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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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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