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Top 13 Fades of 2013 – Fade Friday

 

As long-time readers here well know, every Friday we focus our attention on an aged pair of raw denim jeans through our weekly instalment, Fade Friday. Though not every episode is a fan favourite, there are a healthy handful that garner much more interest and enthusiasm.

More importantly, with 2013 now in our rear-view mirror, we take a moment to round up the top 13 fades from the past year. If there’s a pair that you think we’ve missed, let us know in the comments below.

1. Levi’s 511 Rigid Dragon (20 Months, 2 Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 11.2 oz.
  • Fit: Slim Fit
  • Denim: 99% Cotton, 1% Spandex
  • Length of Wear: 20 Months
  • Number of Washes: 2
  • Original Fade Friday

2. Samurai S5000S 21 Oz. (5 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Wash)

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Details

  • Weight: 21 oz.
  • Fit: Straight Leg, Mid Rise
  • Denim: 100% Cotton, Japanese Selvedge
  • Length of Wear: 5 Months
  • Number of washes: 1
  • Original Fade Friday

3. Unbranded 201 UB201 (3 Years, 4 Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Other Details:
    • Blank fly buttons, rivets, and leather patch
    • Chain stitched hem
    • Two-toned stitching
    • Blue selvedge
  • Original Fade Friday

4. Strike Gold 1105 (2 Years, 13 Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim Leg
  • Denim: 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Unsanforized Denim (golden sparkle ID)
  • Additional Details:
    • Hidden Rivets
    • Button Fly
    • Deerskin Leather Tag
    • Iron Male Rivet – Copper Female Rivet
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: 13
  • Original Fade Friday

5. Pure Blue Japan XX-011 (26 Months, 10 Washes)

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Details

  • Name: Pure Blue Japan XX-011 
  • Weight: 13.5 Oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton Selvedge Denim from Okayama, Japan
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Other Details
    • Left Hand Twill
    • Indigo warp with grey weft
  • Length of Wear: 26 Months
  • Number of Washes: 10 Months
  • Original Fade Friday

6. Levi’s 511 Rigid (14 months, 2 washes, 1 soak)

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Details

  • Weight: 11.2 Oz.
  • Fit: 511 Slim
  • Denim: 100% cotton
  • Length of Wear:  14 Months
  • Number of Washes: 2 washes, 1 soak
  • Original Fade Friday

7. Eternal 811s (2 Years, No Washes)

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Details

  • Name: Eternal BIG811XXX “Contest Jeans”
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Mid-rise, straight fit
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: 2 Years
  • Number of washes: None
  • Additional Details:
    • 39″ inseam
    • Half-lined back pockets
    • 6 oz. indigo-dyed pocket bags
    • Custom contest label
    • Custom leather patch
  • Original Fade Friday

8. Skull Jeans 5010xx 6×6 (4 Years, Unknown Washes)

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Details

  • Name: Skull Jeans 5010xx 6×6
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim tapered cut
  • Denim: 100% Pima Cotton
  • Length of Wear: 4 years
  • Number of Washes: Unknown
  • Original Fade Friday

9. Iron Heart 634S-RAW (8 Months, 8 Washes)

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Details

  • Name: Iron Heart 634S-RAW Limited Run
  • Weight: 21 Oz. (shrinks to 23 Oz. post-soak)
  • Denim: Unsanforized 100% Zimbabwean Long Fiber Cotton Denim
  • Fit: Straight Leg
  • Length of wear: 8 Months
  • Washes: 8 Washes
  • Additional Details:
    • Button fly
    • Hidden rivets
    • Right Hand Twill
    • Limited Run
  • Original Fade Friday

10. Unbranded 21 Oz. 121 Skinny (2.5 Months, No Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 21 Oz.
  • Fit: Skinny
  • Denim: 100% cotton, sanforized, rope-dyed raw indigo denim
  • Other Details:
    • Silver matte fly buttons and rivets
    • Leather patch
    • Chain stitched hem
    • Two-toned stitching
  • Original Fade Friday

11. Levi’s LVC 1947 501xx (9 Months, No Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: Classic fit with straight leg
  • Length of Wear: 9 months
  • Washes: None
  • Other Details:
    • 100% cotton
    • Shrink to fit selvage denim from Cone Mills Oak Plant
  • Original Fade Friday

12. Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill (15 Months, 2 Washes)

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Details

  • Name: Naked and Famous Left Hand Twill Selvedge
  • Weight: 13.75 Oz.
  • Fit: Skinny Guy (Medium rise, Straight leg, Slim throughout)
  • Denim: Old-School Left Hand Twill Weave
  • Other Details:
    • Deep Indigo Dyed
    • Japanese Fabric
    • Made in Canada
  • Original Fade Friday

13. Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous (6 Months, No Washes)

Details

  • Name: Kamikaze Attack x Naked & Famous
  • Weight: 14.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Naked & Famous Skinny Guy Fit
  • Denim: Super Dark Indigo Warp + Weft Unsanforized 100% Selvedge Denim
  • Length of wear: 6 months
  • Number of washes: 0
  • Other details
    • Half-lined back pockets
    • Hidden copper rivets
    • Deerskin leather patch
  • Original Fade Friday

Honorable Mention – SEXI14 (15 Months, 8 Soaks, 3 Washes)

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Details

  • Weight: 15 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim Fit
  • Denim: Pure indigo un-calendered, un-mercerized, & un-singed 100% selvedge denim
  • Length of wear: 15 months
  • Number of washes: 3
  • Number of soaks: 8
  • Original Fade Friday