Naked & Famous - 16oz - MIJ10 Okayama Spirit - Super Guy
If we had to stop carrying all other denim from Naked & Famous and be left with a lone survivor, this would be it. We absolutely adore the MIJ series. It's everything we want in a pair. This year is especially mouthwateringly good as it's their 10th iteration. They've brought back a denim people have been on the hunt for, for a decade. Since 2013 people have talked about this denim for a damn good reason. It's Japanese denim at its finest. It is the original Okayama Spirit Selvedge brought back to life, but completely made in Japan with all the bells and whistles. The verdict is no longer out. People are already breaking these in, and they're the best thing N&F has produced in years.
The Okayama Spirit is a 16oz unsanforized slubby Japanese selvedge denim that is dyed using the indigo rope dyeing process. In this process, cotton yarns are repeatedly run through vats of indigo dye, but not long enough for the dye to fully penetrate the yarn core. This creates a unique pattern in the fabric as thicker sections of the yarn absorb more indigo and thinner sections absorb less. The yarns themselves also have an irregular, slubby texture which adds to the overall texture of the fabric. To further enhance the texture, the denim is slowly woven on vintage shuttle looms, which creates a wavy weave pattern when viewed up close. The combination of the irregular slubby yarns and the loose weaving of the fabric gives it an organic, uneven grain that is signature of the Okayama Spirit's iconic textured look.
To preserve the hairiness, grittiness, and raw denim feel of this unsanforized denim, the MIJ10 undergoes a tempi treatment which shrinks the fabric while maintaining its texture. This removes the guesswork from sizing and allows you to get the correct size from the start. The MIJ10 also features a range of finishing touches that add to its character and appeal. These include 100% iron buttons that will rust, copper rivets that will oxidize, raised belt loops that will fade, a Japanese sheepskin leather patch with the "Flower of Carnage" logo, a selvedge button fly, and a micro busted outseam. The jeans also feature a maple leaf embroidered onto the back pocket, a signature of the MIJ series.
The MIJ10 is made in Japan from start to finish, ensuring its high quality. The expert craftsmanship that goes into each pair is evident in the attention to detail and care taken at every stage of the production process, from the dyeing of the yarn, weaving of the fabric, to the cutting and sewing of the denim.
- 16oz Japanese Selvedge Denim
- 100% Cotton
- Button Fly
- Rinse-washed, Tempi-treated
- Made in Japan
- SKU: 101505000
A variance of +/- 0.5" is within tolerance.
Fit Notes: Tommy is wearing a size 32 in the Super Guy Fit. In recent years, he's decided to go for comfort over fit. And ultimately, this denim breaks in so nicely and shapes to your legs no matter what waist size you choose. That's the beauty of it. These are very slim this year. Very, very slim. We recommend sizing up at least once if not twice right off the bat. Please don't buy your normal size. It will be too small. Tommy would probably buy a size 33 or 34 in these if he were still wearing the Super Guy fit. Tommy is 5'10", 165lbs with a 32-33" waist.
*The Super Guy is a skinny fit with a medium rise, a slim top block, and a taper from knee to hem.*