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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-013 (14 Months, No Wash)

This week’s Fade Friday showcases a pair of Pure Blue Japan xx-013, courtesy of Oliver Wockenfuss from Munich, Germany. Oliver has been wearing these for 14 months and yet to bring to get them a wash or soak. The fades on this pair aren’t incredibly prominent, maybe due to the fact that the indigo hasn’t been washed out yet. Overall, however, there has some promising wear.

From my own knowledge, I’ve noticed Pure Blue Japan denim typically take a longer time to wear. The indigo is still quite vibrant for a 14 month pair, but you can see slight progress around  the top block whiskers, which are coming in nicely. The creases around the thighs also shows that Oliver has a good amount of leg room.

The PBJXX-013 also has a taper from the knee down which can easily pick up fantastic combs’ and knee fades. Needless to say, we’re definitely excited to see this pair after a couple of washes, which will also help inhibit the crouch from any blowouts in the future.


  • Name: Pure Blue Japan XX-013
  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Denim: Unsanforized 100% Japanese Selvedge Denim
  • Fit: Slim Tapered Leg
  • Length of wear: 14 Months
  • Washes: No Washes
  • Additional Details:
    • Button fly
    • Hidden back pocket rivets
    • Right Hand Twill
    • Herringbone Twill pocket lining
    • Deerskin leather patch
  • Available at: Blue In Green for $305.00 USD

Photos – Before

Before - Pure Blue Japan XX-013

Photos – After





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