Levi's Men's 517 Bootcut Jean

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Medium Stonewash
  • 100% Cotton
  • Imported
  • Zipper closure
  • Machine Wash
  • Slim-fitting bootcut jean in regular rise featuring five-pocket styling
  • Zip fly with button
  • Arcuate stitching at back pockets
  • Actual coloration may vary from garment to garment due to specific wash processes.

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Product Description

Made in 1969 to fit over boots, the 517 Bootcut Jeans have been tried and true for generations. Cut to sit below the waist, slim from hip to thigh with an authentic bootcut leg. They're durable, comfortable, and have always looked good.

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  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 12 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0018OPBBK
  • Item model number: 517
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 11, 2006
  • 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
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    From the Manufacturer

    517 Bootcut 527 Slim Bootcut 550 Relaxed 505 Regular 501 Original
    Rise Sits at waist Sits velow waist Sits at waist Sits at waist Sits at waist
    Fit Slim through thigh Slim through thigh Loose through thigh Extra room in thigh Button fly; regular fit
    Leg Opening 18.25" 18.25" 16.5" 16.5" 17"
    Skinny Slim Tapered Straight Bootcut Relaxed
    Fit 510 Skinny 511 Slim 501 CT 501 Original 517 Bootcut 550 Relaxed
    511 Slim Line 8 508 Regular Taper 505 Regular 527 Slim Bootcut 559 Relaxed Straight
    511 Slim Hybrid Trouser 541 Athletic 514 Straight 560 Comfort
    559 Relaxed Straight
    569 Loose Straight

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    Verified Purchase
    I have worn the 517 for over twenty five years and Levi's exclusively over 50 years. Two years ago, the cut changed and all 517's were relaxed fit. Send back and change size because they were too big. SO I ordered the same thing but now 517's are "slim cut". Doesn't work on me, I need some extra room. Now the number is 557 for the relaxed fit and I get to pay the postage to return the wrong cut jeans. Shame on Levi's: they should not have changed these 2 years ago and then change again this year.
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    Size: 40W x 32LColor: Blue ox Verified Purchase
    Quality is no longer the same and the fit varies from wich country it is made and the mood of that worker that day!!! One day hopefully we'll start making are own merchandise like the old days, with quality and pride!!!
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    Size: 36W x 32LColor: Rigid Verified Purchase
    Noticed that the dye used for jeans was on my hands. Long story short, I've washed and the jeans five times and the dye STILL comes off in your hands.I usually get 501s and this never happend before! unwearable!!
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    Size: 34W x 32LColor: Rinse Verified Purchase
    The fabric is not the same as it use to be, it is much thinner. If you have a blem or a loose weave (small fabric loop) esprecially in the front thigh area, it will be the place that the fabric fails. You can feel these if you rub your hands along your lap. If you have light dye spots sometimes almost white, these too can be a quick source of fabric failure. These jeans will deteriate very quickly once the fabric weave fails. Amazon was great concerning returning one pair out of four ordered, but the replacement has it's issues and will show problems before the exchange window expires. They are made in Mexico and lack the old "MADE IN USA" quality. I would rather see Levi's keep the old standard and charge me more because they would be worth it. They should offer a "Heritage" fabric option. Other than the fabric, they are the same. I still love my Levi's and have been wearing them for over 35 years!
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    Size: 34W x 32LColor: Rinse Verified Purchase
    I've been wearing 517's for a good, long time now, and I love 'em! The problem is that most of my local stores that sell them--and very few of them do--price them highly and also drastically limit the selection compared to the more popular 501's and 550's. Additionally, these jeans are often skipped over when it comes to the big sales. Well, shopping for them on Amazon is a decision I should have made long ago. The price here is hard to beat.

    As for the jeans themselves, they are of the rugged quality that Levi's is known for. They fit like the product photo shows: more or less a straight leg with the smallest hint of a boot-cut flare at the bottom. Of course, I don't wear boots, but I like the way the cut of the jeans look with either sneakers or casual dress shoes.

    The "rinse" look is nice. It's a dark blue that looks close to brand new "rigid" jeans, yet it has the softer feel of the rigids after they've had a couple of washes. That's perfect for me. They're pretty comfortable right from the start, and yet they're still dark enough to stay looking nice for a long time. I expect a lot of wear out of them.

    The only thing that might be a drawback with buying any kind of clothing online is the fact that you can't try the clothes on (which of course is not a knock against the product itself in any way). However, of the two pairs of these jeans that I bought through Amazon, both had a perfect fit. I'm very pleased, and this is the way I'll be buying jeans from now on.
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    DO NOT buy new 517s if you are looking for the slim, fitted, look of the classic Levi's 517. That's been left in the dust. Apparently Levi's thinks only fat people wear jeans now.

    These jeans have so much extra fabric it's almost comical. I bought a pair online, set the jeans out on the floor, and even with a 29 waist, there is so much extra fabric they look like women's jeans! It's like they have room for hips or something.

    Gimme a break, someone who buys 517's is not going for the baggy gangster look, they're 517s!!!

    Thoroughly disappointed with the direction Levi's have taken the fit of their jeans, I will never buy a pair again.

    Don't be fooled by the other reviews that say these have a classic fit. They have a baggy, frumpy, 'modern' couch potato fit.
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    Size: 32W x 32LColor: Rinse Verified Purchase
    I have worn Levi 517s for 5 years, so I know this product. The 517 "cut" fits me well, and it does on these 2 pair as well; but that's the only positive thing about them. What's wrong? Where do I start? Over 2 months, I had to buy 8 pair, 2 at a time, and exchange 6 of them, to get 2 pair that were less defective than the others. The die is unstable and bleeds or transfers onto everything including my hands when I even touch or handle them; whether wet when laundering or dry when being worn. People at work would asked me, "Why are your hands blue?" The belt loops were sewn on crooked or askew on several pair. Other pairs would have one leg 1/2 to an inch shorter or longer than the other. Others would be a different waist or length size than that which was marked on the label or tags. The fabric is much thinner than others I have purchased at retail stores over the last 5 years and stretches out of shape more readily. Even now, 5 months after purchasing them, the die has faded so much that they look worn in the knees and seat. And that is after I soaked them in both vinegar and salt, SEVERAL times, when they were brand new; and always wash them in cold water and hang dry. I don't do hard labor in these jeans, I sit at a desk all day; so they shouldn't wear out this quickly. I will purchase elsewhere next time.
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