In 1853, Levi Strauss was repairing pants in Gold Rush-era San Francisco and found that reinforcing points of strain (such as pockets) with rivets made a sturdier pair of pants. By the 1890s, the first pair of Levis 501 jeans was produced, and the garment was worn largely by laborers (railroad workers, lumberjacks, cowboys) until after the Second World War. Now, the brand has 20 different fits designed for men.
One of the brand’s best selling models is the 511 silhouette. These slim-fit stretch jeans sit below the waist, have narrow leg opening and are suited for a range of settings. And now during Amazon Prime Day, you can save 57 percent on a pair of 511 jeans — that means this $70 denim is currently just $30.
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