LEVI'S VINTAGE CLOTHING (LVC)-1947 501xx Horizon Jean

$279.80 $335.00

Finish: Horizon
Model/Style #: 1947 501xx®


  • 12oz (14oz post wash) Cone Mills Red Selvedge Denim
  • Worked in & worn overall finish
  • First “two horse” leather patch
  • Big "E" red label
  • Exposed front brass rivets, concealed rear 
  • Double needle arcuate
  • Crotch rivet
  • Watch pocket rivets
  • Archival 1947 501xx model

Levi's® Vintage Clothing, a meticulously crafted collection of authentic reproductions based on garments in the Levi's® archive and finished with faithfully reproduced details.

When World War II ended and raw materials were available again, Levi Strauss & Co. leaped back into heavy production to meet the growing post-war demand. Slimmer fitting, with no extra details like the cinch or suspender buttons, this was a jean that was ready to rock and roll. The watch pocket rivets came back after their wartime hiatus and the Arcuate was stitched on the back pockets again, after being applied with paint throughout the war.

But it came back in a different form: thanks to new, double needle technology, the famed double arching stitch was now uniform in size and design, no longer subject to the skill of the individual sewing machine operator and her single needle machine. The Red Tab with its capital “E” had never gone away, thanks to its status as a trademark. The red selvage, 12oz. Cone Mills denim was still the bedrock of the jean, as it had been for nearly two decades. By the end of the 1940s Levi’s® Jeans were aimed at the new, emerging middle class.

The 1947 501® Jean was the jean of a new generation. The "Horizon" finish features a dark blue base with authentic 3d scraping pattern on top block and back knee. Painstaking attention was paramount in executing an authentic worked in and worn overall look.

Sample Measurement (32x32): 16" Waist, 12" Rise, 11-1/2" Thigh, 32" Inseam, 8" Bottom Hem