According to Levi’s, the 505 was the de facto jeans of rock music culture throughout the course of the 70s. So much so that all four members of the Ramones actually wore 505s in the cover of their eponymous debut album. And while the classic cut has, pretty much, fallen out of favor in recent years, Levi’s thinks it just may find a new lease on life with this 505c update.
A revised version of the classic 505 (which was first released alongside the Type III Trucker Jacket), the jeans take the original and customizes it to deliver a more contemporary fit. No more looking like you’re wearing hand-me-downs from your grandpa’s steamer trunk, since the new fit should wear well with most any modern garment you have hanging in the closet.
The Levi’s 505c comes with a slim fit through the seat and thigh, while wearing it straight down on the legs. It has a 10.75-inch rise, which puts it comfortably closer to the hips, compared to the waist-level high-rise original, allowing it to cater to more modern styles. And, yes, they look absolutely killer, allowing you to pull off a classic ‘77 punk rock look with aplomb. Simply put, it’s a nice pair to have waiting in the closet when you finally accept that the skinny jeans trend you’ve fully embraced deserves to be laid to rest.
Available in five colors (four named after the original Ramones members and one for Elvis), the Levi’s 505c is priced at $98.