Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Thanks all, for answering - pity this effect doesn't have a well-known term - I've never heard about "vertical falling" before, not that I'M knowledgeable about denim at all, though. Another question - does any particular label have this stripey effect, just more pronounced?
vertical falling is sort of an engrish term. translations of a japanese denim fading report reads "color falling diary" so FALLING = fading thus, what we are really talking about is vertical fading i'm not sure that the stripiness of the jims is because it is structure denim like the 811's; maybe darker warp threads are interspersed with lighter warp threads so that when the jeans fade, the lighter threads get even lighter, while the darker threads retain more color, yielding the stripey effect. if you are looking for stripey jeans-----check out sugar cane hawaii's, in particular the sc40400n:
if you are looking for structure denim, eternal 811s, as beefcake said, is a textbook example.