Introduced in 1967 as a slimmer “student” jean they were aimed at a younger market, they had a closer cut, with a slimmer straight leg than the 501, mid-rise with a fitted waist and seat and a zip fly. The biggest change for Levis with the 505 was that it was only the second of their jeans to use sanforized (pre-shrunk) cotton for its denim, meaning no shrink to fit faffing about in the bath, the appeal was obvious, and still is today. A great common sense pair of jeans which has a modern feel to it with all the advantages of old-fashioned quality
During World War II the availability of raw materials for manufacturers was rationed for the consumer market, diverting much needed supplies to the war effort. From cotton to copper, the...
This jean has belt loops, but still retained the popular cinch and suspender buttons. Owners wore their jeans with a belt instead of suspenders, therefore they cut off the cinch...