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FADE OF THE DAY – FAKE LEVI’S 501xx (15 MONTHS, 1 WASH, 1 SOAK)

Today’s fade isn’t one you’ll see on here just any day: it’s a pair of Fake Levi’s 501xx from Thailand that could give any “real” pair of raw denim a run for its money. Reader Andrew Anthony picked up this pair at the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok in March 2014 for a meager $10. Anthony says the first time he put the jeans on, all the buttons came off and had to be replaced. Despite owning jeans from several high-end denim makers (including The Flat HeadIron Heart, and Strike Gold) Anthony says these are among his best-fitting jeans, and he plans to pick up more for a song when he returns to Thailand.

DETAILS

  • Name: Fake Levi’s 501xx
  • Fabric: Redline selvedge denim, source unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Fit: Straight
  • Unique features:
    • Leather patch
    • Selvedge on rear belt loop
    • Red tab and fake Levi’s arcuates
  • Available for US$10 somewhere in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market