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Fade Friday – Imperial Shearer (2.5 Years, 7 Washes)

The busiest people have the ability to fade some of the most unique jeans. This pair of Imperial Shearer comes from Johnny Bravvo – a DJ, avid wood-worker, and raw denim enthusiast. His jeans for this week’s Fade Friday displays the intense wear and tear that only committed denim heads can accomplish.

Johnny Bravvo first bought his jeans from Self Edge and then proceeded to wear his jeans for a full year before washing or soaking. He has been wearing them for a total of 2.5 years and has since given them 7 washes. The jeans boasts vivid honeycombs and whiskers, along with highlights around his pockets from his phone and pocket-knife. They have required some repairs along the way in the crotch and back pockets, but have managed to stay strong. They even have some uncommon water-like fades around the leg openings, which is most likely due to Johnny wearing them with boots and his various of hobbies.

Imperial Shearers were designed to pay homage to the Australian Sheep Shearers‘ who needed comfort and utility, but also a slender and stylish fit in their jeans. It is made out of a mid-weight 14.25 Oz. Raw Japanese Selvedge and shaped into a tapered slim cut.

Johnny is a multi-talented individual who wears his raw denim no matter the task at hand. Wood-working, bike rididng, sanding, and DJing have all left their own impact on this pair of jeans. All of this combines with the high yoke and extreme taper fit of the Imperial Shearers in order to create the heavily worn look of these jeans. Get a more personal look at Johnny through his website, twitter, or instagram.


  • Name: Imperial Shearer
  • Weight: 14.25oz.
  • Fit:  Tapered Slim Cut
  • Denim: Raw Japanese Selvedge
  • Length of wear: 2.5 Years
  • Number of washes: 7 Washes

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