The Uniform of Progress Since 1873: The 501 Jean

Today marks the 140th anniversary of the invention of an American icon: the original 501® jean. Over the many years since its creation, the 501® has been defined by the people who wear it. From old to young, and from punk to prep, the 501® is one of the most democratic fashion items ever created.

This film highlights the major evolutions in design of the 501® and its influence on culture throughout the decades.

View the global gallery of 501 style to see how fans around the world are interpreting the jean.

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