Patched, shredded, cropped or tapered; over the years, you've made the 501® Jean your own. WE TOOK THE 501® CT AND CRAFTED THE PERFECT TAPERED FIT.
HOW TO WEAR | FOR HIM

DOWN-SIZED

Wear it 1 to 2 sizes smaller for a slim, modern fit.

TRUE-TO-SIZE

Wear your actual size for a classic, regular fit.

UP-SIZED

Wear it 1 to 2 sizes larger for a more re

SHOP MEN'S 501® CT JEANS
HOW TO WEAR | FOR HER

DOWN-SIZED

Wear it 1 to 2 sizes smaller for a slim, modern fit.

TRUE-TO-SIZE

Wear your actual size for a classic, regular fit.

UP-SIZED

Wear it 1 to 2 sizes larger for a more re

SHOP WOMEN'S 501® CT JEANS
INSPIRATION
Levi's® Chief Product Officer, Karyn Hillman, and SVP of Global Design, Jonathan Cheung, tell us what inspired the 501® CT, and why they're excited to wear
Karyn Hillman
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
"The great thing about the CT is, like the 501®, you can wear it many different ways. I love wearing mine slouchy and relaxed, sitting low on my hips with a cuff at the ankle. I almost always wear them with a great boot or heels."
- KARYN HILLMAN, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
"After hemming, tapering the leg of 501® Jeans is the most requested alteration in Levi's® stores and tailor shops around the world, so we decided to do it for you, creating the 501® CT and the perfect custom taper."
- Jonathan Cheung, SVP of global design
JONATHAN CHEUNG
SVP of global design
Let Levi's® Style Director Kaede Matsumoto
show you how to wear the 501® CT.

Wear them higher on the waist
to make legs look longer.

Roll them to show
some ankle and pair
with a feminine heel.

For a timeless
everyday look, pair
a dark wash 501® CT
with your favorite
white shirt.

Cuff them to accentuate
the taper.

ANATOMY
HISTORY
the 501® jean has been around for 140 years. It has a few stories to tell.

1873

Originally made for the
working men of the West:
miners, cowboys, ranchers.

1886

Levi's® Two Horse® leather
patch debuted in 1886
SHOwING the strength
of our jeans.

1880s

The 501® Jean was originally
called XX—name of top line
denim from the Amoskeag Mill
in Manchester, New Hampshire.

1890

Lot number 501® was added
to OUR jeans in 1890.

1898

IN 1898, a dozen 501® Jeans
would set you back $8.50.

1936

The Red Tab was introduced in
1936 to distinguish Levi's® from
other jeans.

1999

Named "Clothing Item of
the Century"
by Time in 1999.

1950

In the '50s, 501® Jeans became
synonymous with youthful
rebellion, and were even banned
in some schools.

2015

Levi's® 501® CT is
introduced to the world.

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