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 Levi’s® 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.
This jean was originally released as the 501®Z, and represents the expansion into a new territory. In the mid-1950's, Levi’s® started selling its trademark 501® jeans on the East Coast....
A heightened interest in sporting pursuits in the 1950’s USA heralded a casual approach to athletic apparel, with Levi's® Vintage Clothing spearheading the new directive. Based on archival pieces, the...