Naked & Famous is a brand I've been wearing for the past few years. I stumbled upon them when I was searching for some high quality, raw denim - and have never really looked back. I've toyed with various other brands but none have stuck quite like Naked & Famous.
Having recently bought a pair, I figured I throw together an "up to now" review.
A great faded pair of Naked & Famous denim
If you’re a fan of raw denim, and if you haven't yet, you'll most likely find a pair of Naked & Famous denim in your closet. The brand itself is a great entrance into the world of raw denim as well, so any pair of these are perfect for selvedge noobs.
Should you want to go out and buy a pair, there are a few things you should be aware of. The front pockets are incredibly difficult to get into - at first. So be prepared for a few hangnails. After a few weeks of wear, though, they'll break right in. Also, be aware that in these few weeks your fingers and fingernails will surely grow a blue tinge. Totally normal as that is just the dye. In fact, it's encouraged to get rid of the blue as soon as possible for those sick fades!
A wider cut, but a great looking jean none-the-less
Being that the specific model I own is a tapered cut, here are a few notes on the measurements. Most of the taper happens between the thighs (12″) and the knees (9″), with only an inch between the knees and the 8" leg opening, leading to thigh flare. At first, these things are a struggle. In fact, a few days in I found myself having back pain because the jeans just weren't broken in yet.
The break in period was a bit painful because of the back pain, but once you wear them for a few days straight, they begin to form to you. I ordered a size up, 33x34, and they came pretty tight. Again, once you wear them for a dew days, they begin to stretch out creating a one-of-a-kind, perfect fit.
Another great example of the fade level Naked & Famous can get to
Another thing to love about this denim brand, aside from how great the jeans are, is the attention to detail throughout the product itself. Branded donut buttons and rivets, hidden selvedge coin pocket, and chain stitched hems are just a few of the features you can find across various denim models.
Despite the break in period and occasional blue hands and fingernails, the retail price of $160 is a pretty good deal for a product this durable and essentially customizable.
If you’re interested in trying your first pair of raw denim, Naked & Famous is a great place to start. Any pair will help ease you into a new hobby or interest, and you'll look good wearing them, too.