Fade Friday – Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous (6 Months, No Washes)

after-patchThe last time you saw a pair of this Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous contest denim was in one of our posts from last December, where we showed a month of wear. Recently, Naked & Famous posted the contest winners, with the grand prize winner, Dane, getting a custom pair.

Though many are no stranger to Montreal, Canada’s Naked & Famous, some may be more unfamiliar with Kamikaze Attack. Based out of Kojima, Japan, they’re a fairly new brand that was founded by a former employee, Kanazawa san, of a tattoo shop that also sold clothes and denim. Much of their creative inspiration is rooted in motorcycle culture and all of their denim is crafted out of a small workshop on vintage machinery.

The fades on Dane’s winning pair are pretty thorough and make it clear that he put them through quite the beating in just 6 months.  Aside from the massive crotch blowout, the pictures also show off some of his own handywork in the repairs he made to the back pocket and leather patch.


  • Name: Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Naked & Famous Skinny Guy Fit
  • Denim: Super Dark Indigo Warp + Weft Unsanforized 100% Selvedge Denim
  • Length of wear: 6 months
  • Number of washes: 0
  • Other details
    • Half-lined back pockets
    • Hidden copper rivets
    • Deerskin leather patch

Photos – Before (source: highsnobiety.com)

Before - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Patch - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Photos – After

After - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Fit - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Back - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & FamousDetails - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Front Button - Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous

Austin Bryant

Austin is a denim enthusiast that hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He works in the fashion industry and has a passion for all things visual. His photo blog is Men of Charisma and his adventures can be seen through his Instagram: @ausbry

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  • Mike

    Awesome fades!! Love it

  • Devan Prithipaul

    I wish I could have won this contest, never the less, great fades. Fit is very good in these jeans! Maybe could have opted for a wash or two, but they’re very nice.

    • n&f ambassador

      yes, of course you could

  • BillygoatsGruff312

    Please wash them now.

    • Tonio

      Toss ’em? Never heard of a little thing called… a “repair”?

      • BillygoatsGruff312

        These jeans are only 6mos old and falling apart. Nothing wrong with him beating the hell out of them to win a contest, but they look pretty gnarly at this point. But, if you’re into the hobo look, I guess it may be worth repairing the jeans. I like fades but patches and repair stitches aren’t my thing. To each his own.

  • geo

    I’ll never understand why people don’t just wash their jeans. Whats the point of having sick fades if you can only wear them for six months because of a massive crotch blow out?

    • BillygoatsGruff312


  • Kleetz

    Six months and the crotch is blown out like that? What the hell was he doing?

  • Cesar

    to need that many repairs in 6 months…is ridiculous. either hes a human wrecking ball, or the quality on those jeans is horrible.

    • Devan Prithipaul

      the quality is horrible.

      • MuscleMane

        really? i thought naked and apc was the go-to raw brand for most people

        • Vinyl Scratch

          They’re nice go-to for a first pair of raw denim, but once you delve deeper into the denim world, you’ll find that many other brands are far more superior in both quality and construction (Pure Blue Japan, Somet, Momotaro, Samurai, Oni, Flat Head, etc.).

        • Devan Prithipaul

          APC and naked and famous because they have brand recognition and they are relatively inexpensive. They are great for what they are, but for the price of these, I was VERY dissappoited.

      • Vinyl Scratch

        You said something negative of Naked & Famous, Devan… how is this possible?!?

        • Devan Prithipaul

          I really respect Naked and Famous and when they collaborate with a cool Japanese underground pair of jeans for 265, I got pretty stoked. Yeah…no. Had to repair both pockets, and the cuffs.

          • actually naked

            Currently challenged with the same exact seams undone. The fly and both back pockets are busted open. Front pocket stitching is also opening up. Disappointing.

    • Trevor Hsu

      Looks like the stitching quality is pretty horrible as there’s a lot more holes at seams than in the fabric it’s self.

  • CVanDriel

    Am I the only one who doesn’t find the crotch blowout too extreme for 6 months? I’ve worn some pairs of generally considered high quality denim 7/7 for 6 months and had similar blowouts (Although I do get them repaired.). Nice fades, get them repaired.

  • chupakabra

    i thought raw denim is supposed to last for a very long time, 6 months and they are ready for the trash? I had 20 dollar jeans last for years

    • Young

      raw denim has nothing to do with how much it’ll cost or how durable it is. with that said, even with a well made sturdy pair like this, if you wear them hard and are really active in them, they will wear down. Add that to the fact that he hadnt washed them at all in 6 months, it’s no surprise that he has that size of a crotch blowout

      • Guest

        @0272ae03da11769e08874fb5c6e3eb6a:disqus , You’re a newb and a lurker. Go shop at Wal-mart. We’re about that art, son.

        • BillygoatsGruff312

          I didn’t want to but I had to lol when I saw that last line.

  • AllWhite_AllRight

    it’s obv the blowout is there from his sagging and he probably does more than wear his jeans from school to home everyday.

  • Bao Le

    Ive been wearing my pair of G-Star Raw raw denim since 10/2012, the wearing time is about 5 months. But there isnt any color fade appears on the jeans, except a llittle of honeycombs. Any suggestion for me?

    • Devan Prithipaul

      is it actually raw denim? G Star has a lot of non-raw denim as well.

      • Bao Le

        The website say these are “rigid raw”.

        • hola

          “G-Star”, that’s why…

          • Bao Le

            G-Star is not a good choice for raw denim huh? I looked around and rarely see any pair of raw denim made by GS

          • Devan Prithipaul

            I actually really like G Star and their denim, but I wouldnt buy it for the fact that it is “raw” more for the fact that it is creative and good looking (to me). If you are looking for “raw denim” there are options with better quality and construction.

      • BillygoatsGruff312

        G-star blows; apparel for the neo-douche crowd.

  • Preston Wells

    please wash your jeans people. the threads need water.

  • GW

    Too many tears for 6 months… wash your friggen jeans when they get dirty!

  • nickb

    he probably rode bikes or something, but this whole wash your jeans thing..? blasphemy

  • Bocah

    Fuck naked and famous.
    This brand is crap

  • swissjeansfreak

    A fast fader was at work to turn this raw denim project in to a heavy used sample with strong fadings and character. Well done

  • Elocho

    Them shits are unsanforized…Have you ever heard of a pre-soak?