Fade Friday: Baldwin Denim The Henley (4 years, 6 soaks, 0 washes)

Over the past three years of Fade Friday, we’ve featured denim that’s been soaked in mud, chopped in half, and worn everyday for almost a year and a half. So it takes a truly destroyed pair of jeans to catch our attention. Today’s jeans are one such pair.

Dated to February of 2010, this is one of the first pairs of jeans that Baldwin Denim ever produced. They’re still soldiering on over four years later. Owner Jeremy Burch has worn them through pretty much everything: motorcycle maintenance, camping, and climbing. All this activity has taken its toll, necessitating repairs in both knees, both thighs, the crotch, the saddle, and both back pockets.

If scars are the sign of a life well lived, these jeans have nothing to regret. See the full pics below.


  • Name: Baldwin Denim The Henley
  • Fabric: 100% cotton sanforized Cone Mills selvedge indigo denim
  • Weight: 12.5oz
  • Fit: Slim Tapered
  • Unique features:  White accent rivet on back pocket
  • MSRP: $220 at Brooklyn Denim Co.











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David Shuck

David is the Managing Editor of Rawr Denim. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Grandier

    dat legtwist.

  • Corey

    Great geriatric jeans! Where does the denim come from?

    • http://mediasyrup.com/ Mister56

      Name: Baldwin Denim The Henley
      Fabric: 100% cotton sanforized Cone Mills selvedge indigo denim
      Weight: 12.5oz
      Fit: Slim Tapered
      Unique features: White accent rivet on back pocket
      MSRP: $220 at Brooklyn Denim Co.

    • scot sims

      Baldwin offers their full line online or in it’s stores.

  • Kyle

    Wow, these are epic. Wish I could see them under some better lighting conditions but this is one of the best totally blown-out pairs I’ve ever seen.

    • conemillsmotherfuckers

      But, isn’t this pair produced by an uninspired American brand with no unique back story?

  • simonking

    Total Porn. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps a mention of the Repair shop also please? Nice knee repair.

    • Joe Kerley

      Although this pair may be from before baldwin opened up the shop, they now do all their repairs in their men’s shop in KC. I’ve had a great experience with their repairs.

    • buddha sack sam

      yeah, wow, holy shit. I think im most impressed with the repairs.

  • Adam

    Jeremy, if you see this comment we want to get your jeans back! Email me at AP@BALDWINDENIM.com We’d love to add them to our wall or potentially create a wash based on them.

    • Alex Steinker

      This truly awesome.

  • billygoatsgruff312

    The whiskers show he sits cross-legged.

    • BillygoatsGruff312

      ^not my post

  • Garrett

    This is like nothing I’ve seen! Those combs are insane! Check out that leg twist though..! Truly vintage style. Everybody hates leg twist, but this is so brutally and beautifully beaten up, it’s almost beautiful.

    • yada

      Everybody hates leg twist? Dunno where you live but there are a lot that embrace the leg twist…

      • Garrett

        Most folks on the reddit forums who have mentioned it don’t seem to like it. Sorry for making a point in passing without having the researched empirical data to back up the statement.

        I live in Seattle.