501® ORIGINAL JEANS
Our iconic straight fit with the signature
button fly — since 1873.
Levi's® Men's 501® Straight Jeans
This was the first-ever pair of blue jeans, invented in 1873. Since it was introduced by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis as the first riveted denim pants, the Levi’s® 501® jeans have become a cultural icon, a blank canvas for self-expression, and is always original. While the fit has evolved over the years with the styles of generations, it’s kept the same straight fit and signature button fly with branded metal shank buttons.
This fit is cut straight through the seat and thigh, all the way down to the ankle. It also fits slightly relaxed throughout the leg – without being too loose. Bottom line: it’s great for a diverse range of body types and styles. Regardless of your height or shape, the Levi’s® 501® jeans for men are designed to accommodate just about everybody and feel (and look) good.
This classic button fly jean has also always been popular for customization and personalized style. For decades, fans of this fit have rocked it and added patchwork, done unique alterations, or broken it in and earned some authentic ripping and destruction. It’s called a blank canvas for a reason, after all.
It’s a blank canvas for personal styles, too. The Levi’s® 501® is in a category of its own. Whether your aesthetic is more laid-back or dressed-up (or falls somewhere in between), the 501® is always ready to go. For regular wear, the Levi’s® 501® jeans lend itself naturally to casual looks. Wear it with your favorite tee – whether it’s slim and modern or loose with a classic graphic, and you’re ready to go. If you’re dressing up, it pairs easily with a button-up collared shirt, stylish jacket, and quality leather shoes and belt or favorite accessory (we’ve got all of those ready for you too, to wear with your 501®).
When it comes to fit details, there are different variations of these classic button fly jeans. Our Levi’s® Vintage Clothing® collection contains the different versions of this fit through the decades, reproduced down to the inch. The current version continues to evolve, just like the style of the times. For instance, we now have the 501® Slim Taper, with a slightly altered fit and feel through the leg, and a tailor-inspired look at the ankle. Regardless of any adjustments over time, we’ll always keep the straight, easy silhouette and classic details like the button fly and Two Horse Pull back waistband patch. After all, these features are what made the style famous to begin with, and remain at the core of our brand.
Try the Levi’s® 501® men’s jeans and see how they work for your build and style. It’s different for everyone, but always a classic. That’s what makes it special, and well-worn by guys all over the world.
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