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Fade Friday – Evisu Lot 2000 (5 Years, 8 Washes, 2 Soaks)

Denim veteran Walter Chan of Canada is living up to the reputation of Fade Friday with his beast of a pair of Evisu Lot 2000 jeans. Walter has committed to these jeans longer than some people commit to relationships and that should be celebrated! Unless…he’s in a relationship with these jeans?

With faithful wear and a wash every nine months, these jeans have reached a level that few of its contemporaries ever reach: un-fake-able fades. Like those great button fly fades. Or the whiskers, which were once strong and have been decimated by continuous wear. The honeycombs are starting to fade away too but they are only about halfway there, allowing us to see the cool transformation. Creating fades is hard enough, imagine how hard it is to get rid of them!

Probably our favorite part of these jeans is how the front of the legs have transformed. From the thighs down to the knees, not only is there no indigo left, the resulting white fabric has a vintage, yellowy glow to it that is unmatched. By all practical measurements, this is the perfect pair of jeans and we can’t wait to see Walter break it off with this pair to start a new fading journey with the next, which apparently is the same pair but younger – ahem, newer. Sheesh, does Walter have a type or what?

You can follow Walter on Instagram.

Evisu Lot 2000 No. 1 Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: Unknown
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Straight
  • Additional Details:
    • One-wash
    • Button fly
    • Leather patch
    • Offset back belt loop
    • Red tab
    • Crotch rivet
    • Optional painted ‘gull’ arcs
  • Available at: Evisu for 32,400 Japanese yen (~USD$291)

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