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Why did you change the way the 505's fit ?????

Does anyone know if Levis changed the style of their 505 jeans. I recently tried on 3 pairs and noticed the waist does not come up as high. Almost like a low rise jean. I also ckecked them to the 505's I was wearing (these are about 6 mo's old) and there was approx 1 inch difference between the crotch and the top of the waistband. You could also see the difference in waist height when looking at the rear beltloop to the seam that runs horizontally across the seat.
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  • Just got a call back and the rep said that they are the new straight fit style but the difference is they are "Made in the USA". Probably going to make a trip to Brooks Brothers just to check the fit. She said they are the same jeans that are on Levi's.com but they are the Made in the USA item and they sell them for 198.00. Made a comment that they probably could charge a lot more for the old style if they brought them back and maybe she could pass that on to marketing? I'm calling BB to check.
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  • Even though Levi's is supposedly bringing back the 505 Regular in spring of 2013, I recommend you check out the All American #AA1873 that was created specifically to fill this void.

    Go All American! http://www.allamericanclothing.com/ma...
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  • Thx for the note,
    I ordered them last Wednesday. Hoping my husband gets them today. I will report back. It sure would be nice if they worked and we could actually buy them from now on. THEY ARE GUARANTEED TO BE MADE IN AMERICA AND YOU CAN TRACK THEIR MANUFACTURE!. That's cool. they have T shirts too. I ordered one for each of us. I will report back on the fit and quality soon! Thanks again Pizza Bob.
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  • It's a sad day. I've been a loyal LEVI'S customer for over 40 years, and it has been the only brand for me ever since junior high school. (Anybody here remember Levi's 684 Big Bells?) The 505 always fit me like a glove -- never had to think twice about fit and durability, and it was a perfect jean when I switched from the 501 about 20 years ago. LEVI'S decline started when they quit making jeans in the U.S.A. The quality of the denim and the level of workmanship that goes into their products is no longer worthy of their once great name. It's terrible that this company had to change the cut of a product which so many loyal people have depended on for so many years. For me it is the last straw. If LEVI'S wants my business back, they will have to restore the quality and fit of the 505, and offer it at a reasonable price. Maybe open up some of the factories in this country and help put some fellow Americans back to work making a decent product. Sorry LEVI'S, but I'm not alone. I hope you will pay attention to the concerns of so many disheartened customers. Please fix the 505!
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  • I, too have been wearing Levi's 505 regular fit for as long as I can remember (35+ years). I tried the other brands over the years thinking I could save a few bucks but always went back as they just didn't fit the same. I bought a couple pairs of 505's last year without trying them on thinking I was getting the same fit as always. I wore them one or two times and after spending the day hiking them every time I bent over I realized that I got screwed. I compared the tags to my old jeans and saw that they were different. Went back to the store and plowed through the bins looking for a tag that said regular fit. The sign over the shelves still said "505 Regular Fit" but the tags all said "Regular Straight". WTF! Asked a store clerk about it and she said that they had changed the fit. There were still some regular fits sprinkled in but were for the odd sizes. BRING BACK THE REGULAR FIT JEANS LEVI'S!! And make them in America! If other manufactures can do it so can you. In the mean time I will be buying from All American Clothing. I will also be spreading the word that you products are crap now. In fact, I already have via Facebook.
    For all those posting links to Brooks Brothers. REALLY? $150 for a pair of $50 jeans? Gouge much?
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  • I’m angry
    i've been wearing 505s for 25 years, and have the same complaints as everyone else. just wanted to chime in and say i'm mad too. and i just don't get the Brooks Brothers $150 deal, i'm going to call up customer service and ask about that.
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  • I’m Angry
    Forget Levis guys, the "new" 505 s suck, Levis only wants to cater to the 16 to 25 demographic who like their jeans halfway down their a$$, not a man's jean worn properly at the waist. The only good quality options for a MAN, no matter if they are 20 or 60 are LL Bean Double L Jeans, they have three fits, Classic, Natural, and Relaxed, no "Halfway down your Backside" low rise foolishness. The other option is Wrangler's "Cowboy Cut" 13 MWZ Jean, this is Wranglers classic jean, nice heavy Rinsed Denim, they also have a relaxed fit version, 31MWZ.

    To the Corporate droids who changed the 505 Jeans, repeat after me "Market surveys show that public taste prefers "New Coke" over the original Coca Cola"
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  • I’m disappointed
    What in the world happened with the 505? They've become low-rise skinny jeans. I totally understand making different kinds of jeans, like the 514, but why would Levi's change the 505 so drastically? And are they going to do the same thing to the 501?

    Come on! If they're going to change the style, they should change the number.

    Here's how messed up Levi's sizing has become. This is taken from their own website:

    514TM Slim Straight Jeans
    Style #005140189
    Slim Fit
    Sits below waist, 11" rise
    Straight, 17" leg opening
    Measurements are based on a size 32W x 32L

    505® Straight Jeans
    Style #005052765
    Straight Fit
    Sits below waist, 11" rise
    Straight, 16 1/2" leg opening
    Measurements are based on a size 32" x 32"

    So... the Straight 505 is SKINNIER than the Slim Straight 514. What a mess.

    The worst part is, Levi's will never change the 505 back into what it used to be because they'll alienate everyone who is buying the new 505s.
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  • Bought my usual 33/34 and after 2 washings they are still so long as to be unwearable. Plus the back pockets touch from so much extra room in the rear.

    Bought a pair of 33/32s and after 2 washings too short to be wearable.

    What happened, and do I now need to look for a new brand after being a loyal Levi's customer for 30 years?
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  • I live in Canada and for the last 25+ years I had purchased 505's from Sears, Levis store and sometimes the Hudson Bay Company, I agree with all the poster here. Why change? About 10 years ago I noticed the quality of Jean material thinner than normal. Regardless, I still purchased my trusty Levis 505 regular fit that sat high above my waist. Too bad Levis had to change. Now I wear Wranglers, Lee & Eddie Bauer. Levis should fire the moron who makes these changes.
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  • I've been reading the comments here for the past 15 minutes and they all HATE the new cut on the 505 Levi's jeans. I hate it too -and NOBODY likes it - NOBODY !! I haven't seen one positive comment yet. They just don't come up high enough like they used to. That one loop on the back instead of the usual two makes it even worse. I'm constantly pulling the jeans up while I'm wearing them. The fabric does seem thinner too.
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  • I’m frustrated
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    I think there is a case for a class action law suit for false advertising, pain and suffering. Seeing that the 505 is so well established, to change the cut without notifying to consumer tricked them into buying the product. Personally I feel victimized. I thought that my body had drastically changed. I know it sounds a little extreme but I am going to call a lawyer tomorrow. I'm also going to call an old friend of mine at the New York Times. I want Levis to pay.
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  • This reply was removed on 2012-06-13.
    see the change log
  • I will never buy levis jeans ever again after they changed the 505 regular fit to low rise jeans.no one wants to do anything about it at levis so I'm moving on to lee jeans the make a regular fit like levis use too.I even did what they said down size the jeans and they still don't fit right.No one cares at levis all us loyal customers for 20 30 40 and some even 50 years and levis goes and changes the way they are what's up with that?ill tell you what its bad leadership and the people that work at levis don't care so I'm leaving levis jeans and going with lee jeans .good bye levis that's for messing up a good thing a customer for over 30 years but no more.
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  • I’m Angry, disgusted, frustrated
    Guys...Just bring back the 'Regular Fit' 505s...If you want to offer a different cut, for heaven's sake, give it a different model number...But don't screw with a classic...

    I will not be buying any more Levis unless they can make the 505 regular cuts again...

    Disgusted,
    Chris
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  • I’m Angry, disgusted, frustrated
    I plan to call Levis daily to complain about this...It's a toll-free call, so I urge you to do the same...There is truth in numbers...

    Levis Customer Support
    866-860-8907

    Let's give them hell!..
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  • I just started a petition to Levi & Strauss about this topic...
    Please sign it and pass it along to others to sign as well...

    http://www.change.org/petitions/levi-...#
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  • I can't believe this... now I know why my 505s do not fit good anymore!

    Want the Classic 505 Regular Fit Jeans??

    Drop Levis and click here:
    http://www.allamericanclothing.com/ma...
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  • These are the kinds of things that happen when a corrupt, banker owned government OUTSOURCES AMERICAN'S JOBS to places like Bangladesh, China, etc. Get used to it America. You were too busy snoozing in front of the idiot box (Illuminati bread and circuses) to notice your country being pillaged and plundered right under your football possessed noses.
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  • I have been wearing 505s for 40 years. One of the few simple, great things on the planet. IT seems Levis has screwed it up.

    What are some brands that fit like the 505. Let's make this well known.

    Let's all change brands and vote with our pocketbook. Maybe then the big shots at Levis will listen. Maybe not, but at least we'll have voted.
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  • I’m annoyed.
    Anyone know where I can find 505 Regular fit online?

    Someone must have some overstock somewhere.
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  • Levi's could be giving them a
    way and I still would not wear them now. Too little and way past late for this past customer!
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  • Any truth to the rumor that Levi's is bringing back the original fit 505 in the spring of 2013?
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  • You guys are all idiots!!! Really? To get this uptight about jeans??? There are more important things in this world!! Find a new pair of jeans and move on with your dull life! Geeeezz!
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  • No Rachel, the idiots are at Levis. What you see here is the frustration of people who like a company's product, go to the store to buy another one of the same description, and get something entirely different. Imagine if you met YOUR best friend one day and s/he was a different person. Wouldn't YOU be frustrated?
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  • I found "em! The PERFECT replacement.
    Wrangler Genuine "Cowboy Cut" Model 13MWZ. EXCELLENT!
    Sits at the waist, short pockets that don't gouge your keys into the thigh, heavy weight cotton. No too tight, or too baggy seat. Super heavy zipper with a large clasp, flat rivets that won't scratch the car, even a large change pocket that will fit a cell phone if you want it. AND.............1/2 the price.

    No complaints here....See ya Levis after 30 years.

    I found them at Denim Express online.
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  • Note that Levis has removed the measurements for the 505 since the time of my comment above (not saying my comment is why they removed them though).

    Bottom line: the 505 is now a jean for kids. The legs are skinnier than the slim 514. The rise is lower than a 514. Yet the 514 is slim and the 505 is regular. It makes no sense.

    Don't be surprised if next year Levis does the same thing to the 501. I'll be bummed when Levis changes the 501, but it's probably next on the chopping block.
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  • I am a 50 year old male who has been wearing the same size Levis for almost 30 years only to find I can no longer find a size I like. I liked the regular fit 505-0216 or 505-0217 yet I am frustrated to see like everyone else here that Levis decided to make the boneheaded switch. Buying jeans was always a no-brainer for me as Levis were just right. No more. Unless they re-offer the reuglar fit, I'm gonna have to look at other brands as Levis are no longer for me. Gino
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  • I, like you, needed to find another brand of jeans after Levis destroyed the 505s. Try Arizona jeans. I looked for six months and wound up with them. They're very low cost (and perhaps not as long-lasting), but the fit is quite similar to the old 505s.

    Good luck.
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  • I’m pissed off
    you suck levis quality down the drain
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  • I’m I will be returning them and search for another brand.
    1980s U.S.A. 505 jeans fit perfectly. Now they are low rise, and the back pockets are below the butt. Oh! by the way the leg seems come down to the center of my foot. cheap
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    I just found a nearly perfect replacement for the old 505: Wrangler Five-Star Premium Denim, Regular Fit jeans.

    The fit is almost exactly like the 505, denim is just as heavy, no rivets on the back pockets, and no "W" on the pockets. Trim off the patch (I always did on the Levis) and no one will know the difference. The color selection is great including my preferred black. They can be found in a few colors (but not black) at both Target and Walmart. Or you can also buy them directly from Wrangler's site for a modest shipping charge and arrive in re-usable packaging including a return label if you decide to send them back.

    I've just started this experiment after years of searching for a replacement, but think I have finally found it. And at about half price, too!
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  • I’m frustrated
    Before finding this thread I had read reviews about a new cut to the 505's and everyone was unhappy, so I called Levi's and asked if the new straight cut was the same as regular cut and was told yes, nothing about a different cut or rise. I bought one pair for my husband to try and they are horrible. Now we need to find something to replace the Levi's. I've read the comments about Arizona, Lee and American, but I need shorts not jeans, and he's a skinny guy who wears a 31 waist, some of those don't come in that size. Please keep posting your suggestions. It's pretty obvious that Levi's isn't going back to the old style, so we all have to move on. I'm not sure that I will trust Levi's again, the same number used and being told they are the same is deception, not something I can forget.

    Dana
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  • My husband just bought a pair and now has to return them. I'm torn between feeling bad for him (he's always been able to just walk into a store, grab his jeans and know how they'll fit) and smirking (welcome to MY world, buddy). It's a shame, though - Levis has always been his go-to brand and now he'll have to find something else.
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  • I’m frustrated
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    Like everyone else on this thread, I am upset that 505's are only available in Straight Fit. I have been wearing Levi's for 35 years. It is the ONLY brand of jean I buy and wear. I am so programmed, that I walked into my local Levis outlet and bought 5 pairs of 505's without trying them on. Why? Because for 35 years Levis jeans have ALWAYS fit me perfectly - other than adjusting the leg length when I grew from 5' to 6' in grade 9, haha, and the waist as I grew in diameter more recently, haha.

    So, much to my surprise when I actually tried a pair on (of course 30 days after I bought - so no returning them...) and they kept feeling like they were falling off me. And the legs are too long. I walked around for hours, hitching them up every 5 mins. Then took them off, looked at the label, and compared to an older pair that fit. Ah ha moment. One word difference 'Straight' instead of 'Regular'.

    Being a marketing guy, I understand why companies want to evolve brands to keep up with the trends - and younger people are buying low rise jeans. Great for them. But looking at all the threads on the 505's on the internet, it looks like most of us are 40 or older, and have been LOYAL customers to the Levis brand for tens of years. Where I come from, this is EVERY brands DREAM to have loyal customers, and loads of them. So what did you do Mr Levis? You alienated a massive group of incredibly loyal customers. But the worst thing is, this topic has the most replies on your site of all topics, by a factor of 10 to 50 times. And you have not done anything about it?

    This is why brands die. You stop listening to your loyal customers. By all means please evolve your brand, and sure, create the 505 Straight. But why get rid of the 505 Regular? Bring back the 505 Regular, and win back your loyal customers, or, ignore those of us with the biggest buying power as a demographic, at your peril, not ours. Remember, as consumers, we have choices. Your competitors want our business. If I was one of them, I would start the advertising campaign of 'Unlike Levis, we care about our customers - so we bring you the 505 Regular fit clone, and to win you over, your first pair is 50% off'. Oh, look - Wrangler has apparently done that according to other posts on this thread. Remember Coke's attempt to change their recipe? Nearly killed the company. Hello? Anyone listening at Levis?

    Actually, I think I know what happened. Classic marketing mistake. Levis must have hired a new VP of Marketing, who is 25 years old. And this new VP is loyal to the brand, tries wearing a bunch of the jeans, and decides, 'Like I don't like the fit of the 505 Regular, so like we should make it like low rise, like what I like to wear, like really, like my friends all like low rise, so, like why wouldn't everyone else like them too?'

    Hey, Like Wake Up, and Like listen to those of us who do not use the word 'Like' every other word. And we like (haha) our jeans to sit on our waist, not falling down off our waist. Like Really, bring back the 505 Regular's, and we will 'Like' you again.
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  • I’m Pissed Off...
    OK...So I've found my solution - Lee Regular Fit...They're not an exact clone of my once beloved 505s, but they're close enough...They're about a third of the price and have the same great colours...Funny thing is that I have to wear one size larger in the waist...I wore a 31x32 Levi's and I now wear a 32x32 Lee...Huh?..

    My girlfriend thinks I'm crazy for being this frustrated...According to her, women's clothing changes cuts all the time...They also apparently change the numbering system to fool women into thinking they wear a size smaller than they actually are...Hmm...

    So I took a tape measure from my workbench and measured myself - Yes, my Craftsman tape measure, not a tailor's measuring tape, we are, after all, men...And lo and behold - I'm exactly 32"!..WHAT?..So now I'm wondering if we should be blaming some 'Girl Power', man hating women who screwed up the 505s...

    Disgusted...
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  • After experiencing the same thing as many other people seem to have with Levi 505s, been buying them for 25+ years, and then all of a sudden they changed. I read a few responses here, and bought a pair of Wrangler Five Star Regular Fit jeans. They are great, very comfortable, fit well, and less than half the price of Levis. I think rather than cursing Levi for making such a unexplainable change, as I had been previously, I should be thanking them. And, for the most part, I've always liked Brett Favre, so go figure, a long-time loyal customer gone.
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  • Eric, I have the same sentiment. Can't believe I waited this long to try the Wrangler Five-Star Regular fit; have a pair on right now.
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  • I’m frustrated
    So glad I found this site... Been thinking that gravity was really kicking in and my old favorite jeans were no longer fitting when new...

    Any update if they are bringing back the "Classic" fit of the Regular 505?

    Like so many on here once I found these I wouldn't wear anything else. Now I'm back to searching for that perfect fit.

    I have seen many suggestions to other styles but haven't seen uch feedback from other than the OP if they were similar or same feel as the Regular 505's.

    Any updates would be awesome.

    @Rosie... Any news?
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  • It's like they don't have enough belly button/butt crack styles already. This has been a real struggle for me. Been wearing Levi's since '63. At that time everything was shrink to fit in two styles, buttons or zippers.

    I've worn a number of styles over the years, boot cut, corduroy, orange tab but the cut was pretty much the same in all the styles and that was what I liked most of all. They all were high enough in the back that when you were working low to the ground your shirt tail wouldn't come out and your backside wasn't falling out of your pants. Plus they look cool.

    When this change occurred I didn't realize it and when I made a regular order for new jeans didn't think much about it. I always purchase rigid indigo but the place mistakenly sent three of the four pair pre-washed. I didn't need them right away so they sat till it was to late to send them back and I hadn't noticed. These are a real miserable pair of jeans, nothing like the regular fit nothing like the rigid indigo new "straight fit" even. When I first wore them my wife immediately said "What's wrong with your jeans?"

    So I broke down and paid for three pair of Shrink to Fit 501. Well at least they fit similarly but the material is thinner and the pockets are not as deep, a little too short. Never been a big fan of the buttons.

    All this has me looking elsewhere for jeans. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said "Everything is in flux" so I know nothing is for certain, but dang! no Levis Regular Fit, come on!
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  • I’m Wayne S.
    ROSIE!!!!!!! YOU ARE NOT LISTENING! WE WANT OUR OLD REGULAR FIT 505s BACK!!! If I fit a waist size smaller, I'd get a waist size smaller. I DON'T! That logic makes absolute no since at all! A waist size smaller would only mean a tighter fit. Your suggestions make us feel that your COMPLETELY out of touch with the point we're trying to get across. When we try a different style that has the waist we like, then they're either tapered or boot-cut or something else we don't like. Bottom line, there is obviously a lot of disgruntled men that would be extremely happy to have "THEIR" (NOT Levi's) Regular Fit 505s back, just the way they were made for years, so we can wear the American Classic brand of jeans again instead of Wranglers. We don't want to hear anything other than you have been in contact with others at Levi's and expressed our frustrations to them and that they are going to do what we ask. THANKS!
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  • Yea, this whole styling thing is all messed up. I tried the 501's but the regular fit ones had bell bottom leg openings. Tried the LL Bean's and they were cut weird, too long and material was real rough. May try the American ones mentioned earlier but from comapring specs, I don't thing they will match the 505's the way I would like.
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  • The old style of 501s isn't coming back. In fact, I went to a Levi's store a few days ago and was shown the new cut for 501's for 2013. NEW CUT? Yep. Levi's is slowly changing all of their styles. It looks like they've released one pair of the new 501's with the rest coming next year (2013). The "straight" 501's aren't going to be straight anymore. They're tapered.

    So, to recap: The regular straight 505 is now slimmer than the slim straight 514, and has an even lower rise than the 514. And the straight 514 is now tapered.

    I don't mind the changes. I just wish they'd change the style numbers as well. If it isn't straight, it isn't a 501. If it's a skinny cut, it isn't a 505.
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  • Sad to see the fall of a company that was once known for quality products. RIP Levi's.
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  • Levi Strauss & Co has made their changes and it is what it is. They will never be the same. I will never pay the price for custom old cut american made Levi jeans, or the current price for modified jeans with less/cheap material. That's why myself and sons have moved on to differant more affordable brands that fit the waist and remain straight leg. What your paying for now is just the name, (Levi Strauss & Co) cheap pair of jeans..Not worth it, looks like never will be.
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  • Well it's obvious that Levi Strauss is going after a younger market that prefers lower cut jeans and lighter material, and those of us like me who have been wearing Levi's for almost 50 years don't buy enough to justify the continuation of the style. I usually buy 4-5 pair every two years and cycle them through the rigid to worn-to me evolution that I've come to really like. But how many guys are there like me?

    Even though they have 40-11 different styles that address the youth market they seem to want to trade on their most famous number/style and move them into the youth market. But that is the nature of business...it's not a public service even if we come to "count" on something. The style is different, the fit is different, the material is different, the details are different...what's left? A back pocket logo.

    They've abandoned the market that I am part of so I'm free to find something I prefer. It's just bidness.
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  • So Levi Strauss "monitors" this site but doesn't actively participate. But Rosie C of Levi Strauss is watching. So Rosie I wish you were the one that has to return the 2 pair of jeans I bought for my husband because he just told me "they fit oddly" -- "there's something wrong with the rise.". I thought he might be wrong until I found this conversation. Extremely annoying. I have no brand loyalty to Levis but he does -- i should say did. At least 30 years of wearing your brand and now it's done. Good luck with the 20 somethings who don't even know what brand loyalty means!
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  • I’m Sad ... but accepting.
    I made a comment about 3 months ago, but it looks like Levis maintains that it's okay to change all of a product's specifications (sizing, material and unit to unit consistency) while retaining the original product designation, "505" in this case.

    It completely escapes me why they'd do this but at this point it's a given ...

    ... as is the cold hard fact that they don't give a rodent's derriere about what their customers think. They want to sell everyone a pair of pants TODAY ... and who cares about Tomorrow. For me at least, this contemptuous attitude towards us customers puts the Levis name right at the top of the scrap heap of American has-been companies.

    So. I'm not boycotting Levis, I just want pants that fit me and wear well for a decent price. I used to be happy paying a premium price for Levis but not any more. When they want to sell their cheap jeans made anywhere on this planet (or another), for a price comparable to all the other cheap jeans available on the clothes rack at the store, I'll consider trying a pair on next time I need pants. But the "Levis" name, that used to guarantee fit, longevity, and consistency, AND that used to have have a certain aura and history to it - it's gone. All gone.

    RIP Levis.
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