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

Sometimes all you want from a Fade of the Day is a classic pair of Shrink-To-Fit Levi’s 501 jeans. Lucky for us Trent Beckenham of Brisbane, Australia delivers just that with his five-year-old pair of that most classic of jeans.

This pair got started the old-fashion way with a warm soak in the tub. Ever since, Trent has consistently put these jeans through their paces, leading to distinct button fly imprints, brightly faded thighs, and honeycombs which call to mind ripples in water.

When you wear jeans for 5 years, repairs are to be expected. So far, Trent has maintained the crotch of these jeans with three expert repairs. The next repair will be on the back pocket. Though five years in, he clearly wants to keep these babies alive so he can fade them even harder.

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