J. Crew Brings Back Levi's 501s

J. Crew partners with Levi Strauss & Co.

100 year-old Levi's found in 2008. They subsequently sold on ebay for $36,000.

J. Crew's men's designers have partnered with Levi Strauss & Co. to bring back the must-have jeans of the Nineties (both the 1890's and the 1990's, actually), the classic 501.

The once-ubiquitous red tags sat a bit lower than the 512s, which were also popular, and was the original "boyfriend" jean. One might open People Magazine to see Sarah Jessica Parker lounging in Matthew Broderick's jeans, permed hair perfectly splayed across a peach-pink satin Shabby Chic pillow. In the Sixties, my mother soaked in the bath tub in hers to shrink them to fit. I remember the water turning very blue, as well as her legs.

The J. Crew issue retail for $98 to $158, but we understand they can be had at the Domain location right now for $20. There are five washes shown online, three very dark (salt washed?), and two slightly distressed. Get there while they last!

J. Crew Levi's 501s in indigo wash

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