Levi's 505c in Joey Denim Review- front

In 1853, Levi™ Strauss & Co began in San Francisco as a dry goods business. In 1873, Levi Strauss partnered with Jacob Davis to produce the very first blue jean made of brown cotton duck and true blue denim. Now, over 150 years later, Levi’s products are available in 110 countries around the world and there are currently 500 stores. Levi’s has produced hundreds of styles, the first women’s style was fashioned in 1934 and was a spin on the classic 501 with a nipped waist. For this particular review, we will fast forward to 1967 when the 505™ jean was produced. The style I am reviewing is the 505™c which is a new take on the original 505™, with a slim fit and straight leg. The Levi’s 505™C in Joey is a unique style of denim and I am excited to share my review of one of the most popular denim brands in the world. Read on for my Levi’s 505™ in Joey denim review!

The Levi’s 505™C in Joey have an inseam measuring 32 in, front rise 9.75 in, and leg opening of 12.5 in. They are made of 100% cotton, non-stretch denim and have heavy destruction at the knees. They are meant to look lived-in and worn. These fit true to size for me although I will admit that they were very snug at my midsection as I still am not back to my pre-baby belly. Because of the higher rise in the front, these jeans are very flattering as they prevent that “muffin-top” look that many low-rise jeans can create. That was a huge plus for me! I had to cuff mine twice to keep them from bunching up too much at the bottom, because I am petite. An inseam of 28-30 inches would better fit my length however I am not opposed to cuffing; with the right shoe, it can still elongate the legs and look clean.

Levi's 505c in Joey Denim Review- front view sitting

Since Levi’s are such a classic brand and these are a classic color and style, I opted for minimal accessories such as a nude strappy heel and white tank tucked in. I wanted the jeans to be the focus point of the outfit because they are so unique. Aviators are also known for being a classic shade so I figured they would be perfect to pair with these Levi’s.  My favorite part of the jeans would have to be the distressed knees; they give the jeans an edgy look without being too rough. These jeans would definitely be perfect for fall and winter as they are pretty heavy. (100% cotton remember?!) I can’t wait to wear these jeans with a cropped sweater and boots in the winter!

Be sure to check out Levi’s 505™C in Joey here.

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For as long as I can remember, I have had difficulty fitting into denim due to my petite size. Through my reviews on denimology.com, I hope to assist others in finding the perfect denim that will give confidence and compliment a woman's frame, even the smallest of them. Although fashion is not my full time job (I am a physical therapist), I believe clothes are a form of expression and who wouldn't want to express how awesome they feel in a great pair of denim?!


  1. Great review, Ashley:-) – especially since these are such a classic! The denim is indeed heavy, exactly like the Levi’s classics should be, I wouldn’t expect anything less!!!

  2. We believe the styling of classic Levi’s jeans should be simple and to the point. Jeans+t-shirt uniform, and Ashley did exactly that:-)

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