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Fade Friday – Sugar Cane 1953 Type II (20 Months, 2 Washes)

It’s Fade Friday! And today, we have some Sugar Cane goodness to make your weekend a little bit sweeter. This Sugar Cane 1953 Type II denim jacket comes to us from Rex Liu, of Taiwan, who’s put in 20 months of intense wear to get some glorious fades out of the notoriously slow-to-fade fabric.

When we say ‘intense wear,’ we mean it. Rex tells us he’s worn this jacket every day, even in the hot and humid Taiwanese summer. It’s safe to say he’s reaping the rewards, as his jacket is peppered with fades and patina. Stark, monstrous honeycombs cover the inner sleeve, and a solid fade has developed on the left chest-pocket. Two washes have given the denim a heritage-blue cast, which helps to deliver the perfect vintage steez along with the chalky roping that covers almost every seam.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen top-class fades from Rex; he submitted a solid pair of Momotaro jeans to us back in March. Judging by this beastly jacket, this probably isn’t the last we’ll be seeing from him.

You can find Rex over on Instagram.

Sugar Cane 1953 Type II Raw Denim Jacket

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 14.25 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Additional Details:
    • Deerskin leather patch
    • Iron buttons
  • Available at: Self Edge for $240