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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (9 Months, 5 Washes, 3 Soaks)

Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (9 Months, 5 Washes, 3 Soaks)

Before - Image courtesy of Levi's

We’ve always said that the Levi’s 501 STF is one of the best and most affordable ways to try out not only raw denim, but also unsanforized denim. Thomas Tompich of Hungary got his legs into a pair of these classic jeans, and, after 9 months, is today’s Fade of the Day.

With a more frequent and regular wash and soak regimen, Thomas’ 501’s have an overall vintage fade. The shade gives off a vibrant bright blue that’s often characteristic of jeans you’d find in a thrift store. His whiskers are many, but the best part might be the roping at the hem. Not only do we see the striated fades, but they’re even starting to rip with each striation. Sometimes it’s the little things that add so much.


  • Name: Levi’s 501 STF
  • Fabric: 100% cotton unsanforized raw denim
  • Weight: 12.5 oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Unique Features:
    • Felled inseams
    • Paper patch
  • Available for $47 at Levi’s 

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