This is a pair of original vintage Levi's 501 jeans from 1985, 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.
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 lots of wear and lots of washes. This is the kind of wear that a lot of 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. We have repaired the jeans at the crotch because the fabric was a bit thin, and now they are ready to be worn again. We did however leave the hole on the right knee. It can easily be repaired as well but we thought it would be up to the next owner to make a decision about it!
Please note that although the size of the jenas is W28, they are much smaller in size so make sure to see the size chart for exact dimensions!
- Vintage Levi's 501 Red Line Selvedge Jeans - Size W 28 / L 33 - 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.