These jeans here are pretty special. They’re the 1976 501 Mirrored Jeans from Levi’s Vintage Clothing, and as the name suggests, they’re what a pair of classic 501 jeans would look like if you held them up to a mirror. Yep… everything from the red tab to the buttons on the fly have been flipped to create the ultimate in parallel universe legwear.
The story goes that Levi’s were trying to make their ’70s 501s from real deadstock Cone Mills denim from the 70s, but when the denim arrived it was left hand twill instead of the right hand twill that Levi’s usually use. Instead of returning it, they decided to make these beauties out of it. In the end they liked the result so much they made Cone Mills send them more of the left-handed wonder denim.
There’s only 501 pairs of these in the world, so if you’re after them, don’t hang about.
The Levi's Vintage Clothing 1976 501 Mirrored Jeans are available right now.
Get them here.
Or read a bit more about them in our interview with LVC designer Paul O'Neill here.