I love it, but it is a slow fader and the post-wash electric blue is probably not everyone’s cup of tea.
For the initiated, its about as good as modern American denim gets (RIP Cone). The vertical fade and slubs are interesting without being exaggerated like a lot of Japanese denim and while the overall fabric looks saturated and keeps its color longer, the edges pop for nice fades on seams, and even the shell stitching, rather quickly.
Roy cuts aren’t tight, so while you won’t likely get a stereotypical high-contrast “SuFu fade,” you do get a good-looking, comfortable, and hard-wearing denim that looks better with age.
Here are a couple pics, will try to follow up with some better ones in natural light tomorrow.
Fair to say there aren’t enough or as many Roy fade photos as other brands, I think given there just aren’t as many pairs floating around!