Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

It's official. Levi's 501 jeans are no more.

I just got off the phone with the friendly folks at Levi Strauss.

Long story short, shrink-to-fit button-fly 501s are no more. Instead, Levi Strauss have started to sell a new line of jeans branded as Levi's shrink-to-fit button-fly 501s, but they have been redesigned. Significantly redesigned. They're much bigger than they used to be, especially in the thighs. They now have more beltloops - and they're attached to the seam, not to the fabric itself. They've also changed the stitching on the back pockets.

I'll have to home and do a more exhaustive comparison... still, this sucks. Time to start shopping for old production 501s - at least you can tell if they're the real ones by the number of belt loops they have. If anyone sees 38x34s with 5, not 7 belt loops...

*sniff*
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