Fade of the Day – Big John M106D Faux Slub (2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)

Big John M106D Faux Slub Before

Before. Courtesy: Big John

From France, today’s featured fade may be dubbed a ‘faux slub,’ but the fades are the real deal. Mathieu Peladan has been fading his Big John M106D Faux Slub jeans for well over two years and they’ve managed to hold on to their indigo pretty stubbornly. They’re still plenty dark with subtle whiskers and honeycombs that give these jeans an understated character. In fact, they’re so understated and without any repairs (save for a barely visible crotch blowout), it’s hard to believe that he wore them BMX-ing most days of the week.


  • Name: Big John M106D Faux Slub
  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Weight: 14oz.
  • Fit: Slim tapered
  • Other features:
    • Goat leather patch 
    • Felled inseams
  • Available for $200 at Big John