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Naked & Famous Women’s Jeans: First Impressions

Welcome to Denim Diaries. In this series, we explore the break in process of 6 pairs of Naked & Famous Women’s Jeans. Jen from Vancouver, Zoe from Toronto and Montana from Calgary all weigh in on their first impressions of the Naked & Famous Classic, High Skinny and Max. After 2 weeks of heavy wear, our denim guinea pigs are here to report their initial thoughts on the fits and wear in process of these jeans. The N&F Classic Our…

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Rag & Bone Fit 2 – Tonal Rinse Review

Started in New York in 2002, Rag & Bone has become recognized for the way it melds British heritage with American edge and innovation. The importance of quality, expert craftsmanship and attention to detail is informed by the brand’s core philosophies. And their products speak these philosophies for themselves. Now, the brand has perfected the art of denim manufacturing and carries a number of different fits and styles for Men and Women. The Rag & Bone Fit 2 embodies everything…

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Naked & Famous Women’s Jeans: Denim Diaries

The Challenge with Naked & Famous Women’s Jeans When it comes to denim fabrics, we consider ourselves relatively impartial. Stretch denim? Love it. Raw, Japanese Selvedge? We’re feeling it. High rise, low rise – it doesn’t matter to us. Every jean has a place in our heart. However, we’ve noticed a trend time and time again: the most beautiful, comfortable jeans often start off the most uncomfortable. The same thick fabrics and 98 – 100% cotton blends that lend durability…

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Naked & Famous Classic Fit – Review

When Brandon Svarc launched Naked & Famous Denim in 2008 he brought raw denim to the forefront of the Canadian clothing market. His focus was to create great, no-B.S. jeans from beautiful Japanese denim without the fanfare of celebrity endorsement. When the Naked & Famous women’s line launched a few years later, the brand’s design team focussed their attention on constructing basic fits: a mid-skinny, a high-skinny, a boyfriend… Nothing but the essentials. In Fall/Winter 2017, they broke the mould…

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C.O.F. Studio – Sweden’s latest in Denim

C.O.F. Studio is the brainchild of denim guru Per Fredriksson who has combined all the best aspects of the industry into one exceptional denim brand. Per is a denim industry veteran. He has several decades in the industry under his belt and has worked with different brands across the globe. He’s even credited with having introduced selvedge denim to Japan (but that’s a story for another time). Circle of Friends – A Story of Collaboration With his years of experience,…

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Naked & Famous x Dutil Eyewear Collaboration

After ten years of partnership, Dutil has finally collaborated with Naked & Famous on a special piece of (nope, not denim, but) eyewear! The designs are inspired by Japanese selvedge denim and are available in 3 different frame shapes. For those who don’t know, Dutil Denim’s Eric Dickstein got his start in the eyewear industry 20+ years ago, and his passion for eyewear hasn’t faded since. The N&F x Dutil Eyewear frames are handcrafted by artisans in Sabae, Japan. The…

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Iron Heart 666-21 Review

Iron Heart 666-21 Jean on Model

When Shinichi Haraki started Iron Heart in 2003, he had motorcyclists in mind. That is to say, he knew that he wanted to design pieces that would guarantee longevity and accommodate a rugged lifestyle. Enter: the Iron Heart 666-21 (or, ‘the devil’s fit’). This 21oz slim-straight jean is a staple from the brand, and for good reason. Made in Japan’s denim district of Kojima, Okayama, this jean combines Western inspired designs with Japanese craftsmanship. Keep reading for more detailed thoughts…

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Introducing: Start with the Basis

The man behind one our newest brands, Start With the Basis, sits down to talk about his new collection of denim and outerwear. Meet Sei Campbell. Dutil: Tell us a little about yourself and your brand, Start with the Basis. Sei: I’m a Japan-born, Lower Mainland raised, 26 year-old. My journey in design began after post-secondary. I graduated with a diploma in marketing and business and realized that I didn’t love the idea of working solely in the business sector of…

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Introducing: Jude Neale Denim

Jude Neale Ice Blazer

The man behind one our newest brands sits down to talk about his new collection of denim and outerwear. Meet Jude Neale. *** After 26 years designing for private denim labels, Jude Neale has created his own collection grounded in rejecting trends and taking the road less traveled. With both a background in textiles and design he has crafted a denim line who’s finely crafted fits can only be matched by the beauty of its fabric. Dutil has just launched…

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FIT ME: APC Petit New Standard

Faded APC Petit New Standard

For another segment in dutil’s “Fit Me” series, we are talking all things APC Petit New Standard Jean. We’ve been inspired before by APC with our playlist, La Douleur Exquise: An A.P.C Inspired Playlist, but this time we’re coming back and focusing on what makes this brand stand out: the fits. As APC is all about quality fits and minimalistic designs that are meant to become a staple in your wardrobe, the APC Petit New Standard is certainly no exception. This…

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