Nothing like a good ol’ fashion Levi’s 501 STF fade to start off your day. We hold high expectations for 501 fades and this pair doesn’t disappoint. We love how naturally Turkish reader Sven Howard‘s fades have come after 3 years of wear. His whiskers are crisp and layered perfectly and the honeycombs are no different.
We also really love these jeans in particular for the story they tell, which definitely keeps the 501 reputation intact. Howard was part of the Gezi Park protests back in 2013 which involved, among many things, tear gas. These jeans absorbed that tear gas laced water along with Howard, making for an intense experience forever engrained into his memories and imprinted in his fades.