Levi’s revisits its iconic 505 jeans with the release of its 505C style. A reinterpretation of the 1970s must-have, the brand’s latest take on the classic sits at the waist and fits slim through the thigh, before relaxing for a straight leg.
Discussing Levi’s 505 jeans, which were featured on the cover of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album as well as embraced by punk rock band the Ramones, Levi’ SVP Apparel Design, Jonathan Cheung shares, “The 505™ was introduced in 1967, the Summer of Love, and coincided with an explosion of culture in the West Coast.”
Cheung continues, “The late sixties was an incredible period for music, cinema, counterculture and civil rights, and the 505™ was introduced right at that moment, along with another seminal Levi’s® design, the Type III Trucker Jacket. It’s amazing that two of the absolute staples of modern clothing, the denim jacket and the zip-fly slim jean both came out of Levi’s® during that special time in San Francisco.”