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Fade of the Day – Gustin Heavy American (2 Years, 14 Washes, 3 Soaks)

Fade of the Day – Gustin Heavy American (2 Years, 14 Washes, 3 Soaks)

Before: Gustin Heavy American

When, how, and how often to wash jeans is a contentious issue in the raw denim community. However, if there was an argument to be made for washing your jeans more often than not, then today’s Fade of the Day is it.

This pair of Gustin Heavy Americans have been worn for two years and put through the gauntlet, from motorcycle and bicycle rides and hiking, to working in machine shops and out on the town. As a result, their owner Dan has put them through more than two dozen washes. What’s resulted isn’t a tattered mess, but a fine pair of well-faded jeans. What’s more, they’ve only undergone two repairs, both to the crotch. Just looking at his fades is enough to make anyone want to wash their jeans once more.


  • Name: Gustin Heavy American
  • Fabric: 100% cotton Cone Mills selvedge denim
  • Weight: 16.25 oz.
  • Fit: Slim
  • Unique Features:
    • Gustin stamped leather patch
    • Selvedge detail belt loop
  • No longer available.

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