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Fade of the Day – Gap 1969 Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge (2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Wash, 1 Soak)


Brand new


Before (courtesy of Gap)




Post soak









Judging by his submission alone, it’s easy to tell right off the bat that Nathan Leu has an extremely high attention to detail. If the perfectly modeled before and after photos didn’t translate that, allow us to relay his story on this pair of Gap 1969 jeans.

For the past two years and three months, Nathan wore these jeans all over the world from his home base in Houston, TX all the way to Europe, Canada, Panama, China, and more. He learned a lot along the way, including how often (or not) to wash his jeans, and so far he’s only given these one wash and soak in all their travels – and the results show it!

What was once a thick, dark indigo has lightened all around to a really nice shade of blue with all the whiskers and honeycombs to match. Having picked up another pair of jeans along the way, these 1969’s don’t see as much action as they used to but he tells us he will keep them as his go-to beaters from here on out.

Gap 1969 Slim Fit Japanese Selvedge Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton Japanese raw selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 13 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Unknown
  • Fit: Slim
  • Additional details:
    • Selvedge detail coin pocket
  • Available at: Gap for $81 (sale)

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