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Fade Friday – 3sixteen ST-120x (26 months, 0 washes, 0 soaks)

Wherever you are in the world, point your head towards California and take a deep breath in through your nose. Smell that? That’s these jeans. Reader Austin Nguyen has been wearing his 3sixteen ST-120’s everyday for over two years without a single wash or [...]

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Fade Friday – The Flat Head 1001 (4 years and 2 months, 4 washes, 9 soaks)

I’m not sure if photographers have the best jeans or it just seems that way because they take the best photos of their jeans. Either way, this pair of The Flat Head 1001s from photographer and reader Bhisma Diandra are truly something to behold. Worn [...]

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Fade Friday – LVC 1967 505 Rigid (1 year, 1 soak, 0 washes)

1967 was a banner year in world history: China exploded it’s first hydrogen bomb, Apollo I exploded on the launchpad, the Supreme Court swore in its first African American Justice, Thurgood Marshall, and Levi’s introduced this version of the 505, their zip-fly [...]

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Fade Friday – The Strike Gold 1105 (16 months, 8 washes)

There are generally two schools of thought when constructing high end raw denim. The first is to make the absolutely most over-engineered product that will outlast everything else on the market (Iron Heart, for example) then there are jeans [...]

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Fade Friday – Jean Shop Denim Jacket (7 years, 1 soak, 0 washes)

Last week’s fade had reached a ripe bold age at 5 years, but week’s one is downright ancient at 7 years. We’ve had some

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Fade Friday – 3sixteen ST-100x (5 years, 6 washes, 1 soak)

Most of the denim we see float through Fade Friday hardly makes it beyond two years. They get beaten up, blown out, and retired at the expense of fast fades. But every once and while though we get a blast [...]

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Fade Friday – Fullcount & Co. 2737 Jacket (9 months, 1 soak, 1 wash)

Fading a pair of raw denim jeans to grail status often takes years of dedication, forgoing washes, and near daily wear. Fading a jacket usually takes even longer–it’s not worn as much, there’s not as much stress or friction. Not [...]

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The Best Raw Denim Fade of 2014

The people have spoken. After several thousand votes on our Top 10 Fade Fridays, we’re proud to announce that the prestigious title of Top Fade of 2014 goes to [...]

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Fade Friday – The Top 10 Raw Denim Fades of 2014

As long-time readers here well know, every Friday we focus our attention on an aged pair of raw denim jeans through our weekly installment, Fade Friday. Though not every episode is a fan favorite, there are a healthy handful that [...]

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Fade Friday – Uniqlo MIJ Slim Fit (11 months, 5 washes)

Once upon a time, there was an international clothing empire and they made some pretty great jeans. The denim was rope indigo dyed and woven in Japan, they had the subtle but practical details like hidden rivets, they were made [...]

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