Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NUDIE'S! Western Wear, that is!

In today's market, those of us who are involved in denim, be it as a consumer, designer, dealer, etc. know "Nudie" as a premium denim brand (http://www.nudiejeans.com/start). However, I have always known "Nudie" to be a man who created some pretty darned amazing western wear. As a little girl, my dad, being a cowboy at heart, tended to find his way to western wear shops. I would often tag along. We lived in the San Fernando Valley, not too far away from Nudie's shop on Lankershim Blvd. It was a cowboys heaven! Boots, shirts, jeans, ropes, saddles, suits...oh and did I mention, Nudie himself would often be there?! My dad, having the gift of gab, got to know Nudie on a friendly level. Me being an daydreaming horse-loving 5 year old, always wished to sit on one of those silver studded, hand tooled saddles. During one visit, I guess Nudie could see the desire in my eyes and told me I could climb on...which I did quite happily! I remember that day, there was a Country Western singer in the store playing guitar and singing. Nudie had on his iconic 2 different colored boots and a fancy suit and hat. It was a magical day! Even as a child, I recognized that there was something special about these experiences at Nudies store. Of course, years later, I came to know more about him and to appreciate the amazing person he was. Anyway, in memory of Nudie, the man and not the jeans, I wanted to share this story with you. Hope you enjoyed reading it!

Take a look here for the official Nudie website, as well as the Wiki entrance:

The Selvedge Yard blog has a nice article and photos about Nudie:



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  2. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing how you did it. So lovely I'm sure your guest will love it. My personal favorite is the addition of the ornaments. Thanks for posting.

    Susan Graham

  3. Thanks for sharing your story. I am looking for a Nudie outfit for my husband for his 50th birthday...let me know if you find one for me.

  4. Hi Anonymous...I have never been lucky enough to find Nudie stuff out and about. Of course places like eBay can help out with putting you in touch with rare stuff that you are looking for!