Fade Friday – Eternal 811s (2 Years, No Washes)

Fade Friday - Eternal 811s (2 Years, No Washes)

Fade Friday – Eternal 811s (2 Years, No Washes)

Eternal junkies and contestants around the world can breathe a sigh of relief sadness that the Eternal 811 Contest has come to a close. After over a month of deliberation, Eternal‘s staff in Japan have announced the winners.

The jeans that the competition was based around were Eternal’s 811 straight fit, made using a 14.5 Oz Japanese denim with a contest specific woven patch on the rear of the waistband. Eternal denim is widely regarded to fade slower than other denim brands, however some say that the fades are more satisfying as they require particular hard wearing to achieve! Forum member and contestant’s, ah_long, pair were featured in a Fade Friday last September.

However, for this week’s Fade Friday we take a look at 3rd place winner, soonami‘s entry. Like a true trooper, soonami didn’t wash his pair of Eternal 811‘s for the entire length of the competition and as a result, the crotch of his jeans resembles what can only be described as a nuclear bomb crater. In a bid to reinforce the bomb site, soonami patched the blown-out 14.5 Oz Japanese denim with 19 Oz. Samurai denim.

Being a relative newcomer to the world of raw denim, this is the first pair of jeans that I’ve seen with a pocket blow-out too. Soonami did a wicked looking patch job, repairing the worn through 6 Oz indigo dyed chambray pocket bag with some cotton flannel. It looks so good that it’s a shame his handiwork is hidden away on the inside of the pants.

The overall fading of the jeans is excellent and despite not washing the denim, the honeycombs behind the knee and on the stacks show great contrast.

The two year long contest produced plenty of decent fades, despite the high casualty rate (only 25 of the almost 100 brave contestants checked in on 12/12/12). You can read more about the contest and how it was run, including photo submissions from throughout at the official SuperFuture thread.

Details

  • Name: Eternal BIG811XXX “Contest Jeans”
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Mid-rise, straight fit
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: None
  • Additional Details:
    • 39″ inseam
    • Half-lined back pockets
    • 6 oz. indigo-dyed pocket bags
    • Custom contest label
    • Custom leather patch
  • Available at: Blue In Green for $285.00

Photos – Before

Before - Eternal 811s

Photos – After

Front and Back - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Side and Closeup - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Front Closeup - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Back Closeup - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Patch Closeup - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Repaired Pocket - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

Button - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes) Rips and Tears - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes) Blowout - Eternal 811 (2 Years, No Washes)

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  • Jon

    Best Fade Friday in awhile.

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

    Awesome! One of the best pairs of jeans ever featured here.

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

    wow! one of the best fades ive ever seen! but of course, the jeans are modeling the floor. so all that time he spent fading his jeans, wearing them for 2 years, he cant even take a picture of him wearing them. how dissapointing. the fades are good though.

    • bobby

      wow this guy again. we get it, you wanna see men pose every friday for you. I thought everyone got the message through to you that this is “fade friday” and we only need to see the fades

      • Jun

        See men pose every Friday. …hmm that sounds a bit wrong…

      • jjjj

        im starting to think devan isnt serious, just looking for a rise out of people.

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

        isnt that the point of raw denim? that it conforms to body? if you just want to see “Fades” than buy pre-washed denim. go buy some diesel or true religion if you just want to see “Fades”

        • jjjjj

          OR if i want to see “fades” ill just check out “fade fridays” on rawrdenim.

    • http://mediasyrup.com/ Mister56

      You would not see the fades as well if a man was wearing them; if seeing the fades is you goal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arie.vandenberg.39 Arie van den Berg

    Great worn-in jeans with super repairs. Keep on wearing and never throw this treasure away!

  • DirtyDenim

    Agreed these are one of the best..seams like every pair of eternal jeans I see are all faded well. I need a pair soon

  • A Long-Time Reader

    Nothing fades like a pair of Eternals.

  • GW

    Nice really killed the crotch there though

  • Grim Jarno

    One of the best fades ever seen!

  • jjjjjj

    nice. been a lot of pictures of overwashed jeans and sort of a backlash lately on not washing your jeans. its good to see a pair that hasnt been washed on here.

  • http://mediasyrup.com/ Mister56

    Seeing Jeans like this is like seeing folk art. The person imparts himself not only by wearing the denim, but also by the way they are repaired. I really enjoy seeing all types of denim. It’s basically how they all start from the same place then the trasformation to the final destination that makes me love denim.

  • http://mediasyrup.com/ Mister56

    Seeing Jeans like this is like seeing folk art. The person imparts himself not only by wearing the denim, but also by the way they are repaired. I really enjoy seeing all types of denim. It’s basically how they all start from the same place then the trasformation to the final destination that makes me love denim.

  • isleepwithmydenim

    :o

  • Jake

    Why does that one pic of the jeans on their side look so much less electric blueish? Is it because the other pics were edited to increase saturation or something?

    • Daninho

      If you look at the leaves, I don’t think that was the case.

  • Soonami

    These are mine. I know that when I post pictures online that they are out there for anyone to take. But given thaT posts I made on two different sites were linked in this article, it would have been nice to have get a PM that my jeans were being featured.

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Soonami — Many apologies again for the trouble caused here, I’ve just sent you a PM (via Reddit).

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