Fade Friday – A.P.C. Petit Standard (22 Months, 3 Washes)

APC Petite Standard Fade Friday

Fade Friday - A.P.C. Petit Standard (22 Months, 3 Washes)

If you thought last week’s Fade Friday was one for the books, this week’s is sure to not disappoint. Not only do we have an amazing pair of well worn denim with great fades, but we also have its very detailed history. Big thanks again to Stef Spijkermans for sending us his A.P.C. Petit Standard after 22 months!

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Purchased at the flagship A.P.C. store in Paris, Stef wore these Petit Standard‘s nearly everyday for the last 22 months. At about the 12 months mark, he gave them a cold wash followed by another cold wash at month 18.

At that point, with the fades starting to set in and the denim showing character, he took the plunge with a normal wash in the hopes that he could get some prominent color contrast and fading. To him, they came out perfect.

We have all torn jeans in the past and most often remember how and when they occurred with obvious exception to wild nights. In the pictures below, you can see some prominent tearing in the crotch area, which was the result of a mishap while stepping off a boat. But not to worry – after a repair from Tenue de Nimes the hole is gone with only the story remaining.

Focusing on some of the fading features on this denim, on the front we can see some outlines care of an iPhone and keys. On the back, we see some tearing from a wallet.

Stef is still wearing these wonderfully worn denim today but is thinking of picking up a new pair of A.P.C.. What do you think? Should he keep going with these Petit Standard‘s or move on and retire these? Let us know in the comments section below!

Details

  • Name: A.P.C. Petit Standard
  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim fitted, lower rise
  • Denim: 100% Cotton
  • Length of Wear: 22 Months
  • Number of Washes: 3 washes

Photos – BEFORE

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Front

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Rear

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Rear Pocket

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Front Pocket

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Leg Opening

Photos – AFTER

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Faded Front

A.P.C. Petit New Standard Faded Back

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard


A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

A.P.C. Petit New Standard

Stay Raw!

-Chad
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Chad

A long-time denim enthusiast, Chad has spent the last year between a pair of Allevol and Naked & Famous jeans. In addition to contributing to RawrDenim.com, he also keeps busy with Sporting Charts.

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  • Guest

    SUPER KILLER ^_^ i would start on a new pair and retire these from everyday wear. put them on every now and then to not end up with shreds that cant be worn cause they look hella nice! awesome job!

  • Arie van den Berg

    Stef, keep on wearing this beauty all the time. My motto is: the more repairs, the better and more personal your jeans. Today I wear a more than 20 years old Lee with more than 50 repairs! I do also repairs for denim-lovers.
    Good repair-job by our Dutch store Tenue-de-Nimes. I did not know they do repair-jobs.

  • swissjeansfreak

    Awesome fadings on them.Yeah, keep them alive for ever. That’s what the Jeans Museum always suggest to you raw denim heads.
    And they really would fit perfectly in to the Jeans museum, if you wanna get rid of them at any time in a few years

  • http://twitter.com/VerityDenim Verity Denim

    Looks really great. Nice contrast on whiskers!

  • vinnyksb

    Fly! Start carrying your wallet in other back pocket and rock the blow out as is

  • Steve

    beauties…super well done…

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  • Enigmatic Psychotic

    Those are beautiful

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  • ktree

    by far, some of the best atari i’ve ever seen on raw denim.