Levi's 501 (Nov 1996)

This is a Levi's 501 made in November 1996 in El Paso, USA. While the 1980's atmosphere is retained, such as the slightly dull-colored fabric, there are some changes, such as changes to the rivet backing and the integration of the flasher and guarantee ticket.

The guarantee ticket is not seen, not because it is missing, but because it has been changed to one integrated with the flasher, as discussed below.
The long length makes it look quite slender, but the silhouette itself is almost unchanged from the 1980s.
Levi's501(1984.3)_paper patch

paper patch

"501xx" is printed on a paper patch in black. The tear-off tab is still attached.


Except for a slight change in font, there is no change from the 1984 copywrite, but the year of copyright acquisition has been updated to 1993.
Levi's501(1996.11)_guarantee ticket

guarantee ticket

A guarantee ticket is printed on the back of the flasher." Notation of "FOR OVER 140 YEARS". Previous guarantee tickets had a large design element, but the middle section of the ticket contains more specific and detailed information such as return/exchange information, and seems to be more like a product warranty description.
Levi's501(1996.11)_inner tag

inner tag

The surface is labeled for washing.
Levi's501(1996.11)_inner tag

inner tag

The number "524 1196" in the bottom row indicates that it was made at the El Paso factory (No.524) in November 1996.
Levi's501(1996.11)_back pocket

back pocket

The near-square shape and the depth of the arcuate stitching is the same as the 1984 one, but the arcuate has changed to a nicely arranged one.
Levi's501(1996.11)_red tab

red tab

Small E double-sided embroidery tabs." The letter "V" is an unequal "V".
Levi's501(1996.11)_bar tack

bar tack

White bar tacks.
Levi's501(1996.11)_top button

top button

Plated iron buttons with parallel stitching across the top button.
Levi's501(1996.11)_front button

front button

There are three numbers, not counting the top button.
Levi's501(1996.11)_fly button

fly button

Button that is not a foot long R with a pitter-patter between the letters. There is no change from the preceding and following.
Levi's501(1996.11)_top button (back)

top button (back)

"524" engraved. The top of the waist belt is chain stitched.


Copper-plated iron rivets
Levi's501(1996.11)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

The aluminum rivet backing was used from the XX period of the paper patch without galley, but it was changed to a copper-plated one in 1996.


Side split stitching with white thread on the lock sewing machine. The hem is single stitched, although it remains the original.


The color is dark blue but slightly dull, quite different from the 2001 one (bright blue), with fewer nips than the 1980's one. There is also some fluffiness.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W28/L36 28.5 40 11.5 14.5 11 36.5 7.5 45.5