There’s a reason the Levi’s 501 is widely considered the king of blue jeans. All history aside, the fact that you can still go out today and pick up a pair of unsanforized 501 STF‘s for around $50 is reason enough to want to give them a shot, and as it turns out they don’t look too bad over time either.
Today we are looking at a pair owned for three years by Robert Tudisco, who tells us that these are his favorite pair of jeans for a couple of reasons. They fit perfectly and have seen many a good time with him, from college years to camping and hiking, and some travel abroad, too. They have seen super glue, rough edges, blood, and dirt, and have the scars to prove it but are still kicking.
A patched hindquarter and some blown out knees are a small price to pay when your jeans give you so much value, and it’s probably safe to assume that Robert won’t be switching pairs anytime soon.
Levi’s 501 Shrink-to-Fit (STF) Raw Denim Jeans
- Fabric: 100% Cotton
- Fabric weight: 12.5 Oz.
- Fabric source: Unknown
- Made in: Unknown
- Fit: Straight leg with high rise
- Additional details:
- Levi’s signature model
- Contrast stitching
- Button fly
- Available at: Levi’s for $64.00