The reason I am asking is because SSK's don't fade well from what I see and I saw somewhere that TLJ's are flattering on women? What is the yoke like? I am looking for good stiff raws because I want good fades.
tlj will not give any better fades than the kims. the denim is the same on one pair of the raw tlj and on the others it is actually worse for fades. there is the same dry stretch that the kim uses and a comfort stretch that is even thinner and softer. the others are the dirty dry, which has an overdye and fades very slow. i'd go with something else if you want fades. and if you want stiff i would avoid nudie altogether.
if you want heavy fades, i would suggest wearing them a little longer in the legs..
in my experience, i wore 2 different ola's i have that are two different lengths, both every other day...they tight exactly everywhere in all the same areas all the way around...but i found that extra length produced extra stacking and bunching which aloud the denim to work itself a little more.