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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (15 Months, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)

Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (15 Months, 2 Washes, 1 Soak)

Before. Courtesy: Levi's

As far as blue jeans go, the 501 is what you’d see as the example photo next to ‘jean’ in the dictionary. Iconic, functional, many people are still discovering the 501 for the first time. For John Worgul, the Levi’s 501 STF was his first pair of raw denim jeans, but you might not guess that just from looking at the fades. He’s worn them for a little over a year and the fades he’s developed are top notch. The main attraction are obviously the whiskers. They’re contrasty and there are plenty to go around with enough for multiple jeans.

They may be his first, but they’re certainly not his last. From the looks of the photos, he’s moved on to a pair of selvedge Levi’s. Keep it going, John.


  • Name: Levi’s 501 STF
  • Fabric: 100% cotton unsanforized raw denim
  • Weight: 12.5oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Unique Features:
    • Felled inseams
    • Paper patch
  • Available for $68 at Amazon

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