Selvedge Denim Before and After

Selvedge Denim Before and After

I wore the Naked & Famous Denim, 11oz Indigo Selvedge every day for 30 days. These jeans are 100% cotton selvedge denim for women, in a brand new fit called The Classic. Every day for 30 days I shared a photo of me wearing The Classic's here.

Above is a photo of the jeans before wear.

I am 5'7, 120 pounds and I wear a tag size 24 in The Classic's. Here is the measurement chart found on the bottom of the Classic - 11oz Indigo Selvedge product page.


TAG SIZE 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
WAIST 26" 27" 28" 29" 30" 31" 32" 33" 34"
FRONT RISE 13" 13" 13" 13" 13" 13" 13.5" 13.5" 13.75"
UPPER THIGH 11" 11.25" 11.5" 11.75" 12" 12.25" 12.5" 12.75" 13"
KNEE 8.75" 8.75" 9" 9" 9.25" 9.5" 9.75" 10" 10.25"
LEG OPENING 8" 8.25" 8.5" 8.5" 8.5" 8.75" 9" 9.25" 9.25"
INSEAM 32" 32 32" 32" 32" 32" 32" 32" 32"
Measurements are in inches  |  A variance of +/- 0.5" is within tolerance.
 For detailed information on how to use the measuring guide, see our video or blog.


Above is a photo of the jeans after 30 days of wear.
The jeans are much softer and the most stretch happened in the waistband.


I generally suggest your jeans should feel snug when they're new. Not uncomfortably tight, I want you to want to wear them. I can't predict exactly how much your jeans will stretch- it all depends on how often you wear them and how hard you wear them. I'm lucky to have a unusual dress code at work where jeans are mandatory, so these were worn running up and down the building from our warehouse 4 stories up to Tate + Yoko's storefront 5 days a week. I wore them while lounging and renovating at the cottage. I wore them while cleaning the house, running errands, hanging with friends... They came with me everywhere.

Here are the measurements of my jeans after 30 days of wear.
WAIST 27.25"
KNEE 8.95"

  Comparing measurements, the most stretch happened in the waistband; 1.25". The thigh, knee and leg opening expanded less than .25".

Above is a photo of the jeans after 1 wash.
The jeans have become a lighter, brighter blue.

Heavyweight denim with a deep indigo warp and white weft will have the most high contrast fades. These 11oz selvedge denim are on the lighter weight side and because the leg is so roomy, we don't create that much friction. That being said, if you're looking for a pair of jeans that will fade crazy fast (see the Kaiju Monster Selvedge), Naked & Famous Denim is working on a heavier weight 100% cotton selvedge for women. If you can't wait until Fall '18, try shopping the men's collection- I wear the Easy Guy and Weird Guy fits. Please feel free to send me a message if you want help translating your women's tag size to men's. If it's your first time shopping for 100% cotton selvedge, I give this fit and fabric my highest recommendation. Although there is no elastane in the fabric, the lightweight fabric becomes super soft and they are very comfortable thanks to the roomy leg. 

Wearing these jeans for 30 days straight was plenty time to test the versatility of Naked & Famous Denim's latest fit, The Classic. Verdict is in, I wore these jeans with everything! If you're trying to fade your raw denim, wear them as long as possible and as hard as possible without washing. 
 Above is a photo of me wearing The Classic 11oz Indigo Selvedge on day 07 of my 30 day challenge.
Hmm... What do I test out next? Suggestions welcome below!