Levis 514, raw

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Saucemaster, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. GWHiZiTSPHiL

    GWHiZiTSPHiL Senior member

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    lol, of course i'd choose my SJDJ over these! i went ahead and did an impulse by. i'll probably fit it into a small rotation after i wear these slim jims for a month straight. does anyone own a pair of these or know how the fading goes? should i do the whole wear and no wash for months with these?
     
  2. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    i have a pair that i have been breaking in for about two and a half months now.the problem is that i don't have good lighting.i'll try to post some pics though when a perfect time comes
     
  3. GWHiZiTSPHiL

    GWHiZiTSPHiL Senior member

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    i have a pair that i have been breaking in for about two and a half months now.the problem is that i don't have good lighting.i'll try to post some pics though when a perfect time comes

    if possible that would be great. thanks a lot. how often do you wear them during the 2.5 months?
     
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    Qzar Active Member

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    Man that looks like a really good deal, I'm on a tight budget and I've been looking for a new pair of jeans (hopefully unwashed) and these look really good. My question is... if these are actually Reds then shouldn't they shrink? On the Levi's website if you go to the Levi red 514 section it has a warning that the Rigid Scraped shrink up to one size when machine washed so I am not exactly sure if I should go for a regular fit or size up (which I wouldn't want to do since I won't be washing these jeans for a long while).


    btw n00bish question [​IMG] : the Rigid Scraped does mean unwashed/raw right? So they will fade when washed?
     
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    amdi8 Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused: Are all Levi's 514 "raw" denim, or just one type? How can you tell when you're at the store? Are the ones with the really dark color, or do you go by feel? Does the label say raw?
     
  6. jean_connoisseur23

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    if possible that would be great. thanks a lot. how often do you wear them during the 2.5 months?


    i have been wearing them about 8 hours everyday..more or less
     
  7. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    ok...i finally got some pics of my raw 514's..the pics are crappy coz i used my phone, camera is hiding from me... its showing some wear on the knees and some whiskers..and also its only with me for 1.5 months not 2.5 [​IMG] tag [​IMG] back [​IMG] honeycombs just setting in [​IMG]
     
  8. Saucemaster

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    Man that looks like a really good deal, I'm on a tight budget and I've been looking for a new pair of jeans (hopefully unwashed) and these look really good. My question is... if these are actually Reds then shouldn't they shrink? On the Levi's website if you go to the Levi red 514 section it has a warning that the Rigid Scraped shrink up to one size when machine washed so I am not exactly sure if I should go for a regular fit or size up (which I wouldn't want to do since I won't be washing these jeans for a long while). btw n00bish question [​IMG] : the Rigid Scraped does mean unwashed/raw right? So they will fade when washed?
    I guess I'll find out about the shrinking in a few months. Hmm. In any case, yes the Rigid Scraped is unwashed, so they should fade with wear and washing. The denim is a little soft; it's being stubborn in taking creases. They're starting to form on mine (Saturday being the only full day I've worn them), so I'm not worried, but they do seem like they're going to be a little annoying to break in. I'm not sure you'll get a really high-contrast fade with these unless you're a bike messenger or something, but I'm not really looking for that in any case.
    The label will say "Rigid Scraped" if they're raw. That's the only "wash" of the 514 in which it comes raw (in the US at least). Everything else has already been washed and (usually) predistressed.
     
  9. GWHiZiTSPHiL

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    great post jean_connoisseur23. photos kinda crappy but i can definitely see the honey combs. if you can you think you can take pictures with an actual camera? thanks.

    also, do you own a pair of 501 xx? if so which one do you prefer? 514 or 501?
     
  10. jean_connoisseur23

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    sorry for the pics,i'll try to get some when i find that damn camera. anyways, i prefer my 514 over my 501xx.they have a much slimmer fit.but i really like both
     
  11. Qzar

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    I just got mine in the mail yesterday. I have to say they look and feel very nice but they are most definetly not 514s. They have the red tag on the back and they have that little cloth tag that says they are red Straight Slim. So I am pretty they are in no way the jeans that were advertised on their website. But I am not complaining, 68 dollar jeans for 32 dollars.... I love you Saucemaster... and I must say I am eternally in debt to you.
     
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    Haha, thanks, but as far as them being/not being 514s--the 30x32's I got measure exactly the same as my 30x32 black 514s (waist, rise, thigh, knee, etc). I'm pretty sure it's the same cut, they just gave it a name (instead of a number) for the Red line, trying to keep the lines separate.
     
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    what size SJ did you get?
     
  15. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Those pacsun 514 soft rinse jeans look pretty decent, although $20 more than the raw ones.
     

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