The first 501s were introduced in the 1890s. I got my first pair in the 1990s. Decades later, after going astray in my baggy denim college years and then my skinny jeans Brooklyn-in-my-Twenties years, I bought two more pairs during the Cyber Monday deal last month. Today, that deal is back on: 40% off everything on the site, including my former-and-new favorite 501s, plus free shipping. 501s are only $60 normally; today, get a pair for $36.
Last month I bought a couple pairs in a medium wash because I wanted jeans that were just jeans: a standard, straight fit that’s not too tight and not too loose, regular colors and nothing more. I think every guy should be proud of his own personal style, but I fully endorse reliable Americana basics because they’ll go with anything and last forever. I wore my 501s on a business trip last week; I wore them all weekend; I wore them to work today; I’ve worn them with sneakers and boots, with blazers and button-ups. They’re not trendy, they don’t attract any attention. 501s are just excellent jeans, and I can’t endorse them more.
Of course, with everything (even sale items) on the site 40% off, whatever style you’re into is super approachable today. Of note is the two-pack of basic tees for $10 deal, which is today-only.
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