Fade Friday – Samurai Jeans SO510XX (2 years, 1 wash)

In the movie Yojimbo, Toshiro Mifune plays an itinerant ronin who manipulates two rival gangs against each other to bring peace to a small town. One of the gangs discovers his plan, though, and beats him so badly that he has to [...]

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Fade Friday – Sage Marcher 22oz (13 Months, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)

Today’s fades are brought to you from Rawr Denim reader Faried Hardiansyah from Indonesia. You know what they always say- heavy denim brings heavy fading, and this pair of Sage Marcher 22oz is no exception. Daily college living paired with [...]

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Fade Friday – Old Blue Co. 21/23oz. Beast (1 year, 3 washes, 1 soak)

Some jeans are worn for comfort, some are worn for work, and some are worn for glory. This pair falls squarely into that last camp. Adli Rafdi wore this pair of Old Blue Co. Beast 21oz. pre-wash/23oz. post-wash jeans for a year in Yogyakarta, [...]

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Fade Friday – Imperial Prospector (1.5 years, 0 soaks, 0 washes)

These Prospector jeans from Australia’s Imperial started off with very high prospects: a slim tapered jean made from 14oz. of raw Japanese denim. Luckily, reader Kenneth Dang was able to strike it rich with the [...]

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Fade Friday – Crossover Denim Chennai (6 months, 1 wash)

Thailand, man. Thailand. It does things to a pair of jeans, as does our perennial Southeast Asian fader nong33. Nong bought this pair of Crossover Denim Chennai’s at Pronto’s Siam Square location in December of 2013 and wore them every single day for six [...]

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Fade Friday – Left Field 23oz. Greaser (11 months, 4 washes)

American companies don’t usually tip the heavyweight denim scales, but New York’s Left Field had no fear in punching above its usual weight class with this pair of Collect Mills 23oz. jeans. Neither did Chris Reilly, who [...]

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Fade Friday – Samurai Naniwa Special (2 years, 10 washes, 3 soaks)

It’s not often we feature the same pair of jeans twice on Fade Friday. Most denim is awarded the title posthumously, but some pairs just keep going and going and continue to fade far beyond what we thought was possible. [...]

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Fade Friday – 3sixteen SL-120x (10 Months, 6 Washes)

It hasn’t been that long since we last featured a pair of 3sixteen Shadow Selvedge on Fade Friday, but we just couldn’t pass these up – if nothing else, they’re a great example of how different a fabric can fade depending on [...]

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Fade Friday – Bandanna Almanac x Ooe Yofuketen (15 months, 1 soak, many washes)

This week’s Fade Friday goes out to the wabi-sabi lovers, the denimheads that know that a proud, strong, and independent jean don’t need no high-contrast fades to be beautiful. You won’t find super-defined honeycombs or stacks in this pair of 

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Fade Friday – Hanzo TS105SS (19 months, 6 washes, 0 soaks)

I’m seriously considering disqualifying fades from Southeast Asia–they’re just too damn good! The climate and heavy denim culture there makes for the perfect storm of amazing raw denim evos like this one from Jakarta, Indonesia. I imagine a giant blue [...]

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