Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (1.5 Years, 4 Washes, 1 Soak)

Ah, the comforting familiarity of a pair of Levi’s 501 STF’s. We get a lot of jeans coming to us, and while we certainly have no allegiances or preferences, there’s just something nice about the simplicity and legacy of the 501. Daan de Fries, of the Netherlands, sent in this pair, and we thought it deserved the distinction of being our Fade Of The Day.

Daan has worn his made-in-Mexco 501’s nearly every day over the last year and a half. And while that wear was mainly done in the office, they have definitely gotten up-close and comfortable with his bicycle saddle (hence that rear-end fade). Of the four washes the pair has had, the last three were after repairs, all around the crotch.

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