This pair of vintage Levi’s Jeans 501 is my biggest jeans from my private collection. The jean is from the end of the ’70′s and is made after the famous ‘Big E’ (untill 1971) period. The top button has a number 6 on it which is a reference to that era. It also has the famous Small E red tab, the backpockets are not single stitched and the wash care label is inside instead of printed on the inner pockets what they did before, also Big E period. So this paritcular jeans is from the late ’70’s, but it can also dating from the beginning of the ’80’s. The fabric has a ‘hairy’ look which you saw a lot in the ’80’s. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine the exactly producing period. This is a nice big boy, size 54 waist and length 30, in my private collection.

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vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (3)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (4)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (10)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (8)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (9)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (11)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (6)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (5)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (1)

vintage levis jeans long john blog original shrink to fit size 54 usa redline selvage selvedge indigo blue america levi strauss  (7)

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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.