“Don’t wash your jeans, they’ll fade better!” – While this statement is very much up for debate, it’s certainly interesting to see the results of keeping your denim dry and dirty. So, for this edition of Fade of the Day, we’re checking out Basil Cheung’s pair of Uniqlo Straight Fit Selvedge jeans, a pair he’s worn for two years without washing.
Basil tells us he’s put these jeans through their paces with hard daily use. The thighs and seat have been subject to substantial dye loss, and some of the heavily faded areas have developed a slight green cast. With dirty fades all round, Basil has earned some solid honeycombs behind the knees, and some subtle whiskering just below the front pockets.
Aside from the knee holes which Basil cut in himself, these Uniqlos are holding up well, and with more wear (and dare we say it, a wash!) there will be barely any indigo left.
You can find Basil on Instagram.
Uniqlo Slim Straight Selvedge Raw Denim Jeans
- Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
- Fabric weight: Unknown
- Fabric source: Unknown
- Made in: Unknown
- Fit: Slim
- Available at: currently unavilable