Possibly the most iconic jean ever made, the 1947 501 is hailed as the definitive five-pocket-jean, and the quintessential 501. Slimmer fitting than previous models this first post war 501 saw the return of a stitched arcuate and pocket rivets . Reproduced here in 12oz Cone Mills White Oak selvedge denim. More details below.
- Made in USA.
- Button Fly closure
- unsanforized shrink to fit
- 12 oz Selvedge
- Regular rise
- slim straight leg with room in seat and thigh
The LVC 501 range is shrink to fit as per the original item.. Shrinkage of approximately 1" is considered normal when washed in cold water. Always was in cool water and turn raw denim inside out when washing and drying.
The 1947 501.
The Levi's® Vintage Clothing 1947 501® was the jean of a new generation. 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.