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Fade of the Day – Unbranded UB421 (14 Months, 1 Wash, 2 Soaks)

Today’s Fade of the Day  is a double-dose of fades thanks to the two different sets of progress photos sent our by Philippe in the SF Bay Area. He shows us how his pair of Unbranded UB421s fared early on and then very recently.

At one week of wear, the jeans look practically brand new, with little to no fading to speak of. At just over 1 year, there’s significant progress on the fades, and very sharp contrasts in color.

With lots of indigo loss on the seat, we can see Philippe’s righteous wallet fade, a Zippo-shaped fade on the watch pocket, nice knee fades, whiskering on the lap coming clear, and some honeycombs. These jeans have been broken in and then some, but there’s a lot of life left in them, with their first and only crotch repair being done as we speak by the good folks at Self Edge SF.

Unbranded UB421 Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 21 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: China (Macau)
  • Fit: Tight
  • Additional Details:
    • Button fly
    • Leather patch
    • Hidden selvedge in watch pocket
  • Available at: Blue Owl Workshop for $118

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