Levi's Men's 505 Regular Fit Jean

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  • Zipper closure
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  • Regular-fit jean featuring five-pocket styling and signature logo label at back waist

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The original zip fly, first created in 1967, the 505 Regular Fit Jeans are one of our most popular straight fits. Beloved for their classic straight leg style, they are cut to sit at the waist, comfortable throughout the seat and thigh and straight down to the ankle. Great for all body types.

Fabric content by color: Big Root (98% Cotton/2% Elastane), Black (100% Cotton), Cabana (100% Cotton), Cash (98% Cotton/2% Elastane), Dark Stonewash (100% Cotton), Fume (100% Cotton), Goldentop (99% Cotton/1% Elastane), Graphite - Slub Twill (100% Cotton), Green Leaf (93% Cotton/6% Polyester/1% Elastane), Kalsomine (100% Cotton), Kangaroo - Slub Twill (100% Cotton), Light Stonewash (100% Cotton), Lost (100% Cotton), Medium Chipped (100% Cotton), Medium Stonewash (100% Cotton), Navarro (98% Cotton/2% Elastane), Range (100% Cotton), Rigid (100% Cotton), Rinse (100% Cotton), Shoestring (100% Cotton), Skunk Train (98% Cotton/2% Elastane), Soil - Slub Twill (100% Cotton), Springstein (100% Cotton), Steely Blue (100% Cotton), Stolen (100% Cotton), Timberwolf - Slub Twill (100% Cotton), Tumbled Rigid (100% Cotton), Rooster (100% Cotton).

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  • Product Dimensions: 350 x 6 x 450 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0018OMIMK
  • Item model number: 505
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 15, 2003
  • 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: #15 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    From the Manufacturer

    505 Regular 501 Original 514 Straight 541 Athletic Fit 569 Loose Straight
    Rise Sits at waist Sits at waist Sits below waist Sits at waist Sits below waist
    Fit Extra room in thigh Regular fit through thigh Regular fit through thigh Extra room in seat and thigh Extra room in seat and thigh
    Leg Opening 16.5" 16" 16.5" 15.75" 18.5"
    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
    513 Slim Straight 501 Original 569 Loose Straight
    569 Loose Straight

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    I have worn Levi's 505 Jeans for 25 years. I even have a box of "34's" in the attic for when I lose a couple of pounds.

    I just sent back 2 new pairs of these jeans because they no longer fit as the other pairs I own. I called Levi's to find out why.

    I was told that they changed the fit several months ago, without changing the numeral designation. 505's are now only made as "Straight Fit" rather than "Regular Fit". In addition, they have lowered the "Rise" to a "below the waist" fit, rather than the old "at the waist" fit.

    Sorry Levi's, you can't do that without losing long-term customers. How can you change something as basic and important as fit, but still call it the same thing?Levi's Mens 505 Straight Fit Jean
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    I've been happily buying and wearing 505 Regular Fit jeans for many, many years. I did not notice before submitting my most recent order that Regular Fit has been replaced by Straight Fit. But, boy, did I notice a change once they arrived. These aren't the same jeans at all. The fabric is less substantial and - most disheartening to me - the rise is a good inch lower than it used to be. That is, the waistband sits lower on the hips. They feel wrong to me, like I need to pull them up all the time. And they feel cheap. I can't wear them.

    In my opinion, Levi's should have been more forthright about this change. This new jean should have received its own new model number and they should have retired the 505 number entirely. Because these are not, in any manner that's important to me, anyway, 505s.

    Now I have to find another brand of jean whose waistband sits up at my waist where I like it. What a hassle. So very disappointing.

    Levi's, you screwed up.
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    While much of the negative commentary concerned Levi Strauss's move away from domestic manufacturing has focused on the button-fly 501s, the bigger problem I have seen is with the old 1970's standby, the 505, which has a zipper as opposed to button fly. The variability on sizing and sew quality with the 505s is an issue if you are going to buy them online or mail order. You really have to try them on to see how they fit. The 501 are much easier to buy online or by mail order because the sizing is much less critical on the waist, which is the so-called "anti-fit" waist, meaning there is no curve to the rise (the distance between the crotch and the top of the waist), because the original 501s were merely cut down bib overalls which were made to hang, rather than be fitted to the waist. The biggest problem I have noted on the 505's is the variability in size in the thigh area, meaning that some fit baggy and some seem rather tight, even though they are theoretically the same size of a label. Since the 501s are more forgiving as far as sizing, if you are buying online you might consider them instead of 505s, unless you don't want the button fly.
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    Bought a pair of 505's in Sept 2014 and foud that Levi's has changed the length of the front pockets. I measured the pockets of the new 505's against an older pair. The pockets are now about an inch and a half shorter than before and the result is that it is very uncomfortable to keep my cell phone in my pocket.

    Unless Levi's puts the depth back into the pockets - I will have to go to another brand.

    I have been a loyal Levi's jeans buyer for over 40 years - but I guess I'll have to go shopping with a ruler next time in order to find pockets that can fit my Galaxy S5 with comfort.

    With Apple coming out with the new iPhone 6 Plus - they would be smart to listen to their customers and put the original length back in the pockets.

    I have added a picture of the pockets side by side (old versus new shorter ones) in the customer images section.

    If these jeans had the original longer pockets, I would have given 4 or 5 stars - please see my other reviews as this is my first negative one. I am more inclined to give praise than to dwell on the negative - but in this case I think Levis is trying to save a tiny bit money on having less material in their pockets resulting in the dissatisfaction of their customers. See the reviews on the Levi's own website - http://reviews.us.levi.com/1341/3696695/reviews.htm
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    I've been wearing Levi 505's exclusively since the early 70's. They fit me perfect. I could just walk into a store and pick up my size and buy without trying them on. Best jeans around.

    Well not any more! Without any notice they have changed the "Regular fit" 505's to "Straight fit" jeans which means they are no longer 505's at all. The waist is larger, the crotch is higher and you must now wear them down on your hips as kid do with their jeans. These are no longer meant for adults or anyone who wants pants that fit properly. I also don't like 550 relaxed jeans as they are too baggy.

    I'll be looking for a different brand and returning the two pair I just bought. Hopefully Levi will lose enough faithful customers to make them rethink this rude abandonment of loyal customers.
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    For as far back as I can remember, I have been a loyal Levi Strauss customer. I never understood why anyone would buy blue jeans from anyone else, but today I am questioning that loyalty.

    As a result of some successful changes in my diet, my old blue jeans have become too large for me, so I purchased 2 new pairs of 505 jeans and a new pair of 505 shorts. I have noticed myself hitching up my newer, snugger jeans more often than my older, looser jeans. This afternoon, I specifically noticed that my shorts kept slipping under my belt--as though they didn't have enough belt loops.

    This evening I compared my new jeans with my old jeans, and lo and behold, I discovered that Levis have gone from 7 belt loops to 5. Five belt loops aren't enough.

    The other posts I have seen about this product are focused on globalization-related issues. I, too, hate to see American jobs move overseas, but this particular problem has nothing to do with country of origin. Regardless of where the jeans were manufactured, Levi Strauss has cheapened the design specification, and they seem to be waiting to see if anyone notices.

    Dear Levi Strauss:

    I noticed. Your product is not as good as it used to be.

    I can't remember being this upset about a product change since the introduction of "New Coke." I don't drink much Coca Cola any more. (That may be part of the reason I need smaller jeans!)

    Please put back the missing belt loops.
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