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Fade Friday – Unbranded UB101 (1 year, 0 soaks, 2 washes)

In the last couple years, the Unbranded Brand quickly supplanted A.P.C. as the default starter raw denim. And for good reason, they’re cheap, made well, and still produce some pretty great evos. The massive [...]

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Fade Friday – Big John M1 Gunjo (3 years, 3 soaks, 0 washes)

Fade Friday is upon us again, and this week’s iteration has been three years in the making. In late 2011, Mayari Mailoa picked up this pair of Big John’s and they [...]

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Fade Friday – Gustin Heavy American (7 months, 3 washes, 0 soaks)

Some of us are denim masochists, torturing ourselves with the tightest, stiffest, most uncomfortable pants imaginable. Then there are denim sadists, who prefer it the other way around–inflicting pain onto the denim instead. Today’s Fade Friday falls in the latter camp. This pair of Gustin Heavy [...]

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Fade Friday – Nudie Gunnar Shirt Organic Dry (5.5 months, 1 wash, 1 soak)

If the photos from this week’s Fade Friday look a little familiar, relax, you haven’t gone denim crazy. They’re coming from Rawr Denim Forum user Zin (Instagram user, @nizzel55x), whose IH-666s were featured

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Fade Friday – Rogue Territory SK (13 months, 4 washes, 4 soaks)

This week’s Fade Friday is a Rogue Territory SK feature. Fellow reader and forum user [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101Z 23oz. (21 months, 0 washes, 0 soaks)

It’s not often we revisit a pair of jeans for a second update. Achieving Fade Friday status usually means taking denim to a point well past retirement. But there are a select few that keep going well beyond what [...]

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Fade Friday – Detroit Denim Heritage Jeans (18 months, 1 wash)

Eric Yelsma founded the Detroit Denim company about three years ago out of nothing less than a pure love for denim. With the Heritage Jean as product of Yelsma’s passion, a fellow denim head has taken it upon himself [...]

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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 – 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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