Levi’s Jeans released a new family member with their Levi’s Vintage Clothing – LVC collection . They launched the 1976 fit from their classic 501. They actually released two versions, the regular one and a special version called Mirror Jeans. The Mirror Jeans is very special and inspired by a small amount of deadstock 1970’s denim fabric from Cone Mills. The fabric was taken from an old retired loom at Cone Mills. Levi’s thought it would be a very cool idea to use these old fabric not knowing that it is a left hand twill fabric. Left hand twill is very uncommon for Levi’s as they normally use only right hand twill for their jeans.

In order to use this rare fabric in the true Levi’s way, the natural step was to mirror the construction of their beloved 501 so that it appears to be a regular right hand twill denim. Everything on this special LVC 1976 fit is mirrored: the name, the construction, backwards writing on the rivets, the coin pocket is on the left side and even the Red Tab is on the left backpocket. This version of the Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501 – 1976 fit is a limited edtion and produced in 501 pieces worldwide. So be quick and go to Cultizm for a pair! The specs of the jeans are;

  • Style: 1976 501 Jeans
  • Fit: Regular fit – Tapered leg – Mid rise
  • Color: Indigo
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • 12oz Red Cast Unsigned 1970’s Cone Mills Selvedge Denim
  • Shrink-to-fit
  • Subtle tapered leg
  • Jacron Two Horse paper patch
  • Stitched arcuate at the back pockets
  • Made in USA
  • Limited to 501 pairs worldwide!

Available here: www.cultizm.com

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.