Fade Friday – Nobrandedon TJA501XX (8 Months, 1 Soak)

Fade Friday was well earned this week by Tori from Indonesia with his pair of Nobrandedon TJA501XX. We first saw these jeans when Tori submitted them after wearing them for six months and now, after just two more months and a single soak, they’ve leveled up to Fade Friday status.

The variation in indigo tones is wide with this pair and the whiskers clearly are a contributing factor. Of course, the further you look down you look, the less indigo there is. The thighs and seat have little indigo left in them and, in another few months, might not have any at all. A hard thing to achieve, but it can be done if you wear your jeans everyday like Tori did. The back pockets contribute to the look of this jean but the thing to marvel at is the honeycombs. These marks have crisps white lines defining every bend of the knee.

Thanks for the update, Tori.


  • Name: Nobrandedon TJA501XX
  • Fabric: 100% Zimbabwe cotton, unsanforized deep indigo selvedge denim
  • Weight: 17.75 oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Unique Features:
    • Hidden selvedge knife pocket
    • Tucked belt loops
    • Slubby chambray pocket bags
  • Available for $159 at Nobrandedon