These are not 54. I have two pairs of LVC 54 501Z, one raw and one distressed. The 54 have big-E red tab, and does not have copper button.The 1967 505, which I also have, does have copper button, but it has big-E tab. My guess is that this is just some regular Levis 501 but perhaps some special model with zipper. EDIT: The lack of chain-stitch at the hem and the double stitched inseam suggest that this is not a pair of LVC.
8/17/12 at 6:17pm