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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Soak)

Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Soak)

Before. Courtesy: Levi's

Do you remember your first pair? For Omar Esparza it was the classic Levi’s 501 STF, though, admittedly, he didn’t even know what raw denim was when he first bought them.

He confesses he went without washing them until they became pungent. Overcome, he took to the internet for info on how to wash denim. And lo, he stumbled upon this humble little site, which he says “changed the way [I] think denim.” His pair has still got plenty a ways to go, but they’ve managed to develop a beautiful tint that will eventually give way to the bright blues we expect from the original 501.


  • 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 $68 at Amazon

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