Fade Friday – Nudie Jeans High Kai (1.5 Years, 1 Wash)

Fade Friday - Nudie Jeans High Kai Raw Denim

This week’s Fade Friday is the first time we’ve showcased a pair of women’s raw denim! As you can imagine, there’s a smaller population of women that wear raw denim than men mainly due to the no-wash-for-an-extended period of time thing.

Regardless, I always get a bit weak in the knees when I see girls wearing raw denim. It adds some cool points in my books. There’s that instant connection and understanding when you see a girl wearing raw denim. I always joking say “sick fadez, bro” just to tease them.

I’ve managed to convince a few girls to get into raw denim, and it’s always a happy moment for me when women understand this point. Unfortunately this pair below below wasn’t initiated by me, so I can’t take credit for it.

It’s amazing how “perfect” these jeans turned out. I feel that women’s raw denim usually turns out very nice because of the tighter fit that leads to the nicely parallel  creases in the thighs and behind the knees, whiskers and combs, respectively. I’ll let you be the judge.


  • Name: Nudie Jeans High Kai
  • Weight: 11.5 oz
  • Denim: 97% Italian (or Turkish) Cotton, 3% Elastane
  • Fit: Super skinny
  • Length of Wear: 1.5 years
  • Number of washes: 1 wash (around the 9th month)
Photos – BEFORE

Nudie Jeans High Kai - Raw

Photos – AFTER

Nudie Jeans High Kai - Worn

Nudie Jean High Kai

The whiskers. The creases definitely show that they were worn much tighter because of the amount of creases and how parallel they are to each other.

Sweet combs. So parallel.

Mad stacks.

Have you seen any nice women’s raw denim? Or convinced any women to wear raw denim? Let us know via the comment section below!

Stay raw!

– Josh
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Well known for his 15 month Nudies Jeans denim experiment in 2010, Josh is a raw denim enthusiast, tennis fan, and foodie from Edmonton, Canada.

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  • Kraemer Olthof

    there’s a duel at the mynudies forum, where a guy and girl both wear the Naked & FamousXMomotaro collab jeans. The results are pretty sweet.


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      @google-2683fafc4aa2116d7b6a1868c122c680:disqus Definitely good results!  Thanks for sharing with us

  • Guesthouse

    They look amazing! And I know for a fact these are really hard to break… Also, they aren’t dry but a rinse. I’m wearing these myself and gets so happy and inspired to see this very nice result! 
    I’m a gurl and love to wear dry denim but for me the non-washing issue is not a problem (I’m not this typically “fresh” woman…). However the fits and sizing of dry denim are since I’m really petite. I believe in general the main issue for women wearing raw denim is the quality getting too chunky and for a lady wanting a snug fit that’s not comfortable. PS I was not convinced to wear raw denim by a man, not a big fan of that kind of thinking. I’m teaching my BF wearing raw denims at the time :) 

    • Guesthouse

      Sorry… It’s the ones on the webshop now that’s a rinse. 

  • 510

    that’s pretty dope. How did the lines form so well, especially around the knee area?

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  • Nicole

    what size jeans are these? i’m a woman on my quest for raw denim and need to figure out sizing!

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  • aznjeans

    This is pretty awesome. I’ve been wearing rinsed Tube Kellys for 6 months now and the coloring is the same as when I bought them. Definitely encouraging to see that rinsed, lightweight denim can have such a great result. Any thoughts as to why mine aren’t changing?

  • Stacey

    Where is the best place to buy Nudie jeans online at discounted prices?