Levi's Vintage Clothing

1954 501 Jeans Rigid Dark Wash


The 1954 501 from Levi's Vintage Clothing is one of LVC's most iconic and sought after jean fits.  This dark indigo iteration is made from 100% cotton Japanese selvedge denim with red selvage ticker--a proprietary denim milled just for Levi's to painstakingly re-create 1950's Levi's denim fabric.  Originally, the 1954 501, the "501 Z," was produced to help Levi's jeans spread from the West to East coast, so the iconic button fly was replaced with a zip fly to be more appealing to East Coasters unaccustomed to button-fly work pants.  Details aside, the 501 has remained one of the greatest fits throughout time and is a silhouette every denim brand has sought to reinterpret.  Model is 5'10," 165 lbs wearing size 30 that has not been hot/ cold washed to shrink. 


-Made from 100% cotton 12oz proprietary redline Japanese selvedge denim

-Shrink To Fit (unsanforized) denim is not pre-shrunk and is designed to hot or cold wash to shrink prior to wear

-501 fit that sits at your waist, is straight through the seat & thigh w/ a slightly tapered leg 

-Traditional 5-pocket styling with zippered fly instead of button fly (modeled after the original 501 Z that was the only 501 without a button fly) 

-Big "E" single-sided Red Tab, double-needle arcuate stitching, iconic Two Horse leather patch 


Indigo (Dark Wash)



Sizing Recommendations:

We recommend taking one size up from your true waist size.  Hot wash/ air dry for a full size shrinkage; Cold wash/ air dry for 1/2 size shrinkage.  


Size Waist Front Rise Thigh Leg Opening
29 14.25 10.5 10.75 6.75
30 15 10.5 11 7.25
31 15 10.5 11.25 7.5
32 15.5 11 11.5 7.5
33 15.75 11.25 12 7.75
34 16.5 12 12 7.75
36 17.5 12.25 12.5 8