Fade Friday – BIG JOHN M106D-000K (10 Months, 2 Washes)


For this Fade Friday our friends from BIG JOHN have presented us with an amazing pair of faded M106D-000K featuring a slim tapered fit and faux-slub fabric. These jeans were worn by Kiyo Kakemizu, the company’s sales manager, for a period of 10 months with about 5 days a week of effective use. Kakemizu is a devoted DJ on top of his role with the denim brand so we can safely say that those jeans have seen many hours of day light but also long nights at the best clubs in Tokyo.

We have seen this pair live at the Bread & Butter Trade Show last July and the fading at the time was already impressive. As mentioned earlier, the BIG JOHN M106D-000K boasts a slim tapered fit that runs slim in the top block and thigh, has a medium rise, and tapers from upper thigh to the leg opening.

The faux-slub (“000K”) fabric is their exclusive 14Oz. sanforized low tension selvedge denim. This fabric uses regular straight yarns that are dyed to leave the core of the yarn uneven. The denim’s surface has a soft feel when new but gives an uneven effect when fading patterns set in similar to slub yarn denim.


  • Name: Big John M106D-000K
  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: Mid Rise, Slim Tapered
  • Denim: Sanforized faux-slub, Big John original Japanese selvedge denim
  • Length of Wear: 10 Months
  • Washes: 2
  • Available at: Blue Owl Workshop for $200.00

Photos – Before

Big John Before

Big John Before

Photos – After

Big John After Fits

Big John After FrontBack

Big John After Knees

Big John After Legs

Big John After Back