Levi's 501-01 (00501-01 XX17)

 "00501-01" is a product manufactured in 2003 as a Japanese project of Levi's, XX17 denim was used for the regular line aimed at a vintage-like fabric while being woven on an innovative loom. The silhouette is a classic fit that inherits the silhouette of the red ear era. The sewing is made in the Philippines. In the booklet accompanying the product, the XX17 denim is described as follows

XX17 denim is a special denim that has been discovered in the Corn Mills archives and is a faithful reproduction of the yarn making and weaving methods used in 1917 using the latest technology. (*The thing at that time was a power loom with narrow width red ears, but in XX17 denim, it corresponds with the latest innovation loom without wide ears.)
The warp yarn that makes up the XX17 denim is made from a mix of four different yarns, and the weft yarn is also made from Amsler Ring Spun, a special uneven yarn from Corn Mills.
The weight of the XX17 denim itself is also linked to Levi's history of starting with 9oz, rather than the 14oz that we have today, with a slightly lighter denim of 11.75oz at the unwashed stage and 13oz after washing. This is a special denim that is light and very easy to wear, and the history and tradition of Cone Mills and Levi's has been condensed into one.

The flasher hasn't changed from the 90's one and it doesn't come with a guarantee ticket.
It tapers straight from the thigh to the hem.
Levi's501(00501-01)_paper patch

paper patch

This is a Japanese standard, but the paper patch has a tear-off tab.


The design of the flasher remains the same. Also written in the middle is a size guide.


This is a Japanese specification tag with the item number, size, etc. written on it. On the back, there is also a notation that it was made in the Philippines.


A leaflet with an introduction to the XX17 denim used is included.


XX17 Denim Description. I don't think there's ever been a regular Levi's denim in the past that described the fabric in such detail.


On the back of the leaflet, 501 and laundry instructions.


Again, the use of XX17 denim is advocated here.
Levi's501(00501-01)_inner tag

inner tag

Laundry tag in Japanese. The country of production is the Philippines.
Levi's501(00501-01)_inner tag

inner tag

The back of the laundry tag. The item number, size, etc. are listed. I wonder if the bottom "0705" represents the date of production.
Levi's501(00501-01)_back pocket

back pocket

Near-square back pocket. The arcuate is even and slightly deep on the left and right.
Levi's501(00501-01)_back pocket (back)

back pocket (back)

Chain stitching has been going on since 66chain model.
Levi's501(00501-01)_red tab

red tab

Small "E" double-sided embroidered tabs." The "v" is an unequal v.
Levi's501(00501-01)belt loop

belt loop

Normal slender belt loops.
Levi's501(00501-01)bar tack

bar tack

White stitched bar tacks.
Levi's501(00501-01)_top button

top button

Plated iron buttons, with parallel stitching across the top button.
Levi's501(00501-01)_front button

front button

Excluding the top button, the number is four.
Levi's501(00501-01)_fly button

fly button

A button with a pitter-patter between the letters.
Levi's501(00501-01)_top button (back)

top button (back)

"359" engraved. Above the waist belt is a chain stitch rather than a single stitch.


Copper-plated iron rivets
Levi's501(00501-01)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

The copper-plated ones are used instead of aluminum.


It has been treated with a rock sewing machine with white thread and then sewn with a side split. Single stitching at the hem.


As with the regulars, it is with a bar tack.
Levi's501(00501-01)_coin pocket

coin pocket

Coin pockets are used vertically and the other cloth is used horizontally. The back is chain stitched.


Maybe it's heavily dyed, but at first glance, it's black like black jeans and doesn't seem as lush. The surface is relatively flat and appears to have fine twists, but the use of uneven yarns can be seen in the condition of the rigid.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W31/L36 32 42 12 15 12 36 8.5 47