"I think all those things added to its popularity and the uptake it had with the youth, and then it kind of exploded on the east coast and many people within the company call the 505s the New York jean," said Cheung.
It became associated with the city's music scene in the early 1970s — perhaps most exemplified by the Ramones's 1976 self-titled album cover in which everyone was wearing 505s.
With a literal brush of your cuff, you can navigate your life while living it.
The 505 was slimmer, preshrunk and had a lower rise than previous styles.
She wore, of course, a pair of light-wash vintage 505s.
Halfway through the performance, Harry invited designer Todd Thomas onstage to cut her pair into shorts with some giant scissors, a perfect demonstration of the jean's versatility — and perhaps a compelling reason why it may be a good idea to own more than one pair.
When Levi's re-released the 501 jeans in February 2015, the updated version of the cult-classic vintage style hit the market just as the obsession with the traditional workwear fit reached fever pitch.
Before we knew it, every "It" girl worth her salt had found a pair of original 501s online or through vintage denim retailers like Re/Done or Reformation.
Still, a delayed product hitting store shelves this year is better than no product.