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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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Fade Friday – Nudie Thin Finn Dry Twill (5 years, 3 washes)

This week’s Fade Friday features an insane pair of Nudie Thin Finns from Mitchell Fong. Nudie is famous for holding fast to the idea that denim should be worn until its absolute death. They have even gone beyond this ethos by taking [...]

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Fade Friday – 3sixteen ST-120x (1 year, 1 soak, 0 washes)

Dark weft denim could not be more popular at the moment and its potential for high contrast fades is largely responsible. When you start off completely black, even the subtlest of fades jump out. Well you won’t have to look hard [...]

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Fade Friday – Railcar Fine Goods RDCX013 (1 year, 1 soak, 0 washes)

The Railcar Fine Goods 2013 year-round contest recently came to an end and has resulted in some remarkable fades from its contestants. A limited run of 26 pairs of RDCx013‘s were released solely for the contest and this week’s Fade Friday entry comes from [...]

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Fade Friday – 3×1 M3 in XX144 (15 months, 1 Rinse, 1 Wash)

Another Fade Friday is upon us and this time it’s brought to you by Rawr Denim forum user Unnmd and his pair of 3×1 M3 jeans. Since buying his jeans, Unnmd has gone on to work for 3×1 and become an outlet of [...]

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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 catch our attention. [...]

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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 sell for the ladies. But as evidenced [...]

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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 heavyweight denim, has a ton 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 reigns supreme, natural fades stand out like an oasis [...]

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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 surprising [...]

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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, snowpants or [...]

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