Japanese denim

As you probably know by now, I am one of the women denim addicts who loves to wear men’s jeans. And I also prefer, whenever possible, selvedge and raw.

It is one of my projects to personally wear in a pair of raw jeans and make them my own. My denim “challenge”! And the heavier weight (12,5+oz) the better.

For my next project I had the opportunity to choose a pair of jeans at the Naked & Famous store located in Soho, New York City.

Guys, that store is absolutely amazing. You can get the idea by checking out my video which I posted on Instagram while I was at the store.

I had an incredible good time going through quite a lot of options there – thanks for your patience Zeke and Steve! In the end, after having tried on at least five or six or eight (!) jeans, I opted for the raw indigo men’s Weird Guy, made of heavy weight Guardian selvedge:

The Guardian Selvedge is a 14oz Japanese selvedge denim made with 10% real Kevlar® fibers for increased durability and strength. Kevlar®* fiber yarn is famous for being 5 times stronger than steel, per weight. Other details include contrast stitching, full grain black leather patch, white selvedge ID, black military spec non reflective buttons and rivets. 

*Kevlar® is a trademark or registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

The fit is a classic men’s denim style, straight with slight tapering at the legs, the perfect classic denim fit. I went one size bigger tan my regular men’s jeans size because I prefer to wear them lower on the hips (I am so over high rises).

One more super important detail: Naked & Famous jeans come with a 34″ inseam. But if you buy them in the store the will hem them right there and then. And with the total original hem.

You can shop for Weird Guys jeans at Shopbop and at Nordstrom.

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  1. I have had a couple pairs of Nudie and I am losing my enthusiasm for them. How does Naked and Famous compare to them.
    Is Naked and Famous the same way in that you size down and it stretches out. I like the look of these!

  2. I don’t know why you are not liking the Nudie’s anymore… Naked & Famous can so totally reside next to Nudie’s. Two different brands, two different concepts.
    As for stretching out – this all depends (with any brand) if you get the jeans too tight they will stretch more than if you go for your regular size. N & F includes stretch denim as well as non-stretch denim in their core collections.


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