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Levi’s 501 cut on the Selvedge

I thought Levi’s had sold all their looms to the Japanese and so jeans cut on the selvedge were no longer available. Not so it seems with this reissue of a 1966 classic ‘redline’ 501. I thought I was going to have to revisit Ueno station in Tokyo to get some of these, and maybe I will as I recall seeing some with a 1944 cut there. Here’s the full spiel on Levi’s 501: