Levi's® 1915 501® Jeans | Rigid,mens jeans,The Levi?s® Vintage Clothing 1915 501® Jean was produced in collaboration with Cone Mills Denim of North Carolina. The story of Cone Denim began in 1891, when two brothers founded the Cone Export & Commission Company. By 1905, they established the White Oak Mill?named after a 200-year-old tree on its grounds?that would set the standard for quality denim. Today, White Oak retains this status and continues to produce its renowned fabric. Regarded as a stronghold of textile history, it remains an endless inspiration and integral resource for archives. In 1915, Cone Denim and Levi Strauss & Co.® struck a historic agreement, and Cone was granted the exclusive right to manufacture Levi?s® proprietary Shrink-to-Fit™ denim for all 501® Jeans. This gentleman?s agreement, still in place today, became known as ?The Golden Handshake.? Over a century later, we are still unearthing archival details about fabrics we?ve developed throughout our history with Cone Denim. The 1915 501® Jean celebrates this heritage?reproducing the Cone fabric and original 1915 Levi?s® fit, and carrying the secrets of a 100-year partnership within its warp and weft. This iconic garment is crafted from selvedge denim?a Cone Mills specialty. It also features a Panama Pacific tag, commemorating its display at the famed Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.