Originally Posted by bluemax
Cross-posted from the jean thread. Didn't get a reply there...
I bought a pair of Levi 501s, non-raw, and have been wearing them almost every day hoping to get some fades on them. How long does it take for non-raw jeans to show fades? A year? A few years? Is it possible they'll never get fades?
Jeans eventually fade no matter what, haven't you seen those 50 year old guys wearing a baggy hockey jersey, running shoes, and some old levi's? But they've probably been wearing those things for like a decade :P
Pretty much anything can be faded, it will never have the contrast of raw denim though. No clue on the timeline. I mean, the amount of time it takes to fade APC's vs. KMW's is ridiculously different, so who knows. If you want fades, by raw, if you want cheap, 501STF. I have a friend with a decent pair of 501xx who's been wearing them 9-10 months I believe.