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Levi's® Mens 501® Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans

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Levi's® Mens 501® Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans
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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Shrink-to-Fit denim is an unwashed version of the 501® Original that you wash, wear, and break in on your own. For the best results please refer to the attached instructions.
  • Please click here for the new Levi's® 501 promo video!
  • Original fit runs straight and true through the seat, thigh and leg.
  • Tilted waistband pitches toward the front to sit just below the waist.
  • Classic five-pocket design.
  • Leather brand patch at back waist.
  • Signature arcuate stitch at back pockets.
  • Button fly closure.
  • 100% cotton.
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
  • For those with larger frames, Extended Sizes sizes are also available.
  • Measurements:
    • Waist Measurement: 32 in
    • Outseam: 41 in
    • Inseam: 34 in
    • Front Rise: 11 14 in
    • Back Rise: 15 in
    • Leg Opening: 16 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 31, inseam 34. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Shrink-to-Fit denim is an unwashed version of the 501® Original that you wash, wear, and break in on your own. For the best results please refer to the attached instructions.
  • Please click here for the new Levi's® 501 promo video!
  • Original fit runs straight and true through the seat, thigh and leg.
  • Tilted waistband pitches toward the front to sit just below the waist.
  • Classic five-pocket design.
  • Leather brand patch at back waist.
  • Signature arcuate stitch at back pockets.
  • Button fly closure.
  • 100% cotton.
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
  • For those with larger frames, Extended Sizes sizes are also available.
  • Measurements:
    • Waist Measurement: 32 in
    • Outseam: 41 in
    • Inseam: 34 in
    • Front Rise: 11 14 in
    • Back Rise: 15 in
    • Leg Opening: 16 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 31, inseam 34. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Levi's® Mens 501® Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 76 reviews.

Top Positive Review

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I've been wearing this jeans for over 30 years. I don't bother going through any special shrinking method. I just throw it in hot wash immediately after purchase (before wearing) and dry in hot dryer. While I'm at it I usually wash the new ones with the old ones for several laundry cycle so any color bleeding would just transfer to other 501s. it takes a few wash/dry cycles to completely shrink it, but once it's shrunk it fits me perfectly. I suppose since I don't take care to do any careful shrinking as recommended I do get some wrinkles along the seams sometimes and excess color rubbing off at such wrinkles, but that's the charm of this type of jeans anyway. after wash/dry they always go on a bit snug, but stretch out just enough to be comfortable. I'm female (yes. I fit in man's 501 better than woman's) and for pre-shrunk size, i wear 28-30. but for shrink-to-fit, I buy 28-32 as it shrinks in the inseams much more than the width. Once you figure out the right size to get the post-shrunk size, buying it just based on size has never failed me.

Read more » « Show less January 16, 2012 by Anonymous
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1 person found this review helpful.

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I purchased these jeans for my 17 year old son for work. They are so stiff, not a soft type of jean. I had to return these.

Read more » « Show less May 18, 2012 by Anonymous
501® Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great transaction... Levi's at Zappos...great combo awesome product and awesome service

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  • from NC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've been wearing Levi's since my 13th. birthday in 1957. Always purchase 'Shrink-to-Fit', wash inside out with other pairs, let the bleeding of the new pair mix with the old pairs. Hang outside to dry and button-up and they'll expand in the waist with one or two try-on's. Only Brand and style I'll purchase and have been wearing for close to sixty (60) years.

I'd also recommend: Levi's Trucker Jackets.

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  • from Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I've been wearing these jeans for more than 50 years, but I may have to switch. The quality of the dyes or the material has gone down. I am particularly irked by the white lines down the legs left by the creases created for packaging. But, the general quality of the material including the coloring appears of lower quality, as well.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are almost impossible to find now. I've worn the same size shrink to fit for 30 years. They last forever, fit great. If you have a good figure, these are the best. Thanks Zappos.

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  • from Sonora California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Don't overthink it. I wear a 34W x 30W. Bought these Shrink to fits in rigid blue in my correct waist but 2" longer (34W x 32W.) Arrived baggy as hell and stiff as everyone says. Washed once in hot water and a little tide. Hung dry for about an hour, then put on still damp. Tight as hell at first around the waist but loosened up in about ten minutes. length shrunk up a perfect 2" as I'd read it would. Wore damp for about two hours, hung dry rest of the way. Cold water wash and hang dry from here on in. My new favorite beater jeans. Great price from Zappos, arrived in two days Thanks!

I'd also recommend: Ecco shoes

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  • from Connecticut
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