Fade Friday – DENIME Lot 773 (16 Months, 3 Washes)

Fade Friday - 1 Year 4 Month Old DENIME Lot 773 Side-by-Side After With Newer Pair After

Fade Friday – 1 Year 4 Month Old DENIME Lot 773 Side-by-Side After With Newer Pair After

Over the last 2 decades, DENIME has established itself as a well respected and sought after brand especially in Japan and other parts of Asia. DENIME‘s careful attention to reproducing the qualities of 1950s-1970s denim classics while incorporating more modern trends has resulted in jeans that has become popular among fans of Levi’s 1947, 1954, and 1966 501s.

Adding to the cult status of the brand, it has become increasingly difficult to find DENIME jeans that still have the red tab on the back pocket as the brand had to stop using them after 2007 due to legal issues with Levi’s.

This week’s feature on Fade Friday is a pair of DENIME Lot 773 worn by SuperFuture user, a9am, for 16 months. While little is known about what a9am did to achieve the fades, honey combs, and whiskering, he kept track of the progress of the jeans after each wash.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to track down “Before” photos, but over the course of the 16 months, he washed them 3 times demonstrating that it is possible to achieve great looking fades while washing them more often than once a year.


  • Name: DENIME Lot 773
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Taper fit
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton Raw Selvedge Denim
  • Length of Wear: 16 Months
  • Number of washes: 3
  • Other Details:
    • Pre-lawsuit Red Tab that reads “DENIME”

Photos – After 2 Months, First Wash

After 2 months and first wash - DENIME Lot 773

Photos – After 7 Months, 2nd wash

7 Months and 2nd wash - DENIME Lot 773

Photos – After 16 Months, 3rd wash

16 months and 3rd wash - DENIME Lot 773

Young Lee

Young Lee

Young is a self proclaimed taco and denim enthusiast who plays in the San Francisco bands, The Soonest , and Theres Talk. He regularly posts pictures relating to denim and menswear on Tumblr, Liverpool and Main and Instagram, Young of The Soonest.

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

    solid fades here. looks a lot like the Fire element samurai pair featured a while back. also, im not sure, maybe its just me, but it looks like the knee fade on the bottom picture is much lower than the after 2 months first wash one. i understand that the bottoms are cut off, but to me, it looks like the knee fades are a bit lower than usual. not at all a bad thin. im not a big fan of the fades though personally, i dont like the extent of the vertical fading, but they are still good fades. But does anyone know which mill this denim comes from?

    • Not Devan

      Im not a big fan of your face.

    • kill devan

      it comes from the not-your-goddamn-business mill

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

        Can you not use the username “kill devan”, i think that is too far.

        • El Devañ

          I think Australia is pretty far.

        • Sodomize Devan

          I agree! That’s just taking it way too far.

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

            hmm sodomize isnt much better. but it is better than kill i guess.

      • bryan solid

        Do you come here because you like denim or is it just random chance that you chose to troll this website?

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

          i honestly like denim.

          • Fuck Devan with an AIDS dick

            Shut the fuck up you curry munching small dick

          • i000110001100

            He was talking to that other guy (hence his reply to “kill devan”. I’ve done quite a bit of trolling in my day, but this guy has a stellar… je ne sais quoi. The tilde, the sodomy, the various names all merging together into a super network, a Skynet if you will, all to troll some random, pretentious denim aficionado and his magniloquent commenting style. This saga is quite riveting. You two(?) have a chemistry to be revered.

          • Devan likes little boys

            That was one majestically, thought out paragraph of beauty.

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

            Haha i know! its unbelievable how much i affect some people!

    • Devan

      You criticize the stupidest things.

  • Davil

    Wish we could have gotten a full picture of the legs down to the bottom so we could see the stacks or cuffs. Nice look denim though.

  • Damian Barneschi

    Wow, I’m really impressed with how well these faded after the first wash. My first impression was that these were washed too early, but the final fade pic definitely suggests otherwise.

  • Rishi Patel

    Man that seems really dirty not washing your pants for 4+ months at a time.

    PS: Be a man grow a stache.

  • Jun

    Stop cyber bullying Devan all you haters/keyboard warriors. At least he has the balls to show his photo rather than hide behind names made to mock him. Bullying a 15 year old…. pffft your mommas must be proud

    • Chris

      I agree, not sure why people would waste their time blasting someone who is just posting exactly what comment sections are for, opinions. Glad someone else finally said something

    • Jun <3 Devan

      My momma is so proud

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsonlb Johnson Benjamin

    Hmm. How many times a week were these worn, daily?

  • b_F

    The author should maybe look more into Denime. “Lot..773″ isn’t the type/cut of the jeans. From those pics it looks like a Denime 66XX to me. The Lot# by Denime is just a random number with (90% of the times) no meaning at all. So if someone else is looking for Denime Lot.773, it’s likely that he just finds a different fit.

    What I wanted to say (in short): those are Denime 66XX and not Lot.773

    • Young

      You’re definitely right. These are Denime 66XX. not sure why that information fell off in the article but we’ll make sure we keep an eye for it next time. Thanks!

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