The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, January 15, 2018

Best Made Company — Levi's 501 Washed Selvedge Jeans

Authentic gets thrown around a lot these days but few truly warrant the designation like a pair of Levi's 501s. For those looking to winnow down their portfolio of blue jeans to just the essentials, 501s carry fresh appeal and iconic status.


So just to be clear -- this is $168 fort an old pair of Levi's? Am I missing something? You can also get T-shirts for $38 and plain "Japanese" style pants for over $200. My closet would be worth a fortune.

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"their portfolio of blue jeans ": gurgle! I prefer proper trousers, or shorts, or track suit bottoms. Why on earth would I wear jeans? Thinks: maybe it's time I replaced my kilt, though.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 15, 2018 3:35:34 PM

But are they shrink-to-fit? I have been wearing Levi 501 shrink-to-fits since high school. I recent years Levis has been marketing pre-shrunk 501s. Never paid close to 100 bucks for a pair. I have a nice collection of such jeans in various stages of wear.

Posted by: Greg | Jan 16, 2018 1:59:41 PM