1947 501® Jeans Organic Rigid

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Size: 31

The year was 1947 and although the war had ended, the nation was much changed—and so were 501® Jeans. The end of rations allowed for the return of some familiar 501® features, like the watch pocket rivets. But it also ushered in some updates in response to the changing time and emerging middle class, like a modern, slimmer fit and the removal of extraneous details like the cinch and suspender buttons.

And while the back pocket arcuate was no longer applied with paint as it was during the war, it had certainly changed. 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.

Today, Levis reproduce all of these details using the same 12 oz. red line selvedge denim.

  • 34" Inseam
  • Made in Japan
  • Unsanforized, shrink to fit. Approximately 10% shrinkage after wash
  • An archival reproduction of our 1947 501® Jeans and a reflection of the changing times
  • Designed with a post-war, slimmer fit
  • Made with watch pocket rivets for the first time since the start of the war
  • Features uniform arcuates on the back pockets, facilitated by double-needle technology
  • Crafted from mid-wash rigid denim with a clean finish
  • Constructed with two back pockets with concealed rivets
  • Finished with a big “E” single-sided Red Tab™, Two Horse Pull leather patch, and Japanese sundries
  • 7501-0224

How they fit

  • Slimmer through the seat and thigh
  • Sits at your waist
  • Straight leg
  • Front rise: 12.25”
  • Leg opening: 16.75”