I just finished sewing a
blue utility coverall
dark blue non-Nomex flight suit
for one of my members, and the color difference is striking.
Mine was purchased in March 2008, and if I've worn it 20 times total since then,
I'd be shocked. Yes it's ~9 years old, but it's nine years of mostly closet hanging.
I thought it was still "OK", but next to a new one it's remarkable how much it has faded
with very little use and just normal washing.
If I get a replacement, it won't be a Rothco, that's for sure.