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It Takes 72 Hours to Make a $295 Pair of Levi's 501CTs

The San Francisco denim brand has partnered with Mr Porter on limited edition jeans

Levis 501CTs for Mr Porter
Levis 501CTs for Mr Porter

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When we heard that luxury e-tailer Mr Porter was hooking up with Levi's to make a sweet denim baby, we knew the results would be impressive. This week, the pair unveiled the fruits of that labor of love: limited edition, selvedge denim 501CTs, available in three washes for $295 each.

Mr Porter worked with the Levi's design team to craft the jeans in three different washes from Cone Mills' White Oak selvedge denim. (Cone Mills has been making denim in North Carolina for over 100 years.) The jeans are made in the Levi's super-secret Eureka Denim Lab, and it takes almost 72 hours to complete a single pair.

To ensure that no one confuses your swanky Levi's with standard, $80 501CTs, the jeans have a Eureka lab stamp (numbered 1-100) and a big ‘E' on the back of the buttons.

So that's the good news. Now for the bad news. First up, this is a men's only collab. Ladies, you might be able to pull off some of the smaller sizes and bring new life to the meaning of boyfriend jeans. Just don't get your hopes up.

In more bad news, it's almost sold out. So if you need selvedge 501CTs, you should check for your size right now. But don't be tempted to rush to your nearest Levi's store to look for a pair: The collab is only available on Mr Porter.