Fade Friday – Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Owner and founder of Self Edge, Kiya Babzani, treats the users of Superfuture to occasional updates and fade pictures of the jeans he’s been wearing. This pair of Strike Gold 1105 jeans are one-such pair, taken from the Self Edge store and worn hard over two years.

Babazni had to wash the jeans 13 times and there are a number of visible repairs done as clearly these jeans have taken quite a beating. The fade patterns are very nicely worn in, the fades around the cuffs have come in so hard they’re on the verge of tearing, and the honeycombs behind the knees are also very attractive.


  • Name: Strike Gold 1105
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim Leg
  • Denim: 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Unsanforized Denim (golden sparkle ID)
  • Additional Details:
    • Hidden Rivets
    • Button Fly
    • Deerskin Leather Tag
    • Iron Male Rivet – Copper Female Rivet
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: 13
  • Available at: Self Edge for $330.00

Photos: Before (source: selfedge.com)

Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Photos: After

Fade Friday - Strike Gold 1105

Repairs - Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)


Pocket Details - Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Pocket Details

Rivet Details - Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

Rivet Details


Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Connor grew an interest in raw denim thanks to the process, maturation, patience and craft that goes into each individual pair. He also writes at REPOSITORY which he started alongside Rawr founder Nick Coe.

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

    why dont we ever see a picture of the faded jeans ON the person! thats the whole point! that it conforms to your body!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jon.woong Jon Woong

      It’s called Fade Friday to show off the fading of the jeans. It’s not called Fit Friday so that isn’t the “whole point” here.

      • jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

        for real. everyones been complaining about not seeing fit pics lately a lot. kind of a weird thing to cry about if you ask me.

        • jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

          its actually just this one guy who keeps getting mad in every fade friday. even stranger.

  • Vince

    There’s a video where Kiya talks about how not washing jeans for a long period of time is crazy and every 2 months is fine. I think thats what he did with this pair. Makes you wonder if the whole 6 month rule is even necessary

    • Jun

      Yes the 6 months rule still applies…. it’s written on the back of every Nudies and on APC’s tags… if it’s on them and on the internet then it must be real… no doubt bout that

      • kevin


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

    Would be nice to see more close-up of the rusty iron/copper rivets took effect.

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