Denimheads around the globe often refer to the archetypal Levi’s 1947 501 silhouette – one of the most celebrated and replicated 5-pocket jeans - as their favourite fit. Oliver Harkness also has a crush on it.
Harkness is an Irish expat living in NYC where he runs one of the city’s best vintage shops, The Quality Mending Co. Lately, QMC have been churning out some very fine products to compliment their vintage goods.
QMCs venture into jeans making started with the Highrider. The motive: Harkness’ stock of his favourite vintage Levi’s 505 single stitch ran out. So, his love for Levi’s and all things vintage isn’t much of a secret.
Therefore, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Harkness decided to pay a homage to the 501 in one of its most celebrated forms. Denimhunters got a chance to review a pair.