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Fade Friday – Japan Blue 0412 (2.5. Years, Unknown Washes & Soaks)

Japan Blue JB0412 Monster Selvedge

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Eat, sleep, wear, wash, repeat—this is the life denim heads choose for themselves. It’s very hard since you can’t restart the cycle until you complete that last step. I haven’t eaten in 6 months.

But seriously, Ryan Rudolph has kept it simple for the last 2.5 years while creating these lively fades with a pair of Japan Blue jeans. Worn for a year before their first wash, and then tossed in the laundry whenever necessary, allowing Ryan to have his denim and wear it too.

What I mean by this honestly very clever adaptation of the classic saying is this:  waiting a year for the first wash allowed the fades to confidently form and solidify their shape and the subsequent frequent washes allowed the fades to get real bright. A good example of this package working in harmony is the blend between the light-colored lap and the thin, creeping whiskers, which both work together to create an ethereal look.

As the jeans began wearing thin, Ryan turned to a combo of ripstop and Sashiko to produce beautiful and fortified repairs throughout the jeans adding even more character to this wicked pair if Japan Blues.

You can follow Ryan on Instagram @technicolorsound

Japan Blue JB0412 Monster Selvedge

  • Fabric: Raw Selvedge Denim (sanforized)
  • Fabric weight: 16.5 oz.
  • Fabric source:  Collect Mills, Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Tapered
  • Additional Details:
    • Highly textured and abrasive fabric
    • Striped pocket Bags
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