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Fade Friday – 3sixteen SL-120X Shadow Selvedge (3 Years, Unknown Washes)

I remember buying my first pair of raws. I’d caught the raw denim bug, got myself straight into some selvedge jeans, and I couldn’t wait to get myself some sweet fades. I thought I was a denim connoisseur, but my fades looked nothing like the one’s on this pair of 3sixteen Shadow Selvedge that come to us from a customer of our friend’s at Rivet & Hide.  These 3sixteen’s were his first pair of raw denim jeans and purchased from R&H when they opened their physical store three years ago. It’s safe to say he’s entered the game with a bang, as these stellar fades have earned him this week’s Fade Friday.

These jeans have seen three years of wear, where they’ve spent a lot of time under a because of to the owner’s office job. We don’t have any details on washes, but the stark, crispy fades that cover the whole jeans would suggest minimal water contact. Super-defined whiskers and creases cover the lap, and some rippling stacks have emerged towards the rugged hems. On the reverse, the seat and calves have both faded to white, and a set of grail-status honeycombs complete a wear-pattern that is in a league of its own. 

3sixteen SL-120x Shadow Raw Selvedge Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 14.5 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan (Kuroki Mills)
  • Made in: USA
  • Fit: Straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Indigo warp, black weft
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: Self Edge for $230