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Fade Friday – Levi’s 513 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

It goes without saying that Levi’s is a name that needs no introduction. From their workwear origins to the competitively-priced fashion titan that they have become, they’ve set a high standard for denim goods. This week, we’ll be taking a look at a beautifully worn in pair of 513s; a slim-straight, mid-rise option.

This pair comes from our Johann Kim, who purchased the 513 Rigid Selvedge at a local Levi shop for $75.00. Despite the potential issues with Levi’s raw options being allegedly washed and treated, Johann took the plunge and gave them a go.

His first wash came at 4 months with cold water and light detergent, followed by another at 6 months (which he attributes to some rigorous physical activity, including racquetball which he so eloquently put was “for lols”), and a subsequent ocean wash, which he used our guide to accomplish. Since then he has  washed his denim every 3 months.


  • Name: Levi’s 513 Rigid Selvedge
  • Weight: 12.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim-Straight
  • Other Details:
    • 5 pocket
    • Copper Hardware
    • Red Selvedge ID
  • Available at: Amazon for $77.95

Photos – Before

Levi's 513

Photos – After

Front and Back - Levi's 513Front Whiskers - Levi's 513Front Close-Up - Levi's 513Button - Levi's 513Coin Pocket - Levi's 513Back Close-up - Levi's 513Traintracks and Selvedge - Levi's 513Selvedge, Honeycombs - Levi's 513

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