Levi's XX 1966 501® (Rigid)



The 1966 501® style (bar tack instead of rivets, big “E” Red Tab) only existed from 1966 to 1971. When the back pocket rivets were covered in 1937, everyone thought that would solve the furniture-scratching problem. But after a few years of hard wear they just wore right through the denim. By 1966 technology caught up with history and it was possible to bar tack the pockets so they were as sturdy as riveted pockets.

-Rounded top block with tapered leg
-US Made 12 oz. Cone Mills selvedge denim
-Shrink to fit
-Button fly
-Bar tacks replaced hidden rivets on back pockets
-Leather like paper patch
-Made in USA

Fit tip: Upon washing, rigid denim will shrink up to 3" in length and 2" at the waist. For sizing questions, please contact