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Fade of the Day – Gap Kaihara Straight (6 Months, 1 Soak)

Material is a key factor to great jeans, and that’s why these Gap Kaihara Straight are today’s Fade of the Day. Gap isn’t the biggest powerhouse in the denim industry, but these jeans that come to us from Robert McIntosh, of Canada, are made with Japanese selvedge denim from Kaihara Mills.

After six months of daily wear and no washes, except for their preliminary soak, Robert’s jeans are at the mythical six-month mark where raw denim starts to show its fading promise. Whiskers and thigh striations are starting to pop through the lap, and a set of super stacked honeycombs are on their way, too.

All Rob has to do now is carry on wearing these Gaps until they’re ready for their first wash. After that, he can let the true fading commence.

Gap Japanese Selvedge Straight Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight:
  • Fabric source: Japan (Kaihara Mills)
  • Made in: Unknown
  • Fit: Straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Button fly
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: GAP for $81