For this week’s Fade Friday we present you with a pair of jeans submitted straight from the office of Philadelphia’s Norman Porter. The burgeoning Philadelphian brand has been making waves in the denim scene lately with their no nonsense, tough as nails approach to making jeans.
As displayed on their website, Norman Porter abides by the philosophy of “we make em, you break em” when putting together their jeans. Clearly these jeans are no exception to that rule, while this particular pair have only been worn for about 8 months, they display the distress of a much older jean.
Upon further inspection of the finer details, I would dare to say that the whiskers and pocket fades seem to be the most impressive part of this work in progress. The contrast that they possess is something that is not usually present in most of the denim fades that we have seen. The bulk of the wear can be seen on the front of the pants, running from the waist all the way to the knee.
The back does have some interesting details though, pay special attention to the seat and back pockets. There also seem to be some promising honeycombs forming here, but those will take a little more time to fully form and really distinct.
Take a further look at the pair in the pictures below. A handmade belt and wallet from Norman Porter can be seen in the images and are available for purchase directly from them on their website here:
- Name: Norman Porter Standard Denim
- Weight: 12.5 Oz.
- Fit: Slim/Straight
- Denim: Cone Mills Indigo Raw Selvedge
- Length of Wear: 8 Months
- Washes: 2 Washes
- Other Details:
- White Selvedge
- Norman Porter Stamped Leather Patch
- Embroidered “P” on Hip seams
- Brass Buttons and Rivets
- Zipper Fly
- Available at: Norman Porter
Photos – Before
Photos – After