It’s now 2018, and while we don’t have hover boards, we do have self-tieing sneakers, and something else the prognosticators of the past overlooked: great fades. Some of those fades were so good, we granted them the opportunity to bask in the light and sit on the throne of Fade Friday. Yet there can be only one, and now we need your help to pick the best fade of 2017!
We handpicked the best 17 fades of the past year for your consideration as the fade bar-none, and that’s where you come in. What are you looking for in the year’s best fade? Insane whiskers? Three-dimensional honeycombs? Vintage fades or high-contrast ones?
The owner of the Top Fade of 2017 will receive a $300 gift card from Grant Stone, and custom-made jeans from SoSo Clothing (a $200 total value). Plus, there will be three other prizes awarded to three voters at random: a $120 gift card from Left Field NYC, a pair of raw denim jean from Freenote Cloth, and a 2-pack of tees from SoSo Clothing!
The deadline to vote is this Wednesday, January 31st at midnight EST, and we will contact the winners shortly thereafter. If the winning voters do not confirm their acceptance within 24 hours of being contacted via email, we will need to redraw another person (so keep an eye on your inboxes!).
And now, onto the fades!
1. ESRE TG-18 (3.5 Years, 4 Washes, 11 Soaks)
2. Elhaus Warbonnet (16 Months, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)
3. Iron Heart 634S (5.5 Years, Unknown Washes)
4. The Real McCoy’s Lot 004 (13 Months, 4 Washes)
5. Skull Jeans 5010XX 6×6 (22 Months, 2 Washes, 6 Soaks)
6. TCB ’50s Type II Jacket (3.5 Years, 12 Washes, 1 Soak)
7. Rogue Territory Stanton 15 oz. (4 Years, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)
8. Classyland Co Elephant Siger (2 Years, 3 Washes, 1 Soak)
9. Unbranded UB121 (3.5 Years, Unknown Washes, 1 Soak)
10. Sage Wolfberg (1 Year, 2 Washes)
11. Samurai S710XX (2.5 Years, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)
12. Momotaro x Japan Blue 0700SP (2 Years, Unknown Washes)
13. Lee Storm Rider (Unknown Years, Unknown Washes)
14. A.P.C. New Standard (9 Years, Unknown Washes and Soaks)
15. Naked & Famous Elephant 2 (4 Years, 2 Washes)
16. The Strike Gold SG1101 (3 Years, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)
17. Mischief SR-002 (2.5 Years, Unknown Washes)