Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (4 Years, 6 Months, 1 Wash)

Dirty work isn’t always done dirt cheap, but at least it can be done with some bang for your buck. Today’s fade was put through a lot, having worked on cars, and has the scars to prove it. Reader Narvin Le of Virginia put his pair of classic Levi’s 501 STF to the test when he wore them to work on cars at a dealership. Le slept in these jeans, cycled in them, went drinking in them, and more.

After about four years of wear, Le set these jeans aside. Then, this past summer, he recommissioned them by giving them a beach wash in Virginia Beach this past summer. Could they have even more fading in them?

You can follow Le on Instagram.


  • Name: Levi’s 501 STF
  • Fabric: 100% cotton unsanforized denim
  • Weight: 12.5 oz.
  • Fit: Regular
  • Unique Features:
    • Straight leg
    • Shrink-to-fit fabric
    • Button fly
  • Available for $47 at Levi’s