Top 13 Fades of 2013

Top 13 Fades of 2013 – Fade Friday

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

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Fade Friday Samurai S5000VX 17 Oz.

Fade Friday – Samurai Jeans S5000VX (6 Months, 2 Soaks, 2 Washes)

With just a few day remaining in 2013, we close out this year’s final Fade Friday with a pair of nicely settled Samurai Jeans S5000VX 17 Oz. Courtesy of Soul4Street and Instagram user, Drinkx14, they were worn for approximately six months and submitted [...]

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Self Edge x Imperial SEXI14 (15 Months, 8 Soaks, 3 Washes)

Fade Friday – Self Edge x Imperial SEXI14 (15 Months, 8 Soaks, 3 Washes)

Today’s Fade Friday features a battered pair of Self Edge x Imperial SEXI14 that has seen far more wear than the average pair. Barely intact with crotch repairs, inseam bobby pins, and holes aplenty, at a glance the jeans [...]

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Pure Blue Japan XX-007

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (3 Years, Washes Unknown)

It’s a no-brainer that how raw denim jeans progress and fade over time is the result of many factors. Length of wear, number of washes, and activities done during wear of course have an impact, but the specific denim brand [...]

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Flathead 3001

Fade Friday – Flathead 3001 (10 Months, 1 Wash, 1 Soak)

This week’s Fade Friday features another well-worn piece from Flat Head & Co. submitted on our forum by Andy. This pair’s highlights including wonderfully evolving honeycombs and equally promising wear on the front and back side. The single [...]

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Fade Friday - Levi's 513

Fade Friday – Levi’s 513 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

It goes without saying that Levi’s is a name that needs no introduction. From their workwear origins to the competitively-priced fashion titan that they have become, they’ve set a high standard for denim goods. This week, we’ll be taking a [...]

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Big John After Feat Small

Fade Friday – BIG JOHN M106D-000K (10 Months, 2 Washes)

For this Fade Friday our friends from BIG JOHN have presented us with an amazing pair of faded M106D-000K featuring a slim tapered fit and faux-slub fabric. These jeans were worn by Kiyo Kakemizu, the company’s sales manager, for a period [...]

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Railcar Viper Feat

Fade Friday – Railcar Fine Goods Viper X001 (11 Months, 0 Washes)

As any female denim enthusiast surely knows, a high-quality and durable pair of raw denim jeans in a flattering lady’s cut is elusive at best and an oxymoron at worst. Last year, however, a number of raw denim jeans for [...]

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Iron Heart 634SR

Fade Friday – Iron Heart 634SR (2 Years, Multiple Washes)

Though we try to reserve our weekly Fade Friday segment for those worn pairs of denim that are thoroughly photographed (fit photos, included!), this now-extinct pair of Iron Heart 634SR was just too impressive to pass up. Originally featured in one of Iron Heart‘s

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Pure Blue Japan

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes) Originally featured on Pure Blue Japan’s blog a couple months ago, today’s Fade Friday shines the spotlight on a pair of Pure Blue Japan (PBJ) 24-007. PBJ’s denim is consistently praised for its unique slubby texture [...]

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Converse Selvedge Jeans

Fade Friday – Converse One-Star Straight Leg Jean (8 Months, 8 Washes)

Around a year and a half ago, Converse made some slight waves in the denim community with the introduction of their low-priced Straight Leg Jean. Originally priced at $40.00 at brick and mortar Target locations, it looks like they’re currently available [...]

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self edge x imperial

Fade Friday – Self Edge x Imperial 14 SEXI14 (7 Months, 1 Sea Wash, 2 Washes)

Just over one year ago, we featured a pair of Imperial x Self Edge SEXI14s on Fade Friday that were just two months in, but somehow possessed some of the most electrifying contrast patterns we’d seen yet. As we’re nearing the one-year mark of that SEXI14S, [...]

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