Patterns of fading
in jeans, caused by prolonged periods of wearing them without
washing, have become the main allure of dry denim. Such patterns
are a way of "personalizing" the garment.
These patterns have
♦ Combs or honeycombs
— These are faded lines that are found behind the knees.
♦ Whiskers — Faded
streaks that surround the crotch area of the jeans.
♦ Stacks — These
are created by having the inseam of the jeans hemmed a few inches longer
than the actual leg length. The extra fabric then stacks on top of the
shoe, causing a faded area to form around the ankle, extending up to the
♦ Train tracks —
These appear on the outseams of the denim. This pattern showcases the
selvage by forming two sets of fades which resemble train tracks.