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levi's inconsistent standard,
this is the second pair of levis i ordered through amazon. it was identical to the first pair except the first was made in lesotho the second in egypt. both were 36x29, but the second, the one under review here, the one of egyptian manufacture, was somewhat tighter, really almost too tight, and the button hole was too small, had to be forced. clearly levi strauss no longer has the standard for which they were famous, and here as in so much else caveat emptor (latin for 'buyer beware').
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2009 1:32:55 AM PDT
Scott A. Hartsock says:
lesoltho - where did you get these jeans at??? I have one pair of 560's 34X30 that fit me perfectly. Actually I think the length of any Levis jean (29 being the shortest), are all too long for me! But for some reason the one pair that does fit me is from Lesoltho. Can you help me? thanx! Coreman
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2009 5:32:59 AM PDT
Luis Garcia says:
Guys I am having exactly the same problem.
I have been wearing LEvis for about 10 years. I have 505's from haiti, mexico, guatemala, egipt. I noticed at least the ones from haiti and mexico are somewhat different. The ones from mexico are looser than haiti's.
It;s kind of risky to buy online due to this problem.
Posted on Nov 4, 2010 2:53:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 4, 2010 2:57:12 AM PDT
N EBANKS says:
I don't know much about "Latin" but in the hood, we say "you get what your hands call for."
Keep buying lower standard foreign goods. Levi Strauss will get "paid" and you can get comfortable on the unemployment line.
Even the one thing we made, that was prized around the world, American Jeans, has been prostituted by American corporate greed. Now they sell us shait and slap a U.S. corporate label on it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2011 5:58:07 PM PST
Sadly, the country of origin really seems to matter with Levi jeans (I, too, buy the 505s so I can only speak regarding those). My pairs of 505 jeans made in Columbia: fit astonishingly well and hold up beautifully through multiple washings. But my 505s made in Lesotho and Bangladesh, unfortunately, fit very poorly after a few washes.
Levi Strauss: you were my last hope for a trustworthy pair of well-fitting jeans. I'm very disappointed in your product's inconsistency. (In fact, I found this thread on a web search for "505 jeans" and "country of origin," to learn more about this issue.)
(Re the comment by N Ebanks: well said.)
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 8:11:29 PM PST
I also have a problem with very poor saggy levis from lesotho. the ones from mexico fit better. what a disappointment after wearing levi's for 55 years.
Posted on Feb 9, 2013 9:40:04 PM PST
Robert J. Howley says:
What in the Hell are you doing to our Levi's????? The only thing left besides Harley-Davidson that we consider American, are these pants! Now they are made in friggin' Egypt, Zimbabwe and GOD knows where else, to save a buck or two....We will pay the extra buck or two! Buy one pair, they fit, buy the next and they fit "uncle Ernie who is 4 foot nothing and goes 400 pounds! What are we going to do about this?
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