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Fade Friday – Iron Heart IH-777N (4 Years, 1 Wash)

For the last 3 years and 8 months, Taqy — from the denim fade epicenter of Indonesia — has been seasoning his Iron Heart jeans, giving them an all-access pass to his life. From university, riding his bike, hiking, and camping, to the job site as an engineer, these jeans have seen it all and have the wear to prove it.

However, on these jeans, something is different about the fades and it took me a minute to realize what. But then it hit me! Unlike the average submission where the fades cut through a dark backdrop, these are inverse fades right here!

The areas around the fades are bright and grainy, with the faded areas possessing deep shadows giving these jeans a truly unique look. You might be wondering what the secret to achieving this is. Well, in addition to constant wear in a hot, humid climate, I forgot to mention, that at his engineering gig? Yeah, he wears a pair of coveralls over his jeans, boosting them into fade overdrive. Not for the faint of heart. Literally. Where my heat strokers at?


Iron Heart IH-777N 17 oz. Selvedge Denim Slim Tapered Cut Jeans

  • Fabric: Raw selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 17 oz.
  • Fabric source: Japan
  • Made in: Japan
  • Fit: Slim-tapered
  • Additional Details:
    • Organic cotton denim with a beige weft
    • sanforized
  • Available at: Iron Heart for $325

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