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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

 

I was hoping someone could help me find the similarities and differences between Levis 504, 505, 508 and 513 jeans? 

 

I have looked over the internet extensively and with my original purpose just trying to find differences between 513, 514 and 505, I ran into the above problem. Now I'm tired of looking and hoping you wise sartorialists and consumers can help me!

 

I purchased some 513s over the weekend but after getting home, I'm a little uncomfortable with the way they look on me.  I work out (lift weights, run 3 - 4x per week) and don't like relaxed fits since they look to boxy on me.  I'm ~5'9 and 135lbs.  Any suggestions as well for levis I should try?

 

The 513s fit well on me - they don't hug the body too much, not skin tight.  However I feel skinnier than I am when I wear something like a button down shirt or polo.  I thought maybe leaving more room in the thighs or seat and keeping a slightly tapered leg opening would wave this problem?

post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by Jake Volmer View Post


The 513s fit well on me - they don't hug the body too much, not skin tight.  However I feel skinnier than I am when I wear something like a button down shirt or polo.  I thought maybe leaving more room in the thighs or seat and keeping a slightly tapered leg opening would wave this problem?

If that's the case then 508 is what you are looking for.

Also have you seen this?

http://us.levi.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=12402008&cp=3146842.3146855&ab=leftnav:men:sale%28mens%29:mseeallsale:tops:byfit:men%27sfitspectrum:12402008
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks very much for that link!  It's very helpful.  I've seen the term "carrot-fit" thrown around.  Is that how the 508 is described?
 

post #4 of 8

In my experience, the 508 has an extreme taper. It gives off that punk-rocker vibe. I think mine have something like a 35 waist, 25" thigh and a 7" leg opening. Looks great with a pair of beat up sneakers. Levi cuts vary depending on the country/time of manufacture so YMMV.

 

513 is like a slightly more forgiving version of the 511. 

 

AFAIK there isn't anything with a moderate taper that Levi's offers, like the N&F Weird Guy, except for the older 508's.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks very much for your input.  I've just about had it with all the numbers.  And the "Fit Guide" on the levis web page that I was directed to didn't have the same description as when I went into a Macy's store, so I guess this added to my confusion. 

 

On the website, it says the 505s and 508s have the same rise but on a large poster in the store, the 505 was described as having a lower rise.  I guess because I work out, the 514s didn't seem overly baggy around the thighs to me as some other posters around the SF forms have explained (but again, "baggy" can be subjective), but I didn't like the wider leg opening.  Since I do lift weights, I have to wear shirts that are slightly larger and so they have a longer shirt tail - this means when I wear 513s, the tails go beyond the midway of the crotch and it just looks funny / I look skinnier.

 

I may have to try on some 508s then.  If anyone reading is interested, JC Penny currently has a 20% off sale for any purchase over $100, including Levi's (Code: DEAL4ME) .  I think it ends Friday, 5/3.  And if you use Ebates, you can get a further 8% off of your purchase.
 


Edited by Jake Volmer - 5/1/13 at 12:15pm
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If anyone reading is interested, JC Penny currently has a 20% off sale for any purchase over $100, including Levi's (Code: DEAL4ME) .  I think it ends Friday, 5/3.  And if you use Ebates, you can get a further 8% off of your purchase.

 

I have never bought a Levi's at JcPenny's. It's like their selection is very poor in terms of quality and styles.

Macy's is better.

Even better is going directly to a Levis store. They running a sale 25% off $150 purchase. I would bite the bullet and buy it from there, they last longer and their selection is way cooler.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm really disappointed with your comment and thought people on SF were more polite than elsewhere.  You being condescending is just disappointing.  I'm fairly comfortable with the way I look and besides, if I was 15-20lbs heavier as someone like the user name "BigRob" would probably see as "normal,"  I don't think I could run a mile in under 5 minutes.
 

post #8 of 8
Loosen up.
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