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April 13, 2007 @ 10:04 AM
iDANYO

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Location: 510,Bay Area

Damn, Cheep, you are godly!
April 13, 2007 @ 11:38 AM

Inactive

Broke, your PBJ's are fading quite nicely.
Cheep, those Sammies are looking great.
April 13, 2007 @ 12:59 PM
skidknee

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Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: San Francisco, CA

Here's an update on the Flat Head 3001's, originally started on January 5th, 2007.
Please do not hotlink the image due to bandwidth.

Click to enlarge photographs.

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Day 30-40 March 12, 2007

History

One cold soak, no washes





Day 60-70 April 13, 2007

History

One cold soak, no washes

April 14, 2007 @ 07:48 PM

Inactive

Levi's 501xx STF before & after soak
So I was bored studying at home today and decided to soak my stfs. I wore them for about 8-10 days to stretch em' out a bit before the soak. The inseam shrunk by about 2 inches and they've got more snug all around. Anyways here are the pics of when they were new, and after the soak.

New:



After 2 weeks of wear and a warm water soak:




Developing Honeycombs:



From WDYT thread
Before Soak:


After Soak:




*Edit, I'll try to update this thread periodically to show how these jeans eventually turn out.
April 14, 2007 @ 09:12 PM
screwhead

Post: 51

Join Date: Jan 2007

How did you break your STFs in so fast in this picture did you wear them everyday straight for 2 weeks? Cause I had a pair of STFs for 8 months and theres no honeycombs or anything.
April 14, 2007 @ 09:28 PM

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Yeah I pretty much wore them everyday. You wore them for 8 months straight and nothing happened? did you wash them a lot?
April 14, 2007 @ 09:39 PM
screwhead

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Join Date: Jan 2007

Yeah I pretty much wore them everyday. You wore them for 8 months straight and nothing happened? did you wash them a lot?

Naw I wore them once a week for 8 months straight. But I guess I gotta wear them for the entire week now.
April 15, 2007 @ 02:21 AM
Leumas

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Location: los - man - yyz

maybe u sized up too much
April 15, 2007 @ 03:24 AM
adrian

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Location: vancouver, bc

once a week for 8 months and no honeycombs suprised wow thats crazy... maybe you're "babying" your jeans??
April 15, 2007 @ 11:03 AM
hysteric

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Join Date: Mar 2006

well once you think about it thats only 32 wears so only like 1 month of real wear, if you ever want to expect good results you gotta wear them everyday or at least 5 days a week
April 15, 2007 @ 12:25 PM
Sneakerholic_7

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Join Date: Sep 2006

i got a question, before deciding on the size u want for the stfs, people say to buy sizes up when buy them. But after wearing them, they are going to stretch, then after soak, they will shrink, then u were and it will stretch again. So isn't it wise to get your normal size for a tighter/perfect fit?
April 15, 2007 @ 12:50 PM

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yeah just get your normal size, the fit isn't too great anyways so it will never bee too tight or loose..

*Edit, I am true to size 35 waist and around 34 in length, I bought it 34x36 and it fits pretty well. It was a bit long before the soak and now, there is a bit of stacking. The fit is alright, but nothing special if you want a real good pair.
April 15, 2007 @ 12:54 PM
nucky

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Location: east coast with the...

I kind of like the way they look before
April 15, 2007 @ 02:52 PM

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lol to tell u the truth I do too. I think the fit feels kind of strange now at the bottom, but I guess it'll stretch out after a few wears. But the soak really helped with the honeycombs/whiskers, they' got so stiff after and became much more visible.
April 15, 2007 @ 03:55 PM
Dc2849

Post: 68

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: NY

2 weeks was REALLY soon for your first wash. You didn't give the jeans enough time for fading to occur. Your "honeycombs" are just creases. There's no actual fading going on. I wore my STF's for like 3 months before the first soak. I regret washing them so early. Now, they look like this-





April 15, 2007 @ 04:16 PM

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damn thats pretty sick, I did the soak to shrink the fit a bit and to allow the creases to set in better, not for any fading to occur.
April 15, 2007 @ 04:52 PM
Dc2849

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Location: NY

ah, I see. did you air dry them?
April 15, 2007 @ 04:55 PM

Inactive

yup just hung them overnight to dry
April 15, 2007 @ 11:10 PM
skizzott

Post: 156

Join Date: Mar 2007

Location: Tacoma

Weird. I'm new to raw denim, so I bought a pair of STFs to 'play' with. Wore them about 5 times and decided to soak just to see what happens (i.e. how they bleed, how much they bleed, color change, shrinkage, etc) and all I noticed was a loss of most of the sheen and they got a bit darker blue. I soaked them in a bathtub in luke warm/slightly cool water for about an hour. I bought another pair after I soaked them so I could see the difference of before and after.

Here are the soaked ones underneath the new ones (old were a 35 waist, new are a 34 waist, so that's why the new look smaller, but the 35's only seem to have shrunk a very tiny bit in the waist and not at all in length -- maybe due to cooler water usedconfused:



Old (soaked) to the left:


All pics were taken on my MDA, so not the highest quality. These two were taken with me directly in the sunlight, and you can hardly tell which are which (new vs. soaked), but in person it is pretty noticable when side by side. The first pic is of the old (soaked) 501s:

April 16, 2007 @ 04:10 PM
the_state

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Location: NYC - the be all, en...

2 weeks was REALLY soon for your first wash. You didn't give the jeans enough time for fading to occur. Your "honeycombs" are just creases. There's no actual fading going on. I wore my STF's for like 3 months before the first soak. I regret washing them so early. Now, they look like this-


how long/how many washes have these accumulated? they look great.
April 18, 2007 @ 09:54 PM
Dc2849

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Location: NY

how long/how many washes have these accumulated? they look great.


thanks. hmmmmm... I'd say I wore these for about 4 months before the first soak, then 2 months, then another soak. I still wish that I wore them longer though. My current pair of Dunderdons I plan on wearing for 18 months before the first soak. I don't want to make the same mistake again. I sadly grew out of my STFs recently.
April 21, 2007 @ 02:02 PM
filipin0y

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how long did you soak em for
April 21, 2007 @ 02:03 PM
April 21, 2007 @ 02:06 PM
filipin0y

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HOW LONG DID YOU SOAK EM FOR?!
April 21, 2007 @ 02:09 PM
itdiedin98

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Location: MD -> NC -> VA

-Merged
April 22, 2007 @ 12:44 AM
koolrhino70

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Location: San Diego 760

My goughs about 4month no wash




April 22, 2007 @ 04:59 PM

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let me guess, you carry the 2nd carabiner out of necessity and not for the sick fades...
April 22, 2007 @ 06:38 PM
JesseBrahh

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Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: FL

Anyone have any pics of some raw cheap mondays they wore for a while?

just oredered a pair and i hope they dont look like garbage after a few months like my STFs did.
April 22, 2007 @ 07:49 PM
Sneakerholic_7

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the stf 501's that i have seen are dark blue, but the quality don't look like this, the fabric is like FUZZY , the 501s i saw looks cheap and not as dark.

Is there a difference in appearence for the raw 501s and regular 501s?

whats the difference between stf 501 and stf 501xx? sorry im a noob.
April 22, 2007 @ 08:42 PM
JesseBrahh

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Location: FL

uhm i get the model from Versusstore.com

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