The Levi’s 501 has been the quintessential jean since its creation in 1873. The construction hasn’t changed much in over a century, and the silhouette is versatile and timeless. This week, Levi’s released an updated iteration of the 501 for its skateboarding line, designed to be more durable and flexible.
It’s the same 501 shape you know — a straight leg, button fly pant that sits at the waist — but the fabric has 17 percent Cordura for added durability and 23 percent Lycra for stretch. The back pockets are double-layered, and the pants are reinforced with rivets and bar tack stitches. Though designed with skateboarding in mind, these pants are ideal for anyone who requires a bit more from their jeans.