The Official Levi's Thread

August 10, 2010 @ 19:14:44 PM
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Yeahhh! Inspirational haha
$40 is not much though, I'd still go for it
August 10, 2010 @ 19:23:49 PM
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August 10, 2010 @ 19:29:44 PM
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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
August 10, 2010 @ 19:30:15 PM
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yall trippin northwest has the dopest levis.
August 10, 2010 @ 19:43:51 PM
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I soaked my STF rigid selvage today, I'll post some pics later.

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August 10, 2010 @ 20:59:10 PM

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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?
August 10, 2010 @ 21:10:35 PM
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^ 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
August 10, 2010 @ 21:31:30 PM

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^ 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.
August 10, 2010 @ 22:12:41 PM
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^ 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!
August 11, 2010 @ 04:16:26 AM
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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?
August 11, 2010 @ 11:44:17 AM
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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.
August 11, 2010 @ 11:57:52 AM
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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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August 11, 2010 @ 12:50:33 PM
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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?
August 11, 2010 @ 16:39:04 PM
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Does it make a difference whether or not you soak in a bucket vs a bathtub?
August 11, 2010 @ 17:06:13 PM
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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.



August 11, 2010 @ 17:12:11 PM
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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.
August 11, 2010 @ 17:56:58 PM
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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
August 11, 2010 @ 20:52:34 PM
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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?
August 11, 2010 @ 20:59:16 PM
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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?
August 11, 2010 @ 21:00:38 PM
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I sized up in the waist 2' and length 2-3'
August 11, 2010 @ 21:04:18 PM
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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?
August 11, 2010 @ 21:09:58 PM
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501 are pretty straight fit, nah man I just borrowed that camera. It's all about your size of your body/legs, for me I got thick legs (no homo) so it might look slimmer.
August 11, 2010 @ 21:34:57 PM
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No problem about the pics.

Im 5'8, Asian atletic build.

Would they look more like a slim fit on me?
August 11, 2010 @ 21:37:51 PM
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Man I really wouldn't know, your the same height as me and I'm athletic built so.. try out the measurements I gave you.
August 11, 2010 @ 21:39:13 PM
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Thanks for the help.

One more question, what is the leg opening on them? The site says 17 and a half and that just left me with "Wait what?" expression.
August 11, 2010 @ 22:19:06 PM
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17.5 divided by 2
sites differ in measurements, from either the whole hem or just one side of the hem
August 12, 2010 @ 05:53:15 AM
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anyone know a site to cop saddlemans?
August 12, 2010 @ 06:29:38 AM
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How did you get this slim fit?


Unless your thighs are huge, I'd stick with true to size in waist instead of going up 2. STF don't shrink as much as they claim to. But def go up 3 in length. First initial soak the length shrinks a lot.

Otherwise you can try going about it in nostalgia's way. It looks like a great fit smokeyface .
August 12, 2010 @ 08:26:41 AM
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anyone know a site to cop saddlemans?


i don't believe they make saddlemans any more. you're best bet would probably be ebay, or another forum member
August 12, 2010 @ 11:25:21 AM
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510's for me maybe ill eventually try the 511's, i heard they feel the same just a lil looser
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