Levi's 505 (Sep, 1981)

A pre-schrunk zippered version of the levi's 505, made in September 1981. The same models made in November 1985 and November 1987 are slightly different from these models in terms of design of flasher and specifications of sewing. This one has some of the older specifications such as the single stitching on the back of the coin pocket and the "16" engraving on the 501.

The paper patch has been shifted slightly near the center of the book to the extent that the tear-off tag is attached.
It's slender compared to the 501, and you can see that it tapers in a straight line from the crotch.
The waist belt and yoke are made of vertical fabric, which is one of the differences from the 501.
Levi's505(1981.9)_paper patch

paper patch

It is CARE stamped and has a tear-off tag.


The design is a continuation of the traditional Levi's flasher ones. The year of copyright acquisition is 1978.
Levi's505(1981.9)_guarantee ticket

guarantee ticketト

The top one is "FOR OVER 130 YEARS". The copyright year for the guaranty ticket is still 1966.
Levi's505(1981.9)_inner tag

inner tag

A shrinkage of 3% is stated.
Levi's505(1981.9)_inner tag

inner tag

The numbers "09 1 5" suggest that it was made in September 1981." The number "5" does not match the number on the back of the top button.

back pocket

Near-square-shaped back pocket. It has quite a bit of arcuate stitching on the bottom.
Levi's505(1981.9)_back pocket (back)

back pocket (back)

It is stitched with a chain stitch, just like the 501 from the 66shain model year onwards.
Levi's505(1981.9)_red tab

red tab

Small e double-sided tabs, even "V". This is an embroidered tab, while other products from the same time period tend to be printed tabs.
Levi's505(1981.9)_top button

top button

Copper-plated iron buttons. Parallel stitching on the side of the top button.


Talon 42 has been used.
Levi's505(1981.9)_top button (back)

top button (back)

It's stamped "650."


Copper-plated iron rivets
Levi's505(1981.9)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

made of aluminum


Side split stitching over orange thread lock. The hem is chain stitched and quite a bit off at the seams.


It's rigid, but you can tell it's one step lighter in color than the previous ones. This is a very neat fabric with no slubbing or napping.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W27/L29 28.5 39.5 11 15 11 28.5 7.5 39