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Levis 501 new fit

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

  1. mtgguy777

    mtgguy777 Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get a pair of Khaki STF's? I couldn't find any at the Macy's or Levis Store near me.
     
  2. jakejake

    jakejake Senior member

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    What's the differences between the 501 new fit vs. the 514? I tried both them on and couldn't tell the difference.
     
  3. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    The 501 is more relaxed in the crotch/ass and thigh, from what I could tell.
     
  4. DocHunter

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    So what's the general concensus about the 501 STF sizing? I'm looking for a size 32x31 when all shrinking and stretching is done. I'm thinking I should go with 33x34? Can anyone confirm that this would be a good size to get?

    Also, which is the best NYC Levis store? I stopped by the Times Square store the other day to see if they had the verde cast STFs, but they didn't. Maybe the Union Square store will have a bigger selection? Looks like there's a midtown east store and a downtown store. Which store has the biggest selection?
     
  5. jakejake

    jakejake Senior member

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    So what's the general concensus about the 501 STF sizing? I'm looking for a size 32x31 when all shrinking and stretching is done. I'm thinking I should go with 33x34? Can anyone confirm that this would be a good size to get? Also, which is the best NYC Levis store? I stopped by the Times Square store the other day to see if they had the verde cast STFs, but they didn't. Maybe the Union Square store will have a bigger selection? Looks like there's a midtown east store and a downtown store. Which store has the biggest selection?
    With these cheap 501's, buy true to size waist, size up 2-3" for the inseam. The waist shrinks after soak but stretches back to its true waist after wear. In your case, I would buy 32x34.
     
  6. blackdarkeye

    blackdarkeye Senior member

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    So what's the general concensus about the 501 STF sizing? I'm looking for a size 32x31 when all shrinking and stretching is done. I'm thinking I should go with 33x34? Can anyone confirm that this would be a good size to get? Also, which is the best NYC Levis store? I stopped by the Times Square store the other day to see if they had the verde cast STFs, but they didn't. Maybe the Union Square store will have a bigger selection? Looks like there's a midtown east store and a downtown store. Which store has the biggest selection?
    if you are size 32 get size 32 STF they stretch back alot after the soak, i have about an 1 extra in my waist because i did not take into the stretching, not really a bad though because the jeans look great slouched.
     
  7. blackdarkeye

    blackdarkeye Senior member

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    Here is the new fit one my ( worn for roughly 1 1/2 months)


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  8. Trenditional

    Trenditional Well-Known Member

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    With these cheap 501's, buy true to size waist, size up 2-3" for the inseam. The waist shrinks after soak but stretches back to its true waist after wear. In your case, I would buy 32x34.

    What's the consensus regarding soaking, does a cold or hot soak make a difference? I've always gone for an initial hot soak. And does all the shrinking occur, thats going to occur in the first soak?
     
  9. blackdarkeye

    blackdarkeye Senior member

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    What's the consensus regarding soaking, does a cold or hot soak make a difference? I've always gone for an initial hot soak. And does all the shrinking occur, thats going to occur in the first soak?

    hot soak shrinks the jeans much more than cold water, infact some people use boiling water to get maximum shrinkage. Its almost impossible to get total shrinkage in the first wash.
     
  10. Bona Drag

    Bona Drag Senior member

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    Unless you blast it in a hot machine wash and then tumble try on high heat. That pretty much takes care of everything right away.
     
  11. sploosh

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    I have a pair. They're so comfortable now and after just 30 days of wear they are getting really nice fades.

    As far as sizing I went 1" up on the waist and 2" up on the inseam and wore them in a warm shower and they fit great, unless you want a super slim fit.
     
  12. sayocean

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    [​IMG] Mine after 40 days of wear.
     
  13. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    The khaki looks good. Where's the love for black 501 STF's?
    I got love for the black. Here's a pic of mine from the waywt thread. [​IMG] It's sort of hard to tell from this angle, but the fit of these things is really nice.
     
  14. sayocean

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    ^ great fit, would love to see how they fade over time
     
  15. obeserabbit

    obeserabbit Senior member

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    Pics of the khaki 501stfs
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    i STILL want these..
     
  16. DocHunter

    DocHunter Senior member

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    i STILL want these..

    Me too.
     
  17. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    ^ those are discontinued in the STF. But you can still find them in the prewashed, it's called "desert khaki."
     
  18. 2sweet

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    Awesome, man. Those black STF's truly ARE black.

    PS: Do you all favor stacking with STF's? All of my straight fits have some stacking, but I'm starting to favor a bit more of a "grown-up" tailored fit. It's more practical too, as I don't want my jeans dragging around in the mud and rain, or getting the hems all bedraggled.

    I got love for the black.

    Here's a pic of mine from the waywt thread.

    [​IMG]

    It's sort of hard to tell from this angle, but the fit of these things is really nice.
     
  19. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    Awesome, man. Those black STF's truly ARE black.
    Actually, I lied. Those are black prewashed 501's, not the STF. [​IMG] I didn't really like the color of the black STF's as much, I wanted more of a flat black. The black STF's are pretty grainy.
     
  20. 2sweet

    2sweet Senior member

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    I know what you mean about getting black blacks. Levi's does a terrific job with overdyed...much better than Wrangler's.

    Makes me want to go look for a pair of preshrunk blacks...
     

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