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Levis 513

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sizzle, Jul 20, 2011.

your thoughts on 513

  1. aite

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  2. wack

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  3. get apczzzz

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  1. DrBassie

    DrBassie Well-Known Member

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    Here's the measurements from my pair. This is my favorite Levi's cut that I've tried.

    513 34W 30L

    Front Rise: 10.5
    Back Rise: 14.75
    Thigh: 12
    Knee (roughly): 8.5
    Hem: 7.25
     
  2. Grey

    Grey Well-Known Member

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    I just bought two pairs of 514, maybe I'll take one back. They *are* a little too low rise, IMO.

    Will try Levis store at Tysons Corner tomorrow.
     
  3. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    513/521= higher rise versions of 514/511

    Anyone else think otherwise?
     
  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, thanks for posting the measurements. These are identical to my last pair of Mabitex. :laugh:
     
  5. DrBassie

    DrBassie Well-Known Member

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    With the 513/514 difference - add the taper. That's half of it and what sold me.
     
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  6. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    I would also be interested to hear anyone's experience with the 521. A higher-rise version of the 511 may be what I'm looking for.
     
  7. Dedalus

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    Hey guys, I haven't posted for a while, but I needed some new cheap jeans and I came back here to see what's with it these days with your back-to-school fashions. I checked out both 513 and 521 today. I too was hoping for 511 with a higher rise, but neither of these is it.

    The 521 looks absurd unless you want puffy thigh pantaloons. 513 still is more room in the thighs than I would like, it looked a little weird around the knee but maybe just needed some wear. 513 might have been OK sized down 1, but they don't make 31x34 in the rinsed from what I can tell. I'm not sure if Levi's waists are getting bigger or if I've lost weight, but both 521 and 513 were too loose up top all over the place without sizing down, and even then the fit is questionable. I dunno, disappointing overall, I guess I'll just deal with lower rise 511 and look a little dated than bother with 513.
     
  8. raptorrapture

    raptorrapture Well-Known Member

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    I bought Levi's 511 Commuter jeans recently (http://goo.gl/Yq1ty) and they have a high back rise.

    I like them - but then again I bought them to wear when I'm on my bike, so...
     
  9. TheDroog

    TheDroog Well-Known Member

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    I finally got a chance to try on the 513's this weekend. It has potential. The thighs fit slim like the 514s, but taper going down for a slimmer overall look. The rise is only a tad higher than the 514s. The Levis's website says they sit on the waist, but I didn't think that's true. They definitely didn't sit on my waist. The rise is still not as high as the Gap Authentic fit (fit me extremely well but discontinued) but this might be the Levi's line that fits me best.
     
  10. HinkHall

    HinkHall New Member

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    I've been wearing 513's most days now for the past 2.5 weeks. I usually wear 514's, and they used to be the best fitting pant I owned, but 513's are an improved version. The leg feels slightly slimmer, the cut follows my leg a lot more, as there is much more discernible taper from the thigh through the legs. The high waist is also very nice, I find it to be more comfortable. If I had a camera I'd post a pic of me wearing both. These are the best fitting Levis' I've ever worn hands down, and I highly recommend them as a much better 514.
     
  11. rioni

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    Does anyone know of another maker who has the same cut/fit as the 513?
     
  12. Fortysomething

    Fortysomething Well-Known Member

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    Okay...my question about the 513s is how are they different from the 512s? Here is a description of both styles:

    512: The Levi's 512 jeans are a slim cut in the leg that tapers down to a narrow ankle opening for an overall slim cut look

    513: With more room than our 511[​IMG] Skinny and a higher rise than our 514[​IMG] Slim Straight, the 513[​IMG] Slim sits below the waist and is defined by a modern slim cut.

    Unfortunately, I could not find a place that sold both styles so the descriptions are not from the same source. The 512 had been billed as essentially what the 513 is, but the 512 has not appeared on the Levi's site for quite a while now. I have a dark pair of the 512s that I really like and was curious about the difference.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    513 are pretty good. I got a pair a couple months ago. I like the cut a lot. Not overly skinny, rise just right. But the denim is crap. paper thin (at least on the model I got) and suffers from baggy deform syndrome pretty quickly.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  14. Curious_George

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    I just picked up a couple pairs of black 521s to try out so I thought I'd share my thoughts. I'm a normal 30 and I ordered them in 28 and 29. Both pairs are about two sizes larger than tagged size in the waist. The 29 fit is a little too loose in the thighs on me for the size of the hem (if you wanted a looser carrot fit they'd probably be good). The fit of the 28 is pretty good, however. The thighs are genuinely slim on me and the rise is pretty comfortable at around 10.5" (hem sits around 6.5" also). For reference I'm about 6' and 145 pounds. I kind of wish the back rise were a little higher though. I'm used to 14" or 15" with most of my jeans and these are only a little over 13". The denim is also pretty thin. But I already have some black jeans in heavier weights so that's not a huge issue for me. Overall they're not a bad slim but not skinny jean with a relatively tapered leg.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  15. Big Muscle

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    I ordered 512s in size 36/32 one year ago and they were not tapered down to an ankle at all. They were very slim in thighs and then almost straight to the bottom - so I would say 512s = 505s with slimmer thighs (but I was expecting 505s with tapered leg opening). I had to put them away because they were too thight - if I remember correctly they were 11.5" in thigh and 8.25" in leg opening (for size 36/32).
     
  16. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    lol it appears they already got rid of the 521 and have replaced it with the 508.
     
  17. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    I wear 511's. I used to wear 514 but I lost 25lbs and prefer the taper of 511's.

    513's are much better fitting than 514 at least for me, but 513 have ugly looking jeans that are not as to date like 511 and 514.
     
  18. Fortysomething

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    Yeah, my 512s are not as tapered as I thought they would be....I know of another guy who had a pair of 512s and the tapering on them was more evident. :puzzled:
     
  19. mellowfellow

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  20. DrBassie

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