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Levi's men's 501 jean - The ultimate denim pants

Updated on October 19, 2012

The best denims ever

There are hundreds of different makes and styles of men's jeans around the world, however if you ask a member of the general public to name a single one the chances are the response will be "Levi's men's 501 jean". Levi's men's 501 jean were the first denims produced by Levi Strauss & Co back in 1890 and are the type of jean that made Levi Strauss & Co so famous.

Levi’s Men’s 501 jean

Levi 501 jeans are, without a doubt, some of the best denims current.y available. Levi 501 jeans are tough, well made and affordable. Are Levi 501 jeans any better than any other make of jeans out there? The answer is probably no, but Levi 501s look good and have a cult status, which instantly makes them the best pair of jeans ever. Go and buy some, you won't be disappointed

Levi’s Men’s 501 Shrink to fit jean

Levi's Men's 501 Shrink to fit jean

These are like the traditional Levi 501 jeans, however you have to shrink to fit as the name suggests. These Levi 501 jeans are great for those people who like their jeans a little tighter. Simply wash the jeans on a hot wash and they will shrink. Still not tight enough? Wash the jeans on another hot wash and keep doing so until the jeans reduce to the size you want them. Once the jeans are at the correct fit start washing them on a cooler wash. These Levi 501s are simply awesome and something else worth buying.

Levi's men's 501 jeans were originally called overalls and were designed as work wear. As we all know, denim is tough and when panels are double stitched the final pair of pants is strong and durable. It is this strength, toughness and durability that make all denim pants, not just Levi's men's 501 jean, appropriate for work wear. However, times and fashions have changed and Levi's men's 501 jean have many uses besides work wear.

How to wear your Levi's men's 501 jeans

One of the best things about Lev's men's 501 jean is their versatility since these denim pants work for all types of fashions and all wardrobes. Regardless of your image or the "scene" you are in, you will never look out of place in a pair of Levi 501 jeans.

If you need a smart/casual look for a party then a pair of Levi 501 jeans looks great with a button down shirt and a blazer or suit jacket. Top this off with a smart pair of loafers and you're good to go and dance the night away.

For a comfortable every day look simply throw on a sweater, a hoodie, a t-shirt or anything else you want. Grab your sneakers to complete the look.

The above are a small ways in which you can wear your Levi 501 jeans and there are many more besides. The best thing about Levi 501 jeans is you will never look out of place, unfashionable or stupid amongst your friends, peers and social group.

Levi's men's 501 jean fitting guide

Levi's 501 jeans have retained their classic straight leg, normal fit. The Levi 501 brand is not available in loose fit, tight fit/skinny fit, boot cut or any other type of "modern" cut that other brands of denim pants are available in. The fact that Levi's have kept the 501 traditional is both a blessing and a curse.

It is good to see that 501's haven't followed the crowd and have remained traditional and kept their identity and this has only benefitted Levi Strauss & Co. The phrase, "if it ain't broke don't fix it" springs to mind and this is something Levi Strauss & co seems to adhere to.

If you are a man with a non-conventional shape Levi's men's 501 jean are not going to be suitable for you. For example, if you have large hips or thighs and require denim pans with a bigger seat you are going to find a pair of Levi 501s very tight and uncomfortable.

Unless you are one hundred per cent sure a you are comfortable in straight cut denim pants make sure you go and buy a pair of Levi's men's 501 jean in a store where you can try them on and move around in them a bit.

Levi's men's 501 jean limitations

Levi 501 jeans are great for all occasions, right? Well, this is not strictly true. Levi's men's 501 jeans are cool and look awesome but there are times when they are not the best option.

Compared to some modern day pairs of denim pants, Levi 501 jeans are tight and restrictive which makes some activities like skate boarding, rollerblading and the like almost impossible. For these more active pursuits you're better off wearing a pair of baggy denim pants as opposed to some Levi 501s.

The best footwear for your Levi 501s

It doesn't matter whether you are wearing skate shoes, basketball boots, running sneakers, loafers, deck shoes, flip flops, sandals or work boots. All types of foot wear works with Levi's men's 501 jean so you can simply throw on your favourite shoes and walk out the house without looking in the mirror to see if they look good. How many other types of shoes are this versatile? I'm thinking none.

DC Men's Court Graffik Sneaker

DC Men's Court Graffik Skate Shoe,Carbon/Battleship,11 M
DC Men's Court Graffik Skate Shoe,Carbon/Battleship,11 M

For the ultimate in skate shoes check out the DC Court Graffik sneaker. These skate shoes are tough, durable, comfortable and they look great. Whilst these sneakers are advertised as skate shoes they are also great for a general pair of sneakers and will look great with your Levi 501 jeans.


BOSS Black by Hugo Boss Men's Chesterfield Slip-On

You can even wear "proper" shoes with Levi 501 jeans.

BOSS HUGO BOSS Men's Chesterfield Slip-On,Black,10 M US
BOSS HUGO BOSS Men's Chesterfield Slip-On,Black,10 M US

Designer label and designer looks. These loafers are the bomb and look great with a pair of Levi 501 jeans. For the ultimate in style and sophistication these are the ticket.


Levi 501s are not just for the boys - Levi 501 jeans make a great gift for your girlfriend or wife

Levi 501 jeans were originally made for men however they are now available for women too. As times have moved on, and ladies have become more equal Levi spotted a gap in the market and started to make the 501 brand in ladies sizes. Nowadays it is not uncommon for couples to have matching "his n hers" Levi 501 denim pants. A little tacky, maybe, but definitely fashionable.

Matching His 'n' Hers Levi 501 jeans

Matching His 'n' Hers Levi 501 jeans
Matching His 'n' Hers Levi 501 jeans

The best foot wear for ladies' Levi 501 jeans

When it comes to the best footwear for ladies' Levi 501 jeans anything goes and it all looks good. If you are on a night out chuck on your favourite designer heels and hit the dance floor. If you are going for a more casual look throw on your favourite pumps or sneakers and they will instantly look good with your Levi 501 jeans. If you are going to take the dogs for a walk, or go for a stroll with your man, even your hiking boots or wellies will go with your Levi 501 jeans. What other item of clothing goes so well with all your different types of shoes? I thought as much - nothing.

Ladies loafers for your Levi 501 jeans

Looking for some loafers for your Levi 501 jeans? Check out the products below, or use the Amazon search facility and you will find plenty more.

Heels for your Levi 501 Jeans

For some top quality heels that will look great with your Levi 501 jeans check out the products below, or use the Amazon search facility.

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      theRFfilmphoto 5 years ago

      The Levi's 501 is my favorite jeans style.