These days, browse throught websites looking for inspiration, I came across a short fashion documentary proposed by Youtube: The 501® Jean: Stories of a Original.
Celebration of the iconic past of the denim company and telling the story of its role in American culture from the beginning to the present day.
So if you too have finished all the titles recommended by Wait! on the unmissable fashion films offered by Netflix, I suggest a step back in 2016 to this movie, also featuring Italian subtitles.
I propose it because within a couple of 501, Levi’s top model, more than one hundred years of history have passed (literally), from the first garment sold in 1890 to today, from factories to rodeos, from western films to youth subcultures.
It would be appropriate to do it justice dedicating 18 minutes of our time, listening to the words of a legend of folk music such as Ramblin ‘Jack Elliott, external narrator. All enriched by legendary guests of world caliber such as Gary Burden, author of some of the most beautiful record covers in history.
The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original is divided into three parts: the opening episode dates back to 1873, when workers needed sturdy jeans that could withstand the difficult conditions of manual labor. The second part tells the story of how denim has gone from being a purely functional garment to a refined symbol of style. Finally, the final segment touches on the way in which the 501 Jean became synonymous with rebellion, banned in some schools because it was too controversial.
So, sit down comfortably in your Levi’s and take an history lesson: