Levi’s 501 jeans are making a re-appearance; what goes around comes around.
I became partial to them in 1995 when I spent my first long period of time in Southern France. They were “the” jeans and I was in the mood to emulate everything I could about life in France, especially what French girls were wearing.
The 501’s were slightly cropped, just above or on the ankle, and I wore them with sweaters and lace up boots. The boots were thick soled but made of Prada style nylon and I thought they were the best things ever. Actually they were; I wish I had them now.
It was around the time Miuccia Prada was designing much in nylon; a wave of shoes, bags and jackets were the mode.
Back in those days, I was never one to miss a trend. The Levi’s went with everything and took me everywhere.
This season I am seeing Levi’s jeans, or similar styles with a higher waist and cropped leg, as the jean to wear.
As if we need any more jeans?
I can’t help it, I am very keen to start wearing this style again; blame it on my French nostalgia. It’s not too different to the boyfriends and girlfriends we talked about last year; a little higher in the waist and shorter in the leg.
This time around I am going to wear my Levi’s 501 style jeans with tees and jackets, flats and even a longer mid-length jacket.
The one regret, I wish I had kept my originals. xv
Levi’s 501: What Goes Around Comes Around
image jane birkin by mike daines