1966 501 Jeans at Levi's in Daytona Beach, FL | Tuggl

1966 501 Jeans

from Levi's, Daytona Beach

1100 Cornerstone Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 | (386) 274-6195
The Levi's® Vintage Clothing 1966 501® Jean represents a key chapter in the 501® story. This customized version is extra tapered through the thigh and ankle. The original garment's story began with a common issue among wearers, regarding the jean's construction: when they sat down, the back pocket rivets often scratched their furniture. In 1937, Levi Strauss & Co. added a denim covering over the rivets, and everyone assumed this would solve the problem. But those rivets were tougher than they looked—after a few years of hard wear, they broke right through the denim, scratching up surfaces again. By 1966, technology had caught up with history, and the back pocket rivets could be replaced with bar tack stitches. This small change had a big impact; it solved the decades-long scratching problem, while maintaining the jean's renowned durability. This particular 501® style—with bar tacks and the big
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