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Fade Friday – Unbranded 21 Oz. 221 (6 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Seawash)

The combination of simplicity and quality of Unbranded jeans are quickly turning them into a fan favorite for denim projects. This week’s Fade Friday comes from our forum member, Schweizerth, who compiled a monthly progression of his Unbranded 21 Oz. 221. He’s clearly been wearing them well, and as a result we get to see how deep and vivid fades have come so quickly from this heavyweight denim.

Unbranded’s are already known for its quick fading. Schweizerth gave his jeans 1 soak, 1 wash, and 1 seawash, which all undoubtedly add to the fast fade progression of his jeans. While some prefer a slow fading process in order to preserve the raw look and feel for a longer duration of time, you can’t deny the aesthetic appeal of this pair. The 6 month fit pics show off the long whiskers that keep forming all the way down the thigh, as well as the intensive fading in the thighs, backside, and honeycombs.

The 21 oz. 221 fit is tapered, which leaves more room in the seat and thigh, and then cuts down from the knee. When Naked & FamousBrandon Svarc launched the sister label, the goal was to simply create affordable, uncompromising denim jeans. It’s easy to see this mantra has come to fruition today; check out the pictures  below to see the month-by-month progression.


  • Name: Unbranded 221
  • Weight: 21 Oz.
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Denim: 100% cotton sanforized rope dyed indigo selvedge denim
  • Worn: 6 months
  • Other Details:
    • Button Fly
    • Hidden Rivets
    • Chain Stitched Hem
    • Leather Patch
    • Blue Ear Selvedge
  • Available at: Unbranded for $110.00 CAD

Photos – Before

Unbranded 221 Before

Photos – After 

1 Month

One Month - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

2 Months

Two Months - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

3 Months

Three Months - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

4 Months

Four Months - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

5 Months

Five Months - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

6 Months

Six Months - Unbranded 221 Tapered Denim

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