SPRING DENIM AT SERVICE March 01 2014
Warmer weather is finally upon us in Austin, and lighter wash and weight denim is in stock for the season here at Service. You may be thinking, aren't ultra light wash jeans the epitome of dad jeans?...au contraire mon pere (see what we did there?!), the pieces we have in from Gant Rugger, Levi's and Naked & Famous hug the body for a slimmer, modern fit.
Above, Christian dressed in Levi's 511 White Bull Denim ($68) with a Gitman Vintage navy poplin shirt ($155) and Cole Haan brown leather chukka boots $228).
Right, Gant Rugger Ultra Light Faded Denim ($178), RVCA red striped tee ($38), and Vans Zarape Era's ($60).
Good looking faded jeans: Gant Rugger Stick Boy Ultra Light Faded Denim ($178) and Levi's 513 Bellingham ($68).
Naked & Famous LightWeight Selvedge jeans ($165), perfect for raw denim enthusiasts in the Texas summer heat. Comes in WeirdGuy fit.
Naked & Famous Griffin Grey jeans come in Skinny or WeirdGuy + Levi's 513 in Monument Grey. A good chino or trouser alternative, grey denim looks great with a darker color button down on top and a boot or oxford shoe. Alternately, grey jeans (as do any jeans) work well scuffed up with your favorite tee shirt and your oldest pair of sneakers.
Levi's 511 White Bull Denim ($68) + Levi's 513 in Viva White ($68)...don't be scared to get them a little dirty, it's bound to happen and just adds to their vintage appeal. Wear them snug and slim and get ready for the compliments...you're gonna look sharp. Come see us and we'll get you set up with a sturdy pair of denim meant for those highly anticipated warmer days.
Trivia: The term bull denim is used to describe a slightly heavier weight jean (14oz. plus), produced in a greige (grey or off white and undyed) fabric. Typically, bull denim refers to colored jeans, as the fabric is garment dyed during production or printed.
OKAYAMA SPIRIT FADE CONTEST December 30 2013
New in store, Naked & Famous Okayama Spirit jeans.
These beautiful Japanese jeans made with a rare, slub yarn are constructed with the raw denim in its unsanforized state (reference our previous blog post here to find out more about sanforization). The denim is so unique and appealing in its raw form, it is left unwashed to preserve the aesthetic and hand feel. What does this mean for our customers? If you do intend to wash or soak these jeans, be aware they will shrink up to 1" in the waist and up to 2" in length. For those tough enough to forgo washing, buy them snug and wear the hell out of 'em to beat them up just right.
Now for the fun part! Enter today to make the cut off for Naked & Famous' Okayama Spirit fade contest. Send a photo to Naked & Famous of your Okayama Spirit denim, wear for 6 months, and resend images of the unique and beautiful fade you've achieved by wearing these bad boys. For more details and who to get in touch with, click here. If you're the type to never wash your jeans, this is definitely the contest for you. We can't wait to see the final outcome of some great denim fading.
Okayama Spirit jeans in WeirdGuy available at Service Menswear.
EMPLOYEE PICKS: INDIGO SHIRTS November 14 2013
Service has some very nice true indigo dyed shirts in stock for Fall. Come on down and pick yourself up one of our favorite items for the season.
Indigo woven shirts from Gant Rugger ($125) and Naked & Famous ($168).
Matthew and Christian show us just how good this deep, rich hue looks.
If these two styles aren't doing it for you, more new shirts from Naked & Famous and a couple of other brands have just gone out on the floor today. Come by to check 'em out.
NEW NAKED & FAMOUR SELVEDGE CHINO October 03 2013
We've currently stocked a new color of Naked & Famous' WeirdGuy selvedge chino…introducing a nice rich brown for Fall.
On top of that, we’ve restocked all sizes in the WeirdGuy in selvedge olive green. If you missed out on them the first time, we’ve got you covered!
NAKED & FAMOUS VINTAGE CIRCULAR KNIT T-SHIRTS April 30 2012
We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Naked & Famous' circular knit t-shirts at Service! These t-shirts are special because they have been woven using vintage circular looms, producing a garment that is one continuous piece of 100% ringspun cotton! There are no seams in the body or the collar, which eliminates the twisting and torquing in your usual t-shirt that occurs after a wash. And, true to Naked & Famous' dedication to quality, they are manufacturing these shirts at a family-owned factory across from their office in Montreal, Canada! The factory has been producing circular knit garments on the same machines for over 70 years! Whoa!
As for the fit, the folks at Naked & Famous say, "The fit is a 1950's style Muscle T with fitted short sleeves and of course a tubular body."
Above, the factory in the 1950's!
Stop by Service and pick up this awesome tee in white or indigo (or both!).
SXSW WARDROBE CHECK - SHOW / STREET March 15 2012 2 Comments
What shows do you plan to catch this evening? The Shins at Auditorium Shores or just braving the streets of Downtown Austin and finding your way into some live music? Wherever you end up, Service thinks you should look good, but most of all be comfortable while looking good. See our picks below:
1. ALTRU T-Shirt - with the MAXELL blown away guy remember this ad from the 80's?A classic must for any music fan. Made in the USA. $25
2. SPIEWAK Jacket in Navy $128
3. NAKED & FAMOUS Belt $95
4. ONI NAKED & FAMOUS Jeans $250
5. COLE HAAN Shoes $155
BIG JOHN JEANS BY NAKED & FAMOUS February 03 2012
Big John was the first ever Japanese denim brand, founded in 1940. Originally, they were a manufacturer of uniforms, but when competitors started using polyester they couldn’t compete and insisted using natural cotton fabrics. So they looked to the USA to see what garments were made of cotton. They found jeans. Originally purchasing their selvedge denim from Cone in the USA, Big John eventually commissioned a Japanese mill to create denim fabric in Japan for the first time ever. The first ever Japanese denim brand, with the first ever Japanese denim, in collaboration with Naked & Famous - available at Service Menswear.
Photos of the jeans being made in the Big John factory in Kojima from the Naked & Famous website.
SELVEDGE DUCK CANVAS / NAKED & FAMOUS November 03 2011
Selvedge Duck Canvas – Old school duck canvas selvedge fabric. Many of you already know that the first jeans made in the late 1800s were made of duck canvas, not denim. This is a selvedge 10oz version. It’s not heavy, but its still a solid jean.
Available now at Service Menswear.