As denim-hunters, we’ve almost been conditioned to chase the fade. Honeycombs, whiskers, stacks, roping – I’m salivating just thinking about all that succulent faded goodness. But, as rare as it is, some people just aren’t into it. They want all the things you expect from raw denim; the craftsmanship, the weight, and the feel, just without the obvious light fades.
If that’s you, Iron Heart — arguably the most recognizable Japanese brand producing solid, high-quality denim — has brought the heat in spades. The brand’s new Indigo/Black denim features an indigo-rope dyed warp and a sulfur-dyed black weft that’ll fade over time but stay on the dark side, making these the Darth Vaders of the raw denim world. While your typical raw denim is crafted with lighter, white wefts that would start to lighten with wear, these’ll develop a soft, smokey indigo palette, keeping everything nice and stealthy.
Weighing in at a hefty 21 oz. per square yard, Iron Heart’s Indigo/Black raw selvedge denim is available in three of the brand’s staple cuts: the 555 super-slim, 777 slim-tapered, and the 888 medium/high-rise taper, ensuring that everyone who wants to keep their denim dark can do so.
Available for $420 from Iron Heart International