Fade Friday – Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Up on the docket for this week’s Fade Friday is a very special pair of Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim courtesy of Spanish denim designer and jeanmaker, Iu Franquesa. Having logged many years at his father’s industrial laundry as a child, teenager, and young adult, Franquesa went on to study fashion and textile design and eventually acquire 10+ years of industry experience.

He purchased this pair of Dior Homme‘s back in 2006 while attending a trade show in Paris, France and proceeded to wear them extremely hard for nine solid months of business trips. Contrary to popular belief surrounding dry cleaning raw denim, Franquesa opted to have these dry cleaned three times (due to the pungent smell they developed) and repaired just as much.

As you can see, the denim has undergone a litany of repairs including patching a piece of yellow weft Kurabo denim over the yoke, as well mending the pockets and left knee with white plain lining and some black/red checker fabric. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end though so in 2009, Franquesa decided to retire his trusty Dior‘s.

Plain and simple, this pair of denim exudes hard work and superb fading. The thigh and knee areas are nearly completely white, which contrasts beautifully with its original indigo color; and the honeycombs are beautifully webbed but have still retained some of the jean’s original color.

Despite Dior is a major global brand, many do not typically associate them with denim. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding and  their reputation for great quality clothing continues into their jeans.

Aside from e is also an avid collector of vintage denim machines and different denim fabrics, Franquesa is working hard to launch his own handcrafted denim based in Barcelona, Spain. You can follow his progress via his Instagram account, @iuf.


  • Name: Dior Homme Jeans
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton, Made In Japan
  • Fit: Slim
  • Length of Wear: 3 years
  • Washes: Unknown
  • Where to purchase:

Photos – Before

Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim

Photos – After

Fit - Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Laid Flat - Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Front Close-up - Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Back Close-up - Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Repair work on the yoke and pockets

Original Hem v.s. Worn Hem

Original Hem v.s. Worn Hem

Knee and Combs - Dior Homme 19cm Brut Denim (3 Years, 3 Washes)

Benjamin Simons

Outside of contributing to RawrDenim.com, Benjamin keeps busy with his collegiate volleyball team, learning Hebrew, riding his fixie bike, and being in the ocean as much as possible.

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  • Davil

    It’s nice to see some different brands popping up on the Fade Friday’s for a change. Im not so interested in Dior, but these have faded nicely. I just wonder how “hard” they were actually be worn for business trips by the owner? Most business trips I’ve been on envolve a lot of sitting on my arse!

  • loki

    Great Fit!!

  • Devan Prithipaul

    A little washed out for my taste, but the amount of cool repairs and fit makes up for it! very unique pair of jeans, a good example of raw denim and the unlimited options you have.

    • Syfigal

      Denim getting washed out is just part of its life if you wear them a long time, even if you refrain from frequent washing. Saying they look too washed out is like complaining that they are whiskering, it is just a natural part of wearing your jeans. Too many people retire their denim early. These jeans are a beutiful example of someone using their jeans like they were meant to be.

    • Anonymous

      Everything is a little something for your taste… because your taste sucks and you just LOVE to hate on other’s jeans because it makes your lame ass G-star wearing self feel better.

      • Devan Prithipaul

        I didnt think I was hating, no need to be so aggresive.

        • shuttup

          and….no need to be so offended

          • Devan Prithipaul

            I’m not offended, its just an untrue statement that I LOVE to hate on other people’s jeans because it makes me feel better. In fact I think I said more positive things than negative so im not sure where all the aggression comes from.

          • shuttup

            you must be one lovely kid in your hometown

      • zsync

        fucking buuuuuurn

  • MuscleMane

    That’s Dior Homme not Dior Homie.

  • swissjeansfreak

    Excellent fadings and great wear pattern put in to them. They received a lot of raw denim love and are a good sample top show the power and possibilities of denim evolution

  • paul mroczk

    i’m completely confused as how three washes changed the color of these jeans as much as it did.. that makes no sense to me, regardless of how much they are worn they shuldnt fade in color like this… what am i missing?