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Style 501

1990 (made)
Place of origin

Pair of blue denim jeans. Distressed.

Object details

Object type
TitleStyle 501 (series title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Pair of denim jeans 'Style 501', made by Levi Strauss & Co., United States, 1990
Physical description
Pair of blue denim jeans. Distressed.
  • Waist circumference: 30in
  • Leg length: 34in
  • Weight: 1.54kg
Weighed together with T427-1985.
Production typeReady to wear
Gallery label
LEVIS RED TAG 501 JEANS Levi Strauss,. USA Distressed blue cotton denim 1990 Although originally designed in 1850, Levi 501 button jeans have enjoyed a revival in the 1980s due to consumer demand and the marketing efforts of the manufacturer. The quintessentially American garment, blue jeans, have since the early 1950s become alternatively and sometimes simultaneously a symbol of youthful rebellion, political protest and above all, a fashion statement. Given by Levi Strauss & Co T.205-1990(1990)
Credit line
Given by the manufacturer
Object history
Registered File number 1990/743.
Accession number

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Record createdAugust 5, 2008
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