Levi's Men's 501 Original-Fit Jean

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I wear Levi's since my childhood and always was very pleased with the material quality.
And indeed I got it just right, same old great blue jeans: enter levi's into the e-commerge age.
These jeans, now called "Rinse," are the true, original, classic Levi's 501 jeans.
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Dark Stonewash
  • 100% Cotton
  • Imported
  • Button Fly closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Straight-leg jean featuring five-pocket styling with signature arcuate stitching on back pocket
  • Leg opening: 16"

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Since we invented it in 1873, the 501 Jean has been a blank canvas for self-expression. The iconic straight fit with signature button fly, the 501 Jean sits at the waist and is regular through the thigh with a straight leg. Message from the Manufacturer: You asked. We listened. Based on customer feedback, we've remastered our 501 Jean. The construction of the front fly was modified in 2013 to help prevent tearing in this area.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0018OR118
  • Item model number: 00501
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 4, 2000
  • 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.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
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    From the Manufacturer

    501 Original 505 Regular 514 Straight 541 Athletic 569 Loose Straight
    Rise Sits at waist Sits at waist Sits below waist Sits at waist Sits below waist
    Fit Regular through the thigh Extra room in thigh Regular through the thigh Extra room in seat and thigh Extra room in seat and thigh
    Leg Opening 16" 16.5" 16.5" 15.75" 18.75"
    Skinny Slim Tapered Straight Bootcut Relaxed
    Fits 510 Skinny 511 Slim 501 CT 514 Straight 517 Bootcut 550 Relaxed
    511 Slim Line 8 508 Regular Tapered 559 Relaxed Straight 527 Slim Bootcut 559 Relaxed Straight
    511 Slim Hybrid Trouser 541 Athletic 505 Regular 560 Comfort
    501 Original
    569 Loose Straight

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    Size: 31W x 30LColor: Dark Stonewash Verified Purchase
    I bought 501 dark stone wash jeans. Levis always been my fav brand for jeans but this recent purchase made me so unhappy. The area between my legs wore off just after 4 months of wearing and there was a hole in the back pocket where I used to carry my keys.
    I guess I will have to find another brand now.. these are not strong enough now a days.
    here are the photos!
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    I have been buying the sized 501's (not the Shrink-to=Fits) for my husband for nearly 15 years. Starting almost a year ago it is an absolute fact that these jeans no longer hold up for years the way they used to. In the past (at least up until 2 or 3 years ago) my husband would have about 4 pairs of jeans, so he might be washing them farily frequently. It was not unusual for a pair to last at least a couple of years. But since a year and a half ago or so, his jeans have been wearing through in about 4 to 6 months. He has many more pairs, so they do not get washed as often and are not subject to stress from the washer and dryer. The seams split at the crotch and down the legs and the seat wears. He does not give them rough wear. He is a college professor who is on his feet a lot, but not in a physically stressful job. Levi's just are not as good as they used to be and any one who says differently hasn't been buying them or wearing them as much as we have.
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    I have been wearing Levi 501 shrink-to-fit for at least 20 years. My advice re. buying online is don't. Here's why.

    I hate to shop and normally just ask my wife to pick up some jeans when she's at the store. I know my size, and this has always worked. So, when internet shopping came into vogue, things were even easier. Until a couple of years ago. Starting then, my good old size started showing up too big, or too small, or wouldn't shrink right. Bottom line is that I wound up with several unusable pairs of jeans. So, I finally bit the bullet and made the trek to Macy's. Tried on 4-5 pairs of identically marked jeans and they were all over the map. Found a pair that fit. Washed them once and they turned into floods. Returned them and got another pair. Washed them and they're ok. So, I'm done with buying jeans online. And I'm probably done with Levi's.

    I say "probably" because this assumes I can find anything any better. The market provides what the consumer demands, and apparently what the American consumer demands is cheap, useless junk. As other reviewers have observed, the current version of Levi's denim is shameful. Not only is it thin and non-wearing, but since it shrinks along one bias more than the other, it is important to orient the fabric in the machine correctly. Apparently, this is too much to ask. Ditto for getting either the waist or the leg to match the label.

    Bottom line: My advice is, if you're going to buy Levi's, don't do it online. It just doesn't work.
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    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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    Levi's Men's 501 Jean
    Until this week, I had been wearing levis all my life and in recent years was only wearing 501's for all occasions. I buy many different colors for my various activites. Currently I have over 10 pairs that have never been worn because there is no quality control at Levi Strauss. Living out in the country it is too difficult and costs too much to send the items back in to Amazon. The 501's I have were made in Egypt, Mexico, Haiti and other various places. The labels all match in size however some of the jeans are at least a full size smaller at the waist and some of the pairs have the correct waist but very narrow legs. One last issue I have is that the material does not hold up. some of the 501's I bought in recent months rip after wearing them just a few times, some of the buttons come apart.
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    Paper thin fabric will not last anywhere near the 501s of yesteryear. Fit is unreliable. Feel is very disappointing. Will not buy again until Levis goes back to the old denim material. Absolutely disgusted!
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    Size: 34W x 32LColor: Iconic Rigid
    Real 501's are made of 14 oz canvas-like material. These "Iconic Rigid" jeans are made of some sleazy, much lighter material that takes on a carefully contrived set of wrinkles to make them look like they'd been worn to bed soaking wet and dried out overnight. If you want real 501's stay away from these. I sent mine back right away.
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    My husband has other Levis 501's and these new ones are different in the weight of fabric ( light), fit(tighter in the leg and crotch) and color of stiching(white). Also the rivits and buttons are white instead of metal color. They also shrank when washed in cold water and line dried. Are these real Levis 501's or knock off's ?They are made in Mexico, his older ones are made in Colombia and are regular heavy fabric Levi 501 work pants. We are not happy with these pants but have already washed and used them. We would never order them again.
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