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Fade of the Day – Akaime A710XX (7 Months, 2 Washes, 2 Soaks)

Indonesia cannot be stopped, and today’s fade proves just why with this impressive pair of A710XX jeans by Indonesian brand Akaime Denim. Reader Farina Hadyan wore this pair daily for five months but then shelved them to join a denim contest. At [...]

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Fade Friday – Iron Heart 666S (13 Months, 1 Wash, 1 Soak)

The steady march of fantastic fades coming out of Southeast Asia doesn’t let up with this Fade Friday, a marbleized beauty of Iron Heart jeans. Reader Ivander Christian Sihombig didn’t go easy on his pair of 666S jeans over the past 13 months, subjecting [...]

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5 Indonesian Denim Brands You Should Know

Hang around raw denim for long enough and it’s inevitable to hear someone mention Indonesia. The climate–hot and humid on a cold day–juxtaposed against a fiercely passionate denim culture creates some of the most consistently impressive fade results, period. If [...]

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Fade Friday – Warpweft SP-03 Irregular Weft (14 months, 4 washes, 1 soak)

Indonesia strikes again this Fade Friday, with a killer pair of jeans from local brand Warpweft. Reader Nanda Pratama has worn his pair of SP-03 Irregular Weft jeans for just over a year of motorcycle riding and general activities. These jeans lost their indigo quickly and, as advertised, irregularly. [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill (2 years, 3 washes, 1 soak)

Indonesia does it again with a stellar (and most likely painfully earned) fade on a pair of Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill Skinny Guy jeans. These aren’t heavyweights like many of our Southeast Asian denimheads seem to prefer, so it’s especially [...]

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Fade of the Day – ESRE TG 18 (15 months, 3 washes, 2 soaks)

    These jeans need a shave because they have an obscene amount of whiskers. This is the first time we’ve featured ESRE Denim but with fades like Ivan Arditya’s I have a feeling it won’t be the last. Details Name: ESRE Denim TG 18 Fabric: [...]

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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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Old Blue x Chain Stitches Rough Selvedge Jean

As you may have seen on many of our fade features, Southeast Asia produces some of the most ardent raw denim fans. It’s only natural that they also produce some of the most interesting raw denim jeans as well. Indonesian [...]

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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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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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