Fade Friday – Indigoskin Lunar Limited Edition (9 Months, 1 Wash)

For this week’s Fade Friday we offer up a pair of Indigoskin Lunar Limited Edition courtesy of MicMaple, a university student majoring in architecture. We’ve seen a pair of Indigoskin featured before, but this week’s pair was part of a run limited to only 150 pairs and only available for order in Thailand where the brand is based.

According to the description from the brand, the denim was inspired by the “beauty of golden moonlight on a dark sky and ocean” which explains both the name and the use of indigo warp thread and black weft thread, a gold selvedge line, and gold contrast stitching. The denim was produced from 100% Zimbabwe cotton, known for its lustre and ability to soak up indigo.

While we don’t know a whole lot about the day-to-day activities that produced such pronounced fades, it’s clear that after only nine months, one wash and one soak the denim has already demonstrated its keen ability for deep contrast fades.  The honeycombs and whiskering are particular highlights of this pair. Considering the denim’s original dark indigo colour, the fades are pretty remarkable after a relatively short amount of time.

This edition is no longer available, but you can check out their other offerings and learn more about Indigoskin at their website.


  • Name: Indigoskin Lunar Limited Edition (limited to 150 pairs)
  • Length of wear: 9 months
  • Number of washes: 1 soak 1 wash
  • Weight: 15 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim
  • Fabric: Unsanforized, 100% Zimbabwe Cotton, Gold Selvedge
  • Other details:
    • Indigo Warp Thread and Black Weft Thread
    • Made in Thailand

Photos – Before

before final Indigoskin

Photos – After

3 months final Indigoskin

After 3 months

fit pick final Indigoskin

9 months final Indigoskin

After 9 months

Lunar 9 Months whiskers Indigoskin

Lunar 9 Months combs final Indigoskin

Lunar 9 Months stacks Indigoskin

Jon Dalley

Jon is crazy about books, music, movies, motorcycles, and, of course, raw denim. He contends that the best method of breaking in a pair of raw denim is to ride a Triumph Bonneville T100 hard and often. Check out his Instagram with the handle RawrJonD.

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  • DDavil

    Fade friday is on fire. I love that you guys are showing some different brands the last few weeks, and great fades. This jeans look like they are very well made too. Levis, Steel Feather, and now Indigo Skin…bravo!

  • Altoclefchris

    Indigoskin always seems to produce insane fades in a very short amount of time.

    • Boung

      it has more to do with the humidity and temperature of Thailand rather than the inherent nature of the denim. any denim worn here fades fast.

      • Altoclefchris

        I’ve heard that too.

  • johnnybravvo

    Man, I hate to be the realist here, but, y’all ever seen concrete that color? Methinks someone’s been manipulating the ole saturation much…

    • Gutzz Pakkapol

      I just change a bit lighting ,don’t manipulate any saturation. you can see original picture and my other pair are the same color so concrete has been the direct light that why concrete color quite yellow. thanks for comment.

  • TomHimself

    Amazing fades! Dare I say the fit is too tight though? dope

    • BillygoatsGruff312

      They’re not too tight imo

  • Bj

    Say you only have 8 months to fade denim, is it best to wash the denim late or early? Like 7 months in wash or 2 months in. Or in the middle??

    • MicMaple

      Late 7-8 months.

      • BillygoatsGruff312

        great jeans bro. nice fit too.

    • b33f

      I used to wait at least 6 months with my 3 previous raw denim (Momotaro, Naked and Famous, Levis) before the first wash, and what I’ve learned is that there is no exact rule that says you have to wait that long to get them cleaned. You wear your denim the way you desire and you wash them whenever you want to. I’m currently wearing a pair of 3sixteen, alternating every week with a pair of Japan Blue, and I’m thinking of washing them for the first time next week (about 3 months into the initial wear) because I want to keep the fabric strong and healthy. I intend to wear these for at least 2-3 years before retiring them. If you wear raw denim and worry about when to wash them or how long before you wash them, then it really becomes a tedious process, as I’ve learned. It should be fun and you shouldn’t have to view it as a mundane process. Personally, I find that after you’ve washed your denim for the first time, whether 3 months or 6 months after the initial wear, your denim really starts to fade rapidly, even more so than when you were wearing them before the first wash. I noticed that after my experience with a pair of Momotaro.


        agreed. I notice when i give my pair a soak (or wash) around 3 months in that they always start to really fade after that.

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  • kennydoggyu

    Seems great. I find it hard to believe that it was a black weft denim considering the quick contrast of the fade. Indigoskin does produce great pairs of denim and I have been looking into them, but I just dislike their arc. Seems tacky, but yeah.