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Fade Friday – Steel Feather SF0121 (16 Months, 2 Washes)

This week’s Fade Friday comes to usfrom the founder and owner of Britain’s Rivet and Hide, Danny Hodgson. This pair of Steel Feather SF0121 have been beautifully broken in over the course of 16 months and 2 washes.

Steel Feather is a brand owned by Anders Helseth and is exclusively available to Rivet & Hide. Helseth is not only an immense denim enthusiast, but also played an active role in the Warp & Weft Documentary as Executive Producer.

The fades for this particular pair of jeans are especially highlighted in the backside and knees. Great contrast developed due to both the nature of the denim, as well as the day-to-day activities of the wearer. The most fading can be seen in the honeycombs, back pockets, and knee region.

We’d be remiss as well to not give due credit to the wearer and photographer of these SF0121, Jean-Luc Brouard. Based in London and Brighton, Brouard is involved in fashion photography but most passionate about shooting trees in moonlight.

While initially shooting the SF0121 for R&H‘s launch in 2012, the weather conditions were so stormy that all of the other denim kept moving and shifting in the wind. However, this pair stood strong against the elements, rendering Brouard so impressed that he couldn’t help but purchase them and become R&H‘s first customer.


  • Name: Steel Feather 21 Oz. SF0121
  • Weight: 21 Oz.
  • Fit: Mid-rise, slim fit with slight taper
  • Denim: Japanese Selvedge denim
  • Length of wear: 16 months
  • Number of washes: 2
  • Number of soaks: 0
  • Available at: Rivet & Hide for £265.00

Photos – Before

Steel Feather SF0121

Photos – After

Fade Friday Steel Feather SF0121 - Front BackFront Back Closeup - Steel Feather SF0121Honey Combs - Steel Feather SF0121Knee - Steel Feather SF0121

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