Jean 501 from Levi's, the story of an essential fashion

If there is one piece that you absolutely must have in your closet, it is obviously jeans! But not just any: Levi's 501. Here's everything you need to know about these timeless jeans.

Levi's 501 jeans: the story of an unbeatable

It goes through the years without ever aging, jeans 501 de Levi's is today one of the essential fashion that has conquered the world. Much more than just jeans, it's a legendary fashion piece which has never stopped reinventing itself and which continues to appeal to all generations. The fruit of a collaboration between Levi Strauss and the tailor Jacob Davis, the first blue jeans was born on May 20, 1873 under the name "XX" before the lot number 501 was added to it in 1890.

The red tab, this famous little red label located on the back of the 501 was added in the 1930s to distinguish Levi's jeans from others. This is one of the signatures of the jeans with its five pockets, its button fly, its stitching matching the copper rivets and the leather label sewn at the waist.

It becomes the emblem of cool kids

Worn by stars like Marlon Brando in the film "The Savage Team", or by Marilyn Monroe in "The Disoriented", the 501 is no longer just the uniform of workers, it is a fashion icon. Clothing unisex par excellence, it is adopted by both men and women and becomes the rebellious youth symbol. Figures from the rock scene like Bob Dylan or Patti Smith make it an emblem, this blue jeans has never been so popular.

But with the advent of fast fashion and the proliferation of jeans producers, the 501 had to face competition: the relaxed, the slim, the regular. Fortunately, the brand was finally able to prove to us that it was simply unbeatable by constantly imagining new colors and new cuts to appeal to the greatest number.

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How to wear 501 jeans?

If there is one thing we love about Levi's 501 jeans, it's that they can be worn with absolutely everything! Rock, glamor, casual, streetwear … He also has the ability to adapt to all styles and that's why he is today our best ally in everyday life.

With a black leather biker jacket, boots, a belt and a simple white t-shirt, the 501 jeans are very trendy in their rock version!

  • The glamorous 501 jeans

Yes, 501 jeans and glamor are completely compatible! With a tweed jacket, a pair of pumps or heeled sandals, it is sure to make a splash.

  • Jeans 501 casual version

At work, the 501 jeans will make you look like a real working girl! To do this, we wear a white shirt, a pair of moccasins and a fitted blazer.

  • The 501 streetswear version jeans

Do you spend your life in sneakers? That's good because they will go perfectly with the straight cut of the 501. We love it even more with a very cozy sweatshirt!

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