This pair of vintage Levi’s Jeans 501 is from my private collection. The jean is from the early ’80’s and is made after the famous ‘Big E’ (untill 1971) period. It’s a shrink-to-fit fabric with a red line selvage. What’s nice to see is that Levi’s is printed on the red tab, instead of a woven red tab. The back of the button is marked with the digits 524, which stand for productions from the ’80’s. The number 5 refers to productions made in U.S.A. The backpockets are reinforced with black woven bar tacks instead of rivets. The jean has a great faded worn patern.

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.