Vintage 80's Levi's 501 Red Line Selvedge Jeans W 30 / L 34
This is a pair of original vintage Levi's 501 jeans from the late 70 to early 80's. 1985 was the last year that Levi's used 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 1985 Levi's 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.
The condition of these vintage jeans is just amazing. It looks like they haven't been used at all just washed once. Unfortunately the legs have been altered for a tapered look. Therefore the selvedge is to been seen further up the legs (see pictures).
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!
Please note that the label says W 30 but they are small in size so make sure to see the measurements for actual size.
- Vintage 80's Levi's 501 Red Line Selvedge Jeans W 30 / L 34 - Size W30/L34 - Altered tapered legs - Button fly - Selvage fabric - Made in 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.