Fade Friday – Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday – Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

While highly contrasted denim fades are universally appreciated, we can’t dedicate every Fade Friday to one particular type of wear pattern (nor do we want to).

This week’s pair may seem less impressive to some readers, but we appreciate them as an example of jeans fulfilling their original mandate – that is being used as proper work wear. This particular pair is worn by our friend Steven Dang, owner and operator of Railcar Fine Goods.

Steven has worn these jeans for the last 14 months while working in his Californian workshop where he makes exactly the same jeans as he’s wearing (along with other models, of course!). As part of his job, Steven spends a lot of time leaning over his workbench and cutting table which have contributed to the premature blow-outs on the fly.

Considering their usage as a pair of proper work jeans (as opposed to casual and fashionable wear), these jeans have seen quite a few washes; about once ever 3 months. Steven tells us that he hand-washes the jeans in his sink with a couple tablespoons of detergent. When he’s finished, he flattens the jeans and leaves them to dry.

Details

  • Name: Railcar Fine Goods X001
  • Weight: 13.5 oz.
  • Fit: Slim Straight
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Cotton Cone Mills Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Available at: rue + state (disclosure: sister site of Rawr Denim)
  • Length of Wear: 14 Months
  • Number of washes: 7

Photos – Before

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

Photos Courtesy of Steven Dang

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

After

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday - Railcar Fine Goods Spikes X001 (14 Months, 7 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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  • Jace

    boring….

  • Homogeneity

    Aren’t the X001 Sanforized?
    At any rate, interesting to see what consistent washing will do to jeans. The wear patterns are still there, but they are a lot more subtle.

  • kennydoggyu

    unimpressive

  • joaquin

    i don’t understand why every fade friday has to show jeans with fantastic contrasts
    they are simply displaying a pair of jeans that has been worked to death and washed
    i for one am interested in how the multiple washes affect the fading
    as well as how other brands fade differently

    • MosquitoControl

      Agreed. I like seeing different ways jeans age, not just fantastic ones.

  • Suss

    Not bad at all.

  • ..

    agree w/ all of this.. they look cool from the front atleast.. the back, more like dad jeans..

  • Don Eludio

    People talk too much shit about Fade Fridays now.

    Stop knocking on peoples’ washing habits–maybe they just like the feeling of clean jeans, goddamn. “Sick Fadez” aren’t defined as high contrast fades.

  • Suss

    Also, I don’t understand the high contrast obsession… I’ve seen some really pukey high contrast stuff, and it doesn’t look as good as lower contrast in a lot of outfits imo

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  • BillygoatsGruff312

    These suck. Low contrast. Low vertical. Dad jeans with a back pocket wallet fade.