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Levis 501 new fit

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by intelintel37, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. hamish5178

    hamish5178 Senior member

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    I went to my local Sears today and their entire stock of 501 STFs were the new cut. That was pretty easy. The hard part was finding the 501xx made in Mexico jeans instead of the Dominican made ones. Is there a difference? Probably not, I just like the XX designation.

    On a related note, the Japanese magazine, Men's Fudge (yeah, fucked up name) has a short blurb about the new 501s and puts a pair of old style and new style 501s side to side to show the differences in cut. It seems that the new cut is just slimmer in the thigh and leg.


    Could you possibly link to that magazine/scan it?
     
  2. pitboss12

    pitboss12 Senior member

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    The magazine webpage doesn't show any actual content. I'll try to get scans later tonight or tomorrow.
     
  3. Orpheus

    Orpheus Well-Known Member

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    Just checked the 501 STF I ordered a month and a half ago...it's the new cut. Whew! However I couldn't have told the difference before this thread, it's still a slightly-baggy fit after an hours-long soak and a good couple wears. Sexy combs though.[​IMG]
     
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    As a first timer.. are the 1947 looser or tighter in the leg as compared to the new 501 stf ?
     
  7. otc

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    As a first timer.. are the 1947 looser or tighter in the leg as compared to the new 501 stf ?

    +1?
     
  8. Pablo-T

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    According to Cinch, their specialist store in London, they're unacnnily close; the mass-market version has a slightly lower rise.
     
  9. genraidar

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    I bought some of the "global blues" which I think is the new cut 501s. I absolutely love them.
     
  10. Milky_Madison

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    I have already shrunken 501XX that have excess material just below the bum/top of thighs. I also think the rise a bit high. How would I go about fixing this? Is there an tailor option that shorten rise (from the crotch), tighten thighs, and reduce butt fabric? Anyone know what needs to be done? [​IMG]
     
  11. robertorex

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    well, the yoke would make it tricky. Seriously, for the price you would pay a tailor to do that you may as well just buy jeans that fit you.
     
  12. whatuknowaboutthat

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    ^^

    is it me or do those jeans just look really wide? perhaps i've been so used to wearing a standard 19-21cm hem that every other jean/brand looks huge. what's the new rise measurements anyways?
     
  14. robertorex

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    they look fine for a presoak. After a soak they'll be your standard 47 fit, but you already know that.
     
  15. otc

    otc Senior member

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    they look fine for a presoak. After a soak they'll be your standard 47 fit, but you already know that.

    are those STF or normal? I didnt see mention of them being STF but they certainly look big
     
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    They're STF. He has them for a contest we have starting 1/1/09 on mynudies.
     
  17. whatuknowaboutthat

    whatuknowaboutthat Senior member

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    yep, these are shrink to fits and I'm also sagging them slightly in the fit pic. If i were to wear it as intended, higher in the waist, these would fit much slimmer and once hot soaked/washed these will fit much much better.
     
  18. chentwoten

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    I picked up one of the "new" 501stf's in the khaki flavor color. Went with 34x34 and they fit great. I had 36x32 at first, and those got way too big ("old" ones), and then went with 35x32 ("old" ones), which fit a lot better and got more distinct fades. The 35's still were still pretty loose, so i decided to size down again. Not looking for fades on this (khaki), but i was surprised to find stf's in this color.
     
  19. sayocean

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    you sure these are shrink to fits????? can you post a picture of the flashers??
     
  20. horriblyjollyjinx

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    According to Cinch, their specialist store in London, they're unacnnily close; the mass-market version has a slightly lower rise.

    yeah, the new 501 is made after the 1947 501. the hips are straighter and I guess the rise might be a tad lower, dont really remember. its nice and the washes are good for the price.

    btw, do you know if cinch opened in tokyo just now?
     

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