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Fade Friday – Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes)

It’s been well over 2 years since the Iron Heart Beatle Buster has hit the market – and as you can imagine, it’s been an adventure from day one. Not only since these have my name on it and have been designed & manufactured with the support and generous help of Iron Heart founder and owner Haraki-san and IHHQ UK , but foremost because they represent everything that a high quality pair of jeans should feature.

They feature a 21 Oz. denim that is not only extremely heavy but also super soft and breathable; in other words a pleasure to wear, no matter what season.  I believe that jeans are our everyday garment and therefore I don’t take them off when it comes to chopping wood or changing tires on the car.

My pair has traveled from Asia to the US and back to Europe, has enjoyed the beaches of Thailand and sat on Tokyo’s busy pavements. There’s been sunshine, rain and as much snow as you can possibly imagine. They’ve been biking and hiking and have been a reliable partner for 24 months of my life.

Sadly all that heavy beating has taken it’s toll, there are now quite a few repairs that need to be done. The knees were one of the first parts to give in and the denim around coin pocket and yoke is now seriously smashed. The hidden rivet on the left back pocket is not so hidden anymore and the pocket bags are in need of some good needle work.

They are still wearable though, which I doubt that would be the case if the denim and the craftsmanship behind it wasn’t as excellent as it is. I am already excited to find out how the next pair will last – the special edition in 25 Oz. – the Mega Beatle Buster which will be released for the Heavyweight Denim Championship of the World 2 (HWDC 2).

Details

  • Name: Iron Heart Beatle Buster
  • Weight: 21 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim-tapered, high-rise
  • Denim: Sanforized 100% Cotton
  • Other Details
    • Herringbone pocket bags and rear pockets linings
    • Button fly and hidden rivets
    • Hidden knife pocket in front left hand pocket
    • Poly-cotton constructional stitching
  • Length of wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: Unknown
  • Available at: Iron Heart for $400.00

Photos – Before

Fit - Iron Heart Beatle Busters

Patch - Iron Heart Beatle Busters Selvedge - Iron Heart Beatle Busters

Photos – After

Busted Rivet - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes)

Busted Rivet – Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes)

Front - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes) Yoke - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes) Lap - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes) Knee - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes) Front Pocket - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes) Frayed Hem - Iron Heart Beatle Busters (Two Years, Many Washes)