Until recently I have never been a fan of LVC, that is until I saw these beauties. The wash on them is just what I would aim to gain from a pair of raw denim. The blue is just that perfect shade, almost a royal blue. I rotate my own raw denim too often to have achieved such a colour thus-far, and even with months of wear it is possible I will not achieve a colour as nice as this one. This version of the 501 is also sightly slimmer, resting my previous fears about them being slightly baggier than what I am used to. So surely it makes perfect sense to skip the weeks of rigid, bleeding denim and just buy the finished product.