While we mostly like to clomp around in our engineer boots muttering about motorcycles and long-staple-Zimbabwean-cotton-broken-twill, sometimes we just want to dig on cool shit. As usual, Naked & Famous is there for us with their officially licensed Street Fighter 2 denim.
As Brandon Svarc, the founder of Naked and Famous, put it - “We are denim nerds who are also video game nerds. Working closely with Capcom to create these exciting jeans is literally a nostalgic dream come true for our team.”
The jeans are made using custom developed 12.5oz Japanese stretch selvedge denim to represent the persona of Ryu. The fabric is woven with an uneven bumpy texture representative of the rugged toughness of Ryu. Stretch was added for increased comfort and mobility. Inside the jeans, the interior weft yarns are dyed pale blue symbolizing Ryu’s Hadoken fireball technique. The famous Hadoken icon is embroidered on the back pocket. At the cuffs and coin pocket is a Hadoken colored metallic-blue selvedge edge. A natural vegetable tan leather patch is sewn on the backside of the jeans and features a highly detailed embossed illustration of Ryu performing a Hadoken in blue-foil. Hidden inside the jeans are blue pocket bags screen-printed with Ryu in his Shoryuken dragon punch action pose. Included with each pair is a holofoil pocket flasher featuring eye-catching artwork from Udon Comics.
The Weird Guy fit works for pretty much everyone - they're jeans shaped like legs. Medium rise, and a gentle taper make them just right for most people.
True to size. Some shrink with a cold wash and hang dry, but they'll stretch right back out again.
- 12.5oz Japanese slubby stretch selvedge denim
- Pale blue weft yarns
- Metallic blue selvedge ID
- Wash cold, hang dry
- True to size
- Made in Canada
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Canadians. They can be a bit weird. Poutine. The Red Green Show. Pineapple denim. Wait, what? Pineapple denim?
Founded by Brandon Svarc in Montreal, Naked & Famous specialize in finding denim fabrics that nobody else uses. From the aforementioned pineapple denim (which does contain 20% actual pineapple fiber), through glow-in-the-dark denim, through their infamous 32oz(!) raw denims, to really left-field choices, such as scratch-and-sniff denim. No, really.
Whilst it’s easy to get lost in the myriad of unusual fabrics, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that none of this matters without a great fit – and, boy, does Naked & Famous’ clothing fit well.
Sourcing almost all of their fabrics from Japan, Naked & Famous somehow manage to keep their price point at a level that belies the amount of thought and care put into each design, be it the denims at the core of their collection, or their shirting, knitwear and more. Even the simplest Naked & Famous t-shirt is constructed using a circular knit, eliminating the side seam entirely.
Speaking of simple, you’ll also notice that, despite the sometimes unconventional fabrics used, no pair of Naked & Famous denims ever looks ‘fussy’. No pocket arcuate stitching, no red tabs, no embellishments. Just a great-fitting, traditionally styled garment that happens to be made of a material that makes your jaw drop.