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Levis 501 new fit

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

  1. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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  3. victorids

    victorids New Member

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    Hello there,

    I haven't buy a Levi's 501 for ages, actually I didn't even know there are 2 types (Original Fit and Shrink to Fit), so I have some questions before I buy a new pair.

    I already understand the concept of STF but what Original Fit do? Does it means pre-washed?
    I'm curious about the "new Fit" with the Tag 501 inside. Is the Tag on both Original Fit and STF?
    If I buy on Levis.com do I guarantee get the New Fit?

    I looked at this thread post, most of the ppl prefers STF why? I myself hate jeans when they are very tight on the legs.. it's very hard to wear and doesn't feel comfortable (tight your legs like a second skin), so I prefer then little loose.

    My last question, are the premium, vintage (ie, not regular) 501 Shrink-to-Fit or Original Fit?
    I asked a seller about the 1966 version (with the 1966 Tag inside) and he told me the jeans is pre-washed???

    Thank you very much,
    Victor
     
  4. wellworn501s

    wellworn501s New Member

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    In short I don't like them anymore. 36 years of wearing 501's. Levi's was the company I could always count on, until now.

    I just bought a new pair this month. Totally different from pre 13. Way big and loose fitting. Low.... crotch, screws up inseam measurements. Pockets 1.25" lower, pant hem looks weak and delicate. Less that half the size of the pre 13's. .20" down from .55" Money saving? That department has already received their bonus for that move.
    I've been wearing Levi's since the 60's, 501's since 78. The 03 and 08 were changes I could wash/shrink out or buy another size. Pockets and hem size I can't fix.

    I wish Levi's received feedback as fast as communication company do. They would have notice this problem within 15 seconds of making it. All I get from customer service is "If there is a wear issue send them back" "We keep our product numbers the same so we don't know what's pre 13 or after." I'll let our product designers know your thoughts".

    Now I'm looking for a replacement jean and babying my older pairs.
     
  5. DuckOB

    DuckOB Senior member

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    hey wellworn, agree the newer style 501, 505's are not what we grew up with. However, the 505's and I assume 501's have 2 models out there. "sits at waist" older style and "sit below waist" which is probably what you picked up. I did the same thing a few years ago and went searching at stores and found older cut "sits at wait" and feel they are closer or are what I wore....... forever. You can also look at the LVC series and they are the older cuts you are used to. Please note, the LVC are truer to size versus the kind at Macy's JCP and sears have. For instance I wear a 36 in LVC and a 34 in the off the rack kind at the department stores. Hope this helps
     
  6. Snoopy

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    They destroyed the Levi's 510 Skinny Jeans. It's no longer a skinny fit. It's slim/baggy with a huge ass diarrhea drop crotch. I wrote a review last week telling them if they ever plan to really make a skinny jean model. They still haven''t publish my review. :lol: I'm one of the top 50 review contributors at Levi's.com.

    But the most baffling of them all is Levi's selling a pair of 510 Skinny Jeans called "Palm Springs". Price tag? $128! It's 87% Cotton 12% Polyester (Levi's site falsely advertises them as 99% cotton). The most crappiest paper thin jean material I ever felt on my legs absolute GARBAGE. For $128 one can grab a pair of some decent raw Selvedge. This clearly is a Levi's scam.
     
  7. Hirsh

    Hirsh Senior member

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    Good job you've got a nice collection Snoopy![​IMG]
     
  8. Snoopy

    Snoopy Senior member

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    Thank my lil angel. ♥

    You have a wonderful collection as well. :)
     
  9. Hirsh

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    Thnx Sweetheart

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  10. Beane

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    I am curious about this new fit, I havent buy a 501 in years, for non selvedge I prefer Nudie now at days. But a new 501 could be something to consider, specially for affordability
     
  11. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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