The original 5 pocket jean. Below the Levi’s Vintage Jeans model 501XX from 1933 with belt loops and the now famous red selvage fabric. The final pocket (added in 1901) was the left backpocket, also known as the fifth pocket. This was the start of the famous term 5 pocket jeans. The shape of the 501XX model from 1933 is still antifit, with straight legs, suspender buttons and with belt loops. Featuring the crotch rivet, cinch, leather patch and single needed arcs done by hand. The red selvage fabric is shrink-to-fit and made by Cone Mills. The jean is made in U.S.A. This is a replica from years ago, have worn it once, so it’s almost brand new. One of my favourites and revolutionary in the denim history.

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.