While highly contrasted denim fades are universally appreciated, we can’t dedicate every Fade Friday to one particular type of wear pattern (nor do we want to).
This week’s pair may seem less impressive to some readers, but we appreciate them as an example of jeans fulfilling their original mandate – that is being used as proper work wear. This particular pair is worn by our friend Steven Dang, owner and operator of Railcar Fine Goods.
Steven has worn these jeans for the last 14 months while working in his Californian workshop where he makes exactly the same jeans as he’s wearing (along with other models, of course!). As part of his job, Steven spends a lot of time leaning over his workbench and cutting table which have contributed to the premature blow-outs on the fly.
Considering their usage as a pair of proper work jeans (as opposed to casual and fashionable wear), these jeans have seen quite a few washes; about once ever 3 months. Steven tells us that he hand-washes the jeans in his sink with a couple tablespoons of detergent. When he’s finished, he flattens the jeans and leaves them to dry.
- Name: Railcar Fine Goods X001
- Weight: 13.5 oz.
- Fit: Slim Straight
- Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Cotton Cone Mills Selvedge Raw Denim
- Available at: rue + state (disclosure: sister site of Heddels)
- Length of Wear: 14 Months
- Number of washes: 7