The Levi’s 501 jean has been a staple of the American landscape since its inception in 1890 (or 1873, depending who you ask). Don’t misunderstand: Jeans branded with Levi Strauss & Co’s iconic lot number “501” have changed in style and cut numerous times. But it’s this continued evolution of the original button-fly jean that cements the 501’s epic status, through all times and trends.
The 501 CT is Levi’s latest iteration of this icon. The CT — which stands for “customized” and “tapered” — perfectly embodies the current attitudes and trends in denim. This is because Levi’s paid attention to their customers’ wishes: tapering is second only to hemming in terms of alteration requests for their button-fly jean. As a result, the CT’s sit low, with a roomier waist and a perfectly tapered, 13.75-inch leg. It’s a cut that looks best when worn true to size, but lends itself to both up- and downsizing without sacrifice. In a dark indigo hue, the new, svelte silhouette of the Levi’s 501 CT are the perfect companion pretty much anywhere. Giorgio Armani once said that “jeans represent democracy in fashion.” Thanks to this latest update, the 501 remains the popular champion. levi.com
Fit: Below the waist, straight through hip, tapered leg
Made in: Mexico
Material: 100% Cotton
Hallmark: Button fly