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18oz Big Slub Selvedge // Naked & Famous Denim

Celebrating 15 years of Naked & Famous Denim.

The 18oz Big Slub Selvedge is a re-release of a special denim from the Naked & Famous Denim archives. This heavyweight Japanese selvedge denim was originally used in the very first Naked & Famous Denim collection back in 2008, and we're thrilled it's back for a new generation to enjoy.


What makes this denim so unique is its uneven surface texture. The exterior warp side has a very pronounced, bumpy 3D texture, while the opposite interior weft side is much smoother.  This effect is achieved by combining extra thick, irregularly shaped "slub" yarns with loose, slow weaving techniques, resulting in a fabric with an uneven, organic texture reminiscent of hand-woven material.

The yarn is rope dyed with indigo, and the irregular thickness of each strand means that different parts absorb more dye than others, creating interesting variations in colouration. With wear, the denim will fade and develop high contrast indigo tones, creating a "flamey" fading pattern that emphasises the vertical warp yarns.

Woven on vintage shuttle looms in Okayama, Japan - the birthplace of this traditional craft - this is a rigid denim that will require some time to break in.

In addition, the 18oz Big Slub Selvedge features a classic redline selvedge ID and contrast stitching throughout. The natural vegetable tanned leather patch is super thick at 10oz, and the custom made silver metallic buttons and rivets are inscribed with "Naked & Famous" and "Je T'adore Toute Nue". These jeans are made with Japanese denim, and designed, cut, and sewn in Canada.

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