Naked & Famous 12.5oz White/Black Selvedge Denim

Naked & Famous 12.5 Oz. White/Black Denim -

Even though much of North America is experiencing the “polar vortex” deep freeze, it’s helpful to remember that spring is only a couple of months away.  Naked & Famous is definitely hoping you’ll think about the changing seasons since the Canadian raw denim brand has started releasing its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. While the company is known for its creative (read: occasionally crazy) offerings, their latest is fairly wearable.

The Naked & Famous 12.5 Oz. White/Black Selvedge Denim features a uniquely designed white warp and black weft (for background on warp and weft, read our previous article, “Understanding Raw Denim: Warp, Weft and Twill“).  Since the white warp is undyed, the jeans will not fade – however, over time and frequent wear the black weft threads will begin to pop through the surface.

Due to the textured look as well, these jeans will make it easier to hide stains than a standard pair of white denim; always a plus when it comes to a pair of pants that should last for ages. We can’t wait to see how this pair evolves over time.

Keeping in line with the spring/summer mindset, the lighter weight of these jeans will help keep the wearer cool as the temperature inevitably rises. The new release is available in the company’s Weird Guy and Skinny Guy fits, with both featuring a simple black leather patch.


  • Name: Naked & Famous 12.5 Oz. White/Black Selvedge Denim
  • Weight: 12.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Available in the brand’s Weird Guy and Skinny Guy fits
  • Denim: 100% cotton Japanese selvedge denim
  • Other details:
    • Black leather patch
    • Branded buttons and rivets
    • Thin red selvedge line
    • Made in Canada
  • Available at: Blue Owl Workshop for $150.00


Naked & Famous 12.5 Oz. White/Black Denim

Naked & Famous 12.5 Oz. White/Black Denim

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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  • Grandier

    i owned a nudie that is very similar with this, except it’s white on blue instead of black.

    i’ll post up a fade pic on the forum sometime within the next few days, so you all have a rough idea how this will look fade.

    • neato


    • poonjo

      N&F also did their reverse fade (believe they were coated with wax or resin). They also did 3 or 4 variations of this color scheme, so it’s a real shame that there isn’t anything unique about it anymore…

  • Rerichael

    Has anyone bought these yet? I really like them, but I want to see how they look in an outfit.

    • Chris

      Style how you like! Black t and kicks is the obvious choice.

  • BillygoatsGruff312

    cookies and cream

  • Kidhollywood

    I’m a retailer and I’m strongly considering picking up some of these. Anyone have any interest in this or could tell me how it might wear. Are whiskers,train tracks and stacks gonna show up black. I’m not sure cause it says it won’t fade but you will get unique wear patterns