While we love seeing jeans that look like they took an acid bath to achieve their fade levels, we love the jeans that show off the earlier stages of the process, too. Today’s Fade of the Day is a well-worn pair of A.P.C. Petit New Standards, clocking in at just over a year-and-a-half of wear, sent in by Heddels reader Abhishek Deshpande of Mumbai, India. They haven’t quite reached that grailed status yet, but are well on their way.
Abhishek tells us that he wears these jeans about three to four days a week on average, and so far, they’ve served him pretty well, with no repairs or blowouts. He christened them on their one-year anniversary with an ocean wash on the sandy shores of Goa, but other than that, these jeans are about as dry as they come.
In all their wear they’ve earned some healthy fades through the waist and thighs, as well as the seat, but the most notable marks of wear are seen in the form of honeycombs behind the knees. We can only imagine where these will be at in another year and a half.
A.P.C. Petit New Standard Raw Denim Jeans
- Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
- Fabric weight: 12oz.
- Fabric source: Japan
- Made in: Macau
- Fit: Slim straight
- Unique Features:
- Felled inseams
- Tucked belt loops
- Available at: END. for $195 USD