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Claire's Levi's 501® Interpretation - The boyfriend look

I've been wearing jeans for as long as I can remember, and I love everything about it! I'm sure many of you share the same sentiments.

The fabric, the ease of mixing and matching, the colours, right down to the uniform sewing, I love them all, especially when they fade or form new designs with wear (eg, holes).

I remember the first time I begged my parents to buy me my first pair of Levi's jeans. They complained that it was really expensive ($150 vs cheap brandless ones for $20), but when they saw me in them, they recognised the quality and how great the fit was, and bought it for me :) Woohoo!

Having some fun picking jeans ;)

Please understand that it's tough for me to buy jeans and pants. I can't even buy them online because 99% of the time, they don't fit. It's either the hip fits but the rear doesn't, or the other way round. Sigh.

Until I stumbled upon Levi's®.

Recently, in conjunction with their 140 years of iconic jeans, Levi's launched a 501® style interpretation contest where participants all over the world brought their own unique style to the 501®.

Singapore had their own share of entries, and my favourite has got to be Rosalyn Lee's tie dyed black 501® jeans. Her come hither bold pose, edgy look, and wedge heels are such an inspiration!

Picture credits to Levi's 501® Interpretation

It's such a shame that Singapore outlets do not carry 501® female wear though. They're available in other countries if you're travelling soon!

The Levi's® experience

I checked out one of the Levi's stores in Singapore and was attracted to the neat, homely environment! Staff greeted me as I walked in, didn't fuss over me unnecessarily, and were helpful when I needed assistance. They even took the initiative to recommend their latest collections when they saw I was attracted to similar items!

Impressed already, and I hadn't even tried anything on yet!

Super excited with the variety of bags, belts, caps, shoes, slippers and more at the accessories section!

My interpretation

Due to the fact that the female 501 collection wasn't available in Singapore, I planned to have a friend model the jeans for me instead. There I was sulking in a corner, thinking about all the ladies in Singapore who, like me, had to contend with a no-501® range, until it hit me. Who said we couldn't?!

No more observing, I had to find out for myself if it's everything people say it to be and experience it for myself first-hand!

I jumped up, went to the 501® jeans section and asked the staff for their smallest 501® size. Was about to point to a light blue denim jeans on the rack until I saw the new non-denim pants in true chino, chalk blue and mineral red. I knew I just had to try them on, and guess what?? I managed to fit into their smallest size, size 28!! (Now you know my hip size urgh)

After I tried them on, I realised why the men love their 501® jeans. They're so comfortable!! And now, they're officially versatile too :p

One of the first things you'll notice about a pair of 501® jeans is their eye-catching and distinct label. If you look at the label in greater detail, you'll notice the two-horse leather design. That was added in 1886 (more than 120 years ago!!) and demonstrates the incredible strength of Levi's® clothing, because two horses – each pulling in the opposite direction on the same pair of jeans, can't tear them apart.

The 1887 trademark, notice the similarity til today!
Photo credits to: Levi's Strauss

In fact, the product was called “The Two Horse® Brand” until 1928, when the company adopted its Levi's® trademark. #nowyouknow

"You said you weren't going to lend me your Levi's 501®  jeans so I took them myself!"

The Boyfriend Look

To get the boyfriend look, the most important factor is your BOTTOMS. They must not be hip hugging, and preferably, in a men's cut. 

The pair of jeans I'm wearing is the NEW non-denim Spring 501® Original Fit Pants in Mineral Red, and it fits perfectly at the waist! I really love the vibrant colour and quality stitching. The upper thigh area has a tighter fit to give the illusion of a smaller silhouette, but it is not tight fitting at the bottom, notice the straight cut and excess cloth! I especially love how Levi's® put themselves in their customer's shoes and added slightly larger pockets to cater to those with larger smart phones!

With these new pants, I could wear them to the office, to shop or even on a farm because they're so durable! My trusty, dependable pants :)

Threw on a navy blue cap, a Levi's® cream t-shirt, and a fuschia Levi's® watch to complete the 'thrown together' image and am pleased with how it turned out!

Love the laid-back, effortless, 'I-did-not-spend-too-much-time-and-effort-to-look-this-good' feel! Did you know that Levi's 501® jeans have been using original texture, weave and dye methods since 120 years ago? Now that's commitment to authenticity.

Choose to add a feminine touch by matching with heels, or you could go all the way with your boyfriend look with sneakers/shoes!

While other fads have come and gone, people are still wearing their 501's and will continue to do so. The reason is simple, 501's like jeans are supposed to look, and the wear how jeans are supposed to wear.

I'm sure many of you have noticed Levi's signature arcuate stitch  (the double V stitch on the pockets), which have been their brand icon since Levi's 501® jeans were first made.

In 1873, Jacob Davis and company founder Levi Strauss invented the first blue jeans using their patented process of securing clothing at “points of strain” with rivets. The result was strong jeans that could stand up to the hard work thrown at them. 

Boy, if only they knew that the Levi’s 501® jeans would become an international icon, loved by generation after generation.

So the next time you see a pair of 501 jeans, or put on a pair of 501 jeans yourself, know that they're part of the Levi's legacy, clothing full of heritage, innovation and founder of essential wardrobe must-haves around the world. So by wearing them, you're ensuring that the legacy lives on.

Girls gotta love a guy in 501®jeans and a cap, 501 represent! ;)

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