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Fade Friday – Big John R009 (2 Years, 9 Washes, 1 Soak)

Tinker Hatfield once said he designed Air Jordan sneakers so that you can tell exactly which model it was from 50 yards away. In the same vein, if someone can see the fades in your jeans from the same distance, we think it’s safe to say that your pair is just a cut above the rest. Case in point: Jay Khor’s pair of Big John’s seen here, and deserving of being featured as our Fade Friday.

Maybe there’s something happening in the atmosphere in Malaysia, but the degree to Jay’s fades are pretty phenomenal for a two-year-old pair; especially when you consider he only wears them on the weekends. The indigo loss has been cranked well past 11 on the dial, so much so that it may be a stretch to call these ‘blue’ jeans in just a few months time. Still, great contrast and super defined fades abound, making this a super special pair. And that roping!

You can follow Jay on Instagram.

Big John R009 Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 15.5 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Slim
  • Additional Details:
    • Unsanforized
    • Button fly
    • Indigo-dyed deerskin leather patch
    • Hidden polyester reinforcing stitching
    • Leather-backed rivets
  • Available at: Tate + Yoko for $288