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Levi's Men's Big-Tall 501 Shrink To Fit Jean

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Rigid STF
  • 100% Cotton
  • Button closure
  • Machine Wash
  • 100% cotton
  • Classic seat and thigh

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    They look great and fit well!
    Wash them once or twice in hot water and they'll shrink down -- but they'll still be very dark and very stiff.
    Suzanne Courteau
    501 original shrink to fit jeans.

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    24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By duncan on August 30, 2011
    Color Name: Knight Rigid STFSize Name: 34W x 38L
    I am 6 foot 3.5 inches tall and weigh 175 lbs and am fit in lean swimmer/mountain climber manner....not much body fat. My waist is actually 33.25 with an inseam of just a hair over 36 inches as measured by tape means and my wife's cold fingers, brrrrr, watch where you adjusting!

    These 34Wx38L Shrink to fit 501 button-fly Levi's were run once through cold water and line dried and are just like the old rough and skin-unfriendly cotton Levi's I've always bought for the last 35 yrs (well, maybe they are 1/2 oz lighter weight cotton than in the late '70s).

    Washed once and line dried, they now fit perfectly, and are stiff and cranky to wear. When I wash them in 3-4 weeks, depending on how sweaty I get while wearing them, cold water and line dry again (inside-out to preserve dye) is the plan. I figure it will take some months before they feel softer when freshly dried.

    They will get softer with time and last a long time while fitting me, and this is why I keep buying 501 Levi's. The heavy weight cotton is what makes the difference, the heavier the cotton, the stiffer the jeans and more uncomfortable they are until, that one day when they feel great, fit perfectly, and have the look you wore into them; individuality doesn't come easy.

    By the way, Levi's 514s are what I wear when I want to looked a little "dressed up"...the lighter weight fabric drapes a little nicer and doesn't shrink on me (cold water, line dry) which is why I buy 33Wx36L 514s.

    Lastly, the designation Levi's gives there different sub-genres of 501's are important to note. Some 501's use much lighter weight cotton fabric. Rigid and Shrink-to-Fit go great together and make for a much more classic, long wearing, hard working jean.
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Nelson on April 26, 2011
    Color Name: Black STFSize Name: 33W x 36L Verified Purchase
    I bought 2 pairs of 501 STF black 33x36. These are the first shrink-to-fit 501's I've bought since I was a kid, so wasn't sure what to expect. I haven't worn them yet; only briefly tried them on before and after the first wash. My plan is to wash them 2 or 3 times before wearing.

    Washing - I marked one pair by trimming corners off the label; those will be my dress jeans that I will always wash inside out - and hope to rarely (if ever) have to wash them. The other pair I will wear several times a week and expect to have to wash them a lot (and I won't turn them inside out to wash as I want the washed look on these). I ride horses daily and they'll get filled with dirt and sweat quickly. It will be interesting to see how the wear compares over the years.

    Size - I normally wear 32x32 (non STF), which fit on me a bit short and a bit tight. So I ordered 33x36 as per the Levis guidelines. I tried them on un-washed, and indeed they were large on the waist and very long. I washed them in warm water, heavy-duty wash with regular soil settings on my washer, and then dried on hot. Tried them on again and they had shrunk a LOT. Pretty much perfect; hope they don't shrink much more. I am washing them the second time now; not sure if I'll do a 3rd.

    Color - A nice dark black, I like it, although it isn't a super deep pitch some angles it almost looks a deep dark dark blue. It has a slight washed look even before the first wash (I can see light/white threads, which I like).

    Material - Softer than I expected even before washing; I like it although based on some of the reviews I was expecting them to be heavier and stiffer.

    I will update after I've worn them a few times - very happy so far though.
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    22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. WARNER on July 4, 2009
    Color Name: Rigid STFSize Name: 52W x 32L Verified Purchase
    USA made 501's were SO MUCH BETTER made than these imports from Mexico.
    The USA made 501's had a stronger softer fabric and were standard in size.
    A few years ago when Levi's were American made, these 501's would have
    had the "red tab" removed and been sold as seconds or irregulars. The patch pockets were not placed correctly/evenly. There were loose threds in the crotch seam, belt loops, and elsewhere. And they were not true to size in length. Despite their short comings, Levi's still makes better jeans than most. Most if not all Levi's are imported now and they fall short of the USA made jeans of the past. ONE EXCEPTION HOWEVER-Levi's marked "Made in Egypt" are true to size and very well made; even the fabric seems to better quality.

    Amazon is great, but I would recommend buying Levi's in person in a store in order to examine the jeans for defects in manufacture. Stay away from
    Levi's made in Mexico; they are not true to size and have mistakes in the stitching. If you see a pair of Levi's in your size made in EGYPT, BUY THEM !
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beck on October 17, 2012
    Color Name: Rigid STFSize Name: 38W x 36L
    So, these are not the shrink-to-fit button-fly Levi's from my early days. Those jeans of the late 1960's and early 1970's were of a harder and thicker denim, fabricated in San Francisco. They were so 'coarse' my mom wouldn't let me wear them to school, but they were great on the worksite.

    At the same time, these aren't the crummy early-1990's 'shrink-to-junk' that Levi started churning out in the Dominican Republic for the new Russian market. These shrink-to-fit 501's are in the same vein as the pretty serviceable Mexican variety of the late 1990's.

    However, these are made in Egypt and no doubt closer to the source of some great cotton. When I shrank these after a cold rinse they sized up perfectly. Waist down two inches; inseam down about an inch. Still blue. The buttons in the fly are a little tight, but definitely will wear in.
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