Levi 514 Selvedge

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  1. Batistuta

    Batistuta Well-Known Member

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    So I've always wanted a high quality pair of 514s, and once I saw those, I decided why not.. Took them just a day to get here with standard Levi's shipping, and I'm glad I ordered. Got my true size and it fits just right, slim and straight, more so than the regular 514s. I really like the fit, hopefully they won't stretch too much. Obviously not going near a washing machine any time soon. I'll see how they do after a few months. The big question right now if I should get them shortened or keep them rolled up.
    Is the inseam TTS or have they added some length to roll up?
     


  2. Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels Senior member

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    So I've always wanted a high quality pair of 514s, and once I saw those, I decided why not..

    Took them just a day to get here with standard Levi's shipping, and I'm glad I ordered. Got my true size and it fits just right, slim and straight, more so than the regular 514s. I really like the fit, hopefully they won't stretch too much. Obviously not going near a washing machine any time soon.

    I'll see how they do after a few months. The big question right now if I should get them shortened or keep them rolled up.


    so where (country) are these made?
     


  3. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    so where (country) are these made?
    China... no joke... [​IMG] But obviously the denim is japanese.
    How does the denim feel?
    I'm not an expert, but it seems really nice to me. Fit and finish are fantastic and better than any other pair of Levi's that I have (which isn't saying much, they are all STFs and "rigid" 514s.)
    Is the inseam TTS or have they added some length to roll up?
    Haven't measured but feels TTS, maybe up to an inch on the longer side.
     


  4. ddragovi

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    so is the fit like a regular pair of 514s? because I saw the "imprint" pair and those seemed to have somewhat wider legs.
     


  5. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    You said you had the rigid...how much did they stretch? I usually wear a 31 in levi but im worried that with a 31 in the selvedge they will stretch to be too big. A 31 on first wear is snug and a 30 is very tight FWIW
    Selvage/raw denim won't stretch any more than non. It depends on the denim, but I'd be more concerned about sizing correctly for the shrinkage. I've always had best luck TTS on stf 501s...(not sizing up, since they're already slightly oversized to account for shrink).
    Those look good but no button fly is a deal breaker for me.
    Word. Shame, really.
    Levis site says 9 5/8" front rise. Can anyone who has a pair of 514's confirm this and tell me what the back rise is? Thanks.
    Keep in mind that if that measurement is when raw, you'll loose another 1/2" from that.
     


  6. Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels Senior member

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    100 bucks for made in china levi's. no thanks.

    save for something better.
     


  7. everybodynobody

    everybodynobody Senior member

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    So Levi's is making jeans in China now? That sucks. All of the ones I have are made in Mexico.
     


  8. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I have trouble with the rise of 514s. They feel too low. Maybe it's just because I'm used to 501s.
     


  9. Aspen20

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    I have trouble with the rise of 514s. They feel too low. Maybe it's just because I'm used to 501s.

    It's not just you. I find it too low as well. Now if only I could find a decent pair of jeans with the cut (and price!) of the 514, but with the rise of the 505...
     


  10. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    505 is like the Mall Dad version of the 501. Stay away from the 505.
     


  11. wcarson89

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    505 is like the Mall Dad version of the 501. Stay away from the 505.

    haha i bought my dad a pair of dark 505 for christmas. I tried to talk him into a pair of 501 but he didnt want button fly.
     


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    my dad is 505 4 life.
     


  13. milosz

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    I thought 505 and 501 were identical cuts, just change the fly?
     


  14. Guyute

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    I thought 505 and 501 were identical cuts, just change the fly?

    thats what I heard too
     


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    I thought 505 and 501 were identical cuts, just change the fly?
    They are.
     


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