Fade Friday – A.P.C. New Cure (4 years, 5 washes)

A.P.C.s are often considered the “gateway denim”. They’ve been around for so long and have been so widely available that many start their raw denim journey in the Atelier de Production et Creation. Such was the case with Will Edem, whose [...]

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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-005 (14 months, 2 washes, 1 soak)

Heavy weight often necessitates heavy wear. When you’re wearing jeans with twice as much cotton as a normal pair, it can take twice the activity to make your mark on them. That didn’t seem to be a problem for Michael Smith, [...]

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Fade Friday – Iron Heart 666s (10 months, 5 soaks, 1 wash)

By his own admission, Rawr Denim Forum user Zin spends most of his time either sitting on his bum in front of a computer (he’s a verification engineer) or on his knees playing with his two children, which explains the killer knee and pocket fades [...]

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Fade Friday – Hiut Denim Regular (15 months, 5 washes)

It doesn’t make a terrible amount of sense that Southeast Asia has taken to raw denim so passionately. With tropical temperatures and humidity, it seems like wearing heavy cotton pants would equate to masochism. Yet those same factors have led to [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Elephant 2 (2 Years, 1 Soak, 1 Ocean Wash)

We’ve seen them before here on Fade Friday and now the legendary fades continue with another pair of Naked & Famous Elephant 2s. In case you forgot, these [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101S (1 year, 1 rinse, 0 washes)

A little over a year ago, we covered the Lee Dry Denim Survival Weekend, where a handful Euro denimheads put the jeans to the test during two days in the [...]

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Fade Friday – Unbranded 121 (7 months, 1 wash)

Unbranded’s 21oz. denim sheds indigo like it’s nobody’s business. I’d like to imagine that after you buy a new pair of 21oz. Unbrandeds you just leave a [...]

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Fade Friday – Real Japan Blues 103BSP (3 years, 4 washes)

Every once in a while you see the grandaddy of all fades. The Holy Grail of honey combs. This week these Real Japan Blue

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Fade Friday – Tellason Sheffield 16.5 Oz. (10 months, 4 washes)

Tellason has been going strong for about six years now, plenty of time for its customers to produce some nice fades and put the jeans to the test. We’ve featured a few pairs of Tellasons on Fade Friday in [...]

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Fade Friday – Left Field Indigo Canvas Chino (6 months, 2 washes)

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Christian McCann and his crew at the Left Field HQ out in Ridgewood, Queens. One of the many items he had out on display was a [...]

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