How amazing are these vintage Levi’s 501 jeans? I found them in Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago in their Urban Renewal section. I always find myself going through the denim there as you can find some of the most gorgeous washes, just like these. As you know, I’m already a huge raw denim fan (and the fact that you get to create your own wash by wearing them in), but that does take time, so one thing I love is seeing how others have worn in their jeans for years and years, all those decades ago. Leaving some of the most beautiful blues behind that I have ever seen.
This pair of Levi’s 501’s in particular have been worn to the extreme and loved by someone who definitely got up to a lot in them. The lap whiskering and the worn out areas around the pocket and thighs just go to show that. They have rips at the butt and in the knees, all of which have been repaired, and the hems have been chopped off to create a more modern look. I always find with vintage Levi’s that even though I am a modern day 26/27 waist, I have to choose a 32 because the sizes were a lot different back then. These are just a touch big, especially in the legs, but I cuff them up and wear them as boyfriend jeans.
As I am a huge denim addict, washes are something that really spark my interest and I’ve found myself staring at these Levi’s jeans for minutes, just analysing all of the details on them and really looking in depth at the wash detailing and how special they truly are. It might sound strange to some of you out there who aren’t as heavily into jeans, but I’m sure a lot of you will know exactly what I’m talking about! These are by far my favourite vintage jeans that I own. I would love to know if you own any and what they look like! Do you have an amazing vintage denim wash? Please do share them with me! Buy Urban Renewal vintage denim here.