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Fade of the Day – Carhartt Duck Traditional Jacket (15 Years, Unknown Washes)

Fade of the Day – Carhartt Duck Traditional Jacket (15 Years, Unknown Washes)

Before. Courtesy: Carhartt

You might be scrolling through today’s Fade of the Day photos asking yourself, “Where are the fades?” The answer? It’s all fades. This Carhartt Duck Traditional Jacket may look like a simple white jacket on the surface. But take a closer look and you’ll see the original color hidden in the crevices. That’s right, this workwear staple was once the caramel brown you’ve come to associate with Carhartt, and with 15+ years of wear, it’s transfigured like Gandalf.

Christopher Swink of Missouri wore this as his painter’s jacket for its first 5 years. But, since 2006, he’s relegated it as his go-to fall/winter jacket. It’s a bit shredded, yes, but considering the time it’s put in, it still looks pretty damn good. At least now it’s primed for a DIY indigo dye job.

DETAILS

  • Name: Carhartt Duck Traditional Jacket
  • Fabric: Ring-spun cotton duck canvas
  • Weight: 12 oz.
  • Unique Features:
    • Nylon quilted lining
    • Corduroy collar
    • Storm flap
  • Available for $99.99 at Amazon