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3sixteen Unsanforized Kibata Denim (SL-100xk and SL-120xk) & Giveaway!

Fill up the tub with some nice warm water and head over to your local Self Edge for the latest from 3sixteen. Like the trusty ol’ 501 shrink-to-fit jeans our grandfathers swear by, 3sixteen’s SL-100xk and SL-120xk jeans require some careful calculation when finding [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill (2 years, 3 washes, 1 soak)

Indonesia does it again with a stellar (and most likely painfully earned) fade on a pair of Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill Skinny Guy jeans. These aren’t heavyweights like many of our Southeast Asian denimheads seem to prefer, so it’s especially [...]

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Fade of the Day – Iron Heart 634S (17 months, 1 wash, 2 soaks)

Reader Art has put his Iron Hearts to the test after nearly a year and a half in his pair of 634S heavyweight jeans. Details Name: Iron Heart 634S Fabric: 100% cotton Japanese selvedge denim Weight: 21oz. Fit: Straight Unique Features: Iron Heart arcuates and patch Iron [...]

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Railcar Fine Goods Vixen Fit X023 Women’s Jeans

It’s a rarer sight to see a woman in a pair of raw denim, let alone a woman sporting some sick fadez. Many factors play into this, but thankfully, Monrovia, California’s very own Railcar Fine Goods has managed to [...]

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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 511 Commuter (3 years, 1 wash)

One of the surest ways to achieve those “sick fadez” we all dream of is riding a bike. Oakland’s Jesse Wiltey put Levi’s special bike-riding Commuter jeans to the test for the last three years. The crotch required a little “encouragement” but [...]

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How to Spot Clean Your Raw Denim Jeans

Picture this: You’re eating burger with all the works and it’s impossibly delicious. It’s that kind of deliciousness that has you eating that burger with a fervor that makes your friends a little embarrassed for you and it doesn’t even matter to [...]

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Fade of the Day – Samurai S710XX 19oz (6 Months, 2 Washes, 2 Soaks)

Life has been more than a walk (and wash) on a beach for Risandi Pradipto‘s 6 month old Samurai S710XX 19oz jeans. In fact, they practically haven’t left his legs through long bike rides, walks, and boating where they were [...]

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Rakuten Demystified – How to Buy from the Japanese Megaretailer

Back in college, I loved to smoke cigarettes. I don’t know if it was to rebel or to get to know a girl I liked, but it wasn’t long before my packs seemed empty on a daily basis. There were two [...]

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Fade of the Day – Wrangler Blue Bell Eddy (4 years, 4 washes, 1 soak)

The Wrangler Blue Bell heritage line is a rare contender on our fade features, but Steven Muhlhauser’s pair of Eddy raw jeans have served him well for over four years. He’s kept them alive with extensive crotch darning and liberal use of bandana patches. Details Name: Wrangler [...]

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Viberg Goodyear Welt Dust Black Calf Service Boot

Double stitchdown construction has been the backbone of Viberg footwear for three generations. Now, eighty-four years after their inauguration, the Canadian shoemaker has finally begun to make shoes with a goodyear welt. The first to get the goodyear treatment is their service boot, an updated [...]

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