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Fade of the Day – Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 501Z (~2 Years, 2 Washes, 3 Soaks)

Today’s Fade of the Day is what fades are all about: crazy blue hues, whiskers, honeycombs, and beauty in decay. This pair of Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 501Z comes to us from Heddels reader Kenny Diaz in Brazil.

Kenny says he wore these almost every day to the office, as well as on trips, while painting his house, and for the birth of his daughter. During that time the jeans faded in many interesting ways, from the tight, small whiskers, to the big, wide honeycombs. The crotch blew out, perhaps no doubt from wear, weather, and infrequent washing. A phone fade developed in the front, even tearing a hole as it tried to break free.

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Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 501Z Raw Denim Jeans

  • Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
  • Fabric weight: 12 oz.
  • Fabric source: Cone Mills
  • Made in: USA
  • Fit: Slim
  • Additional Details:
    • Zip fly
    • Levi’s arcuates and Big “E” red tab
    • Leather patch
  • Available at: Unionmade Goods for $285