Fade Friday – Naked & Famous 24oz. WeirdGuy (2 Years, No Wash)

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

The raw denim scene has moved further into the heavyweight division in recent years, with many brands producing their popular cuts in the range of 21 – 24oz denim. Naked & Famous, never to be outdone, was on the leading edge of this movement with their WeirdGuy cut in 24oz. selvedge, and the results are in.

Only 200 pairs of the limited edition 24oz. WeirdGuys were made, and we can understand why. Apparently, the construction of these jeans was a pretty stressful ordeal for the staff involved in the sewing. As N&F founder Brandon Svarc tells it:

The weight and rigidity of the denim is unprecedented and threw off the calibration of every machine. The in-house mechanic had to sit by each operation to fix or adjust each machine after every 2 or 3 pairs! Some of the sewing staff was actually brought to tears due to the tough and non-pliable fabric.

This week’s Fade Friday is the culmination of 2 years of wear on exactly those jeans. Submitted to us by Tyson from Twitter, these jeans have yet to be washed since they were released in January of 2010. Hopefully we’ll see an update on these once they finally get that wash. Thanks again to Tyson for sharing!

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Details:

  • Name: Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 Oz. Selvedge
  • Weight: 24 Oz.
  • Fit: WeirdGuy (Low Rise, Tapered Fit)
  • Denim: Unsanforized Japanese Selvedge, 100% cotton
  • Other Details:
    • Pure Indigo Dyed
    • Super Thick Leather Patch
    • Hidden Selvedge Coin Pocket
    • Manufactured in San Francisco

Photos – BEFORE

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Photos – AFTER

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

Naked & Famous WeirdGuy 24 oz. Selvedge Jeans

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An enthusiast for all things denim, vintage and manly; speaker of Japanese; Rawr Denim's Managing Editor. When he's not being a grammar-nazi, he can be found finishing his degree in East-Asian Studies.

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  • Anteezy

    These kept a lot of color.

    • Hassaan

      Maybe because they never been washed or soaked?

  • Anteezy

    These kept a lot of color.

    • Hassaan

      Maybe because they never been washed or soaked?

  • Brandon

    i’m kinda disappointed, when I first hard about the 24oz I thought it wold bring in some major fades due to the rigidity of the fabric and the constant abrasions due to the thickness, but I guess this is what happens when the material becomes too thick. 

  • Brandon

    i’m kinda disappointed, when I first hard about the 24oz I thought it wold bring in some major fades due to the rigidity of the fabric and the constant abrasions due to the thickness, but I guess this is what happens when the material becomes too thick. 

  • igor

    awesome, was hoping to see pics of these. hard to find em online..

  • igor

    awesome, was hoping to see pics of these. hard to find em online..

  • Pejta

    aaaah, back when NF made simple but nice Jeans …

    • Cameron Walker

      lol when was that?

  • Pejta

    aaaah, back when NF made simple but nice Jeans …

    • Cameron Walker

      lol when was that?

  • Max

    I have a pair of these and because the fabric is so thick, I am having trouble closing the fly.  How long did it take for the fabric in the fly to soften up?  I can button the top button, but none of the bottom ones.

    • fatkarlos

      lol i had this exact same problem with my 24oz pbj purple faces. i took a pen and stretched the button holes a little and it took a little effort but they’re buttoned now, never unbuttoning any ones besides the top

  • Max

    I have a pair of these and because the fabric is so thick, I am having trouble closing the fly.  How long did it take for the fabric in the fly to soften up?  I can button the top button, but none of the bottom ones.

    • fatkarlos

      lol i had this exact same problem with my 24oz pbj purple faces. i took a pen and stretched the button holes a little and it took a little effort but they’re buttoned now, never unbuttoning any ones besides the top

  • Lubo

    I agree with Brandon

  • Lubo

    I agree with Brandon

  • Sam

    what boots are those, they are dirty…

  • Sam

    what boots are those, they are dirty…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600110749 Ting Young

    For a pair of 24 oz, I must say it was pretty disappointing to see it achieve such fades.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600110749 Ting Young

    For a pair of 24 oz, I must say it was pretty disappointing to see it achieve such fades.

  • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

    Not really impressive… 

    • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

      *for 2 years

      • http://www.jackthreads.com/invite/thomasroybal Thomas

        Relax turbo they’re 24oz. and haven’t been washed yet…  Besides I can’t imagine how hard it was to break those bad boys in.  I think they’re coming along nicely and dem combs!

        • Rex

          I agree that the combs are nice. But honestly, after at least 1 year, contrast front and back should at least be appearing. This looks pretty much like only a few months of wear compared to Josh’s heavy weight.

  • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

    Not really impressive… 

    • http://twitter.com/adrianghaust Adrian Ghaust

      *for 2 years

      • http://www.jackthreads.com/invite/thomasroybal Thomas

        They’re 24oz.  relax turbo.  Besides I can’t imagine how hard it was to break those bad boys in.  I think they’re coming along nicely and dem combs!

        • Rex

          I agree that the combs are nice. But honestly, after at least 1 year, contrast front and back should at least be appearing. This looks pretty much like only a few months of wear compared to Josh’s heavy weight.

  • Ant the master of the universe

    crazy unflattering cut. nice color though

    • Dirty Denim

      I agree…I feel like almost every person Iv seen wear N&F’s they are not flattering.  I think the pocket positioning is pretty damn bad.  Most raw jeans are anti fashion which i guess thats what most die hards want.  If say Diesel came out with a 16 to 20 oz raw denim in the Safado cut those would be the greatest looking raw denim of ALL TIME.  I should say Nudie cuts are probably the best out there and fit amazing.  If any of these raw denim designers are listing MAKE US SOME JEANS WE CAN WEAR.  

  • Ant the master of the universe

    crazy unflattering cut. nice color though

  • bryan solid

    I have a pair of these as well and yeah, looking at how this pair has faded over two years, I’m a bit disheartened. I’ve been wearing mine off and on for less than six months now and they’re definitely nice looking jeans with some fades starting, but at the same time the crazy thickness of the denim really limits what you can do while wearing them. They’re not really comfortable for biking or anything else that requires a lot of bending or movement. However, I’m hoping to get them broken down enough eventually where it’ll be possible to really start to beat on ‘em. On the plus side, they should last forever.

    It’ll be interesting to see the fades on a pair of these in 5 or even 10 years.

  • bryan solid

    I have a pair of these as well and yeah, looking at how this pair has faded over two years, I’m a bit disheartened. I’ve been wearing mine off and on for less than six months now and they’re definitely nice looking jeans with some fades starting, but at the same time the crazy thickness of the denim really limits what you can do while wearing them. They’re not really comfortable for biking or anything else that requires a lot of bending or movement. However, I’m hoping to get them broken down enough eventually where it’ll be possible to really start to beat on ‘em. On the plus side, they should last forever.

    It’ll be interesting to see the fades on a pair of these in 5 or even 10 years.

  • daniel

    pretty sure its going to be real beauty after a wash – look at those honeycombs!!!. a bit dissopointed at the front whiskers though. I bet it all depends on the wearer

  • daniel

    pretty sure its going to be real beauty after a wash – look at those honeycombs!!!. a bit dissopointed at the front whiskers though. I bet it all depends on the wearer

  • Jsfaler

    naked and famous have such a low rise it seems that front whiskers are harder to achieve…but the jeans are pretty cool overall…i don’t  mind the lack of front whiskers

  • Jsfaler

    naked and famous have such a low rise it seems that front whiskers are harder to achieve…but the jeans are pretty cool overall…i don’t  mind the lack of front whiskers

  • http://twitter.com/dmencha Diego Menchaca

    I have a pair of these that I have been trying to wear for a little over a year, and they are really difficult to break in, especially since I can’t really wear them in the summer because of the insane Austin heat.

  • http://twitter.com/dmencha Diego Menchaca

    I have a pair of these that I have been trying to wear for a little over a year, and they are really difficult to break in, especially since I can’t really wear them in the summer because of the insane Austin heat.

  • Anonymous

    Great pants with promising fading if kept in never washed condition. Rock them for another 2-3 years and they’ll turn out super great.

    The Jeansmuseum encourage people to wear the hell out of your raw denim stuff, but never throwing them away.

    Use them as long as possible and after you’re done with them, let them survive for ever in the Jeansmuseum (since 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland, over 12’000 items from 1950 till now)
    Infos at ruedi.karrer@sunrise.ch
    As worse condition as better. Let them tell their stories to the visitors

  • Anonymous

    Great pants with promising fading if kept in never washed condition. Rock them for another 2-3 years and they’ll turn out super great.

    The Jeansmuseum encourage people to wear the hell out of your raw denim stuff, but never throwing them away.

    Use them as long as possible and after you’re done with them, let them survive for ever in the Jeansmuseum (since 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland, over 12’000 items from 1950 till now)
    Infos at ruedi.karrer@sunrise.ch
    As worse condition as better. Let them tell their stories to the visitors

  • Shut up yuppie

    Yo Ant…What a Gay thing to say…

  • Kyle barley

    Amazing!!!

  • Kyle barley

    Amazing!!!

  • swissjeansfreak

    Yeah super great pants. And I’m also interested to see any more updates on them in 5 years!!!