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Great Levi's Men's Jeans

Updated on December 5, 2015

Levi Strauss & Co.

The iconic Levi Strauss & Co. was launched in 1873, when Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis patented their unique riveted clothing, which was first introduced in the American West for working men.

Since that time it has become one of the most popular and well-known clothing companies in the world, with many companies attempting to recreate the look of their popular jeans, which has led to a large number of lawsuits by the company to protect its brand.

While the denim jeans remain extremely popular, the company has added a number of products to boost sales as the market has become saturated. Among the products added were the Dockers line, as well as top-of-the-line working apparel and jackets from a partnership with Filson.

In the mid-1990s, Levi Strauss peaked at sales of over $7 billion, falling since then to a little over $4 billion. That has been a positive move since sales had dropped for about a decade before recently rebounding.

Denim jeans will never go out of style, and we'll look at the most popular jeans offered by the company in this article, including the original ans still most popular set of jeans - the 501 line. Other lines include the 505, 514, 550 and 559. All of them have different cuts and elements to them in order to serve a specific clientele.

Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit Denim Blue Jeans

It's amazing to see that year in and year out the most popular product offered by Levi's and desired by costumers is the Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit Denim Blue Jeans.

The button fly remains very popular, with the thigh, leg and behind retaining a straight cut. You can get them sized up for a more loose fit, or buy them true to size.

Also included is a tilted waistband which leans towards the front The leg opening is 17 inches.

This 100% cotton pair of jeans, as mentioned, continues to outsell the rest of the Levi's jean line, as they simply are a great looking and good fitting jean. They obviously don't fit all body types, which is why we'll look at Levi's jeans made for other sizes and shapes.

Levi's Men's 501 Blue Jeans

Levi's 501 Blue Jeans
Levi's 501 Blue Jeans | Source

Levi's Men's 505 Straight Denim Blue Jeans

The major difference between Levi's 501's and Levi's 505's is that the 501 jean comes with a button fly while the 505 jean comes with a zipper fly.

One other difference is the waistband, which with the 505 jeans comes with a straight-cut waistband, while the 501 jeans come with a tilted waistband. Thus the waistband is even for the Levi's 505 jeans all around. The 501 jeans tilt forward, as mentioned above.

Some users of the 505 jeans say the fit can sometimes be disparate, with some more tight, while others fitting more loose in the thigh region.

Levi's Men's 505 Jeans

Levi's Men's 505 Jeans
Levi's Men's 505 Jeans

Levi's Men's 514 Slim Straight Denim Blue Jeans

The Levi's Men's 514 Slim Straight Denim Blue Jeans are made to fit closely in the thigh and behind areas. The fit is one that isn't too baggy for those not wanting that look, but they aren't too tight either for those not wanting to feel squeezed in them.

With the waist or rise sitting lower than regular jeans, there is some protection when bending over. Those with thicker thighs or heavier in weight may want to go with a different style, as in those cases you may not be protected from showing more than you want to.

The slightly higher crotch isn't a problem or uncomfortable, but if you have to pull them up it could be so, as well as reveal more of you than others want to see, or you may want to show.

Over time they'll loosen up, so if you're patient and you like the 514, they will work as they are broken in. Just be aware of the purpose, along with the strengths and weaknesses of this Levis' line.

Levi's Men's 514 Blue Jeans

Levi's Men's 514Blue Jeans
Levi's Men's 514Blue Jeans

Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Denim Blue Jeans

When wearing the Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Denim Blue Jeans, you get one of the more comfortable, general fits available, experiencing comfort and space in the thigh and behind.

As for the waist, it sits there, while it fits below the waist. There's a slightly tapered look below the knee and a 16 1/2" leg opening.

Levi's Men's 550 Blue Jeans

Levi's Men's 550 Blue Jeans
Levi's Men's 550 Blue Jeans

Levi's Men's 559 Relaxed Straight Denim Blue Jeans

The Levi's Men's 559 Relaxed Straight Denim Blue Jeans line is one that has a good fit in the thigh and behind area, similar to the Levi's Men's 550, but fitting better for those with a few extra pounds.

One difference is the 559 jeans sit at the hip rather than the waist. It also has a leg opening of 18 inches.

These jeans offer options for social situations as well, with many fans users saying they're great for casual and semi-formal situations that wearing jeans would be acceptable in.

Some users also like to graduate to the 559 Levi's line when migrating from more baggy looks. It's less drastic and dramatic than when going to a tighter jean.

Levi's Men's 559 Blue Jeans

Levi's Men's 559 Blue Jeans
Levi's Men's 559 Blue Jeans

Levi's Jeans

Well, there's a quick run down on five of the most popular men's Levi's jeans there are to choose from.

Each one of them are made for a specific purpose, and depending on where your fashion sense is now, as well as body type and comfort zone, there is something from Levi's that will fit your situation and circumstance.

The bottom line after all these years is Levi's jeans are still great looking and fit good. And since jeans aren't ever going to go out of style, stocking up on a few pair is never a bad decision to make.


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