Levi’s revamps the Classic 501®
There probably isn’t any jean in the entire Levi’s collection that is as iconic and well-known as the classic 501. The boyfriend style of jeans comes and goes amongst those concerned with fashion and style trends, but the 501® never seems to disappear amongst those who simply love a comfortable, timeless jean that will last through either daily abuse at a physically demanding job, those never-ending weekend projects or lounging around on lazy days off. It’s been around for 140 years, originally made for the working men of the west (cowboys, miners, ranchers). Obviously, as denim has become more of a fashion staple, Levi’s has grown their line to accommodate a wider range of preferences and tastes. The 501® has definitely gotten that treatment over the years, coming in different washes and distressing treatments, but now it comes in another style that reminds me a lot of G-Star RAW…tapered. The 501® CT still fits similarily to the classic 501®, but has a tapered leg from the thigh down. It is designed to wear true to size for a fitted fit, one to two sizes down for a tighter fit, or one to two sizes up for a more relaxed fit!
Inspired by you, we took the 501® Jean and designed the perfect tapered fit. Wear it relaxed and borrowed-from-him or downsized and sexy, depending on your style.”
Not long ago, I reviewed the classic 501 for Denimology! It’s definitely a comfortable jean. I prefer skinny jeans since I always feel the boyfriend styles make my body shape look frumpy, but I do love the occasional relaxed fit for those days when I just don’t give a damn. The only other boyfriend style I own is from Rich & Skinny‘s older, original (and better, if you ask me) line, although it’s definitely more dressy than the 501®…and I have a looser, distressed rich blue Classic Rider jean from Lucky Brand that I got a size larger and can wear as a boyfriend. The only difference with the 501® is that it does have a more form-fitting, flattering fit on the hips and thighs than a traditional boyfriend jean has!
I’m still trying to find the right moments to rock my 501® jeans, but as a denim lover, I am glad to own an iconic piece of denim history in my collection!