Saturday, March 20, 2010

Levi's Vintage Clothing: 1917 501XX

A fresh pair of jeans arrived at the office yesterday: LVC 501XX, the 1917 model. It's made out of 9oz denim (12 oz post-soak, yet it feels a little heavier) from the Kurabo mill, backpockets with exposed rivets, plain, white selvage, a leather patch, crotch rivet, cinch and suspender buttons. Also, it came with a nice LVC tote and a fancy booklet by Lynn Downey, featuring the history of LS&CO and pics of some great archive pieces.

I know sizing a pair of LVC jeans can be a bitch, so here are the pre-soak measurements on a tagged size 30x32 (will update with post-soak later):

Waist: 16"
Front rise: 13"
Back rise: 16"
Thigh: 12"
Knee: 9.75"
Hem: 9"
Inseam: 33.5"

I love the shape of those early Levi's single needle arcuates

A close up of the denim

The leather patch (it folds around the waistband... strange!) and suspender buttons

The plain, white selvage


  1. where did u get these babies from???

  2. Asia Industries is one of the leading rivet button manufacturers, suppliers and exporters in Delhi India. We are a renowned manufacturer and exporter of Chinese rivet button, rivet buttons for jeans etc.

  3. Look so old but still fashionable thanks Denim.