Levi's 517 (Saddleman Boot Jeans, Feb 1980)

The 517 is a typical Levi's Bootcut model, made in February 1980 and, speaking of 501s, during the 66chain to redline.

In addition to the flasher, the car comes with a guaranty ticket despite being an orange tab.
It flares out in a straight line from slightly above the knee.
Levi's517_paper patch

paper patch

Brown printed paper patch with tear-off tag. The exact part number is 20517-0217.


Flasher with rodeo illustrations, a design familiar to the 517.
Levi's517_guarantee ticket

guarantee ticket

"FOR OVER 125 YEARS" and a guarantee ticket for the same pre-schunk model as the 505.
Levi's517_inner tag

inner tag

There is an indication about the selection. As for the shrinkage rate, it says 3%.
Levi's517_inner tag

inner tag

"2 80 8" indicates that it was manufactured at Plant #8 in February 1980.
Levi's517_back pocket

back pocket

Slightly vertical and shallow arcuate stitching on the back pocket.
Levi's517_orange tab

orange tab

Small E's double-sided print tabs." The letter "V" is uneven on the left and right.
Levi's517_top button

top button

It's no different than the one used for the 505, etc. Parallel stitching in navy, the same color as the fabric, next to the top button.


Talon 42 is being used.
Levi's517_top button (back)

top button (back)

The back of the button is engraved with the number "8".


It's an orange tab but riveted. There is only one rivet reinforcement in the coin pocket.
Levi's517_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

Aluminum rivet backing.
Levi's517_bar tack

bar tack

White bar tack


It has been cleaned up with a lock sewing machine. Chain stitching at the hem.


It's a light-colored fabric with little to no slabbiness.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W28/L30 28.5 37 11 14.4 10 30.5 9.5 40.5