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post #91 of 381
I saw a ton of these in the downtown Seattle Levi's store for 50% off yesterday (IIRC, the pre-discount price was $68, so they should come to $34). If you're interested and have a Levi's store near you, it might be worth a look. If you're not near one, the Seattle one apparently will ship, their phone number is (206) 467-5152, and perhaps they'll ship faster than Macy's.
post #92 of 381
They barely shrink at all. Maybe an inch at max. If you want them the exact same length, stretch the inseam out while wet. They don't shrink, so buy your size or size down if you want.
post #93 of 381
Does this mean rigid scraped are sanforized? Sorry for all the questions: I want to get it right.

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Originally Posted by chronoaug
They barely shrink at all. Maybe an inch at max. If you want them the exact same length, stretch the inseam out while wet. They don't shrink, so buy your size or size down if you want.
post #94 of 381
Yeah, definitely don't size up in the waist, but the inseam shrank by more than an inch for me, so I'd buy a size up in the inseam...you can get ankle-stacking or you can just get it hemmed if you feel like they're still too long.
post #95 of 381
Interesting. My actual inseam is 30. But now I'm buying 32's to get a bit of stacking. So should I go to 34 now to retain stacking after the shrinkage?

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Originally Posted by scog
Yeah, definitely don't size up in the waist, but the inseam shrank by more than an inch for me, so I'd buy a size up in the inseam...you can get ankle-stacking or you can just get it hemmed if you feel like they're still too long.
post #96 of 381
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Originally Posted by adamm411
Interesting. My actual inseam is 30. But now I'm buying 32's to get a bit of stacking. So should I go to 34 now to retain stacking after the shrinkage?

if your actual inseam is 30 then you'd be good with 32, you'd almost definitely need to get a 34 hemmed
post #97 of 381
You probably won't get much stacking with these anyway. They're not tapered or that small at the bottom. With boots/high tops you probably will, but don't expect much with chucks or something like that.
post #98 of 381
Hey guys,

I picked up a pair of 514s at Mervyn's today. I'm not sure if they are raw, so I'm looking for your input. These aren't scraped or anything, but the denim looks raw. I rubbed it on my white t shirt and some indigo came off. There was no rigid tag, or warnings about shrinkage, though, so I'm skeptical. The other thing that makes me skeptical is that supposedly only Asia has 514s in a pure raw, unscraped version. Here's some pics.

Full view
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4042/img4032hk6.jpg

Closeup (ignore the dog hair )
http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img4033oi5.jpg

What do you guys think? They were made in Hong Kong, and are 100% cotton.
post #99 of 381
Those look cool. Perhaps they are one-washes? Even if they aren't raw, they have a really nice dark wash, and you can still get some fading out of them if you really want. I'd personally keep 'em dark. If they're $30 or close to that, anyone wanna pick up a pair for me in 31x32 or 31x34? Yes... the denim market in Canada is so poor that one cannot find these jeans.
post #100 of 381
I knew it. My friend picked up a pair of raw 514's at Mervyn's and I was skeptical, now I know. I wonder why it's not on the Levi's site. Good find.
post #101 of 381
I really like the fit of these, what other jeans are very similar? I'm not really a fan of most of the other 514 washes.
post #102 of 381
but it was made in hk....most levis over here is made from mexico or somewhere down there...except the higher brand...so...?
post #103 of 381
How can you check the color code on your 514's. I can't tell if mine are black or oil slick or uptowns. They are very dark and they are 1% spandex so I know it's one of the three.

Regardless, I'm having a tough time pulling off "black"(it's close enough) jeans. I wear a lot of brown and tan and it doesn't seem to be quite as neutral or flattering as blue denim. It does seem like it'd go great with a goth or rocker look.

On the other hand, these jeans are for me, luxuriously soft, and the spandex makes them very comfy even though they look super fitted. Levi's knows what they're doing, trust me.

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Right now, I'm ready to rotate out my Old Navy jeans. I bought 'em a year ago when I knew nothing about denim. They're still serviceable but they look ridiculously baggy, and not long enough even though I got 'em in a 29" waist. Too baggy through the thighs and they ride up on the crotch. Yuk.

I've tried on their skinny rocker jeans. I recommend you pass. They are incredibly uncomfortable in the seat. They give a new definition of pain. I proclaim the Old Navy skinner rockers: THE MALE CAMELTOE.

Adamm
post #104 of 381
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Originally Posted by tundrafour
I saw a ton of these in the downtown Seattle Levi's store for 50% off yesterday (IIRC, the pre-discount price was $68, so they should come to $34). If you're interested and have a Levi's store near you, it might be worth a look. If you're not near one, the Seattle one apparently will ship, their phone number is (206) 467-5152, and perhaps they'll ship faster than Macy's.
I just stopped by there today after work. They don't have the rigid scraped 514's. They have the single wash like jsheppard posted, and they have a dark-ish wash with a little whiskering and fading, but no rigid scraped.

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Originally Posted by Bandwagonesque
Those look cool. Perhaps they are one-washes? Even if they aren't raw, they have a really nice dark wash, and you can still get some fading out of them if you really want. I'd personally keep 'em dark. If they're $30 or close to that, anyone wanna pick up a pair for me in 31x32 or 31x34?

Yes... the denim market in Canada is so poor that one cannot find these jeans.
They don't make the one-wash or rigid scraped in 31x34 -- and I wanted that exact size . You will have to size up to a 32 waist to get a 34 inseam. It seemed like the inseams run a little short compared to most other jean brands.

Also, you should be able to find the dark one wash version online. Try sears, jc penny, amazon, etc.
post #105 of 381
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Originally Posted by dtmt
I just stopped by there today after work. They don't have the rigid scraped 514's. They have the single wash like jsheppard posted, and they have a dark-ish wash with a little whiskering and fading, but no rigid scraped.
Are you sure you didn't just miss them? The ones I saw were from the Levi's Red line, had the exact same stitching, ironed-in creases, MSRP, etc., as those in photos people have posted here; I'm almost positive they were the same thing. They weren't with the rest of the 514s, but were sort of to the left of the counter on the second floor, near a lot of sale shirts. They were folded, not hanging.
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