Levi's 501 (66 single, Oct 1975)

This is a 501 made in October 1975 with a small e red tab, and is one of the early to mid among 66single models. It is dead stock, but the flasher and guaranty ticket are missing. The impression of the fabric is different from the previous Big E model, and even when glued on, the color is slightly lighter and more bluish. On this one, the back of the top button is engraved with number 2 instead of number 6, which occupies many 66 models. And the sewing factory is different, but there is no specification difference between this one and the one engraved with number 6.

Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_front
The 501 after the BIG E is supposed to be slightly tapered, but this one looks like a straight and straight without heart.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_back
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_paper patch

paper patch

CARE stamped, tear-off ticket paper patch
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_inner tag

inner tag

Size and washing instructions are listed. It is also stated that the shrinkage is 8%.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_inner tag

inner tag

The notation "10 5 2" indicates that it was made at the factory on October 2, 1975.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_back pocket

back pocket

The back pocket is slightly longer than the BIG E. The arcuate stitching is orange with even sides and a slightly shallow angle.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_back pocket (back)

back pocket (back)

Single stitching behind the back pocket. The red tab is a small "e", which is how the early 66 models are identified.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_red tab

red tab

Small "e" red tabs on both sides, "V" is an uneven V with different thicknesses on the left and right.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_bar tack

bar tack

The color of the bar tack is black in most of the pre-redline models, but this is an unusual white bar tack.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_top button

top button

Plated iron buttons. Parallel stitching on the side of the button. There is a small poke in between the engraved letters on the button.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_front button

front button

There are three fly buttons.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_フライボタン

fly button

The line to the left of the "R" is short, not the so-called foot-long R. As with the top button, there are small pebbles between the engraved letters.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_top button (back)

top button (back)

The engraving on the back of the button is "2" as it was on the inner tag. The stitching on the waist belt is a chain stitch.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_rivet


Copper-plated iron rivets
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

Aluminum rivet backing
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_coin pocket

coin pocket

The fabric of the coin pocket is used vertically and the fabric of the other side is used horizontally, and if you put it on, you will get wrinkles like INAZUMA in the coin pocket. The back of the coin pocket has a chain stitching.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_crotch


Superimposed U-stitching with inseam cannibalization at the crotch.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_outseam, selvedge

outseam, selvedge

The red lines have faded and become pink, but there is also a layered blue thread in the selvedge, which at first glance makes them blue selvedge. Blue selvedges seem to be a rare occurrence on the 66 model.
Levi's501(66 single,1975 Oct)_fabric


Both the slab and nep feel are not so strong. I don't feel much of a difference compared to the BIG E waist chain.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W27/L32 28.5 40 11 14.5 4.5 31.5 8 41