501 Levi Strauss
jeans trousers (1890)
In 1890 the first model of Levi's 501 jeans was put on sale, produced by Levi Strauss and Co., which, like all the company's products, are numbered in sequence.
The work trousers riveted with buttons, receive the numbering 501 that still identifies the classic model of Levi's jeans.
In 1890 the patent of the rivet became public domain, so that Levi Strauss & Co. is no longer the exclusive manufacturer of riveted clothing.
The 501 is assigned to canvas trousers with copper rivets. The reason for choosing this number is not known.
Another model in a cheaper version of jeans was 201, so other products used other three-digit numbers.
Due to the loss of the Levi Strauss & Co. archives in 1906, the reasons for many of these changes are unknown.
The strength of the product lies in its faithfulness to its original form, the 501 line does not follow the details of fashion. They are still produced today in the traditional form to suggest to those who wear them independence, freedom and the American way of life.
Material: jeans canvas, metal buttons