Vintage Original Levi's 501 Red Line Selvedge Jeans
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This is a pair of original vintage Levi's 501 jeans from the 70s, made of unsanforized denim woven in USA for their 501's. Even if the US production was picked up again for the LVC line in 1998, the Levi's Red Line selvedge jeans from the 70s up to 1985 are considered collectable vintage garments today because they are said to be the last batch of jeans from the Levi's main line that were actually made of high quality fabric, intended to last for a long time.
A neat detail of these jeans is the so called leg twist, due to the nature of the fabric and the fact that they were cut and sewn using raw unsanforized denim. The legs would have twisted when the jeans got their first washing and today this detail is synonymous with vintage jeans. Actually a lot of the Japanese denim brands do their best to replicate this detail on the jeans they produce today!
The jeans have been worn a lot and they are faded to a bright blue shade that comes from wear and lots of washes. This is the kind of wear that pre-distressed jeans tries to replicate today, but in our opinion no fabricated fade can rival a pair of actually worn and faded jeans that have been around for decades! These jeans are in great condition for their age and they are not in need of any maintenance. The crotch has been repaired and although it is not the finest repair, it still does the job. If one want's, you could remove the old repair and make a new one less visible, but we leave that decision to the next owner of the jeans.
The tag size says W 31 / L 36 but please make sure to check the measurements for accurate size, since these are vintage jeans the measurements will be smaller than what we are used to these days. We estimate the jeans to fit you if you are a W 30 and the length has been shorten to be a L 32.
- Vintage Original Levi's 501 Red Line Selvedge Jeans - Tag size W 31 / L 36 - Actual size W 30 / L 32 - Button fly - Selvage fabric
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.