Levi's 501 Original Straight Jeans, One Wash

Product information

The ones that started it all, Levi's 501 Original Fit Jeans are the ultimate icon of American culture.

Crafted from non-stretch mid-weight cotton denim in a regular fit that's straight through the hip with a slightly tapered leg opening, their mid rise cut sits below the natural waist with a tilted waistband that pitches toward the front.

Finished with a deep rinse, this pair's classic five-pocket silhouette sports a signature button-fly and 17" leg opening.

Less Laundering

It’s best to wash denim as little as possible in order to prevent shrinking and fading. Delay washing your new jeans as long as you can, instead hanging them out on the washing line to air. When they are ready for a freshening up, turn jeans inside-out and wash separately in cold water and line dry, if possible.

Model wears: size 32R

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Brand Jeans Style
501 Original
Denim Wash
Eligible for International Delivery
Jeans Fit
100% cotton
Rise Information Low: Sits on the hips roughly 2" or more below the naval & should measure 7.5" or less, Medium: Perching on the hip bone just below the naval, a mid-rise should measure 8" to 9", High: Will sit at or above the naval & is likely to be 9.5" or more
Washing Instructions
Machine washable

Brand Story

Established in 1853 in the United States by enterprising Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss, Levi’s is the original jeans brand, pioneering the use of rivets in trousers to create the world’s first jeans.

With a rich heritage and an association with the rugged character of the American mid-west, Levi’s continues to produce iconic and classic jeans that are both timeless and effortlessly cool.


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant jeans My husband loved his old pair so when the knees finally started to wear through on those there was no hesitation in getting the same again. Classic Levi straight sit jeans are a good colour which does not fade quickly, is durable and strong material and fasteners, they are comfortable and true to size. they last so much better than other jeans and keep looking good, so well worth paying slightly more for! 12 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Levi 501 Great jeans!, fit well. Good delivery from John Lewis. 07 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Levi 501's Excellent! Excellent delivery good packing! These jeans are well made and a good fit. I have always had 501's and they fit and wear well. The 32" waist and short, meaning and inside leg of 30" are as ever "spot on" Would certainly recommend these jeans and the suplier John lewis 14 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best jeans Very pleased with the 501's as they were price matched. 21 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeans that fit Finding jeans that are actually the correct size as stated seems to be a problem. So a 34x32 great fit was a pleasant surprise - and Levis keep their shape! 29 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 501s Good pair of jeans but denim is not as good quality as in the past. 09 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Smart jeans The as are a great fit for my son but the length varied by 2inches on the same sized pairs. 34/30 This is something I've noticed before with Levi's so you do need to check. 27 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Levi athan A giant of a Jean at a great price, what more do you need? 19 May 2015
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