1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore
1947 501 . Rigid - Maplestore

1947 501 . Rigid

Regular price $370.00
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Tax included.

The jean of a new generation, the 1947 501 by Levis Vintage Clothing would become widely regarded as Levis best fitting 501. Even today it is still referenced and emulated by denim brands around the world today, especially the case throughout Japan. The post war availability of raw materials also saw a return to stitched arcuates and riveted stress points.

Still a popular and relevant fit today the 47' was a major change from the high rise  and wide leg shape of the 44'. A lower regular rise, slimmer leg shape and neater fitting seat saw a new generation embrace Levis denim.

*Made with USA White Oak denim until the recent closure of America's Cone Mills denim plant these denims have now been replicated by Japan's Kaihara Denim Mills. Our current stock holdings a are a mix of both products, so reach out if you have a preference

 Details

  • 100% Cotton
  • 12 oz *Kaihara Selvedge Denim
  • Button fly Closure
  • Concealed rivets
  • Two-Horse leather patch, Big "E" red tab and twin needle arcuate stitch

 Fit notes

  • Shrink to Fit. 5 -10% shrinkage
  • Button Fly closure
  • Straight top block
  • Regular rise and seat area
  • Straight Leg with 17" leg opening on size 32"

 Care

  • Initially Hand or gentle machine wash inside out
  • Preferably cold water to reduce shrinkage and preserve denim
  • smooth jeans to reduce need for pressing
  • line or air dry
  • Liquid detergent or ensure powder detergent is dissolved
  • Do not tumble dry. Do not wash in hot water

We recommended washing jeans inside out and wash in cold water and then line dry. The cold water wash can either be done by hand or in a front loading machine on a delicate cycle. It is worth noting that most top loading machines tend to spin the jeans too aggressively which can lead to streaks in the denim where the jeans rub against themselves.

Regardless of the washing method, air drying is essential. Air drying helps the jeans retain the custom fit you obtain through months of wear when starting with rigid denim. 

Warm water washing once a jean has been worn in is perfectly acceptable but also avoid hot water or tumble drying with any denim products.

 The 1947 501

After World War II, raw materials became available again, so Levi's® jeans could now be made with their original features. Levi Strauss & Co. leapt back into heavy production to meet the growing demand. By the late 1940's, Levi's® jeans were updated and aimed at the emerging middle class. With a slimmer fit and no extra details like the cinch or suspender buttons, the 1947 501® was a jean ready for the changing times. However, it still marked the return of familiar, classic 501® features. For instance, the watch pocket rivets were brought back after their wartime hiatus. Additionally, the back pocket Arcuate detail was no longer applied with paint as it was during the war-- Levi's® returned to the original stitched design, but it came back in a different form. Thanks to new double-needle technology, the famed double-arched stitch could be mass-produced in uniform size and design, no longer subject to the sewing skills of the individual worker. We have reproduced all of these details, and used the same selvedge denim from Cone Mills of North Carolina-- a Levi's® brand partner for over 100 years.

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