For sale is a pair of Levi's Vintage Clothing 1978 501 jeans. These are the rigid shrink to fit Cone Mills denim, cut in a (sort of) low rise taper. I have hot soaked these once and worn them 5-6 times. I needed to size down and that is why I'm selling. These jeans show almost no fading, original price was $260. Levi's Blurb on this pair: The 1978 501 Jean had a straight but still generous twisted leg. It sported a lower rise than earlier 501 Jeans and had a little “e” Red Tab, which was first introduced in 1971. But like the other 501 Jeans from the century before it, the 1978 501 Jean still came with the always- classic button fly and red-orange contrast stitching. Many vintage enthusiasts who grew up with this 501 remember it not for its fit or details, but for the special Cone Mills denim that it was made from. Rumor has it that Cone Mills began adding sulfur during the dye process to get more distance out of the petroleum-based indigo dye that they were using. This new recipe resulted in a truly unique fabric that was a bit brighter and faded out faster, a welcome change for Levi’s fans who wanted to fade their jeans as quickly as possible. Design Details •Cone Mills 12oz Red Selvage denim (14oz after wash) •Two-back pockets with bar tacks •“Two Horse” leather-like patch •Twin needle Arcuate Double sided small “e” Red Tab Current measurements in inches: Waist across: 16 Rise: 10.2 Upper thigh: 12.25 Knee: 9 Hem: 7.5 Inseam: 34.5 Price is $100 bucks shipped anywhere in the US. International contact me about shipping.