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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (10+ Years, Unknown Washes, 2 Soaks)

It’s not often that we’re sent images of a pair that’s over a decade old. People throw around slogans and catch phrases like “buy once, buy for life” but then the new and improved version comes out, or a bit of retail therapy is in order, and the item is replaced. A Californian studying in South Korea, Eric Han, never strayed from his dedication to his Levi’s 501’s and look where they’ve taken him, he’s made our Fade Of The Day.

Eric studies fine arts painting at Hongik University in Seoul. He pays his way by loading mail trucks from 9 p.m. – 9 a.m., and these jeans have been with him every step of the way while packing trucks or for any other odd jobs he can take on. They’ve needed 3 repairs in order to battle the blow outs and tears that come with the trade and have faded throughout to achieve a great vintage look. This pair goes to show that you don’t need that new pair of jeans just yet, now do you?

You can follow Eric on Instagram.

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