Original Vintage Levi’s Jeans 501 XX From 1927 at Score Store Amsterdam
Yesterday I visited the renewed multi-brand Score store at the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam – NL. The store is located in the main part of the city centre of the denim kapital. They changed the store into something unique with a cross channel shopping experience. To celebrate this new adventure they bought a really special vintage item which is displayed as a corner stone in the store: an original pair of Levi’s 501XX from 1927. This is a true blue indigo treasure and a very rare and historical item. Keep in mind that the complete Levi’s archive was burned during an earthquake and fire in 1906 in San Francisco. So many pieces are gone, after that they built up the archive again. That makes this 1927 jeans very special.
Background Info About The Jeans
Before we check out this jeans, first some background info and specs about this particular jean. This jeans is probably the first 10oz redline selvage denim from Cone Mills – US. It features suspender buttons, cinch back, belt loops and a leather patch. The back pockets are stitched with single needed arcuates. The belt loops had been added in 1922 – modern men were now wearing pants with belts. Some men cut of the cinch so that they could use a belt. Levi’s was registered as a trademark in 1928, the famous original jeans were called the Two Horse brand. This pair hasn’t the Red Tab on the back pocket as it was introduced in 1936. Even as late as the 1920’s, there was still mining in the West, and many miners still wore the 501 jeans.
Bought At BerBerJin Store In Tokyo – Japan
This pair was recently bought at the famous vintage BerBerJin store in Tokyo – Japan. The store manager is denim collector Yutaka Fujihara which also launched the Levi’s book: ”The 501 XX – A collection of vintage jeans” earlier this year. This book is a must have and a tribute to the mother of all denim brands. If you’re in Amsterdam, go visit the Score store to get the chance to see this historical item for yourself in real live, it’s really unique to see such an old jeans! Good luck with the great new store Score crew!
The Levi’s jeans is also featuring in The 501 XX book, check the book here;