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Levi's® 501 Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans

Orig. $59.50
Now $36.9936.99
$22.51 (38%) Savings!
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Shrink-to-Fit jeans are part of a program that minimizes water in the finishing process. These jeans sit below the waist, have a rigid texture and feature an original fit with a classic seat and thigh and a straight leg. It is recommended that you dry clean or freeze your jean instead of washing. If you plan to wash, order one size up (1-in.) if waist is between 27-in. - 36-in. If waist is between 38-in. - 48-in., order 2 sizes up (2-in.) and increase length by 3-in.
  • Zip fly with button closure, belt loops
  • Classic 5-pocket styling
  • Machine washable or dry clean for best results
  • Cotton

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501 Original Shrink-to-Fit Jeans is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why change what's not broken? I'm a small town, blue collar guy that wears his jeans for work and play, and semi casual attire. I wear 501 STF and Wranglers almost exclusively. I have owned quite a few pairs of 501 STF. These were not marked 501XX, which may be the reasoning for my issues with the product, but I was surprised to see that the inseam no longer is double stitched like my older pairs, and the hem is much narrower. I doubt it will be a big deal in terms of quality, but it just looks a little "off" compared to what I expect out of my 501s and jeans in general. Had it not been for this, it would get a 5 star rating. Fit is still on, denim weight and look still seems good for the price tag.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not liking the changes made I have been wearing 501 Shrink to Fit sense i was 5 years old i am now 58 years old. I just bought a couple of pair and i noticed they were much thinner and no more double stitching on the inseam and the hem on bottom legs were much shorter. The fit is also not the same as they have been in the past. I think it is because levi has decided to sacrifice quality over profit margins and corporate greed .It is too bad to see such an icon go down this path. If I can get the old quality i would gladly pay for it. PS is there still some old style 501 shrink to fit, if so i would like to buy them.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will be changing to another brand Been wearing 501 shrink to fit since 1972, long before they were trendy, and they only came in one color. I dont wear these for style I wear them because they fit and they last for years, at least they used to. Just bought my last pair a while back. New narrow hem lets pants curl up at hem, stitching is lower quality. denim is definitely lighter weight, one wash and they felt like they had been washed 20 times! I guess the only people that would notice are the over 50 crowd, and Levis doesn't want our money anymore! Goodbye levis, am going to Carharts
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fabric is thin and after washing there are creases everywhere The first issue is the fabric: it is way too thin with respect to what i was used even 5 or 6 years ago. I understand Levi's changes some details of the 501 every now and then (it always did look at their LVC line) but going thinner and cheaper on the fabric it's a poor marketing choice from all angles. Second, this has been pointed out by others too: after washing on a gentle 40°C cycle there are white creases running down the front and the back of the jeans. I guess it is a consequence of the thinner cotton used? This pair is ruined and will need to get a new one.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs little small as compared to directions of washing 501 is the best fitting jeans ever. The STFs are technical to handle. I washed mine multiple times as a live in a hot & humid climate and you have to get rid of the sweat on your denim. There is issue of spiderweb patterns and significant fagding of jeans but it gets better with every wash. After first wash the jeans shrunk a bit more than my expectations. It gained the resonable waist size after wearing one whole day but length was an issue. So, I manually stretched the jeans by literally trying to pull it apart from top to bottom and the result was permanent adjustment of jeans length. So I am a happy customer.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for a classic I wanted to make a foray into the raw denim experience and I have always been a Levi's girl so I started with the 501 shrink to fit. I chose the hot water soak put on and wear damp method. I sized up one in the waist and 3 in the length. I couldn't imaging that I would lose that much in the length but I really did - they really did shrink up by like 3 inches. Wearing them damp really wasn't as uncomfortable as expected, as others have written, they dried pretty quickly. Waist is perfect, length is perfect. They fit just like a great pair of "boyfriend" jeans which was what I was shooting for. So excited to see how they age and become my own!! Thanks Levi's for always being awesome.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product fits well and is long lasting I have worn this same product since grade school. I have worn this size since high school. am now 81 yrs old and still love the fit. have been a general contractor for over 40 years and have worn this same type of genes all the time. s there anything else I have worn this same brand since grade school. I have been wearing the same size since high school. I am now 81 and am still wearing the same size and style. They are rugged to work in and they wash and fit perfectly after every wash! The shrink to fit weem to be harder to purchase the older I get.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly in Love! I bought the 501 STF for a few reasons - 1. I am revolting against skinny jeans. Enough is enough. 2. I am trying out the raw denim thing. 3. I love the history of the 501. I am tall skinny guy but have been afraid of 501s being too baggy. I bought my true waist, and three inches longer in the inseam. I soaked them in the tub, wore them until dry, and they shrunk nicely! Sizing feels perfect! I love them! I am now wearing them pretty much daily and dodging washing in hopes of getting epic fades! The 501 STF is a no-brainer for anyone that wants to give raw denim a go. The price cannot be beat. Plus, it's pretty cool to own a piece of Americana shared by the likes of Steve McQueen, James Dean, and Bob Dylan.
Date published: 2016-04-06
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