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Fade Friday – Lee Jeans M125 (4 Years, 4 Washes, 2 Soaks)

At what point do jeans become a work of art? Well, when they look as good as this pair of Lee Jeans M125s sent over to us by Kittisuk Panchasiri of Thailand, they might be worth framing. This Fade Friday’s got all the right fades in all the right places and, like an iconic sculpture made hundreds of years ago, it’s worth studying.

These limited edition jeans were actually made in Thailand, which might have been some incentive for Kittisuk to grab a pair and get to fading over four years ago when they were purchased. All these years later, they’re packed full of high-contrast, no-nonsense wear marks from top to bottom, including some of the gnarliest inner thigh fades we’ve seen in a while. The front top block has seen some incredible loss of indigo, with almost parallel repeating creases down the legs that lead to the knees, which are both white from wear. The backside is even lighter, but still rich with contrast through the seat, pockets and all the way on down to the tightly stacked honeycombs.

Typically, these are the type of marks that can be found on heavier-weight denim, so it’s a shock that these come in on the lighter end of the spectrum, weighing just 13 oz.

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Lee Jeans M125 Raw Selvedge Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 13 oz.
  • Fabric source: Unknown
  • Made in: Thailand
  • Fit: Slim
  • Additional Details:
    • Button fly
    • Leather patch
    • Arcuates
    • Branded rivets and buttons
    • Crotch rivet
  • Available at: Currently unavailable.