Got 10% off with levis, so bought a pair of 1976 501s. Been on my list for a long while to get a pair of cone denim levis, and with the news of it closing, now was the time to pull the trigger. My first (and maybe only) pair of jeans in cone denim, so quite excited by them. I have a feeling to get a pair of 1966 501, as part of the collection.
It's the 'cleanest' denim I own now, as in no slub, no nep, not hairy. I guess this is why people have commented that cone denim is boring? It may not have the 'character' of Japanese denim, but I like it.
When I was growing up, my dad and uncle used to talk up how Levis 501 were THE jeans to have. In my teens, I owned a few pair of Levis 501s (the mass produced shite). These may not be a vintage pair of Levis 501, but they are the closest i'll get, and I am very happy to own a pair.