Fade Friday – Ande Whall Cougar #001 (5 Years, 6-7 Washes)

Crotch Repair - Ande Whall Cougar #001

Raw denim enthusiasts can often seem obsessed with grinding out the highest contrast fades in the shortest period of time (such as this former pair of Samurai S710XX). But there’s more than one way to skin a cat and many ways to wear in your jeans.

For this week’s Fade Friday, we have a pair that demonstrates the beauty of long term wear yielding low contrast fades. This pair of Ande Whall, from forum user PaleoDenim, have been through the wringer since 2007 and are still going strong.

After so many years and so many washes, they feature prominent vertical falling, a strong greycast fade throughout the denim, and more than a few crotch repairs.


  • Name:  Ande Whall Cougar #001
  • Weight:  14 oz.
  • Denim:  100% cotton Japanese redline selvedge
  • Length of wear:  5 years
  • Number of washes:  6-7


Front and Back - Ande Whall Cougar #001

Front Closeup - Ande Whall Cougar #001

Back Closeup - Ande Whall Cougar #001 Coin Pocket - Ande Whall Cougar #001 Crotch Repair - Ande Whall Cougar #001

Leather Patch and Front - Ande Whall Cougar #001 Honeycombs and Pocket Bag - Ande Whall Cougar #001 Inside - Ande Whall Cougar #001

David Shuck

David is the Managing Editor of Rawr Denim. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

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

    these fades kind of suck.

    • bryan solid

      That comment kind of sucks. But it made me laugh.

    • m

      This kid again?

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

        do u know me?

        • mens butt fit

          only from the crap that you post on here. thats all anybody needs to know

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

            i have never posted any crap here. i have no idea what you are talking about

    • nervous breakdown

      OMG! the whole point of fade friday is to totally actually like show the people wearing the jeans!!!!! raw denim is all about the fit on the mans body!!!!! im so angry right now!!! arghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • kw

        If it were about how they fit it’d be called Fit Friday or something. Calm down and find a way to check out men’s rears on another site.

        • nervous breakdown

          which site?

      • MosquitoControl

        All about the fit on the mans body? You realize that all denim conforms to a person’s body, right? And that women can wear raw denim, too?

        Who let this guy near a computer?

  • jjjjj

    respect to the beat up jeans with longevity. im not hating, but also this makes me want to never wash my jeans.

  • Jon

    “Raw denim enthusiasts can often seem obsessed with grinding out the highest contrast fades in the shortest period of time” then show us that

    • MosquitoControl

      It’s nice seeing different kinds of fades. This isn’t about the best, so much about variety.

      It definitely isn’t about showing how well it clings to your ass. Jesus, Devan, shut up dude.

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

        shut up! you dont know anything about denim.

  • Suss

    High contrast brigade so salty