Levi's® Made in Japan

Levi's® 1917 Homer Campbell 501® Jeans

Sale price is €895.00
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Levi's® Made in Japan

Levi's® 1917 Homer Campbell 501® Jeans

Sale price is €895.00
Sold Out
Colour:  Medium Indigo - Blue
No Stretch (0%)

In 1920, Arizona miner Homer Campbell tested Levi’s® guarantee, “A New Pair Free if They Rip,” and returned his much-worn and patched 501® jeans. He never dreamed they’d become a symbol of Levi Strauss & Co.’s legacy—embodying a century of history and becoming one of the longest-preserved garments in our Archives.

Homer wore his jeans six days a week for three years, customizing them to suit his needs: stitching up the cuffs, padding the front legs, adding a tool pocket on the right back thigh, replacing lost buttons and threading rope through the top buttonhole. When he bought them, the jeans weighed about a pound and a half. When he returned them, they weighed close to six pounds. Our 1917 Homer Campbell 501® jeans are a stitch-for-stitch reproduction that sit high on the waist with a boxy, straight-leg fit. Homer’s unique fixes are all meticulously replicated. Packaged in an antique-style parcel postmarked from Arizona and dated 1920, they’re presented as if you’re receiving them from Homer himself, including a copy of his original letter to Levi Strauss & Co. This is a limited-edition piece: Only 250 pieces were made worldwide.

  • A stitch-for-stitch reproduction of Homer Campbell’s 501® jeans
  • Sits high on your waist with a boxy, straight-leg fit
  • Features two back pockets with exposed rivets​ and a center-back cinch ​
  • With pre-existing and replaced suspender buttons​
  • Finished with single-needle arcuate stitching
  • These durable selvedge jeans were woven on a traditional narrow-width shuttle loom—making them highly covetable. Roll up the cuff to show off the selvedge ID.
  • This is a limited-edition piece: Only 250 pieces were made worldwide
How it Fits
  • Straight fit
  • At waist
Composition & Care
  • 100% cotton (organic)
  • Denim
  • No Stretch (0%)
  • Button fly
  • Country of origin Japan
Sustainability
Getting dressed shouldn’t feel like a moral dilemma. Our high sustainability standards reduce our impact on the planet, better the lives of apparel workers and make it easy for you to look good with a clean conscience. We share our sustainability insights across the apparel industry, simply because it’s the right thing to do.
Getting dressed shouldn’t feel like a moral dilemma. Our high sustainability standards reduce our impact on the planet, better the lives of apparel workers and make it easy for you to look good with a clean conscience. We share our sustainability insights across the apparel industry, simply because it’s the right thing to do.