweights - Release Date Set (December 22nd)


For those who have been patiently waiting, they are almost here! Our shipment of Unbranded heavyweights just cleared customs and are making their way here via UPS. We have 13 jam packed boxes scheduled to arrive late next week. We plan to have the heavyweights available online and available to purchase by Saturday the 22nd of December, maybe a day or two earlier. Watch our website for an update soon!

12/13/2012

Japan Blue Denim Restocks: Tapered, Tight Straight, Skinny Straight


More Japan Blue denim restocks are here! This week's shipment from Japan Blue was very large and not only did we receive the African cotton denim, we also received a restock of all 6 of the core Japan Blue denims which include the Going to Battle and Vintage Series in the tapered, tight straight, and skinny straight fits.  We are now fully stocked sizes 28-36 in all 6 of these denims!

Japan Blue 14.8oz skinny straight vintage raw selvedge denim. Model JB0201. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0201, click here.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz skinny straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0200SP. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0200SP, click here.

Japan Blue 14.8oz tight straight raw selvedge denim. Model JB0701. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0701, click here.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz tight straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0700SP. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0700SP, click here.

Japan Blue 14.8oz tapered vintage raw selvedge denim. Model JB0401. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0401, click here.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz tapered raw selvedge denim. Model 0400SP. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0400SP, click here.

Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0404 (Restocked!)


Our first restock of the Japan Blue "African Cotton" tapered denim JB0404 has just arrived. This denim was originally released just last month and we sold through very fast, but we are now loaded up on all sizes once again.  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.

12/11/2012

Naked & Famous x Blue Owl "Weird Guy" Japan Heritage 2 Unsanforized 14.5oz Selvedge Denim


We are excited to introduce the newest collaboration between Naked & Famous and Blue Owl, a limited production of 62 pairs. This project has been coined "Japan Heritage 2," because of its similarities to the original "Japan Heritage" denim released back in June 2011. The fabric is a 14.5oz unsanforized selvedge woven at extremely low tension. It has a beautiful dark indigo shade that will produce deep, prominent fades. The low tension weave gives the fabric a distinct texture, a hairy surface, and an incredible feel. This unsanforized fabric will shrink one full tag size (keep this in mind when you order).

Naked & Famous x Blue Owl "Weird Guy" Japan Heritage 2 Unsanforized 14.5oz Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $200. For more information on the N&F x Blue Owl Japan Heritage 2, click here.

The fabric is woven in very small batches at a family-run mill in Okayama Japan. The owner of the mill is a master at his craft and creates denim for some of the most famous cult denim brands from Japan. Using artisan tricks to manipulate old shuttle looms, such as irregular tension settings and alternating warp sizes, he creates denim that appears as if it was handmade, though made through age-old shuttle looms.

14.5oz unsanforized selvedge with pink & white accents (expect to shrink one full size with the first wash/soak).

Custom designed patch. This cognac reddish-brown color is the first only time used by Naked & Famous