Fade Types – Whiskers/Hige & Honeycombs
We’ve mentioned numerous times across many posts about fades (we’ve even carved out our very own Fade Friday), but have never actually put in the time to talk a little bit about subject. Not that a super long post is really needed, for those unfamiliar with fades, we figured it’s worthwhile to delve into the topic every so often.
Everyone has different approaches to how you should actually achieve surreal fade patterns, so we won’t get into that here. In this post we’ll cover the two basic types of fades that you’ll usually see with all raw denim – Whiskers/Hige and Honeycombs.
Whiskers and Hige (I believe it is pronounced Hee-gay) fades are the long, stretched creases often (but not always) found around the waist and crotch area.
Honeycombs, on the other hand, are the fading found behind the knees and, as the name implies, are shaped like honey combs.
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