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  • Please click here for the new Levi's® 501 promo video!
  • A tried-and-true classic, Levi's® 501® is the one that started it all.
  • 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.
  • Belt loop waistband.
  • Button fly closure.
  • 100% cotton.
  • All styles with "Stretch" in color name: 99% cotton, 1% elastane.
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
  • Imported.
  • For those with larger frames, Extended Sizes sizes are also available.
  • Measurements:
    • Waist Measurement: 32 in
    • Outseam: 44 in
    • Inseam: 34 in
    • Front Rise: 11 14 in
    • Back Rise: 15 in
    • Leg Opening: 16 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 32, inseam 34. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Item Information

  • Please click here for the new Levi's® 501 promo video!
  • A tried-and-true classic, Levi's® 501® is the one that started it all.
  • 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.
  • Belt loop waistband.
  • Button fly closure.
  • 100% cotton.
  • All styles with "Stretch" in color name: 99% cotton, 1% elastane.
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
  • Imported.
  • For those with larger frames, Extended Sizes sizes are also available.
  • Measurements:
    • Waist Measurement: 32 in
    • Outseam: 44 in
    • Inseam: 34 in
    • Front Rise: 11 14 in
    • Back Rise: 15 in
    • Leg Opening: 16 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 32, inseam 34. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Levi's® Mens 501® Original

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 672 reviews.

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Levis 501's are the only jeans worth wearing! All those other models are okay, but 501's are the originals. Great fit, great look. The only others worth considering are 505's - if you can't deal with the button fly. (Opinionated, aren't I?) Unique to Zappos is the inseam measurement of 31". I have checked 20 or 30 sites, and all have inseams either 30 or 32. 30 is just barely okay for me, and 32 bags up too much over my shoe. 31 is perfect, just enough break over the shoe. Only Zappos has 31 inseam - not even Levis site has that length. (For the paranoid among us, I did extensive reading about signs of counterfeits. None of the signs, obvious and subtle, show up on Zappos Levis. These are the genuine article.) So, if you want the real deal, in more size choices than anywhere else - this is the place to get 501's. The only jeans to have (in my humble opinion)!

Read more » « Show less November 11, 2011 by Richard H
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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These new 501's do not feel like 501's, something is off in the waist, they feel like a low rise jean, almost like a hip hugger. Way too tight in the crotch. The other thing is the belt loops, classic 17 oz 501's have 7 loops, these only have 5. I've been wearing 501's since high school, almost 30 years now and whatever Levis has done to the waist needs to be undone. Hate to move on to 505's because I love the button fly but I just may have to.

Read more » « Show less April 25, 2013 by Glenn
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First of all wanted to say how awesome Zappos customer service is. First time using them and very impressed. I ordered a 32 x 34 fit really snug. A little too snug for my taste. Didn't know how much they would break in or how much they would shrink when I would wash them. So I had an exchange for a 34 x 34 and it was too loose. Finally had it exchanged for a 33 x 34 and it was perfect. Super comfy, not too snug and easy to put on, fit and wear. If they do shrink with a wash I would still be fine. For reference I'm 6'2" and 165 lbs. Slim build.

I'd also recommend: Nike, Puma

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  • from Santee, Ca
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Excellent jeans. Fit is perfect (I've had a pair or two of 501s that were a bit too baggy). Also these have 7 belt loops instead of 5, so your belt doesn't ride up over the back of your hips like some. These have the stretch fabric, which I was a bit worried would come across like chuck Norris action jeans, but overall you don't notice any difference. Just a bit more comfy when your other 501s might bind up when you are reenacting West Side Story dance fights or Mods vs Rockers seaside brawls. These pants have been there before and captured the lessons learned!

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Levi's 501 are the only jeans I wear. I love the fit and the button fly. The Lincoln Park "color" is really great if you are looking for a lived in style with a few holes and all. They are very soft. I really like the look, but in the end it just wasn't right for me.

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  • from Texas
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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is for the Dark Charcoal Garment Dye. Same great fit as always. The material on this one is definitely thinner than normal however. Also, the color has a definite greenish blue tinge to it, not straight gray. So the outfit looks funny when matched with shirts on the blue or green spectrum.

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As usual, 501's are a great fit and always classic. Zappos really should change the pictures they have for these because in reality they fit much better than shown in the pictures. Size is spot on as well as the Levi's quality. Delivered on time just as they said they would. I love the look and feel of 501s and they only get better with age. For a better wear I always hang them to dry right from the washing machine

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  • from St Petersburg, FL
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