Levi's Vintage Clothing 1976 Mirrored 501 Jeans


Known for their reproductions that stay true to the stitch, an interesting new project from Levi's Vintage Clothing is seen in the 1976 Mirrored 501 Jean. A cache of deadstock denim produced in the 70's - by a now retired loom, was found at Cone Mills; it was discovered that the denim was actually left-hand twill. By virtue of being opposite to the historical standard right-hand twill used throughout all Levi's jeans, the idea of reversing every single detail was born. Meant to look exactly like a regular pair of Levi's in the mirror, painstaking effort is made in creating new metal molds for rivets along with reverse embroidery and print labels for the release. Left-hand twill is also said to be softer than its right-handed counter part, which may lead to some unique wear-and-tear and fading. A total of only 501 pairs were made in this very special make-up, available now at Levi's and select LVC stockists.