Levis Vintage Clothing (LVC) is dedicated to preserving the heritage of American denim. The 1955 501 is our favorite. Cut and Sewn in the USA, the 1955 features Red Line Selvage from North Carolina's Cone Mills. The fit is the quintessential 1950's shape, with more "anti-fit" in the seat and slightly fuller cut around the leg. The 1955 was the first 501 jean to bear the two horse label, the Levi's capital "E" red tab, zinc button fly and copper rivets remained standard issue. The 1955 jean had belt loops as the only method of waist adjustment and hidden rivets on the back pockets. The Levi's Red Tab changed to say "LEVI'S" on both sides of the device.
100% Cotton Cone Mills 1950s Red Selvage Denim
Two Horse Leather-Like Patch
Hidden Rivets on Back Pockets
Twin Needle Arcurate
Double Sided E Red Tab
Fabric Milled and Garment Cut & Sewn in the USA
Context Expert Tip:
The LVC 1955 501 is Unsanforized and will shrink one inch in the waist and 1.5 inches in length with a hot soak and air dry. If you intend to soak them before wear, we advise you to size up one size. The 501 fit is designed to be worn relaxed. We encourage you to call or email with questions about fit, fabric, shrink, or stretch. Surefire Denim Fit Move:
Take your favorite fitting pair of jeans and measure them, then compare those numbers to the ones on the measurement chart. Order the size that measures an inch smaller at the waist than your jeans to account for stretch.