Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
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Lightweight Japanese Denim for All Seasons

There’s a reason 10-ounce denim is one of the most popular denim weights around. It offers a great balance of durability and comfort in all kinds of weather, and it breaks in a whole lot quicker than its heavier counterparts. For our latest collaboration with Naked & Famous, we used 10.5-ounce rope-dyed red-line selvage from the denim capital of the world: Okayama, Japan. The fabric is woven on vintage low-speed shuttle looms with 2 percent elastane for stretch, then cut and sewn in Montreal. And because it’s rope-dyed, it’ll fade faster into a unique pattern that reflects your use. Whether you’re looking for your first pair of raw denim jeans or you need a lightweight pair for year-round or more active wear (like biking to work), these jeans will be tough to beat. 

Note: This drop is limited to 585 pairs of jeans. At checkout, you’ll have your choice of size from 28 to 38. All sizes come in one length (34.5 inches), as is traditional with raw denim. 

Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage

The Magic of Rope Dyeing

Before the denim is woven, it’s rope-dyed: a process that involves repeatedly dipping a rope of cotton yarn into a series of indigo dye baths. Between dips, the yarn is exposed to the air and the absorbed indigo slowly oxidizes, turning the yarn blue. Because the yarn is never left in the bath long enough for the dye to penetrate to the core of the yarn, the outer circumference is dyed while the core remains white. With wash and wear, the denim will gradually shed layers of dye and slowly reveal the white core underneath. Combined with the weaving process, which happens on a traditional shuttle loom, this makes for an extraordinary depth of color and a handmade feel that can’t be mass-produced. To learn more, check out our Intro to Raw Denim.

Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage
Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage

Fit & Finishing Touches

Once the denim is ready, it makes its way from Okayama to the Naked & Famous factory in Montreal, where it’s cut and sewn into the finished pair of jeans you see here. This collaboration is done in the company’s best-selling Weird Guy fit. Comfortable from the waist to the hip, the Weird Guy was recently revised based on customer feedback with a standard mid-rise and a slight taper from the knee to the hem. Each pair is complete with a four-button fly, Kentucky-made YKK hardware, and a vegetable-tanned leather patch that’ll darken and develop an aged look as it’s exposed to the sun. The custom patch features the company’s 1950s pop art–inspired logo.

Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage

Sizing Info

To find your size, measure your best-fitting pair of jeans and compare the measurements against the sizing chart below. This sanforized selvage denim will experience a minimum shrinkage of 1 to 3 percent.

Massdrop x Naked & Famous Karui Stretch Selvage

Details

  • Massdrop x Naked & Famous
  • 10.5 oz selvage denim from Okayama, Japan
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastane (rope dyed)
  • Red-line selvage ID
  • YKK hardware from Kentucky, USA
  • 4-button fly
  • Custom vegetable-tanned leather patch
  • Naked & Famous’s Weird Guy fit
  • 34.5 in (86 cm) inseam
  • Made in Montreal, Canada

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 29, 2018 PT.

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