Fade of the Day – Iron Heart IH-526SV (~5 Years, 0 Washes)

Well lookie here, we’re off to flavor town, a.k.a. Yves Saint La Rose, a.k.a. good ‘ol Santa Rosa, California. Home to some to the best al pastor tacos you’ll ever taste as well as today’s Fade Of The Day.

Andy Gogol has owned his 21 oz. raw denim Iron Heart IH-526SV vest for five years now and it’s come a long, long way from its original deep and dark indigo tone. That’s no easy feat for a vest, especially for one without a single wash, because the torso just doesn’t bunch up and contort (and therefore fade) like the back of the knee on a pair of jeans or the crook of the elbow on a denim shirt.

Still, this vest has managed to wind up looking near perfect thanks to long rides on Andy’s motorcycle and just hanging out and enjoying life.

Iron Heart IH-526SV Raw Denim Vest

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 21 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Additional Details:
    • One wash
    • Type III jacket inspired
    • Side pockets
    • All felled seams
    • Taped arm openings
  • Available at: Iron Heart for $320