Fade of the Day – Levi’s 511 Wet Indigo (4 Years, 5 Washes, 10 Soaks)

Apart from being a really awesome looking pair of jeans, little is known about these Levi’s 511 Wet Indigo jeans. Reader Hunter Smith of South Dakota has been wearing this pair almost daily for four years, and obviously puts them to work, as the fades and wear patterns would suggest.

Being a professional sculptor, Hunter’s weekday grind is no doubt labor-intensive and these Levi’s have become a trusted part of that. The dye is almost entirely washed out in some areas, and with the four knee blow outs that have been repaired, it’s clear some guys put substantially more effort into the average day than others. Overall we’re seeing superb fades and creasing in what could have otherwise just been a fairly standard pair of jeans.

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Levi’s 511 Wet Indigo Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: Selvedge Denim
  • Fabric weight: Unknown
  • Fabric source: Unknown
  • Made in:
  • Fit: Slim
  • Additional Details:
    • Levi’s arcuates and red tab
    • Zipper fly
  • Available at: currently unavailable