As a product, the first impressions have changed drastically, with the flasher redesigned from a 501 back in the '90s and no guarantee ticket attached.
Straight without being too tapered and falling straight.
Paper patch with tear-off tabs, carrying on the 501 vibe from the 90s.
Redesigned flasher. However, there are no major changes in the description, such as sizing information, red tabs, and bar tacks on the back pockets.
This is a Japanese specification tag with the item number, size, etc. written on it.
It is accompanied by a leaflet explaining the black seed cotton.
A tag with the catchphrase of the time.
501 inside tag attached to the back of the waist belt. It was attached to all kinds of 501s at the time.
Laundry tag in Japanese. The country of production is the United States.
The back of the laundry tag. The item number, size, etc. are listed. I wonder if the bottom "0109" represents the date of production.
The 501's back pocket is more like a square or rectangle, depending on the era, but this model has a narrower shape the further down it goes.
back pocket (back)
Chain stitching. There is no awareness of the near-vintage specifications here.
Small "E" double-sided embroidered tabs.
It's a bit thicker, and some yellow stitching is used, which shows the vintage consciousness.
Yellow Stitched bar tack
Plated iron buttons, parallel stitching rather than V-stitching on the side of the top button.
Excluding the top button, the number is three.
A button with a pitter-patter between the letters.
top button (back)
"3825" engraved. Above the waist belt is a chain stitch rather than a single stitch.
Copper-plated iron rivets
Up until the 1990s, they were made of aluminum, but here, copper-plated ones are used.
It has been stitched with a lock sewing machine by Orange Stitch and treated with a side split. Also, the hem has been treated with a single stitch, although it remains original.
This is a very strong dyed fabric with a lot of eyes. It feels flat to the touch and doesn't have the coarseness of a Japanese replica fabric. Also, the redness is already strong from the time of the rigid state.