Fade Friday – Levi’s 501 STF (13 months, 4 soaks, 4 washes)
There are many roads that lead to great fades, and the Levi’s 501 Shrink to Fits from Rawr Denim forum user StormAK are living proof. These are Storm’s first pair of raw denim, but you’d never doubt his commitment by wearing them 385 days straight to achieve some of the best 501 STF fades we’ve had the privilege to feature on Fade Friday.
Storm also forewent conventional raw wisdom: he refused to soak his unsanforized jeans until he reached a personal goal of 1000 hours of wear and the before pictures practically scream size down. The final product, however, will tell you that he did everything just right.
Scroll below to see all the steps of this raw denim evolution and see the whole fade thread here.
- Name: Levi’s 501 Shrink to Fit
- Fabric: 100% Cotton unsanforized indigo denim
- Weight: 12.5oz
- Fit: Straight
- Other details:
- Classic Levi’s red tab
- Back pocket arctuates
- MSRP: $64 at Levi’s
After 3 Months
4 Months Presoak
4 Months Post soak
13 Months – Retired