The 1947 –501® jean is regarded as the definitive five-pocket jean and the quintessential 501® model.
Levi’s® jeans had been in short supply during the years of World War II, when several key features were removed to save vital metal and fabric. By 1947, the newly restored 501® jean was in huge demand. The stitched Arcuate returned to the back pockets: stitched with a double-needle machine, it now formed a diamond shape at the point where the two lines meet. Original Levi’s® zinc buttons also enjoyed a comeback. But the crotch rivet, cinch-back and suspender buttons had been put out to pasture – permanently. Instead, belt loops and concealed copper rivets became standard. Made with Red XX Selvage using Cone Mills’ deep tone indigo, the color blossoms with age in the purest cast indigo. The 1947–501® jeans continued the tradition of the Two Horse leather patch and the big “E” on the single–stitch red tab.
Two back pockets
“E” red Tab
Two Horse leather patch
Red Selvage Cone Mills Fabric
‘First to Offer’ in the Philadelphia region.