The story of the Levi’s® 501® is not just about enduring style. It’s also about sustainability, durability, and timelessness. It’s a throwback to the days when things were built to last, and only get better with time.
The 501® has been right there throughout history, outfitting everyone from civil rights activists to movie stars, and is still the chosen uniform of today’s leaders ushering us into a new era.
To celebrate 501® Day, we’ve partnered with Streething to commemorate our iconic blue jean by highlighting the stories and styles of three Singaporean personalities, who each have their own emotional connection with the 501® jean.
Fahmy Ishak, co-founder of FIN Crafted Goods Co., is a craftsman who specialises in repairing and upcycling garments. The tailor shop also produces its own line of bags and aprons in a sustainable way. Fahmy’s introduction to the 501® began when he was a teenager and that helped spark his journey into the world of denim.
“TO ME, 501® IS ALWAYS THE ORIGINAL.”
- FAHMY ISHAK
You can’t deny the enduring passion of a denimhead. Kevin has been collecting Levi’s® for over 20 years, and has even made his own denim pilgrimage to San Francisco to visit Levi’s® Plaza and The Vault Museum.
“THE 501® HAS MANY CONNECTIONS TO MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. IT’S ALWAYS AS ORIGINAL AS THE PERSON WEARING IT.”
Delvin Teo is a talented 24-year-old creative. Besides being the Co-Creative Director of fashion collective Youths In Balaclava, he’s also the founder of his own clothing label The Rollers Parlour. Each unique vintage find he collects is important, as its history and story is valuable. Paired with his passion for Levi’s®, the 501® harmonizes with his creativity and original style.
“I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY PIECES ARE CREATED OR MADE A CERTAIN WAY—JUST LIKE MY 501®S.”
- DELVIN TEO
Want more? See how modern originals Naomi Osaka, Hailey Bieber, Jaden Smith and more put their own unique spin on the classic Levi’s® 501®.
Denim is highly personal — what story do your 501® jeans tell? Show us how you #LiveInLevis and tag us @levis_singapore on Instagram.
Photography by Streething
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