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Fade Friday – Levi’s 511 Rigid Dragon (20 Months, 2 Washes)

This week’s Fade Friday showcases a pair of Levi’s 511 Rigid Dragon courtesy of reader, Kostia, after 21 months of hard wear and just two washes. As part of a program in which Levi’s aims to minimize water in the finishing process, they’re constructed of a deep indigo 11.2 oz. denim and serve as a great option for newcomers to raw denim given the low price tag.

Despite some may not be impressed with the non-selvedge finishing, as can be seen by the photos below, the progress from 5 to 12 months is impressive and substantial fades developed in all the right places. Additionally, after 20 months and 1 wash, there’s visible wear and tear (particularly on the wallet pocket) and significant color contrast throughout. The frayed and tattered portions along with the deep honey comb patterns give the jeans a rustic, genuine look.

Details

  • Name: Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans – Rigid Dragon
  • Weight: 11.2 oz.
  • Fit: Slim Fit
  • Denim: 99% Cottton, 1% Spandex
  • Cost: $48 through Levi’s

Photos: Before

Before

Photos: After

After 5 months and no washes

After 5 months and no washes

After 12 months and no washes

After 12 months and no washes

After 12 months and 1 wash

After 12 months and 1 wash

After 21 months and 1 wash

After 21 months and 1 wash

After 21 months and 2 washes

After 21 months and 2 washes

After 21 months and 2 washes

After 21 months and 2 washes