I styled streetwear and sneakers with what should be every man’s (and woman’s) wardrobe staple – the classic Levi’s 501 Jeans. This is how it held up.
Let me know in the comments what you make of the styles. I’d be interested to know your opinion.
May 20th 2017, marks the 144th birthday of the blue jeans. Introduced back in 1873, the Levi’s 501 jeans have stood the test of time. It has become synonymous with the term “make it your own” with people ripping, stitching on patches and altering the fit to their preferences. For the longest duration, the silhouette remained untouched till they introduced a mildly tapered version called the 501 CT back in 2014. And then this year, in 2017, they gave the 501 what people thought would never be possible – a skinny fit.
Levi’s India kicked off the launch with a campaign of the 501 Skinny worn differently across the country. From Bangalore to Bombay, Delhi to Calcutta. When I shot for the Bangalore edition, I teamed the 501 Skinny with a HUF tee and an adidas Originals X Bedwin and The Heartbreakers NMD.
Because streetwear is an integral part of my style, I decided to do an entire piece on how the Levi’s 501 blended in with the subculture. The results are here for you to see.
PS: This is not a sponsored post.
Look 1 : Oversized Tee, Skinny Denims, White Socks and White Sneakers
For this look I threw on an oversized tee with the Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans and some summer friendly kicks.
Look 2 : Printed Tee, Skinny Denims, Mid-Top Sneakers
This was something I was frankly experimenting with. A fitted tee (note, I am not fit) with the Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans and a pair of skate shoes which I was wearing for the first time.
I personally feel, I should have worn either a size down on the jeans or a different pair of kicks. Or just should have cuffed it differently.
Tee – Supreme
Sneakers – Nike SB X Black Sheep Dunk High Pro
Watch – G Shock
Look 3 : An all Black and Red ensemble
The third look, is my regular go-to. A basic black tee with black 501 CT denims and my favourite pair of iconic basketball kicks.
My verdict: In a world of jogger wearing non-athletes, I think the Levi’s 501 holds up pretty strong. Although I personally feel they team best with basketball silhouettes like the Jordan 1 Retro. For runner silhouettes you’d perhaps prefer the 519 which is extra skinny. Of course, you’d need drumsticks for legs, unlike the friggin thunder thighs I am endowed with!
May 20th is #501Day. Show us how you style the Levi’s 501 by posting your looks on Instagram and tagging @levis_in.