Levi's 505 (Nov 1985?)

The change of the age is felt, such as the tag with a barcode is attached, and rationalization is advanced, and the tag with a barcode is felt even if it crosses over to the detail, such as a flasher and a guaranty ticket being gathered into one sheet.

The side belt loops are positioned far back, and the paper patch position is also shifted to the back center.
Compared to the September 1981 505, there is not much difference in silhouette.
Levi's505(1985.11)_paper patch

paper patch

It is stamped "505-0217" above the CARE stamp like the 501 of the same era, but without the tear-off tag.
Levi's505(1985.11)_flasher, guarantee ticket

flasher, guarantee ticket

The flasher and the guaranty ticket have been lumped into one. The top of the guarantee ticket is "FOR OVER 130 YEARS" and the copyright year is 1966.


The tag attached to the back left. It has a barcode attached to it, which gives a sense of the changing times.
Levi's505(1985.11)_inner tag

inner tag

Washing instructions are given, but there is no mention of shrinkage, perhaps because this is a preshrunk model.
Levi's505(1985.11)_inner tag

inner tag

The number "115" in the last line suggests that it was made in November 1985." The number "552" indicates that it was made in factory 552.
Levi's505(1985.11)_back pocket

back pocket

Near-square-shaped back pocket. The angle of the arcuate stitch is shallow.
Levi's505(1985.11)_back pocket (back)

back pocket (back)

Same chain stitching as the 66chain model
Levi's505(1985.11)_red tab

red tab

It has a blank tab on it. Of course, it is not unique to 505, but it is unique to this individual.
Levi's505(1985.11)_bar tack

bar tack

White bar tacks
Levi's505(1985.11)_top button

top button

Copper-plated iron buttons


Imprinted with the "LEVI'S" of the bad wing logo
Levi's505(1985.11)_top button (back)

top button (back)

Engraved with "552".


It's no different than the rivets used in the 501.
Levi's505(1985.11)_rivet (back)

rivet (back)

Aluminum rivet backing
Levi's505(1985.11)_coin pocket

coin pocket

The fabric of both the coin pocket and the other cloth is used vertically. The back stitch is a chain stitch.


The outseam is a white lock sewn fabric with a side split. The hem is original, but single stitched.


The fabric which looks the same so that even individual difference is not felt even when compared with the one of 505 made in September 1981. This can be seen from the fact that denim was becoming more homogenized and stable.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
W27/L32 27.5 38.5 10.5 14 11 33 7 42.5