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Fade of the Day – RRL Slim Rigid (1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Wash)

RRL Rigid Slim Before

Before. Courtesy: Ralph Lauren

There are few feelings for denimheads like the one when a pair of jeans starts to show the first hints of electric blue as they begin to fade. That’s where reader Joe Carlos of Orange County, California, was not too long ago, no doubt, as his pair of  RRL Slim Fit Rigid jeans have begun to come to life.

After about 20 months of effective wear, the honeycombs have set in with plenty of contrast, the whiskers are coming along, and the back pocket is showing serious wear. The next step for these? The chainstitch hems are coming undone, so Joe is planning a new hemming. This will no doubt give these jeans a second wind and a run at greatness.

Follow Joe’s alter-ego, j0emama, on Superfuture.


  • Name: RRL Slim Fit Rigid
  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Weight: 16oz.
  • Fit: Slim straight
  • Unique Features:
    • Embroidered logo on coin pocket
    • Heavy twill pocket linings
    • Chainstitched waistband
    • Made in USA
  • Available for $240 at Unionmade Goods

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