This pair of Levi’s 501 STF jeans were submitted, and cut off, by Heddels reader Sven Howard who moved to Georgia (the country) in them in 2010. After 4 years of hard wear, he converted them into summer shorts. In their seventh year, he had a tailor in Istanbul, Turkey, patch them up and then went paragliding in them. A year later they began falling apart, and now are relegated to around-the-house loungewear.
Of course, Sven has done well to keep the length on them a bit longer to avoid looking like your uncle who wears Daisy Dukes with socks and sandals. Instead, he has something very wabi-sabi and all his own.
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
- Available at: Levi’s for $64.00