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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Self Edge x Dry Bones x SF x SuFu (2.5 years, 12 washes) – Fade Friday

Back in 2008 and still in their early days, American boutique Self Edge teamed up with Japanese denim label Dry Bones to create a collaborative pair with menswear message board Styleforum. The [...]

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Fade Friday – A.P.C. Petit New Standard (1.5 years, 6 washes, 0 soaks)

Getting into raw denim used to mean learning your A.P.C.’s. The French fashion label’s five pocket had minimalistic designs, quick fades, and an attainable price that made it the perfect starter jean. Their quality has gone down as the price has gone [...]

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Fade Friday – Vintage Levi’s 501 (60+ years, washes unknown)

Quite a few of the jeans on Fade Friday are based off of vintage clothing, but rarely are they the genuine article. Reader Spencer Arbabi wrote in about a pair of Levi’s 501s he inherited from his great-grandfather in the 1970s. He isn’t sure of the [...]

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