If anyone ever made a denim fade checklist (and believe me, we’ve thought about it), these jeans would tick all the boxes. Owned and worn by Fadlan Minallah from Indonesia, this pair of Hanzo CA-105-A has been taking a tropical beating for just under a year and a half, including being worn through many rainstorms and long periods of sweltering summer heat. The results are in the denim, and what is left of the indigo today is something to admire.
All that water means this isn’t the most contrast-y pair of jeans you’ve ever seen, but it doesn’t detract from the fades. You’ll see that the thighs and knees have lightened up significantly while still featuring some gnarly whiskers and honeycombs. The hidden back pocket arcs are popping through nicely, and you’ll even find some elusive train track fades running down the legs too. They’ve only required one crotch repair and patch job so far, and will surely live to see many more monsoons.