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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF x 6 (5 Years, Unknown Washes, 1 Soak)

Today’s Fade Of The Day is not of one pair but six! The Netherlands’ Bob Van Leeuwen received a call from his dad to stop by and grab the last of his things from the attic. Lo-and-behold, inside that box were his Levi’s 501 STF’s that he practically lived in, only 15 years later.

Still fitting after all these years, the half dozen pairs re-entered his life at a moment in which he can now fully appreciate the process and payoff of breaking in a pair of jeans. As he says “…back then I didn’t keep track, they were just pants to me.” Maybe the ultimate come-up, this find was like scoring six perfectly fitting and faded out pairs at the thrift shop, but getting them for free. Oh, and also those fades were created by five years of your own personal adventures, not some stranger’s. Great story, great looking jeans… Thanks for sharing Bob! Wonder what else is lurking in that attic…

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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
    • Unsanforized
  • Available at: Levi’s for $64.00