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
The jean that represents the classic 1950's biker style. Its shape is similar to the one Marlon Brando wore in "The Wild One", that sits higher in the waist, has...
The jean represents another key chapter in the story. In 1937, Levis added a denim covering over the rivets, and everyone assumed this would solve the problem: but those rivets...