LEVI'S 805 (BIG E) No.1

LEVI'S 805 is a low-rise tight-straight model, and some say that it was manufactured with the Japanese market as its main target. The one shown here is a dead stock one with a flasher, but it has already been washed and may have been sold in Japan.

Dead stock with flashers, but not rigid and one-washed.
You can see that the model is quite slender even in the flat photo.
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the hip size is extremely small.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_paper patch

paper patch

Indigo is on the paper patch because it has already been one-washed. The part number is printed "805 0217". On it, "100% COTTON", "MADE IN U.S.A." and "WPL 423" are printed in that order.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_flasher, guarantee ticket

flasher, guarantee ticket

The flasher and the guarantee ticket are fastened with a stapler, it is a BIG E model, but the flasher is written in big letters "small e". The words "PRE-SHRUNK" and "BUY YOUR EXACT SIZE" are printed in large letters on the flasher. A sticker printed "MADE IN U.S.A." and "Pre-Washed" is pasted on the guarantee ticket, which suggests that it was intended for Japan.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_back pocket

back pocket

Slightly longer back pocket, with well-defined arcuate stitching on each side for the BIG E era.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_arcuate stitch

arcuate stitch

Yellow stitching is used.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_red tab

red tab

It is a double-sided tab with an unequal V.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_bar tack

bar tack

Black bar tack.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_top button

top button

It is a copper-colored button of the 505 series, and because a magnet reacts, it seems to be made of copper-plated iron. Although not shown in the photo, the side of the top button is a parallel stitch.


Talon 42 is used.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_top button (back)

top button (back)

The engraving on the back of the button is "8". The stitching on the waist belt is a chain stitch.


It is made of copper-plated iron to attach a magnet.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

made of aluminum
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_coin pocket

coin pocket

The fabric of both the coin pocket and the other cloth is used horizontally. The back is stitched with chain stitch.


The stamp is blurred and stitched, which makes it difficult to read, but the part number "805 0217" and "26 33" can be read with certainty.
LEVI'S805(BIGE)_outseam, selvedge

outseam, selvedge

Side split of the one locked in yellow stitching. The hem is chain stitched with yellow stitching on both the top and bottom threads.


The outseam is stitched with a single stitch rather than a chain stitch.


The slub and nep feel is considerably less than BIG E's 501, and there are no flaws in the weave. The stabilization of quality must have been quite advanced.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W26/L33 27 33 9 11.5 9 33.5 7 42