Levi’s 501 Day
Today it’s 501 Day as May the 20th is the birthday of the blue jeans. This date is marked as a historic day as Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis obtained a U.S. patent on the process of putting rivets in men’s work pants for the very first time. Today Levi’s celebrates this special day with a limited-edition pair of 501s.
Special Japanese Edition
Levi’s Vintage Clothing released 501 pairs of hand-numbered pairs of their 1955 501 jeans. This pair is made with the brand’s shrink-to-fit fabric, which is replicated and produced in Japan. After washing the 12oz redline selvedge fabric features the hairy texture that’s a distinctive and covetable element of their original 1950s jeans.
Each archival detail as the buttons, rivets, Red Tab, back patch, and packaging as the pocket flasher and guarantee ticket are translated into Japanese.
Details Of The Jeans
The 1955 501 style has a looser, more boxy fit with wider legs. It has that classic 1950s silhouette. The jeans is stitched with lemon and tobacco-colored thread. The closure of the jeans is a button fly, and it has hidden rivets at the back pockets for extra strength.
Head Designer Paul O’Neill About The Jeans
Levi’s Vintage Clothing head designer Paul O’Neill explained about this special jeans, “We wanted to celebrate this mutual commitment to quality, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail with a limited run jean that’s also made in Japan. The 501, after all, has such a long and important history in Japan, to this day, vintage 501s are very covetable jeans on the Japanese market, so it seemed only natural that this limited edition jean should be yet another classic 501 from Levi’s archives.”
Availability Of The Jeans
The jeans is released today, and is available via Levi’s, and selected retailers. As it’s made in a run of 501 pairs you have to act fast to get your hands on one of them. Happy 501 Day!