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Levi's Men's 501 Original Shrink-To-Fit Jean
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- 100% Cotton
- Button^Button Fly closure
- Machine Wash
- Straight-leg jean in shrink-to-fit denim that fades with repeat washings
- Five-pocket styling
- Leg opening: 17.25"
- Actual coloration may vary from garment to garment due to specific wash processes.
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- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15 x 1.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Mexico
- ASIN: B0018OMRWQ
- Item model number: 501-STF
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 19, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
It took many hours of searching and researching (researching blue jeans!) at several online stores and non-store websites to determine whether equivalents to my old ones were even made anymore, and if so, which ones they were. Levi calls countless styles Classic or Classic Fit, and countless others Original, and the 501 number was apparently successful, so they call a lot of them 501, too, to the point where these adjectives and style number have no meaning anymore. Classic and Original probably just mean they're Levi-Strauss, and 501 is meant to catch your eye. Maybe they hope you'll make lots of mistakes and have to buy lots of jeans while hoping to find the right ones. If it sounds like I'm joking about that, I'm not.
So it was with some relief that I got these, saw that they're the right style, shrank them down, and they're fine. There is even an improvement over the old ones: the button-fly holes are now are reinforced with stitching, which they didn't used to be. Mine say Made in Haiti; quality seems just fine. The denim is heavy-weight.
If you're looking for the type of old-fashioned plain style jeans that I described, the keywords to look for are: Rigid, Indigo, Shrink-To-Fit/STF, Straight Leg, Button-Fly, Rivets, and 501 (even though it can mean almost anything).Read more ›
About 6 months ago, I decided to give shrink-to-fit 501's a try. My "true" size is 30x30. I got my STF's in size 32x31. I wasn't up for the shrinking-them-in-the-bathtub routine. Instead, I put them in the washing machine with hot water, gave them a spin dry, put them in the dryer for just a few minutes, and hung them until dry. The result fit me perfectly, much better than the prewashed 501's. These 501's have been in the washer and dryer many times, and now look like a prewashed pair. They are starting to get a lot of fade over the knees. The fit is still perfect!
I really like the 501 STF's and highly recommend them. The denim fabric feels much stronger and more substantial than the prewashed jeans. If you have the patience to deal with the shrinking, you get much more control over the fit.
I decided I really like the look of the unwashed Denim, so I recently ordered and received 2 pair of 501 STFs from Amazon, one size 32x31 and the other size 30x30. I shrunk the 32x31's, but I am wearing the 30x30's unwashed and unshrunk. I am going to try to wash both pairs as little as possible, using cold water, Dr. Bonner's soap, and vinegar, as described on Levi's web site (and many other blogs), and compare how the 2 pairs age. I'll update this review as things progress.
I got both pair in the "Rigid" color, which is the traditional Levi's dark indigo.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
short. shrank so unhappy, also stiff thought Levis company was better qualityPublished 1 day ago by R
I have always bought 34 x 34 unwashed 501 shrink to fit and after washing they fit great. I bought these and they ended up being pre-washed 34 x 34. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I'm about to buy my second pair of 501 stf jeans from here and considering some of the scathing reviews already here I felt compelled to chime in. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jasnon
The size is bigger than advertised, at least 3 inches more in both waist and length. It's a waste of money for me.Published 2 days ago by B. Jeyaraj
Very wrong size didn't fit like any other 501s I received the same day lose and possibly knockoffs.Published 3 days ago by Chad