Since its invention 140 years ago, the 501 jean has taken on a life of its own as a beloved icon of culture and style around the world. From old to young and punk to prep, the 501 is one of the most democratic fashion items ever created, defined by the people who wear it.
The 501 unifies everyone—while allowing for our individual style interpretations. Interpretation celebrates the many different ways we can wear the 501, the most iconic and perhaps most perfect article of clothing ever designed.
Designed with uncompromised authenticity and tailored to perfection, the 501 jean has subtly evolved through the years—improving with age to provide every generation with the jean they need.
This season, the 501 jean is updated which gives a more contemporary fit featuring a slightly bigger open up waist, slimmer leg silhouette and bottom opening, finer fabric, reinforced stitching, adjusted placement for larger pockets, modernized belt loops, inseams and cuffs.
The 501 jean will be available in non-denim fabric and new bold colors including mineral red, chalk blue, and true chino.
Here’s the story of the Levi’s 501 jean! This film highlights the major evolutions in design of the 501 and its influence on culture throughout the decades.
A symbol of individuality and universality—the 501 jean is the ultimate expression of personal style—worn by the pioneers who shape our world, generation after generation.