Unfortunately, of the brands that SE carries, the highest contrast faders, Flat Heads, are also the fastest faders.
If you like the fading on those Imperials that you showed pictures of, you should go with a pair of those. They don't fade as fast as Flat Heads do.
Really, flathead? I've seen so many Iron Heart high contrast fading, and so far Flatheads haven't been looking so nice. I guess I haven't looked deep enough, grr.
I like the fading of Imperials but I really only like darker indigo pants, that at least stay darker indigo as long as it can. So none to the Imperials. Maybe I'll go with Iron Heart, but I'll need to look at tons of more fading pics. They are, good denim though right? Good contrast?
If you want something that stays dark long try natural indigo. Left Field made some jeans out of 16 oz natty, takes forever to get wear on. Working on some right now and they are pretty tough.
The VX denim also comes to mind but I've never worn in a pair.
Natural Indigo, okay I'll look out for that. When you mean forever to get wear on, what amount of time is that? What is the amount of an average pair of denim, 12-16 months to look finished and nice? I'll look into Left Field, but if not then I think I just might go with Iron Heart, from what I seen it has high contrast but I suppose it's because I've only seen a few pics, plus it doesn't seem to fade too fast.