Levi's Vintage Clothing reproduction of the 501 jeans from 1933. The 501 from this era offered a new variety of wearing options, featuring belt loops while still retaining the popular cinch and suspender buttons. Some owners wore their jeans with a belt instead of suspenders and simply cut off the cinch right at the rivet and removed the suspender buttons, choosing not to follow the style of older generations.
The story goes that many Levi's retailers even kept a big pair of scissors at the cash desk, to cut the cinch off for customers. This model was also updated with a new Guarantee Ticket on the back pocket. The original ticket from 1892, reading "This is a pair of them," was modified to "This Is A Pair Of Levi's".
This jean is also set apart with a detail reflecting a key moment in history, and workwear heritage. Under the leather patch is a white cloth label printed with a blue eagle and the letters "NRA" this was the logo for the National Recovery Act. Established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the National Recovery Administration aimed to support workers during the 1930's Great Depression. Because Levi Strauss & Co. abided by the administration's rules, the company was allowed to use this logo. This jean is made with selvedge denim from Cone Mills a Levi's partner for over 100 years.
The 1933 501 model has a high rise, wide and relaxed fit and straight legs, just as they were worn back in the days.
- LVC 1933 501XX Jeans Rigid - 100% cotton - 10 oz. Cone Mills Red Selvedge Denim - Unsanforized, will shrink approximately 4cm in the waist and 10cm in length when washed - Button fly - Crotch rivet - Exposed back pocket rivets - Cinch for adjustable fit - Suspender buttons - Belt loops - Printed pocket bags - Single 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.