Fade Friday – Levi’s 501 STF (6 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Beach Wash)

Fade Friday - Levi's Shrink To Fit (6 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Beach Wash)

Fade Friday – Levi’s Shrink To Fit (6 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Beach Wash)

This week’s Fade Friday features a classic pair of Levi’s 501 STF (Shrink To Fit), courtesy of Rawr Denim forum user, tonyp51d. Check out his forum thread for full details!

As his first pair of raw denim, tony51d initially learned about the Levi’s 501 STF from the  Put This On” Denim Special. After daily wear, he eventually saw signs of wear around the six month mark (note: for more on when you should wash your raw denim, check out our rough guide).

Though his Levi’s were beginning to wear, the six month point was well timed with a trip to Virginia Beach; leading him to do one thing and one thing only – take them for a beach wash!

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Details

  • Name: Levi’s 501 STF (Shrink To Fit)
  • Weight: 12.5 Oz.
  • Fit: Straight
  • Denim: 100% Cotton USA Red Line Selvedge
  • Length of Wear: 6 Months
  • Number of Soaks: 1
  • Number of Washes: 1 (beach wash – 5 sand sessions, 6 fresh water rinses)

Photos – Before (source: us.levi.com)

Levis 501 Shrink To Fit

Photos – After

Front - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

Back - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

Pre-Beach Wash - Levis 501 STF

Pre-Beach Wash – Levis 501 STF

Whiskers - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

Coin Pocket - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

Honey Combs - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

Back Pocket - Levis 501 STF Fade Friday

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  • Suss

    Best 501 I’ve seen…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533686779 Miguel Nuno Teixeira

    nice pair. are those idigo? look’s black or knight….

  • yup

    dude is flagging as a fisting bottom

  • tonyp51d

    Miguel, they’re indigo, not black. I haven’t tried any black denim yet.
    Thanks, Suss!

  • http://www.facebook.com/klasma0722 MinWoo Kim

    I think its less than my 501stf

  • Sean

    Saddleback briefcase?

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  • Jon Wong

    how much did these shrink? ive been looking to pick up a pair of these. you seem rpetty tall to…haha whats your height?

  • hixy

    is this the rigid wash?