The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Best Denim Fades | How to Wash, When to Wash, and the Truth About Soaking

When it comes to the world of nice denim, it might be the most common question that gets asked: how do I get great fades on my jeans? For many, this is the whole reason they spend a little extra to buy selvedge jeans: the sturdier, old fashioned kind that’s made on shuttle looms. This … 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

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

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

2-Year Unbranded Denim Jacket Review – Can Budget Selvedge Measure Up?

The Canadian Tuxedo, Denim Leisure Suit, Ol’ Blue Blazer, the Trucker, Bluniform, Double Denim, or my personal favourite, the Dunville Dinner Jacket. No matter what you call it, we can all agree that denim jackets look pretty damn cool. There are a lot of options out there to complete the Cliff Booth special, and at … Read more

The 7 Best Lightweight Jeans for Summer 2021

You might not think jeans can be great summer wear, but if you’re a guy who loves wearing boots or if you go to a lot of outings for which shorts aren’t appropriate, you’ll be glad to know that jeans can be worn in hot weather — if you buy the right weight. Denim thickness … Read more

Jeans Made With 23% Milk!? A Look at Naked & Famous’ Milk Selvedge

The discovery of Naked and Famous’ Milk Selvedge had me spiraling. Denim that’s 77% cotton and 23%… milk?! As in cow juice? Wild as it sounds, it doesn’t actually take much to transform the delicious, nutritious liquid into a fluffy, fibrous substance that can be turned into silky-smooth denim. Michael Kristy, the man behind one … Read more

My 6 Favorite Jeans to Wear in Summer Heat

Even though my home state of New York went “on pause” this summer, the season itself spared us no seconds to play catch-up. Within days, the temperatures rose to a brisk 70 degrees, and if my 24 years in NYC has taught me anything, it is that it will only get hotter from here on … Read more

Review: Are Naked & Famous’s Left Hand Twill Jeans the Best Budget Selvedge?

Naked and Famous are hugely popular in the world of selvedge denim, they fill the gap between brands like Levi’s and the really expensive Japanese brands. They’re a Canadian company that use Japanese denim and they’re basically the entry point to the world of selvedge denim — sort of like how Red Wings are the … Read more