Nudie Grim Tim 46 Dips Selvage Raw Denim Review

With an 13.5oz Turkish denim these jeans are going to need some work breaking in.  For my 3rd pair of Nudie’s I want to let you know that this one is unlike the first two I reviewed.  The Grim Tim Dirt Dry Organic was stiff when I first got them, but nothing like the 46 Dips Grim Tim.  This one is hardcore.

If you are looking for a jean to wear everyday and work on, this would be it.  The jean feels so tightly constructed with tight Turkish denim.  The denim is dark (darker than Dirt Dry Organic or Dry Open Selvage),  it is a way tighter fit, and is shorter than the Dirt Dry Organic.  It is the same length as the Dry Open Selvage and I think its because Nudie knows that you will stretch these out after a couple of wears.

I have mentioned this before in my earlier posts and I’m not one to just wear one pair over and over while breaking them in.  I love raw selvedge denim looking to purchase a couple to rotate.  With these, I feel that I need to wear these out a bit to give it a good stretch.

Luckily the waist is high and not low waisted, otherwise these would have been returned.  The thighs are very slim and tight when you first put them on, but loosen up with time.  The knee stretches out well every time to sit down and the rest of the leg feels close to your skin. The 46 Dips will definitely take more time than the Dirt Dry Organic or Open Dry Selvage.

I would compare the stiffness to a brand new pair of A.P.C. New Cure jeans when you first get them and times that by 2.  Yes they are that stiff.

Don’t let that deter you away from getting your true to size waist.  I do not suggest sizing down on these, and if you are on the fence I would even recommend sizing up one.

Overall these are amazing jeans.  The cut is the slimmest of Grim Tim’s I’ve tried on.  Comparable fits would include Levi’s 511, Apc New Cure but with a slimmer below knee cut silhouette.  Naked and Famous Skinny Guy is a almost identical fit, but Grim Tim has a tad bit lower crotch and higher waist.


Naked and Famous Skinny Guy Black Power Stretch

Naked and Famous always comes out with very basic jean designs with no decals, signature logos, or branding at all.  With the Power Stretch they kept to the original plan and made a basic black stretch jean.  So out of all the jeans I have, these are one of my most comfortable.  The reason is because of the stretch material in them.  The Power Stretch is made from 95% Cotton and 5% Elastane.  The fit is very snug, more tighter than any of my denim reviews.  They fit very tight on the thighs with minimal room, and taper slightly after the knee.  They do come very long, approximately 35″ and I had to cuff them a bit.  The finish on these jeans are very clean with a shimmer.  They don’t exactly shine in the light or anything, but it does have a nice finish to the denim.  I did size up on these jeans since the normal size I wear looked like denim tights on me.  After a couple of days of consistent wearing, I thought that they would stretch out even more, but they have kept their form and continue to fit normally.  I do want to note that even with a size up, the waist fits like my true to size Broken Twill 100% cotton Naked & Famous Skinny Guys.

Fits like:

– Levi’s 510’s sized up 2 sizes
– Thighs of A.P.C. New Cure, but more tapered after the knee
–  Would be comparable to Nudie Thin Finn possibly sized up 1
– Definitely tighter than the 100% cotton Skinny Guy Naked & Famous Broken Twill

Again, these did not loosen up much at all even after daily wear.  I am hoping they don’t.  Very fashionable and hip and definitely different from any black jean I see on the market at the moment.