18 October 2009

FAVORITE THINGS: naked and famous denim

I never really understood most of the 'designer denim' trend. Seven For All Mankind makes a pretty good pair of jeans, so does J Brand, just to name a few. But labels like True Religion really do not impress me... what self respecting, truly stylish man is going to walk around in a pair of flared out bluejeans with bright white stitching... that twists around the leg? I have yet to see a man pull of True Religions 'signature look' without looking out of proportion and like they just came from a western/tranny/burlesque show.
ANYWAYS I'm not here to trash certain denim labels. We'll leave that for another blog post. What I want all of you to know right now is that I have found denim nirvana.
NAKED AND FAMOUS DENIM. Here's how they describe the product on their website:
"Naked & Famous Denim uses only the most unique and rare denim fabrics from Japan. The prestigious mill in Japan, from which we import all our fabric, is committed to producing only the best (and most expensive) denim in the world. Throughout each step in denim production (weaving, dyeing, finishing…) the mill uses a combination of old school and modern methods and practices. So much culture and history is poured into the fabric so that it can be appreciated by the denim purist.
We keep all our jeans raw and simple. No washes, no embroidery, no gimmicks… just the best fabric in the world combined with modern fits. We have eliminated these costly (and in our opinion unnecessary) after-effects, and have stripped down our jeans to the core essentials. Now true denimheads and newcomers alike can enjoy these special fabrics at a reasonable price."
In short, it's literally the best frigging denim in the world. Super comfortable, and super affordable (for what you're getting). I have been know to splurge on jeans, spending as much as $300 for one pair. But my new Naked and Famous jeans were just under $150 (canadian!) and I wear them all the time. Since they're selvedge denim, they've begun to break in gently, and they have begun to mold to my body and how I move, so it feels like I'm putting on a custom piece of couture when I slip into them. And they transition so well from day into night. I could go on forever about how much I love these!
So, ladies and gents, for Naked and Famous Denim, the Kingston Project verdict is: YES. Go out and buy your pair today, I know you'll fall in love!

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