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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 [...]

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Fade Friday – Dior Homme 19cm (4 years, 10-12 washes)

Dior might not be the first name that springs to mind when discussing raw denim and workwear but the French high-fashion house has been producing exceptional, made in Japan, raw jeans since long before selvedge’s recent spike in popularity. Today’s [...]

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Fade Friday – Railcar Fine Goods Viper X001 (2 years, 0 soaks, 0 washes)

Raw denim is sadly often limited to a boys club. Despite a few manufacturers making some great women’s options; knee bags, break-in pains, and a limited variety of cuts often make raws a hard [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous 22oz Weird Guy (18 months, 1 soak, 1 wash)

This week’s Fade Friday comes courtesy of Rawr Denim forum user GeneralCortex. GC, as his posts are signed, has worn this pair of Naked & Famous Elephant 2 22oz. jeans sporadically over the last 18 months and the result, a fully broken in pair of [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101Z 23oz (15 months, 0 washes, 0 soaks)

We were sitting in the press lounge at Denim by PV when Nick nearly dropped his drink–he had spotted these heavyweight beauties a few tables away. In a show where washed denim [...]

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Fade Friday – Heavyweight Denim Competition 2 Halfway Highlights

The second ever Heavyweight Denim Competition (HWDC2) recently passed its halfway point and the results so far have been quite impressive. A record 287 individuals have put their legs to the test for the two year competition, and a [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Rainbow Core (15 months, 1 soak)

Without question, Naked & Famous is the Willy Wonka of the denim world. Beyond their affordable selvedge standards, the company has experimented with a whole manner of different ideas, be it their Red Core denim, cashmere denim, mixed twill, [...]

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Fade Friday – Levi’s 501 STF (13 months, 4 soaks, 4 washes)

There are many roads that lead to great fades, and the Levi’s 501 Shrink to Fits from Rawr Denim forum user StormAK are living proof. These are Storm’s first pair of raw denim, but you’d never doubt his commitment by wearing them 385 days straight to [...]

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Fade Friday – Mod9 The Old School (1 year, 3 washes)

When it comes to denim, Asia plays host to a significant amount of brands, mills, and customers. For many people, “Japanese” is almost synonymous with “high quality” as a large portion of denim production comes from Japanese mills. But in [...]

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Fade Friday – Rogue Territory SK (2 years, 5 soaks, 1 ocean wash)

Rogue Territory, the one-man-denim-brand turned seasonal-menswear-collection-dropper, is a label that stylish gentlemen across the world seemingly can’t get enough of. The brand’s limited edition collaborations and long-awaited restocks of favorite styles have generated a buzz that’s regularly [...]

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Fade Friday – Samurai Naniwa Special (1 year, 10 washes)

Even though Samurai Jeans got their start a few years later than the other Osaka brands, they’ve permanently secured a place in the denim pantheon for their combination of unique ingredients – ranging from wildly-textured loomstate selvedge denim to [...]

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Fade Friday – Unbranded Skinny 121 UB121 (1 year, 10+ washes)

One of the most popular gateway brands into the raw denim world is none other than Naked & Famous sister company Unbranded. Focusing on simplicity and denim quality rather than loud advertising and unnecessary bells and whistles, Unbranded [...]

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