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Fade of the Day – Freewheelers 601XX 1947 (13 Months, Unknown Washes)

There are plenty of brands trying to make the best Levi’s 1940’s-style jeans out there, and one of the best on the block is the Japanese cult-favorite Freewheelers. Today’s Fade of the Day is a pair of FW 601XX 1947 jeans that are just over a year old.

These jeans come to us from Jordan Andlovec of Portland, Oregon. Jordan says he’s worn them almost every day for the past year, both for making coffee and building stuff. And that’s all we know from Jordan’s end, but here’s what else we do know: these jeans are looking good.

The streaky nature of the ’47 denim has come out in full force, as have the whiskers, and even the button fly imprints. Another feature of these jeans is the excellent roping throughout. And while the relatively straight cut hasn’t resulted in bee-attracting honeycombs, they might yet appear one day.

Freewheelers 601XX 1947 Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 14 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Straight
  • Additional Details:
    • One-wash
    • Button fly w/rust-proof buttons
    • Leather patch
    • Red rayon tab
    • Concealed back pocket rivets
  • Available at: Speedway for 27,864 Japanese yen (~USD$248)