Fade Friday – Naked & Famous WeirdGuy (16 Months, Unknown Washes)

Fade Friday - Naked & Famous Weird Guy (16 Months, Unknown Washes)

Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Weird Guy (16 Months, Unknown Washes)

Rawr forum user FickleDickory, who goes by the name Will in real life, picked up today’s Fade Friday pair of Naked & Famous WeirdGuy Highs at a Gilt sale in June of 2012. This limited run jean – limited to a run of 200, with some overstock to Gilt – fits like standard WeirdGuy with a higher rise, as the name implies. The denim has overlocked seams on the outseam and may or may not be selvedge made without end pieces as details are sketchy.

Either way, this pair of high nep WeirdGuy has faded beautifully over 16 months; particularly in the whiskers, thigh and seat area which feature an awesome tone. Will said in an email that these jeans have seen a lot – over 50 miles of hikes in the mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, a car accident (the jeans were fine) and a summer spent as a sports photographer.

Will has said this pair are due for some repairs soon. Lets hope he fixes them up and keeps them going.

For more information, view the original forum thread.


  • Name: Naked & Famous Weird Guy High
  • Weight: 13 Oz.
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Denim: Limited run high nep selvedge Japanese denim
  • Length of wear: 16 months
  • Number of washes: Unknown

Photos – Before


Photos – After




Greg Houser

Greg Houser

Greg Houser is a writer, teacher and grad student living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He posts pictures of clothing and denim on his Instagram @greghouser; though it's mostly pictures of his dog.

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  • DDavil

    I wonder what they call the original color for these? There is so much nep it distorts the color even when they are new. They look awesome in the final fit pics.

    • Poonjo

      ”Weird Guy High Vintage Nep” is the original colour for these.

  • Devan Prithipaul

    Ive never even heard of these but they look almost unsanforized, a bit like a lighter weight version of the okayama spirit. Im kind of surprised at how much the seat has faded, didnt know hiking could do that. Fades are ok, but because of the high nep content i might have opted out a wash or 2.

    • Grandier

      yeah same, i dont remember any N&F denim that has this much nep.

      then again, i start looking at a lot of N&F after i bought my dirty fade last year.

      • Poonjo

        @disqus_GAhG8zyaJR:disqus : Yeah, you’re a few years late on that.

        @devanprithipaul:disqus ”didn’t know hiking could do that”
        Yes, because clearly he only put these jeans on to hike… Y’know, sometimes people (like photographers!) like to sit…

        Also, Okayama Spirit is like, a full shade or two darker. Maybe it’s because you haven’t seen these in person, or you don’t know exactly what the Okayama Spirit look like, but I don’t understand what you think is similar between them… Fit, texture and colour are all much different. Hell, the Vintage Neps aren’t even selvedge! (Oh, I am extremely surprised that the author didn’t know this. Greg, you need to google more!)

        But anyways, they are most definitely not unsanforized. I don’t know
        how you would tell with this quality of picture anyways (apart from length, but if you would’ve looked at that you wouldn’t have said anything).

  • my jeans went to a bonfire

    the jeans were in a car accident, are they ok. how about his boxers and socks

  • SirReal

    Man these are amazing. I love the way they faded, beautiful!

  • whorebucks

    i just can’t like these. sorry.