After the '70s were over, things got more relaxed, n++including our jeans. In 1985, we introduced the 550Ö Jeans. They had the same quality and craftsmanship as the original 501« style, but with more room in the seat and thigh. Today, they're the comfortable classic for guys who want a relaxed look. Sits at the waist with a loose fit through the hip and thigh and a straight leg. This pair comes in a dark stonewash. Stonewashing is accomplished by washing denim with pumice stones to achieve a lived-in look and feel. This step occurs during the finishing process.