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Fade Friday – Denham Taper (600+ Days, 5 Washes)

For our final Fade Friday of 2012, we feature a very special denim that was along to us (and also posted) by Jan of DenimHunters. This pair of Denham Tapers is owned by Jeffrey DuPont, an assistant manager at de Rode Winkelthe Netherlands’ oldest retailer of jeans. The wear on these jeans are so unique and commendable that they were included in an advertisement poster for Denham!

Jeffrey Dupont In Front of Poster

For Jeffrey, this is the longest he has worn a pair of raw denim at over 600 days of wear. He kept meticulous track of just about every detail including the number of days worn, when they were washed, and type of repairs.

Wear count on Denham

Specifically, the Denham Brand Taper Fits are made from Japanese Indigo Selvedge denim, which is dyed with a red cast indigo color that eventually wears down to a very smooth looking, natural, and appealing blue fade.

At the time when the post on DenimHunters was made, DuPont had been wearing the jeans for a little over 600 days. The jeans have only been washed 5 times and have been repaired 9 times.  Check out the pictures below to really see what we mean.


  • Name: Denham Taper
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Fit: Taper
  • Denim: Japanese Ring Spun Raw Selvedge
  • Length of Wear: 600+ Days
  • Washes: 5 total, 2 hand washes, 3 machine
  • Repairs: 9

Photos – Before

Denham Taper

Photos – After

Front - Denham Taper Fade Friday

Back view Denham

back pocket and denham tag

back pocket denham

Denham honeycomb view

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