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Fade of the Day – Levi’s 501 STF (5 Years, 3 Soaks)

Sometimes your jeans become like a bib for your hips that can sop up all the crud that ends up on your hands, especially for messy denim freaks, like some of us at Heddels. For today’s Fade of the Day, we’ve got some faded Levi’s 501 STFs with discoloration abound. Brandon in L.A. sent us these photos of his 501s that he’s put 5 years on, along with a couple layers of coffee stains and miscellaneous grime.

An overall loss of indigo makes for a beautiful fade on these; Brandon wore these throughout many hot and muggy seasons in L.A., even going as far as wearing them in the tub to mold the jeans to his body- for a personalized fit (and fades!).

The honeycombs are stacked neatly and proportionally, while the only damage and super contrasted parts to speak of are the fraying cuffs and a hole developing on the watch pocket. At this point, they’re in the process of being beautifully destroyed, but let’s hope we can see some photos in 5 more years!

You can follow Brandon 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