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Fade Friday – Sage Ranger IV 19 Oz. (2.5 Years, Unknown Washes, 1 Soak)

If you were able to look on the mood boards of big brands like Gap all the way up to Gucci season after season, I guarantee you would see a countless pictures of jeans. What kind of jeans exactly? Pair just like Reinhard Andersen’s Sage jeans.

However, unlike most of the jeans in the world that look like this, Reinhard’s fades are authentic and achieved not with a sandblaster – but with repetition – just like the old days. For the past 2 years and 8 months, he’s worn these jeans nearly everyday while working and traveling in Indonesia.

The hot and humid climes of South East Asia combined with an intense wear regiment and many, many washes has revealed the wear pattern that most people look for from a pair of jeans right off the rack. A good blend of dark and light indigo tones, distinctive symmetrical creases, and a little bit of damage – all of which showcases everything that’s possible with a humble pair of jeans.

Andersen notes that one of the knees bust out but he doesn’t want to fix it because “it’s part of this jean’s history” which is a great philosophy when it comes to wearing raw denim. Own the imperfections and wear them unapologetically.

You can follow Reinhard on Instagram @reinhardreren

Sage Ranger IV Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton unsanforized raw selvedge jeans
  • Fabric weight: 19 oz.
  • Fabric source: Indonesia
  • Made in: Indonesia
  • Fit: Slim straight
  • Additional Details:
    • Sage exclusive fabric
    • Single felled inseam with gold fabric
    • Mountain-inspired gold arc
    • Overdyed linen front pocket lining
    • Branded hidden copper rivets and donut buttons
    • Buffalo hide back patch
    • White selvedge ID
  • Available at: Currently unavailable.