Levi's® 501XX® 1955 - RIGID (Deadstock US made Cone Mills Denim)
• 12oz Cone Mills Red Selvedge denim (14oz after wash)
• Two back pockets with concealed rivets
• “Two Horse” leather-like patch
• Big “E” double-sided red Tab
• Twin needle Arcuate
• 100% Cotton
• Made in the USA
• Non-sanforized (shrink to fit)
The Levi’s® Vintage Clothing 1955 501® Jean represents classic 1950s biker style. These jeans had an “anti-fit” in the seat, a slightly fuller cut around the leg, and a boxier silhouette. It was also the first to bear Levi’s® leather-like, paper Two-Horse Pull patch. Additionally, the updated red tab is double-sided— another example of Levi’s® meticulous attention to detail. This version of the 501® still retains some classic features of its 1947 predecessor: belt loops as the only method of waist adjustment, hidden copper rivets on the back pockets, and a zinc button fly. It is made with selvedge denim from Cone Mills of North Carolina—a Levi’s® brand partner for over 100 years.
On December 31st 2017 Cone Mills White Oak Plant closed its doors for the last time spelling the end of an era for US denim and in particular US denim for Levi's®. Cone Mills has supplied Levi's® since 1915 when a handshake agreement made them exclusive suppliers of XX denim for their 501’s®. Levi's® Vintage Clothing has now used up all remaining stock of Cone Mills denim so are now using Japanese denim. They have also moved production from the US to Turkey (where a lot of regular Levi's® range is already made). There will be no more US-made US denim Levis anytime soon if ever. These jeans we offer really are the last of an icon, when they are gone they are gone.
Sizes are listed as their waist size but will shrink to fit. The waist will shrink up to 2" and the length 2-3". Download Levi’s® Shrink To Fit™ Guide to understand more about their vintage dry denim and how to treat your jeans so they are perfect for you.