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Fade Friday – Top 5 Fades of 2011

After 10.5 months, 146 articles, 1.2 million page views, and hundreds and hundreds of comments, we can finally say that this Fade Friday concludes 2011. Needless to say, it’s been an amazing year – we’ve had loads of learnings (denim and non-denim related), had the opportunity to meet many fellow denim heads out there, and have some exciting plans for 2012 and beyond.

Before jumping into 2012 though, we thought it is only fitting to look back on the year and highlight the Top 5 Fade Fridays of 2011. Based purely upon number of views per article, there was a batch of thirty eight Fade Fridays to choose from. Let us know which is your favorite via the comments below!

Naked & Famous x Blue in Green Weird Guy (9.5 months, 0 washes)

Details:

  • Name: Naked & Famous Denim x Blue in Green Rigid Deep Indigo Selvedge
  • Weight: 21 oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton
  • Fit: Low rise, tapered legs (Weird Guy cut)
  • Length of Wear: 9.5 months and counting
  • Number of washes: 0
  • Full Details

Photos – BEFORE

Naked & Famous x Blue in Green Weird Guy (9.5 months, 0 washes)

Photos – AFTER

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Unbranded 201 (1 Year, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)

Details

Photos – BEFORE

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Photos – AFTER

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LVC 501XX (15 Years, No Washes)

Details

  • Name: LVC 501XX
  • Weight: ~14 Oz.
  • Fit: Regular
  • Length of Wear: 15 Years
  • Number of Washes: None
  • Note: “Before” photo unfortunately unavailable
  • Full Details

Photos

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Nudie Jeans High Kai (1.5 Years, 1 Wash)

Details:

  • Name: Nudie Jeans High Kai
  • Weight: 11.5 oz
  • Denim: 97% Italian (or Turkish) Cotton, 3% Elastane
  • Fit: Super skinny
  • Length of Wear: 1.5 years
  • Number of washes: 1 wash (around the 9th month)
  • Full Details

Photos – BEFORE

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 Photos – AFTER

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A.P.C. New Standard (5 Years, 8-10 Washes)

Details

  • Name: A.P.C. New Standard
  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim Fitting (size 1-2 down)
  • Length of Wear: 5 years old
  • Number of Washes: 8-10 washes
  • Full Details

Photos – BEFORE

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Photos – AFTER

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Happy New Year and Stay Raw!

-Nick
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