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Fade of the Day – Japan Blue JB0401 (5 Months, 2 Washes)

Sometimes, achieving great fades can feel like an uphill battle, and that was exactly the case for Heddels reader Lars Esmarch with these Japan Blue JB0401’s. Riding his bike uphill on a daily commute certainly helped his wear marks develop, especially at just five months in.

In addition to wearing them on the bike and in the workplace, Lars confesses that he pretty much wears his jeans any other time he gets the chance. Yard work around the house and playing with his young daughter have contributed nicely to the look of these JB’s, which are shining a brilliant blue hue now. Aside from lightening up all over, there are some nice early onset whiskers and honeycombs that are already showing signs of greatness.

There’s been no need for repairs just yet, but there’s plenty of time for that down the line.

Japan Blue Jeans JB0401 Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 14.8 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Additional Details:
    • Sanforized
    • Button fly
    • Veg tan leather patch
  • Available at: Context Clothing for $200