1966 606 Jeans
Orange Tab Collection - Women's
“Super Slims: Styled long and lean for the active life you lead. Rugged, all cotton, pre-shrunk denim for lasting comfort. Stitched throughout with the strongest thread.” The 606® Jean was first introduced in the late 1960s for a new generation of Levi’s® fans that were looking for slimmer and more stylish fits that wouldn’t break the bank. It is widely considered to be the original skinny-fitting jean. Like other Levi’s® Jeans with the Orange Tab, the 606® was made using Line 8 construction, a simple and more cost-effective method that involved fewer steps. It had bar tacks instead of copper rivets, a zip fly instead of buttons, a single thread color, a leather-like patch with black ink, copper shanks, seven belt loops, a double fell seam and long, lean back pockets. This is a specially customized version of the iconic 606®, made by Levi’s® Vintage Clothing especially for women. Like other Levi’s® Vintage Clothing Orange Tab garments, it’s made in the USA using period-correct materials, details and construction techniques. But this one features a lowered waist and an adjusted seat so that it is more flattering for a woman’s curves. Everything else is true to the original. In partnership with Cone Mills—the producers of the Orange Tab denims back in the 60s and 70s—Levi’s® Vintage Clothing first recreates the exact 14oz preshrunk open-end denim by sourcing the correct yarns, using the exact pure indigo shade and weaving the fabric on the same looms. The jeans are then constructed using the same technique and the original pattern. Finally, all of the details are added to the garment including the big “E” orange tab on the back right pocket and period-correct packaging.