The Official Levi's Thread

Aug 14, 2012 @ 00:40
Do 511s shrink when washed? If so how much? I usually wear 510s but i'm trying to go for a looser fit yet keep it skinny


From my experience they don't shrink much at all. My 32x34's have an inseam of almost exactly 34 after maybe 20 washings, and my 30x32's are actually a little longer than 32 inches in the inseam after being washed many times.


Does anyone know if 511 "Rigid" jeans are actually raw denim? I bought a pair a few days ago for the hell of it but idk if they're actually raw denim. They are stiff and smell strange if that helps. They have a black patch, black tag, and black stitching as well
Aug 14, 2012 @ 01:20
Do 511s shrink when washed? If so how much? I usually wear 510s but i'm trying to go for a looser fit yet keep it skinny


They do shrink slightly (around legs and approx 1/2" in waist), but they quickly stretch out after~30 minutes of wear.
They won't shrink in length.

Depends on the model, but yes, "Rigid" is Levi's term for raw.
Quick test: Put a drop of water on the jeans, rub a piece of paper on it. Did the dye rub off? If so = raw => it will fade.

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Aug 14, 2012 @ 03:35
Depends on the model, but yes, "Rigid" is Levi's term for raw.
Quick test: Put a drop of water on the jeans, rub a piece of paper on it. Did the dye rub off? If so = raw => it will fade.


Hmm... well i tried that and no dye rubbed off. So they aren't raw I guess. That's disappointing
Aug 14, 2012 @ 03:39
Oh yeah? Can you link the model/color? If it has the "Rigid" label, I'm very surprised.

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Aug 14, 2012 @ 16:36
I looked at their website and couldnt find the same ones, but I took some pictures of them:

That's with flash, and they look a lot more blue than they do in person.

Front, color is more accurate

Here's the back, I took the patch off

Black patch as well
Aug 14, 2012 @ 17:16
just got the levis nike sb 511s today. they are freaking sweet.

You lucky ass. I want a pair sooo fucking bad.
Aug 14, 2012 @ 17:48
does levis have any black waxed 511's?? And if so where could i get them at??
Aug 14, 2012 @ 19:07
Hey guys. I'm looking for some advice on my jeans.

I wear 501s(regular) 36x32 (which is weird because I see most of you with a smaller waist than length, and i'm pretty skinny. I'm in shape but i'm lean. 5'11 160. I remember trying on smaller sizes and they didn't fit well.) I could include pictures if that would help you guys give me advice.

anyways, I don't really like how the 501's look on me. They seem too baggy and not tapered well? I've never tried wearing skinny jeans. It just doesn't seem like my style and seems uncomfortable but after reading the last few pages, maybe I will try it. I don't want "skinny" jeans, more so I want "fitted" jeans. I don't mind sagging a little either. So ya, any suggestions on what I should try?

And any thoughts on the sizing considering my size? I will definitely go try them on but I want to get an idea.
Aug 21, 2012 @ 19:59


anyone recognize model?
Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:22


anyone recognize model?


Samurai from Japan,

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Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:52
wonder if that pair that Peter posted up is the same ones i saw at the store.

They were a really light blue almost baby blue and felt raw like like the STF. To me I would think they are since they don't seem to have been washed or rinsed like normal jeans. They had a nice weight to it unlike the Rigid Dragons that I got and never wore. Liked that they came in a a 28x32 also. thinkin of getting them even tho I don't really need em.
Aug 22, 2012 @ 00:02
anyways, I don't really like how the 501's look on me. They seem too baggy and not tapered well? I've never tried wearing skinny jeans. It just doesn't seem like my style and seems uncomfortable but after reading the last few pages, maybe I will try it. I don't want "skinny" jeans, more so I want "fitted" jeans. I don't mind sagging a little either. So ya, any suggestions on what I should try?

And any thoughts on the sizing considering my size? I will definitely go try them on but I want to get an idea.


If 36 waist fits you, then thats your waist. No need to compare it to what others wear.
501s are straight fit, so of course they won't be tapered.
Fitted jeans can be achieved in many ways.
Either by sizing down (which you dont want to do) or by changing models.

If you want something tapered, check out 521 (slim tapered) or 520 (tapered).
They can be found Levis.com or in most department store (Kohls, Belk, Macy, JC Penny... etc).
They have a tapered effect from the thigh to the ankles.
Slouchy, lower rise for that semi-saggy look.
Roomier in the thigh area, but as it goes down, it slims down.

While youre at the store, look for 513 (slim) or 511 skinny.
If these are too skinny for your liking, try sizing up 1, and it may fit better for you.

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Aug 22, 2012 @ 00:13
Found Levi Matchstick Selvedge Denim in Sterling for $50 at my local Nordstrom rack the other day.
Came in a bluish/greyish color, Rigid tag on them. Selvedge.
Awesome for anyone wanting a pair of grey denim.
Fits similar to 511s, but a little looser.


$81 selvedge denim: https://www.weargustin.com/invite_from/4200 Karmaloop/Plndr Rep: SLAP20.

Aug 22, 2012 @ 01:09
anyone recognize model?


Samurai from Japan,

right! didnt look close so i was thinkin theyre some levi because of the stitching
thanks anyway!
Aug 22, 2012 @ 04:32
Has anyone picked up a pair of the 511 Commuters? I been wanting to pick up a pair. Just wondering how they fit and the usual stuff.
Aug 23, 2012 @ 04:51
anyone recognize model?


Samurai from Japan,

right! didnt look close so i was thinkin theyre some levi because of the stitching
thanks anyway!


Indeed, they are trying really hard to copy the LEVI's vintage 1947 back pocket off-stitching
Aug 23, 2012 @ 04:56
Samurai from Japan,

right! didnt look close so i was thinkin theyre some levi because of the stitching
thanks anyway!

Where can I pick a pair up?

Indeed, they are trying really hard to copy the LEVI's vintage 1947 back pocket off-stitching

Peace and Happiness.

Aug 23, 2012 @ 05:03
You can pick up Samurai in USA (at like BIG), but if you want a pair with that pocket stitching, you'll have to order one directly from Japan.

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Aug 31, 2012 @ 22:20
Found Levi Matchstick Selvedge Denim in Sterling for $50 at my local Nordstrom rack the other day.
Came in a bluish/greyish color, Rigid tag on them. Selvedge.
Awesome for anyone wanting a pair of grey denim.
Fits similar to 511s, but a little looser.



That same shit... got them in all black

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Aug 31, 2012 @ 23:28
anyone got some fit pics of the 520?
Sep 01, 2012 @ 00:33
^
http://guyism.com/lifestyle/a-little-more-on-the-levis-520.html

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Sep 02, 2012 @ 22:50
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Sep 03, 2012 @ 17:59
Newbie here.. so I recently decided it was time for a change.. I'm getting rid of all of my 514s in 30x30.. I got a pair of 511s in 31x30 and they fit pretty well (after a wash to shrink), but I was hoping for a little more room around the calves since I have an athletic build.. should I bump up the waist, inseam, or both? 32x30, 31x32, or 32x32?

Edit: And I don't care much for stacks or cuffs.
Sep 04, 2012 @ 00:34
New to this forum but I have some vintage Levi's 505s with the redline I'm looking to sell. Size 32x30 great condition, worn a few times at most, theyre remakes of the old 505 Levi's , that their vintage brand re made. If u want to see pictures email me at arrondean@gmail.com.
Sep 04, 2012 @ 01:48
Newbie here.. so I recently decided it was time for a change.. I'm getting rid of all of my 514s in 30x30.. I got a pair of 511s in 31x30 and they fit pretty well (after a wash to shrink), but I was hoping for a little more room around the calves since I have an athletic build.. should I bump up the waist, inseam, or both? 32x30, 31x32, or 32x32?

Edit: And I don't care much for stacks or cuffs.


Since it's a straight fit, inseam wouldn't make a difference.
Before you purchase anything new, wear the jeans 2-3 times. With my experience, they'll stretch a little, even at the calves.

If still no good, try a +1 waist.
If not, check out Levis 513 (Between 511 and 514).

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Sep 05, 2012 @ 06:23
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Sep 05, 2012 @ 16:01
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Sep 05, 2012 @ 16:59
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Sep 05, 2012 @ 18:10
damn. what a waste of a good jacket.

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Sep 06, 2012 @ 06:13
Hey guys,
I just bought two pairs of the Nike x Levi 511 skateboarding jeans and i just want to know if I should wash them before I wear them. Should I just wear em out first? Thanks
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