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Fade Friday – Mod9 The Old School (1 year, 3 washes)

When it comes to denim, Asia plays host to a significant amount of brands, mills, and customers. For many people, “Japanese” is almost synonymous with “high quality” as a large portion of denim production comes from Japanese mills. But in recent years, we’ve seen growing attention on other countries like Indonesia (Elhaus, Bluesville), Thailand (Viapiana, Indigoskin) and even China (Red Cloud) as they’ve begun producing well made goods.

South Korea plays a large part in many industries, but there has not been much movement in terms of denim production so it was a pleasant surprise to come across a well worn jean by a South Korean brand, Mod9, that has been around for several years and is now ramping up production that includes several fits, fabrics, and washes as well as a collaboration with denim giant Momotaro.

This particular Mod9 jean is their The Old School jean which is a slim tapered jean made from a blue lined 14.5 oz dark indigo Japanese selvedge denim. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about how the owner wore the jeans but what we do know is that it was worn for a year and washed 3 times. Starting off in a darker indigo color, the jean now shows some nice contrast fades and whiskering but still keeps some of the dark indigo color.

We’re slowly learning more about the brand and after seeing this pair, we look forward to seeing more jeans from Mod9.


  • Name: Mod9 The Old School
  • Weight: 14.5oz
  • Fabric: Sanforized 100% cotton blue lined Japanese selvedge denim
  • Fit: Slim tapered
  • Made in: Korea
  • Unique Features
    • Key Ring on belt loop
    • Branded leather patch
    • Exposed selvedge on coin pocket
  • MSRP: 118,000 won ($114 US) at Mod9


Mod9 The Old School

Mod9 The Old School


Mod9 The Old School

Mod9 The Old School

Mod9 The Old School

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