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Levi’s original style — the 505 — is still so chic nearly 75 years after its introduction. It’s like the Cary Grant of denim.
Since the 1950s, the 505s have been evolving and changing the definition of casual cool. Way back in 1954, they added a zipper — which was promptly replaced by the original button fly. This didn’t stop the iconic brand to give a second try to zippers and released the 505 in 1967.
The style quickly gained popularity when it first came out during the “blue jeans craze” (1950s). It remained popular and picked up steam in the 1980s, as denim icons like Debbie Harry and the Ramones – championed the 505s.
Indeed the history of 505s has done more than just a single cut or brand, but the 505s have influenced the entire direction of the denim industry.
Today, this cut is still on trend – yes the dad trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – with its “regular” straight cut that is versatile and suits all body types.
505s inspired the Spring/Summer 2019 Balenciaga collection with the ease to them and are one of the chosen cuts by brands that favor reconstructing vintage styles, so they make the perfect style to tailor yourself.
See the 505s that will make you want to give those skinny jeans a break below.
Best Women’s Choice
Just like the collection these are from, these jeans feel like a “Summer of Love.” The wash reads as though they lived through endless beach days in a long and lean silhouette.
If you are a fan of a retro style, these are the ones to get that look. They have all the fit of the 505 in a wash that is just dark enough and faded at the knees, giving almost a 1950s vibe.
A vintage inspired style doesn’t always have to mean light and worn washes. These selvedge dark denim have an clean look that will bring out your inner Elvis.
Best Men’s Choice
If you are looking for a pair that feels authentic without feeling too retro, these are the ones. They are a versatile light wash that you would even be able to wear to the office.
It’s not just the LVC line that produces great washes for the 505. The Backbeat wash here is one that anyone would love and wear them to their hearts content.
This is the pair when you want to don the dad trend without, not into flat stone washes. We all need at least one pair of clean black denim, don’t we?
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