The Official Levi's Thread

August 28, 2010 @ 15:13:37 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NJ... what of it?
damm..threw up all over my stfs last night.was trying to go all summer without a wash but up until that i've been pretty impressed they definetly hold a candle to my other better quality denim;twas a good summer project.....
August 28, 2010 @ 17:14:14 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
just picked up. probably going to soak them tomorrow. how long should they soak?


Those look huge btw. Even after 2 soaks I doubt that they will fit the way you want. How did you size them?

I personally set the stacks how I wanted them and sat in the tub for an hour in warm-hot water. Make sure it's not too hot to avoid burning blinkyeyes .

GL
August 28, 2010 @ 18:46:39 PM
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Location: Portland
Yeah, I decided to just give them to my brother, they ended up being too soft for me.

28x36 sized down one.


how tall are you?
August 28, 2010 @ 19:31:50 PM
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August 29, 2010 @ 03:10:57 AM
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how tall are you?

5'7ish.
August 29, 2010 @ 10:51:26 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tampa
Originally posted by Inactive User
Those look huge btw. Even after 2 soaks I doubt that they will fit the way you want. How did you size them?

I personally set the stacks how I wanted them and sat in the tub for an hour in warm-hot water. Make sure it's not too hot to avoid burning blinkyeyes .

GL


They're 29x36. I sized down one on the waist. Should I just give them two hot soaks?
August 29, 2010 @ 12:49:33 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
They're 29x36. I sized down one on the waist. Should I just give them two hot soaks?


I would try 1 hot soak for an hour and see how they fit. I've done 2 soaks before and found that the denim loses a lot of the stiffness after a 2nd soak. If it's a nice day out, wear them around when they're wet(not dripping). It'll help with the creasing and you can force the stacks the way you want them.


Pics of my recently soaked STF. Sized down 1, 31x34.
August 29, 2010 @ 17:32:21 PM
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Location: Tampa
^ They look good man smokeyface. Heres mine. They're still a little wet.

August 29, 2010 @ 18:03:54 PM
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nicee fits...both of you
August 29, 2010 @ 20:37:40 PM
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Looks good quasi.
August 30, 2010 @ 02:49:21 AM
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Location: Detroit
510's are really the best fitting pants I can find.
August 30, 2010 @ 11:05:26 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
510's are really the best fitting pants I can find.


got any fit pics?
August 30, 2010 @ 13:05:52 PM
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nice
September 01, 2010 @ 05:34:39 AM
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i've a coupla pairs of 501's, but i cant seem to get them to sit right on my trainers (vans mainly), they just sag too much over them

anything i can do?
September 02, 2010 @ 10:52:43 AM
September 02, 2010 @ 12:50:14 PM
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Join Date: May 2010
would these fade?


Yes, but not in the same way some actual raw jeans would, the contrasting would be different too. All jeans fade, I had some 510's that faded a little, but nothing compared to some of the jeans I've seen on here.
September 02, 2010 @ 14:46:14 PM
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does tapering jeans just make the leg shorter, or does it make it slimmer?
September 02, 2010 @ 14:47:50 PM
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does tapering jeans just make the leg shorter, or does it make it slimmer?


Makes it slimmer, hemming would make them shorter.
September 02, 2010 @ 16:55:42 PM
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If I were to soak a pair of Levis 501 STF, without tapering, would I get a fit similar to the 514 or 511?
September 02, 2010 @ 19:44:26 PM
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Yes, but not in the same way some actual raw jeans would, the contrasting would be different too. All jeans fade, I had some 510's that faded a little, but nothing compared to some of the jeans I've seen on here.

Actually, 510 rigids fade nicely for Levi's. Check out this pair that was worn for 4.5 months from a guy named Chemist:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4287838611_8ca94d551d.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2794/4288575058_24ae4a732a.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4288576358_7f4bc4baaa.jpg
September 02, 2010 @ 20:19:29 PM
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^You can't see anything.

If I were to soak a pair of Levis 501 STF, without tapering, would I get a fit similar to the 514 or 511?

Depends how you size. If you downsize a couple you'd might get a pair that's similar to a 514, but I still think they'd run a little bit looser for a size that you can still wear without having the waist kill you.
September 03, 2010 @ 19:58:31 PM
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anyone have any raw 514's?
September 03, 2010 @ 21:57:44 PM
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Okay so I have been wearing my STFs for a lonnnnngggggg time and they stretched a lot is there any way to shrink them again without tapering???
September 03, 2010 @ 21:59:09 PM
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gayguy you the next denim god
September 03, 2010 @ 22:01:13 PM
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Thank you powerc*m you are very nice
September 04, 2010 @ 00:11:58 AM
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Location: LA County
next denim god
hot wash or soak should shrink them again
September 04, 2010 @ 03:44:03 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta GA
Okay so I have been wearing my STFs for a lonnnnngggggg time and they stretched a lot is there any way to shrink them again without tapering???


If you wash them with detergent, they will definitely shrink back down to normal size if not tighter. Inside out and line dry - if there still too big do a hot soak and machine dry, but be warned this might make them FAR too small.
September 04, 2010 @ 03:45:27 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta GA
Trying to locate a pair of Levis 506s in indigo in a sz. 32 or 33 depending on measurements. Anybody got a pair for sale or trade or know where I can buy a pair? Thanks.
September 04, 2010 @ 10:51:13 AM
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Location: Tampa
Im thinking about getting my stf's tapered. The waist fits perfect. There just a little big in the thigh and knee area. How much should I get them tapered?

September 04, 2010 @ 11:18:27 AM
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Location: WoofWoof
next denim god
hot wash or soak should shrink them again


Thank You I will try
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