I share hendrix's sentiments about investing the time in raw denim. Thankfully, more brands are catching on that a lot of people like raw denim because of the natural distressing that occurs from lots of wear. Subsequently, we're getting more options in the pre-distressed denim that resembles that natural distressing. And that's great news for people like me who like fades but can't be bothered to invest 20,000 hours of sitting on Styleforum in the same pair of denim in the quest for epic lap fades.
Remember SF/Sufu in the raw denim craze? Every fit was entirely based around the denim with no thought into anything else.
Finally cooled off enough around here that I can wear something besides shorts and a tee. Apologies for the kunk-esque image quality, turns out that photoshop isn't a substitute for proper lighting conditions, especially with a crappy iphone camera.