Welcome to the Only Jeans Factory In London: Blackhorse Lane Atelier

I was recently in London and after spending some time at denimhead meet ups, there was one place I kept hearing whispers of: Blackhorse Atelier. The biggest and only jeans factory in London, it’s entirely unique in the city’s landscape and a labor of love helmed by Han Ates, who created the company out of … Read more

The Best High End Athletic Fit Jeans, From $ to $$$

Historically, most selvedge denim brands come in billowy straight fits and maybe a skinny fit, but neither of those fits are ideal for guys who squat heavy or are simply thicker than average. My genetics happen to only put muscle on my ass and thighs, so getting into the world of high quality jeans has … Read more

Freddy Gets Faded: A Nightmare On Elm Street x Naked & Famous Denim

Invading the dreams of denim enthusiasts and warping reality is par for the course at Naked & Famous. From the same guys who brought you color changing denim, Matrix themed leather denim, scratch and sniff jeans and more of the world’s weirdest jeans, this is a brand that revels in the weird and wild. So … Read more

The 5 Weirdest Naked and Famous Jeans of All Time

Naked and Famous is a legendary denim brand that’s well-known for pushing the boundaries when creating new fabrics. Ever since they were founded in 2008, they’ve consistently launched products made with the kinds of textiles one never imagined possible: glow-in-the-dark jeans, scratch-and-sniff jeans, jeans made out of milk, and many, many more. On a recent … Read more

Should You Wash Your Jeans… Ever? Naked & Famous Denim Explains

If you’ve even dipped your toe into the world of selvedge denim, you’ll have heard that perennial question: How often should I wash my jeans? To those who haven’t dipped any digits into any trouser subcultures, it seems a ludicrous question. But if and when you wash your jeans can have a significant effect on … Read more

Sanforized vs Unsanforized vs Raw: How to Pick Your Selvedge Jeans

Denim traces its origins back to France and the development of a kind of twill called ‘serge de Nimes.’ But the cultural icon that blue jeans have become is widely credited to Levi Strauss back in 1870s San Francisco. Back then, “Levi’s” were marketed as “shrink to fit,” meaning just that: you bought them a … Read more

The World’s Heaviest Jeans: Meet Naked & Famous’ 40-Ounce Denim

There are more than a few brands that claim they’ve made the thickest, heaviest denim on Earth, but none of them have come close to Naked & Famous’s genre-defining, barrier-smashing, thigh-butchering offering of forty ounces. For context, the weight (and therefore thickness) of most fabrics is measured in ounces per square yard. The average pair of … Read more

The 10 Best Fall Jackets for Men 2022

If you like clothes, you like fall. In fact, even if you don’t like clothes, you know that you look better in a jacket than a big puffy coat, right? Fall is simply the season, whether you’re a fashionista or a regular joe: you can wear boots, jeans, and a medium weight jacket and look … Read more

Were Jeans Really Illegal in the Soviet Union? The Surprising History of Denim Smuggling Under the Iron Curtain

The unique history of the Soviet Union has been told before, but many people don’t realize the ways the Cold War impacted the fashion world — and how the fashion world impacted the Cold War. Usually when we look at images of life behind the Iron Curtain, we see a fashion sense that emphasizes uniformity. … Read more

Denim vs Chambray – Which Fits Your Needs?

You might be familiar with denim and chambray as a pair because for just about 150 years, denim pants and chambray work shirts have been a popular outfit choice for many working men. Denim and chambray have a number of important similarities, especially that they both come from cotton. They are both typically made by … Read more