The 501 from 1947 is perhaps the most iconic and classic model of jeans ever made. It was designed during post war America and intended to be worn by the growing middle class in a country that was looking at a brighter future, 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 1947 Levi's 501 deserves it's reputation as the mother of modern jeans. It's high waist and straight fit looks just as fine today as it did back in the 40's and it's no surprise that the 1947 501 is the most copied jeans today. Most Japanese brands have their own version of these jeans with some smaller changes and details but if you are looking for a classic pair of Levi's jeans these are the ones to go for! They have proven to stand the test of time and will most likely continue to do so for decades to come.
The 1947 501 model has a high rise with a straight leg. Please note that these jeans run small in the waist, so make sure to check the measurements for best fit.
Please note that these jeans are smaller in size than previous LVC jeans, so make sure to check the size chart below before deciding which size that suits you best.
Hemming is always included when you purchase a pair of jeans from us! Give us a comment during check out 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.
For hemming, we'll use a vintage Union Special chain stitch sewing machine, to match the original seam of the jeans.
- LVC 1947 501XX Jeans Rigid - 100% cotton - 12oz Japanese redline 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 Bulgaria
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.