The 501 from 1955 is most likely one of the most iconic and classic models of jeans ever made! It was reshaped from it's precursor, the the post-war fit from 1947 and just like the -47's these jeans were intended to be worn by the growing middle class of USA, a country that was building a new modern society, leaving the great depression and the war behind. Blue jeans became the outfit of this era and Levi's was one of the big names when it came to dress the population in sturdy denim garments!
The 1955 501 model has a high rise with wide straight legs. One of the most distinguishing details that was new to the 55 501 model was that it was the first model introducing the "two horse brand" waist label made of paper instead of leather, so in other words it's the perfect choice if you prefer a pair of jeans that has no animal parts included. Other than that, these jeans has all the iconic details of the era such as V-stitch behind the top button, Big E red tab and hidden back pocket rivets to prevent the metal from scratching car seats and other furniture while not compromising on the durability of the stress point. In the coin pocket we also find the selvedge edge.
Hemming is always included when you purchase a pair of jeans from us! Give us a comment or an email when you place your order and we will shorten them before we send them. Keep in mind that you won't be able to return the jeans if we alter the length for you.
- LVC 1955 501XX Jeans Rigid - 100% cotton - 12 oz. Cone Mills Red Selvedge Denim - Unsanforized, will shrink approximately 4cm in the waist and 10cm in length when washed - Signature Big "E" red tab on back pocket - Signature V-Stitch behind top button - Button fly - Hidden back pocket rivets - Belt loops - Double needle arcuate - Made in the USA
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.