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1.0 out of 5 stars Destroyed an American classic, June 26, 2011
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This review is from: Levi's Men's 501 Original-Fit Jean (Apparel)
Can't believe it, but I guess times change and as a CPA I understand cost and profit issues in business, but it is still sad that I tried 3 times to order my favorite Levis jeans only to find they changed styles and cuts amounting to using less material since the waists are shorter and of course the thin, light weight denim. I would much rather have paid a higher price and have them left things the way they were, but I guess they would not get the volume of sales to support such a concept. I dread having to find another brand, but have no choice.

Good bye levi's, after more than 4 decades. I will miss you.
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2012 5:46:38 PM PDT
You can STILL get jeans made in the USA it may cost more ,but the quality is so much better,and lasts longer, so in the end it is no contest. Go on line to the Levi link, call the stores and they will tell you what stores carry American made. If we stop buying this crap the stores may get the message I for one am on a MADE IN THE USA Rant.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 1:41:29 PM PDT
I agree with you. Goodbye buttonfly :( you will and have been sorely missed. After 30 years of wearing the same pant it will be hard to change....

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 7:22:10 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 28, 2013 8:38:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2013 8:41:50 AM PST
I was scared off from buying 501s on Amazon due to the terrible reviews.

I ordered a couple pairs of dark stonewash 501s from jcp.com. I'm not sure if these are the same ones people are complaining about here. But I am pleased with them.

A few years ago I got regular stonewash but those are so "broken in" they start getting holes after just washing them a few times. On the other hand, the ones that haven't been stonewashed feel like wearing pants made out of camping tent material, until they have gotten broken in for a few years. I found that dark stonewash is a good middle ground.

The ones I got fit the same as those I got decades ago. It is possible the material is thinner as some have indicated, at least for those ordered on Amazon. If the material is thinner, however, I find it to my liking. For casual wear you don't want such heavy clothes anyway. If you wear them for construction work or something then the thinner fabric might be a negative.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 10:30:39 AM PDT
I think that your review is helpful.

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 4:21:11 PM PDT
David32 I. says:
I think that your review is helpful, and exactly what I think.

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 4:39:32 PM PDT
I think that your review is captivating.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 9:29:43 PM PST
Dan Piper says:
I just got off phone with Levi.com your 501's are definitely lighter, cheaper material than they used to be (12.4 ounce). The 517 bootcut that I buy have gone down in weight again just recently from 14.5 to 14.3 ounce (which is the heaviest of all their styles), I work construction and I need heavy duty fabric, all levis used to be up around 18-20 ounce,and it's a shame what they done in the name of profit, everybody needs to go to their website and email, or call them, tell them to bring back the heavy material or everyone will refuse to buy their jeans from now on

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 11:59:47 AM PST
eeleie says:
I like this product

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 10:10:00 AM PDT
PaulToombes says:
this review was so good, it made me shed a tear... but just one
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