Levi's 511 - Biology
Levi Strauss & Co. has been innovating since the birth of the first pair of jeans on May 20th, 1873. One day the wife of a local laborer asked Jacob Davis, a tailor and one of Levi's loyal customers, to make a pair of pants for her husband that wouldn't fall apart. Jacob came up with the idea to put metal rivets at points of strain, like pocket corners and the base of the button fly. Davis collaborated with Levi and soon the first riveted clothing was made and sold. The first pair of 'jeans' were made from traditonal denim, a popular choice of fabric for men's workwear, and within a very short time the jean was a bona fide success.
In 1873, two visionary immigrants turned denim, thread and a little metal into what has become the most popular apparel on earth.
The 511 offers up a slim fit that sits below the waist, a slim fitting through the thighs and legs and a slightly tapered leg opening. These clean-lined jeans feature a mid rise, 5 pocket construction, copper rivets at vital stress points and a v-shaped yolk at the rear. The slim fitting provides a long lean look, perfect for the man who likes his jeans slim, but not skin tight.