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Fade Friday – Dior Homme 19cm (4 years, 10-12 washes)

Dior might not be the first name that springs to mind when discussing raw denim and workwear but the French high-fashion house has been producing exceptional, made in Japan, raw jeans since long before selvedge’s recent spike in popularity.

Today’s Fade Friday features a pair in Dior Homme’s classic 19cm cut, worn hard for four years by Reddit r/rawdenim user, ankarkran. He hasn’t done anything too crazy in these jeans and he’s not afraid of washing them either, opting for a cleaning every 3-4 months of wear. These methods have given the jeans a long life and some amazing vintage-cast fades with lots of vertical falling.

No crotch breaches thus far, but ankarkran’s has had issues with keeping the top clasp in place (a fastener typically found on dress pants that Dior uses in lieu of a top button), which has busted off three times, and the pocket bags are pretty much shredded. Have a look at the evolution below!


  • Name: Dior Homme 19cm
  • Fabric: Japanese 100% cotton sanforized indigo selvedge denim
  • Weight: 13oz.
  • Fit: Slim straight





dior 19cm ff - 08



dior 19cm ff - 12

ankarkran reached out directly about featuring his jeans. Think your fades are worthy of Fade Friday fame? Send us your pics at [email protected].

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