Fade Friday – Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday – Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Today’s Fade Friday is a bit of a special one since its not just any Friday. Today also marks exactly 2 years since our featured jeans began their journey towards eternal greatness.

While “greatness” sounds like a pretty lofty word to use, it’s not without reason. These jeans are one of the most popular pairs running in the Eternal 811 contest on SuperFuture. Worn for the last two years by forum member ah_long, these jeans have seen a lot of wear between frequent fishing trips and an amazing travel-log.

According to ah_long, in the last couple years the jeans have been to Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, St Johns, Calgary, our home town of Edmonton, Winnipeg, NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Santiago, Santa Maria, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Dublin, Athens, London, and more. Today we’re featuring photos of the jeans at the 6 month mark, 1 year anniversary, and just before 2 years.

The Eternal 811 Contest began on October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10) and will end December 12th of this year (12/12/12). Contestants from all over the world have worn the same contest-specific model of Eternal’s classic 811 fit (produced in conjunction with BlueInGreen) for the past two years and will submit their final fade results to be judged by Eternal’s staff in Japan. Winners will receive BIG gift cards. Of course, we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date when the results are in.

Details

  • Name: Eternal BIG811XXX “Contest Jeans”
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: 811 (Mid-rise, straight fit)
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: Many
  • Other Details:
    • 39″ inseam
    • Half-lined back pockets
    • 6 oz. indigo-dyed pocket bags
    • Custom contest label
    • Custom leather patch

Photos – Before

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Before photos courtesy of BlueInGreen

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

After 6 Months

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

After 1 Year

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

After 2 Years

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811 Contest Jean (2 Years, Many Washes)

Sean

An enthusiast for all things denim, vintage and manly; speaker of Japanese; Rawr Denim's Managing Editor. When he's not being a grammar-nazi, he can be found finishing his degree in East-Asian Studies.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.wilson.33 Matt Wilson

    Its funny how the yoke has kept a lot of the colour while the seat has dramatically faded, amazing looking pair of jeans though!

    • Joshua Le

      Probably wore a belt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003326974874 Kyle Brooks Robinson

    Some of the greatest jeans ever worn.

  • Derek

    This is the first time in a while I’ve felt it necessary to comment on a Fade Friday article, but those are some freaking beautiful jeans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sdneidich Scott Neidich

    This may be the best Fade Friday I have seen yet!

  • http://twitter.com/mdeering Michael Deering

    “Number of washes: Many” Love the Fade Friday pairs but 2 years washes < 5 is a tough thing to pull off. This gives me hope.

  • jus schilling

    so sick!

  • Grazfather x

    Fantastic. honeycombs of 2 years plus condition of 1 year and that’s a dream pant.

  • http://worn75.blogspot.com/ John King

    one of the best pair ever in the raw denim world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=680619357 Perry Goh

    Nice fading. Truly Kurashiki denim!

  • Ruedi Karrer

    Those pants have unbelievable amazing fadings and character. They already have reached the Holy Grail Status and deserves to survive for ever as a great sample for all denim heads.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emmanuel-Umukoro/666405702 Emmanuel Umukoro

    this make me want to start my raw journey NOW!

  • Kevin

    Those are super sick. Getting my first pair of selvedge jeans this week and this makes me even more pumped about it.

  • Kevin

    Those are super sick! I’m getting my first pair of selvedge jeans this week and this makes me even more pumped about it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/devan.prithipaul Devan Prithipaul

    The only person who could have got those kinds of fades must be Jesus Christ himself.

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