Fade Friday – Big John M1 Gunjo (3 years, 3 soaks, 0 washes)
Fade Friday is upon us again, and this week’s iteration has been three years in the making. In late 2011, Mayari Mailoa picked up this pair of Big John’s and they became his second skin.
He wore them day in and day out for for two years, but that much wear takes its toll on a pair of jeans. They blew out in the crotch, the back pocket, and nearly below his back left pocket. At the end of two years he had to scale them back to 3 or 4 days a week, which is how he’s worn them for the past year.
On the personalization front, the typical personalized fades weren’t enough for Mayari. He put some coins in his back pocket, and thanks to his determination (and possibly a lack pay phones) he kept them there for three years, which has resulted in a four-ringed fade. Follow his progress on Instagram.
- Name: Big John M1 Gunjo
- Fabric: 100% cotton Japanese selvedge denim
- Weight: 14.5oz.
- Fit: Slim Straight
- Unique Features:
- Big John arcs and half lined back pockets
- Deerskin leather patch
- Available for $225 CAD (~$195 USD) at High Grade Clothing
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