Fade Friday – Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday – Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Three long years ago, Sam Wilder bought a pair of Cheap Monday Autobahn Unwash jeans at Need Supply Co. in Richmond, VA.  As he tells it, they were a little too tight and felt more like 150 grit sandpaper than cotton.  Despite that, he loved their midnight blue indigo color and the shifty grin of the skull on the logo patch.  They were his first pair of raw jeans, and he was totally unprepared for the the infatuation they would lead to.

The Autobahn’s first wash came after just 3 months, and Sam has washed them every three months or so until he purchased a new pair of jeans. The Autobahns are pretty faded top-to-bottom, and while some honeycombing is still recognizable on the back of the knees, it’s not as stark or defined as a pair of raw jeans washed for the first and only time.

These days, the Cheap Mondays have been retired to the bottom of Sam’s denim stack, but over the past 36 months he has worn his Cheap Mondays through a move from North Carolina to Washington DC, two break-ups and countless afternoons on roof decks, front porches or patios with good company.  These jeans are truly a testament to the way a good pair of raws can become a second skin.

Details

  • Name: Cheap Monday Autobahn
  • Weight: ~12 Oz.
  • Fit: Straight Cut
  • Denim: Sanforized 100% Cotton Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: ~36 Months
  • Number of Washes: Every 3 Months

Photos – Before

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Photo Courtesy of DefinitveTouch

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Photo Courtesy of Uncrate

Photos – After

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Cheap Monday Autobahn (2.5 Years, Many Washes)

Sam

Sam

North Carolina bred. Whiskey. Books. Rock n' Roll. Raw denim.

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  • snapshirtfiend

    Not gonna lie, they look like a pair of stonewashed jeans from The Gap circa 1994.

  • Greg

    Dissapointed.

  • Derek

    i didn’t know rawr denim supported dad jeans.

  • Davil

    These make me never want buy cheap mondays……EVER

  • sabinun

    2,5 years for that??? what a shame…

  • WV

    Washes every 3 months? Now there’s your problem right there…

  • Vinyl Scratch

    The story is cool, but c’mon guys, Fade Fridays are supposed to be about showcasing great FADES. These jeans have just lightened up over the years, but honestly, I could buy any pair of jeans from Old Navy that would look like this. Please give us some cool jeans next week! The past few FF’s have been disappointing lately…

  • bryan solid

    Pretty boring looking pair of jeans.

  • Suss

    I don’t mind them but god damn it where is the JP denim

  • skfalcon

    my mom has a pair of these in her closet.

  • Karol

    I also wear Cheap Mondays, but seriously, the ones above look really dissapointing. 2,5 years? Mine are faded better after few months.

  • CheepMoonday

    Sorry…but this makes me very sad. Cheap Monday’s Autobahn Unwash is one of the best fitting and looking cuts of jeans that fit on my legs, and I’m still searching for another pair….BUT GOOD GOD WHY DID YOU WASH THEM?!?!? These look amazing if you just WEAR them…and let them tell their own story! I’ve been wearing this pair for a couple months (never washed them, hopefully never will) and it is creasing incredibly, and just now fading at bit at the knees. They look amazing. Sigh