Canadian denim brand Naked & Famous is already known for using some of the most unique and rare denim fabrics from Japan for its jeans. But this season, it's introducing a new line simply titled Naked & Famous Denim MIJ (Made in Japan).
The jeans are crafted from 15.7oz Loomstate Japanese Selvedge Denim, which is made in a small studio mill that produces only small batch artisanal denim. To preserve the natural beauty of the fabric, there are no additional mechanical finishing processes used on the material. Only a special Tempi wash treatment is applied to preshrink the fabric, resulting in a naturally ridged, untreated pair of denim with impeccable fit that only gets better with wear. Extra design details include 100 percent iron buttons, copper rivets, hidden back pocket rivets, raised belt loops, union special chain stitched hems, and natural vegetable tanned leather patch. There is also a small stitched maple leaf on the back pocket, which is a nod to Naked & Famous' Canadian heritage and a tribute brands like Real Japan Blues and its cutlass pocket embroidery.
The artwork and logos for the new line are by famed comic book artist Alvin Lee. Known for his work with various comic book and video game studios including Marvel, DC Comics, and Capcom, Lee has reimagined the original Naked & Famous Denim tragic blond logo in new manga style reflective of the line's Japanese influences.
Naked & Famous Denim MIJ is avaiable at select Naked & Famous stockists around the world including Tate + Yoko in Montreal, Blue Owl Workshop in Seattle, and Lizard Lounge in Portland now.