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Levi's lost a lifelong customer,
This review is from: Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Jean (Apparel)
I never thought I'd look for another jeans manufacturer, but the last two pair of Levis left me unable to draw any conclusion other than that the company has allowed its standards to fall drastically in the last five years. I put up with seams that gave way and sewed them back; with pockets that couldn't hold a set of keys without ripping; with button seams that frayed. But on each of the last two pair I purchased, the belt loops popped off at the slightest pull. And Levis have reduced the number of loops from 7 to 5. It's too bad. They always used great material that feels great after a break-in period. But at $30-$50 a pop, they're no longer worth it. The break-in period becomes a broke period. So long Levis.
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2008 5:40:22 AM PDT
I agree. The denim material is flimsy and paper thin. I've been wearing 501's since my teens and now in my 40's, I think I'll switch to Docker's jeans. They are much better quality.
Posted on Feb 26, 2011 7:42:54 AM PST
Hollis Fehr says:
I have to agree on the huge decline in quality of the Levi brand. I purchased three pair through Amazon and one arrived with a hole where a back pocket was attached and the other two pair both had holes in the same location with 2-3 weeks. Very disappointed.
Posted on May 12, 2011 12:58:32 PM PDT
Randy Parsons says:
There are some reports on Amazon of counterfiet jeans. It may be that they are simply farming out the labor and using cheap materials to maximize profit.
Posted on Jun 2, 2011 7:26:41 AM PDT
R. Pankey says:
It's Walmart's fault. They force all manufacturers into such drastic cost-cutting measures that quality can't help but be effected.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2011 12:41:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2011 12:46:57 PM PDT
a guy in U.S.A. says:
It's not Walmart's fault. Walmart is simply giving people what they want, cheap prices. Then people want it both ways, cheap prices and high quality.
By the way Bud's Dad - Dockers are made by Levis.
Posted on Jun 21, 2011 11:07:48 AM PDT
I also agree. The last 4 pairs lost the thread from the pockets soon after washing ans wearing a few times. I still like the Levi fit, look, and fabric, but yes the quality is beginning to stink!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2011 12:35:33 PM PDT
John N. Maguire III says:
Posted on Aug 1, 2011 12:37:32 PM PDT
John N. Maguire III says:
Posted on Aug 14, 2011 11:06:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 14, 2011 11:07:38 AM PDT
Joseph O. Kiess says:
I have had trouble getting a decent fit or feel from Levi's since the 1980's, I think this is what has happened to our country having items produced from everywhere else. As schwinn bikes now sold at Walmart are definitely not like the ones made in Chicago.. Unfortunately they give the consumers so choice so I have had luck with L.L. Bean, you might try them the shipping is free all the time now and they give you no hassle. The jeans made for winter are great they have flannel inside, DJ
Posted on Oct 4, 2011 9:49:49 PM PDT
Jerry Stokers says:
Bleach your butt! I've had 3 pairs of Levi's do exactly what's described here and they were NEVER bleached. They are made poorly. Two pairs the same size and one fits and the other won't. The belt loops pulled off all three pairs I had,and also my son's pair of Levi's. No blame to Amazon. They are great people, but I've now switched to Lee jeans. Cheaper and stronger with better fit.