This original vintage Levi’s Jeans 501 from 1960 is from my private denim archive. It has a worn-out Red Tab Big E and button number 6 (top button), washed-out redline selvage, different colour thread (yellow and tobacco) and a great faded and worn look. This is a typical old pair of Levi’s worn by a hippie in California. Normally these totally faded jeans were thrown away by the previous owners, but thankfully this one is kept alive. True Americana piece of blue indigo history. Check the classic details here below.

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (2)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (5)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (9)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (10)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (16)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (11)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (7)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (13)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (6)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (14)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (8)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (17)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (1)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (3)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (4)

levi's 501 big e 1960 vintage long john blog jeans denim rare treasure worn-out blue blauw usa us cone mills levi strauss selvage selvedge button number 6 washed out rigid raw unwashed 5 pocket  (12)

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.