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- 100% Cotton
- Made in U.S.A.
- Zipper closure
- Machine Wash
- Regular-fit jean featuring five-pocket styling and signature logo label at back waist;Extra room in thigh
- Stretch Denim
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|505 Regular||501 Original||502 Regular Taper||514 Straight||541 Athletic Fit||559 Relaxed Straight|
|Rise||Sits at waist||Sits at waist||Sits at waist||Sits below waist||Sits at waist||Sits at waist|
|Fit||Extra room through seat and thigh||Button fly; Regular fit through seat and thigh||Regular fit through seat and thigh||Regular fit through seat and thigh||Extra room through seat and thigh||Extra room through seat and thigh|
|Fits||510 Skinny||511 Slim||501 CT||501 Original||517 Bootcut||550 Relaxed|
|519 Extreme Skinny||Line 8 511 Slim Pants||502 Regular Taper||501 Original Shrink-To-Fit||527 Slim Bootcut||559 Relaxed Straight|
|511 Slim Hybrid Trousers||512 Slim Taper||505 Regular||560 Comfort|
|513 Slim Straight||541 Athletic Fit||514 Straight||569 Loose Straight|
|559 Relaxed Straight|
The original zip fly, first created in 1967, Levi's 505 Regular Fit Jeans are on of the 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.
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B07536FHKF
- Item model number: 00505-1374
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 9, 2009
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First, I can't wrap my head around the colors. Classic blue with yellow stitches looks as good as ever, but be real careful you don't end up with crotch whiskers or whatever they're called. You might also get food coloring grass stains. These are earned defects in a good pair of jeans, not borrowed from the labor of another. I had a pair of old 501s that ended up looking like today's super hip fakies after I'd worn them for a decade and aged them to perfection, but today they'd look like I grabbed them off the shelf that way. This leads me to quality. I'm in my third pair of 505's in as many years, and am here on Amazon reviewing them because this morning, I noticed a hole in the crotch. Yes, I'm hard on jeans, but, well, they're jeans. I don't wear them just to look awesome, that's a passive benefit. I wear them to protect everything from my flesh to my sensibilities, and I have to say I'm dismayed that the only way to get a perfectly aged set of denim these days is to buy them that way, for they'll fall apart long before you have a say in it.
So let's talk fit and style. I'm a jeans guy. 32x32. It's almost a cliche. I like jeans I can pair with cowboy boots, lace ups, oxfords, and sneakers, topped with everything from button-downs to tee shirts, and the 501's and 505's both fit the bill, but it's the subtle misses that bug me. Like, why only five belt loops? Seven would do a much better job of keeping your jeans in place without stressing your belt or the form of the jeans waist. Speaking of waist, why on earth do these sit where they do? If you're a man with neither a belly nor a greased six-pack, the waist is ridiculous. I want it just at my waist, above my hips, because, imagine this, I do more in jeans than stand. I sit, from bike seats to barstools and on all sorts of other things. I kneel. Sometimes I'm even lying down or doing some weird halfsie position, and I don't need my belt digging into my stomach or my shirt coming untucked or the back dipping down to show the world my johnnies. All these problems are solved with a slightly higher waist.
Look, I know the kids like what they like --nifty tears and low rises and fits best for slouching-- and bully for them. For your classic, western styled man --and I don't mean western like bolo ties, but more like Americana; boots and jeans and leather-- these are no longer the ubiquitous solution they once were. Bottom line, they're fine for style, but for lifestyle? That's a negative, good buddy. I'll keep an eye out for a new model. Maybe as trends go back to the old school, Levi's will make a jean more fit for me. Wish they'd stick with it regardless of what the fashion is. Introduce new jeans and new numbers but keep your classics classic. Until then, I'm on the scout for a new jean.
Update: Unable to find another jean and needing a new pair badly for an upcoming event, I bought my old standby, but got a different color; "Range", whatever that means. These are made in Lesotho. It's in Africa, before you ask... I know because I had to look it up. They fit unlike any other Levi's I have ever nor currently own. They are basically "skinny" through the thigh, slightly flared at the leg, and the seat is basically too tight to sit in. Same 32x32 I always buy and still wear, same 505s, and completely, utterly a different jean. What on Earth is with Levi's? Quality control is gone, attention to detail, gone. I should have listened to myself and skipped them. I'll return them and continue my hunt for an acceptable replacement. Am I alone in thinking that I'd rather pay twice and get a better jean?
As you can see in my photos, I took one of the pairs of the jeans I ordered and laid it out next to my normal, regular, trusted 505s. THERE IS A SIX TO EIGHT INCH DIFFERENCE IN LENGTH! That's insane. I ordered these jeans because the size I have fits perfectly. Levis apparently decided they'd just tack on an extra six inches of denim for fun. What a bargain.
As you can see in the other pictures, I laid the other two new pairs out in comparison to all of them. They were FOUR INCHES shorter than the other new pair I ordered. They were also TWO INCHES longer than my old, trusted pair.
Do not order these jeans unless you just love sending stuff back. They are in no way faithful to the original 505 fit, and are not even consistently sized among themselves. You'll get them and you'll be disappointed (and perplexed) at the inconsistency of the fit,
Levi's, if you're listening - I have literally never bought another brand of jeans since the late 60's - and that was growing up in Ireland where they were harder to find and a bit pricy. I intend to see if I can find one of your styles that is close to the 505 but with proper pockets, if not I guess I'll break down and try another brand. And let me know if you intend to revisit this 505 redesign and right the wrongs.
So, what can you do? Well, try Wrangler jeans, which don't fit the same, but if you've never tried them, it's worth a shot. Or, I recently purchased a pair of Levi's 505 Strong Jean's (mild stretch, a performance fabric they branded "Dyneema") and those are cut 1/2" longer than these, alas still shorter than 505's traditionally. But across the crotch, every little bit helps. "That's what she said..." (Sorry, couldn't resist.:-)