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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2310 on: January 12, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2311 on: February 02, 2018, 05:21:32 PM »
Apologies, as the answer to this is probably lost within the 150+ pages of this thread, but is there a simple guide to how the various IH indigo denims fade, in terms of speed, colour, characteristics?

I'm interested in specifically the 21oz, 18oz and 14oz, as I have the 526J and 101J, but sense that the 21oz 526 is lighter coloured and fades quicker than the 18oz 101.  I also have the 634S and 634S-B and am toying with the idea of getting the 14oz ones too.

I guess I'd also like to see how the 19oz and 17oz compare too.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2312 on: February 02, 2018, 05:32:11 PM »

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2313 on: February 02, 2018, 05:44:52 PM »
@Alex, excellent, ta. 

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2314 on: February 02, 2018, 05:59:34 PM »
Apologies, as the answer to this is probably lost within the 150+ pages of this thread, but is there a simple guide to how the various IH indigo denims fade, in terms of speed, colour, characteristics?

19oz and 14oz I have no experience with. The 18oz (both the OG and the vintage) fades quicker and with greater contrast than the 21oz. The 17oz is in between but as stated elsewhere, holds it’s colour for a while before losing it rapidly. It also fades with greater contrast than the 21oz.

Don’t get me wrong mind, 21oz fades are beautiful, beautiful things.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2315 on: February 03, 2018, 11:15:25 AM »
Apologies, as the answer to this is probably lost within the 150+ pages of this thread, but is there a simple guide to how the various IH indigo denims fade, in terms of speed, colour, characteristics?

I'm interested in specifically the 21oz, 18oz and 14oz, as I have the 526J and 101J, but sense that the 21oz 526 is lighter coloured and fades quicker than the 18oz 101.  I also have the 634S and 634S-B and am toying with the idea of getting the 14oz ones too.

I guess I'd also like to see how the 19oz and 17oz compare too.

It's worth pointing out that the 21 oz denim has a treatment done to it to retard fading. So at the beginning the jeans are stubborn faders. Worn everyday 8 months and only soaked and not washed mine have started to get electric blue fades happening all over. The denim is my favorite (I waver between the 25 oz XHS and the 21 oz denim) because of how soft and shiny it is.

Both the 25 and 21 denim gets this softness and sheen that is really amazing. The 21oz denim is hands down the softest and most comfortable denim there is straight out of the gate. I think it is also the perfect weight. Not too heavy and not too thin. Also, all other denim feels puny and inadequate after living in 21oz or 25 oz Iron Heart for years on end.

The 18 oz denim fades ultra fast and is way more irregular in texture and is very hairy. It feels like an old soft flannel shirt over time and is very rigid when you first get it. It has the highest contrast in my opinion.

Usually the lighter the weight of the denim the faster it fades. But this also depends on how how much you wear it and wash it. Or not wash it. It also seems like the heavier, the softer in the end. @wdw

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2316 on: February 03, 2018, 11:32:02 AM »
@Filthy 21/23oz junkie, thanks for the detailed explanation.  Good to know.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2317 on: February 03, 2018, 11:46:01 AM »
If you get it narrowed down to a pair you would like or can't make up you mind post in the random questions topic and we can help you decide. I think no matter what you'll be happy with what you get. I think the most important thing is finding the right cut and size for you. I'd be happy to offer advice on that too. @wdw
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2318 on: February 03, 2018, 04:50:25 PM »
Evolution pics of IH-526L
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2319 on: February 03, 2018, 08:05:55 PM »
Holy shit! Wow. ???
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2320 on: February 04, 2018, 12:18:51 AM »
It's slowly breaking in.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2321 on: February 04, 2018, 01:52:02 PM »
Wallet fades
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2322 on: February 06, 2018, 06:26:06 AM »
cool stuff @twin and @jdl1279
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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2323 on: February 06, 2018, 06:26:28 AM »
I just figured that I would post some "last days & l last rites" of these before I pass them on. 6 months of wear, 5 times/week.

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Re: The Evolution of Iron Heart
« Reply #2324 on: February 07, 2018, 08:04:11 PM »
Hey @Rocket I am wearing the 526L almost everyday. Rocken the Iron Heart :)