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- 100% Cotton
- Button closure
- Machine Wash
- Straight-fitting jean with mild abrasions, whiskering at hips, and blasting through the knee and seat
- Signature stitching at coin pocket and button-flap back pockets
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- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 9.9 x 3.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00LOR25SS
- Item model number: 501
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 11, 2013
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
These 34Wx38L Shrink to fit 501 button-fly Levi's were run once through cold water and line dried and are just like the old rough and skin-unfriendly cotton Levi's I've always bought for the last 35 yrs (well, maybe they are 1/2 oz lighter weight cotton than in the late '70s).
Washed once and line dried, they now fit perfectly, and are stiff and cranky to wear. When I wash them in 3-4 weeks, depending on how sweaty I get while wearing them, cold water and line dry again (inside-out to preserve dye) is the plan. I figure it will take some months before they feel softer when freshly dried.
They will get softer with time and last a long time while fitting me, and this is why I keep buying 501 Levi's. The heavy weight cotton is what makes the difference, the heavier the cotton, the stiffer the jeans and more uncomfortable they are until, that one day when they feel great, fit perfectly, and have the look you wore into them; individuality doesn't come easy.
By the way, Levi's 514s are what I wear when I want to looked a little "dressed up"...the lighter weight fabric drapes a little nicer and doesn't shrink on me (cold water, line dry) which is why I buy 33Wx36L 514s.
Lastly, the designation Levi's gives there different sub-genres of 501's are important to note. Some 501's use much lighter weight cotton fabric. Rigid and Shrink-to-Fit go great together and make for a much more classic, long wearing, hard working jean.
I used to love Levi's, and have continued to buy both the rigid STF 501's, and pre-shrunk colored 501's over the years.Read more ›
Washing - I marked one pair by trimming corners off the label; those will be my dress jeans that I will always wash inside out - and hope to rarely (if ever) have to wash them. The other pair I will wear several times a week and expect to have to wash them a lot (and I won't turn them inside out to wash as I want the washed look on these). I ride horses daily and they'll get filled with dirt and sweat quickly. It will be interesting to see how the wear compares over the years.
Size - I normally wear 32x32 (non STF), which fit on me a bit short and a bit tight. So I ordered 33x36 as per the Levis guidelines. I tried them on un-washed, and indeed they were large on the waist and very long. I washed them in warm water, heavy-duty wash with regular soil settings on my washer, and then dried on hot. Tried them on again and they had shrunk a LOT. Pretty much perfect; hope they don't shrink much more. I am washing them the second time now; not sure if I'll do a 3rd.
Color - A nice dark black, I like it, although it isn't a super deep pitch black...at some angles it almost looks a deep dark dark blue. It has a slight washed look even before the first wash (I can see light/white threads, which I like).
Material - Softer than I expected even before washing; I like it although based on some of the reviews I was expecting them to be heavier and stiffer.
I will update after I've worn them a few times - very happy so far though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always a good purchase! A standard for my husband that he can always count on! Love being able to order on Amazon now.Published 14 days ago by Sheri Mclaughlin
Pants did not shrink as much as indicated by Levi representative. Waist is OK but the let length is too long and too baggie.. doubt I will wear them much at all. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Disgruntled Customer
Lighter weight material than expected but its for a summer wedding so it works!Published 1 month ago by Kayra
These fit a little narrow to begin with, but after the first washing they shrank about eight inches in length and three inches in the hips. They were not put in the dryer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy I.
I have worn the Levis shrink-to-fit (STF) denim jeans for over 50 years. I like the fit, but the current heaviness and material quality is not what it was when these were produced... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tech guy