Levi jeans are still one of the most popular denim brands in the world. With a heritage of over 100 years, most jean lovers know that Levi really do know how to make a great pair of jeans.
The original 501 jeans were the first ever pair of blue jeans that Levi designed, and since then have gone on to remain one of the most popular selling models for the American brand for both men and women.
As vintage clothing pro’s, here at Pepper Tree Vintage Clothing, we know that a classic pair of vintage Levi 501’s are being hunted down constantly by astute, budget savvy fashion shoppers. For this reason, we ourselves are always on the hunt for more options, to provide our lovely customers with the best quality vintage 501 options on the market.
But once you’ve got hold of your beloved Levi 501 jeans, what do you style with them?
We’ve thought we’d put together our little guide on how best to style vintage Levi 501’s for both guys and girls, so you can make the very best of your new favourite pair of jeans.
Whether you opt for ripped, dark-wash or faded, the guys 501 shape is the original Levi design for men. Classically cool, it has a fly-button design, waist fit and straight leg. The regular fit through the thigh means it’s neither too tight or too loose, allowing for a comfortable, yet stylish finish. The 501 CT differs slightly as this shape is a more tapered lower leg, perfect for a slimmer calf or guys who prefer a slightly closer, but not skinny, fit.
This classic jean works ideally with classic styling. Pair your 501’s with a Levi denim jacket and even triple up on the denim with a fully-buttoned soft denim shirt beneath (if that’s too much denim for you, opt for a plaid version of the shirt instead). With jeans rolled slightly at the ankle, finish the look off with a Chelsea or lace-up ankle boot in tan or brown.
The 501 Original fit for women from Levi is their classic straight leg shape. Right on trend now, as skinny jeans fade into the background of fashion styling, the 501 Levi’s are a mid-rise waist with a super relaxed fit through the thigh and a straight lower leg. Like with the men’s, the 501 CT fit is simply slightly more tapered at the lower leg, for a more fitted, yet certainly not tight shape.
This shape jean makes life really easy for you. With the right outfit, you can create a look that takes you from work to dinner with just a quick shoe change. Pair your 501’s with a simple or logo, relaxed fit tee, tucked neatly in at the waist and layer with the gold chain jewellery. Pair this with a tailored black or deep grey blazer that hugs perfectly at the waist to give you a feminine shape. During the day, style this look with vintage Vans, switching them out for on-trend heeled mules for a fancy dinner or date night.
Levi 501’s are your everyday go-to jean. So, update your wardrobe this season and find yourself the perfect pair of vintage jeans at Pepper Tree and ensure your styling is as on point as your brand new favourite pair of jeans.