Born in 1967, the 505™ jean came of age in the 70s New York punk scene. Pop artists, graffiti writers and rock stars all wore them, tore them and thrashed them. Otherwise known as the unofficial stage-jean, the 505™ offers a lived-in, rocked-in, timeless fit.
The original zip fly, first created almost 50 years ago, the 505™ is one of Levi’s most popular fits for men and women. Beloved for its classic straight leg style and rigid denim, the 505™ is great for all body types. Worn snug like Debbie Harry, or as the Ramones did with a little custom tweak to the leg, the 505™ proved a big hit with the Big Apple’s younger crowd who were keen to wear this innovative take on the original 501® button fly.
Today Levi’s introduce the 505™C, a modernized and remastered take on the ageless 505™ fit. The ‘C’ stands for customized because our designers have created a customized straight leg with the perfect slim fit for today.
Fashion has seen a major return to vintage Levi’s® – both on catwalks and on the street – it’s become a real staple. It just looks good. Seasonal trends toward vintage revival, authentic style and a “mom bum” make it all the more relevant.
Ripped jeans, which we take for granted now, were pioneered on the Levi’s® 505™ jeans. The 505™ is the infamous star on the front cover of the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album and plays a part in the beginning of punk rock.
The birth year of the 505™ also coincided with Summer of Love and an explosion of culture in the West Coast. The late sixties was an incredible period for music, cinema, counterculture and civil rights, and the Levi’s® 505™ was introduced at that pinnacle moment in our hometown, San Francisco.
Here’s a look at the range:
Well you can get a pair from the following stores:
Levi’s® store V&A Waterfront
Levi’s® store Sandton
Levi’s® store Canal Walk
Levi’s® store Gateway
Levi’s® store Menlyn Park
Levi’s® store Mall Of Africa
Levi’s® store East Gate
Levi’s® store Cavendish