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Fade of the Day – Imperial Duke (4 Years, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)

You’re the Duke of Denim, A No. 1! Today’s Fade of the Day is a pair of Imperial Dukes that have some majestic fades indeed.

These jeans come to us from Allen Yue of San Francisco who says it was nothing special to achieve these fades, just 4 years of constant wear. During that time he washed them a scant 6 times or so, which no doubt precipitated the numerous crotch repairs Allen says they required. Still, they look perfectly serviceable and faded down to masterpiece status.

You can follow Allen on Instagram.

Imperial Denim Duke Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 14.25 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Slim straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Unsanforized
    • Low yoke
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: Self Edge for $299

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