Happy 501® Day!

The Number That Changed Everything

Every May, we celebrate the anniversary of our 501® Original with a series of events all over the world. Think music, parties and lots of denim, including a limited-edition collection (see below for more deets!). This month-long global party honors a true icon and what it means to be an individual. Join us, everyone’s invited to commemorate this denim legend.

“A memory of my first 501® experience would have to be, like, going in my dad’s closet and stealing like a huge, oversized denim jacket or like a pair of his 501®s.”

—Hailey Bieber


Fun fact: The first jean shorts ever invented were made just by cutting the legs off a pair of 501® Originals. With customization built into the DNA of all our 501® styles, it’s no wonder they’ve been adopted by every generation’s changemakers, risk takers, experimenters, thinkers and future legends. How will you make this forever-icon your own?


From function to fashion, people have been customizing their Levi’s® for more than 145 years. And everybody who lives in Levi’s® knows that over time, their denim becomes reflective of how they live their lives. Every sign of wear and tear represents a piece of the wearer’s story. Whether you’re creating something from scratch or customizing an existing pair of jeans, The Levi’s® Tailor Shop can help. Services like hemming, distressing and embroidery make it fun and easy to create your own look.



Ready for some Big Denim Energy? Next year marks a huge milestone for Levi’s® 501® Jeans: Our sesquicentennial bash, when we commemorate 150 years of the pair that started it all. Stay tuned for deets on our next-level festivities, collabs and so much more!