The Official Levi's Thread

Aug 09, 2010 @ 18:40
since theyre so cheap just beat the shit out of them..i have a feelin theyll fade good
Aug 10, 2010 @ 02:42
Yea looks like it'll be a nice pair of jeans with some wear. Can't wait to wear em out.

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Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:55
Levi's x Filson is up on the levi's site. http://thetribunaltoday.com/blog/ . I covered my favorite pieces. They're selling FAST.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 13:45
I'm 5 11, 145lbs... true waist is ~30/31.
Cawped the 28x34 stfs owwwww!
We'll see if I can get this skinny/slim fit!
Aug 10, 2010 @ 16:05
maybe it's stupid but,
what levi's should i get if i have skinny calves...i will look like an anorexic with 511?
srry for my english

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Aug 10, 2010 @ 16:48
I'm 5 11, 145lbs... true waist is ~30/31.
Cawped the 28x34 stfs owwwww!
We'll see if I can get this skinny/slim fit!


True 30 and you bought a 28 waist? I'm pretty sure you won't be able to button those up. Unless you plan on never letting them touch water because they'll shrink at least 1-2 sizes.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 17:07
lol true. You're suppose to go tts, -1 pushing it, for a slim fit and +3" on the length. Good luck fitting into those when shrinking lol.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 18:29
True 30 and you bought a 28 waist? I'm pretty sure you won't be able to button those up. Unless you plan on never letting them touch water because they'll shrink at least 1-2 sizes.


You would think this, but It's actually been done before.

Evo post via mynudies stf contest: http://mynudies.com/showthread.php?10206-Levi-s-501-STF-2010&p=252451#post252451

He is the same height/weight as I am. I love the fit!
Figure why not throw up the 40 bones and give it a try haha
Aug 10, 2010 @ 18:39
I take back what I said. Those looks amazing for STF. I should've copped it for $17.50 when they had the 50% coupon. >=[
Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:14
Yeahhh! Inspirational haha
$40 is not much though, I'd still go for it
Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:23
Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:29
Yeahhh! Inspirational haha
$40 is not much though, I'd still go for it


Yeah, I can get them for $30-33 after tax here. Lots of selection at a local country/cowboy place. I messed up my other one by trying to get the fading to come faster lol. I'm thinking to get another one and do it his method just for the hell of it. haha
Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:30
yall trippin northwest has the dopest levis.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 19:43
I soaked my STF rigid selvage today, I'll post some pics later.

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Aug 10, 2010 @ 20:59
You would think this, but It's actually been done before.

Evo post via mynudies stf contest: http://mynudies.com/showthread.php?10206-Levi-s-501-STF-2010&p=252451#post252451

He is the same height/weight as I am. I love the fit!
Figure why not throw up the 40 bones and give it a try haha


To each their own... but this pretty much sums it up.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Note: even though i stretched the waist after the soak, they were still very tight and painful for the first 2 weeks. How bad was the pain you ask? not very bad at all and i got used to it very fast. It was easy to just forget about it. After two weeks of everyday wear i had a comfortable fit.


When I think denim, "pain" and getting used to said pain is not what immediately pops into my head. Also... Every wash would shrink it again. So repeat pain for nice fit?
Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:10
^ this is how i see it:

Pros - $40! (hopefully) GREAT fit. Comfortable (after 2 weeks/wash).

"After two weeks of everyday wear i had a comfortable fit."

"after 3 months of everyday wear, the fit is holding up nicely. the waist is now very comfortable."

Cons - 2 weeks of (bearable) pain @ start, and possibly @ wash.

also, remember that other (more expensive) brands w/ sizing down experience the "tight breaking in phase"

Pros heavily out-weigh Cons, IMO.

so i say: why not smokeyface

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Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:31
^ this is how i see it:

Pros - $40! (hopefully) GREAT fit. Comfortable (after 2 weeks/wash).

"After two weeks of everyday wear i had a comfortable fit."

"after 3 months of everyday wear, the fit is holding up nicely. the waist is now very comfortable."

Cons - 2 weeks of (bearable) pain @ start, and possibly @ wash.

also, remember that other (more expensive) brands w/ sizing down experience the "tight breaking in phase"

Pros heavily out-weigh Cons, IMO.

so i say: why not smokeyface


Not sure what you mean about the "more expensive" denim having a sizing down experience and "tight breaking in". Only denim I can think of is APC... I can't name any other "expensive" denim where I would size down effectively "4 sizes" (maybe 1-2 at the very most) and have to stretch them out in a painful way then either repeat every wash or just don't wash them at all.

I agree the Pros are definitely worthwhile if you're on a budget or you just really really really want to force a straight leg denim into a slim fit, but I'd rather spend cash on the actually cut of denim I want instead of turning 501 STFs into something they're not.
Aug 10, 2010 @ 22:12
^ haha, well thanks for your input...being a younger member on these forums it's always good to hear mod's opinions...i'm on a tight budget, so i have to work with what i can get!

i'll make sure to keep you guys updated on the journey!
Aug 11, 2010 @ 04:16
Say, I found these old red lines in a vintage shop for cheap. The physical features make me figure they we made between 71-76. They are in excellent shape, but it would appear the rear patch has been removed. Must have happened early on, as it didn't leave a dark spot on the waistband like it would if it had fallen off later. Anyhow, great specimen. No holes, rips or nothin. And theyre 36x36, it says. Just wunnert what'd folks more familiar with this brand than me think they would be worth?
Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:44
hoping to get some pictures of my kaihara matchsticks in soon. i'm loving them so far. low rise is sort of a bitch to get used too.
Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:57
low rise is sort of a bitch to get used too.


It is worse in a pair of jeans that are skin tight. That is why I don't get skin-tight low-rise jeans anymore.

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Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:50
hoping to get some pictures of my kaihara matchsticks in soon. i'm loving them so far. low rise is sort of a bitch to get used too.


What size did you get? you mind posting some measurements (waist, thigh, knee, leg opening)? Does it fit like 511's?
Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:39
Does it make a difference whether or not you soak in a bucket vs a bathtub?
Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:06
honestly all this talk with sizing down and being in pain. why not just tailor them like i have done? Stfs are pretty cheap and paying 20$ for them to be tailored is a pretty good investment. im on a year of wear in mine, they may not be as nice as the dudes on mynudies.com, but i still love them. i dont wear them much besides when im skating, theres a bit more fading as these pics are old. im 30 waist tts, i went with 30X34s and had them tapered to a 7" leg opening.



Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:12
What size did you get? you mind posting some measurements (waist, thigh, knee, leg opening)? Does it fit like 511's?

i got a 38x34.

waist was 39, leg opening is 8.0. they fit slightly looser than 511's. mine looked pretty silly the first few wears, but they gave a little and fit pretty good now.
Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:56
Say, I found these old red lines in a vintage shop for cheap. The physical features make me figure they we made between 71-76. They are in excellent shape, but it would appear the rear patch has been removed. Must have happened early on, as it didn't leave a dark spot on the waistband like it would if it had fallen off later. Anyhow, great specimen. No holes, rips or nothin. And theyre 36x36, it says. Just wunnert what'd folks more familiar with this brand than me think they would be worth?


Depends on wear... "excellent shape"... Maybe $50, give or take, on eBay. I'd say although I don't usually keep in eye out for that particular size. Tagged 36x36... Take a measurement and list it as the measured or both. For example...

Levi 501XX Redline Selvage 36 34 Measured
Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:52
Does anyone know where to find dark blue Levi 511's? (not the clean dark ones)
I would post a link to what it looks like but I can't post links until I get more posts.

If possible, can anyone post a direct link to buy it from?
Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:59
Originally posted by Inactive User
I soaked my STF rigid selvage today, I'll post some pics later.

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How did you get this slim fit?
Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:00
I sized up in the waist 2' and length 2-3'
Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:04
Is it just me or are they more like a skinny/slim than straight? I want that exact same fit you have and if i may ask, could you post full frontal shots?
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