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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (15 Months, 3 Washes, 1 Soak)

Looking at crazy-faded Levi’s jeans: it never gets old. For today’s Fade of the Day, we’ve got a pair of Levi’s 501 STF denim brought to us by Nemo in the sweltering temps of Texas, who wore these babies for 400 days straight.

Nemo’s dedication to these 501s is clear to see in the massive amount of distinct fading in a relatively short time, only a year and 3 months have elapsed since stepping into these, and already a few repairs! Including some nice hand-sewn reinforcements, a cell phone fade (oh my!), a rounded fade on the front pocket, and a neat heart-shaped fade that’s partially covered with a nautical star patch. Nemo keeps his heart in his back pocket, apparently.

Detailed whiskering, stacks, and combs pair nicely to a drastically faded thigh section with a crazy amount of indigo loss for only being washed three times. These are as perfect as a pair of faded Levi’s get.

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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