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Fade Friday – American Eagle Duck Canvas Work Jacket (5 Years, 10 Washes)

Ottawa, Canada has brought us perfectly-worn proof that you don’t need a fancy-schmancy brand to achieve great fades. And although I was genuinely surprised to see an American Eagle piece pop up in our fade submissions, I’m glad that It did. Because if nothing else, it shows that a mall brand can be the gateway to a whole subculture of clothing appreciation.

For half a decade, this anonymous reader wore this quilt-lined duck canvas work jacket 5 months straight every year whilst working for his family business which includes operating 50 different pieces of equipment.

Truly serving as a second skin in the frigid Canadian winters, the jacket has accumulated some major character on its journey to fade glory. A serious sun prescription and 10 washes have lightened the face of the fabric significantly, achieving a nice toasted khaki complexion that shines through the grime and oil that pebbles the jacket.  The raggedy edges on the pocket slits and cuffs are everything that designers who pre-distress their pieces want but can never quite get right.

However, what really earns this jacket major points is the creases at the heaviest wear points. There’s a whole hive of honeycombs on the sleeves I spanning most of the arm, and then you have the back creases which almost look like a monochrome tiger print. How do you even get back fades?

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