Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 3-4 Washes)

Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 3-4 Washes)

If today’s post seems a bit like deja-vu for some readers, don’t worry. We’ve previously dedicated a Fade Friday to Naked & Famous’ Red-Core Selvedge jeans. Whether you like them or not, they definitely produce some cool results.

This particular pair has been worn in by Ralph Elliott, who is a video editor. Having been worn for only 6 months and washed 4 times, the red core fading is definitely present and is bound to get attention.

As crazy as it sounds, these jeans really do fade to red through an innovative dyeing process. The warp yarns are first dyed in a permanent red reactive dye which is is absorbed to the core of the yarn. Afterwards, it is rope-dyed in indigo, which creates an indigo color yarn with a red core.

They’re pretty crazy, and even if they’re not your thing, you have to hand it to Naked & Famous for creating something so different.


  • Name: Naked & Famous Weird Guy Red Core Selvedge
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Fit: Weird Guy (Low rise, Tapered leg)
  • Denim: Sanforized, 100% Cotton Selvedge
  • Length of Wear: 6 Months
  • Number of Washes: 4

Photos – Before

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

“Before” Photos courtesy of Naked and Famous

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)


Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Red Core (6 Months, 4 Washes)

Nick Coe

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  • http://www.stewartuy.com/ Stewart Uy

    not my things, but like they said, really cool and innovative of N&F to come up with something like this. but it just looks messy and not my taste.

  • a frustrated denimhead

    why is brandon the only creative denim producer? why does every denim company come out with the same exact freaking thing all the time? i love clean, simple, raw japanese selvedge as much as the next person, but you have to be kidding me.

    even if you don’t like these jeans, props to brandon for injecting some personality into such a stale and boring industry.

    • bryan solid

      Yeah N&F seems to get some hate here and there because they make too many gimmick jeans. Personally I think Brandon makes great jeans. They fit me well, some really interesting stuff going on and many can be had for under $200, which is a plus in my books.

  • spizzberryteabags

    wearing these makes you look like you got into a fight with the kool aid man. not diggin’ it

  • Odd

    Wow, some the comments on here sure sound like they come from the old boring suit and tie generation. These fades on these jeans are amazing. N&F is a super fun, high quality company that does fun things with this medium. I think it’s fascinating how people can push the envelope of their chosen profession. Some you guys need to lighten up and stop being so neat and tidy. Live outside your comfy zone a little.

  • Suss

    Hideous the first time, hideous this time…

  • jus schilling

    we already saw this!

  • Nam

    Super cool!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003326974874 Kyle Brooks Robinson

    Tacky. Pure Blue Japan does innovative denims so much better than this.

    • Derek

      Yeah, not really. N&F destroys all brands on innovation. Everyone’s too scared to stray from traditional denim that they don’t want to experiment.

  • Homogeneity

    It looks like Ralph has adjusted the colour curves quite a bit in his photos. They’re likely darker than that in real life, as he’s brought out the saturation and brightness a lot. Either way, I don’t think I’m a fan, though I imagine the dirty fades will look really nice.

    • Ralph

      Yes I did pop them some, but not as much as it looks. You see the grass looks green and not to saturated.

  • Mark with oneculture

    I appreciate Ralph for actually sharing *fit pics* of his project–well done!

    • Ralph


  • http://worn75.blogspot.com/ John King

    Sloppy. Poor fit. Just looks silly. Thumbs downs.

  • bk

    Hey Rawr Denim, Since the articles seem to be a little slim the past half year (or is it just me?)… How about a detailed post on the “stages of fading”?

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Interesting idea, thanks bk. Is there a pair of denim you’d like to see profiled in particular?

      • http://twitter.com/JusGoose Lord Pretty Tavo

        You do this same pair just because I feel like this one was a bit too much even tho they look awesome