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Vintage Levi’s Jeans From The 1970’s

This Levi’s 501 jeans is the biggest selvage jeans in my private denim collection (so far). The jeans has a waist 54 and length 30. The jean is made from a great hairy denim fabric.

levi's 501

levi's 501

levi's 501

levi's 501

The Unique Features Of The Jeans

There any many typical features on this Levi’s jeans that refer to this production period. A few of these details are the small e Red Tab, no. 6 stamped on the back of the top button, non-single stitch backpockets and washed-out redline selvage.

levi's 501

levi's 501

levi's 501

How To Track The Production Period

This jeans is from the late 1970’s when the American denim brand was still producing selvedge jeans. You can determine the production period to the number that is used on the back of the top button, but also due the fact that the backpockets are  single stitched instead of chain stitching. These details are always a perfect reference to track the original production year/time from an old pair of Levi’s jeans. The jeans is a big vintage Americana jeans!

levi's 501

levi's 501

levi's 501

levi's 501

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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.