You might already own a pair (or two or three) of Levi's iconic 501 jeans. But how much do you really know about the staple's storied past? The brand has created a fascinating documentary series called The 501 Jean: Stories of an Original, which chronicles the jeans' rise in popularity from the 1940s to the present day. Everyone from Erin Wasson to Steven Alan make cameos in the film, and it's full of fascinating tidbits that explain the 501s' cultural, technological, and historical context.
Hit play on the video above to learn about the fascinating history behind Levi's 501 jeans, and then shop Levi's jeans for yourself!
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