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Ratings and reviews for Levi's Men's 514 Straight fit Jeans

Ratings and reviews for Levi's Men's 514 Straight fit Jeans
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Binding: Apparel
Studio: Levi's
Manufacturer: Levi's
Product Group: Apparel
Sales Rank: 2525516
Description: The classic Straight fit Stretch. Our 514 Straight fit Stretch Jeans sit low on the waist and are generous through the seat and thigh with a Straight fit Stretch leg. Best for athletic to medium builds.

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amazon logo Like low rise 501's....
...without the buttons. If you're looking to bolster your jean wardobe with some slimmer fit low rise styles but afraid you're gonna come off looking like some Goth-punk rock-star wannabe who's so skinny they disappear when turning sideways ...relax ...those would be the "Skinny Fit" 517's not these. And if you're looking for some jeans that *don't* have "Relaxed", "Loose" or "Baggy" as part of their style moniker then these are the ones to get.

I would call these "sensibly-stylish-low-rise-jeans-for-the-more-mature-taste-crowd" ..."mature" in this case definitly *not* refering to beer belly and severe love handle embellished body types; consider these a goal for that weight loss or exercise program. They are also not the strict domain of the anorexic male model body type either; regular, non-gut bearing guys in halfway decent condition can wear these no problemo ...and look good. The waist sits lower than regular fit jeans but not radically so, they're sort of a mid rise ...no one's gonna be graced with viewing your choice of undergear or given a rendition of SNL's "Norge Man" routine when you bend over.

No matter your views regarding the modern day Levi Strauss Company, they *do* know how to make blue jeans that fit, are stylish and reasonably priced; the quality is still there. The 514's are called "Slim Straight fit" ...forget the "slim" part of it; they fit like Levi's 501's in the seat, thigh and legs with the leg openings the same size as 501's. I purchased a pair of 501's at the same time I bought the two pair of 514's so I had real time comparisons. The crotch on the 514 feels slightly higher than the 501's, but nothing radical or uncomfortable, and the cut of the jeans does help flatter the male anatomy ...your results may vary. If ya look good in 501's you'll probably look just as good, maybe better, in 514's.

Sizing of the jeans is a bit different; my usual 33x32 501 size translated into a 33x30 for the 514's. Shrinkage was not a problem in the waist (these were pre-washed) and the legs shrunk just a bit making them perfect in legnth for my taste. The only thing making these jeans better would be knowing they were proudly made here in the US of A ...like they used to be. My 514's were made in Egypt and Bangladesh ...hooray for the global economy. Okay, so much for the soapbox.

Do not fear the 514. In short, they fit great, feel comfortable and look good. Just like 501's without buttons.

57 of 59 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo The good and the bad
The first thing you should know is that the fit varies by wash. The tumbled rigid is significantly tighter than the carbon.

If you have athletic thighs/glutes, these may not be for you. I'm 6'5" with a (less muscled) NBA-type build, so these aren't the complaints of a stocky muscle-head or a fat man trying to squeeze himself into skinny jeans. The rise is pretty low, so if you have a "high" butt, your crack or underwear will show. Pulling them up a little higher to compensate may put your "work" on full display. This isn't as much or a problem with the carbon (which I love)as it is with the tumbled rigid. Both washes may be a little tight in the front, so modesty may dictate a little creative tucking at first, but they will loosen up over time.

Overall, I recommend them, however caveat emptor.
27 of 27 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo My favorite jeans...
These fit well, and unlike a lot of comparable jeans, they don't tend to retreat down the back of your derriere when you squat down. The only real detriment on these is that while they fit a skinny guy well, they don't really leave much room for... *ahem*... anything you might be carrying up front... If you need to carry a larger amount up front, you might find it cramped quarters in that regard. Otherwise, these possess the normal quality and durability you have come to expect from Levis. Recommended, barring the one caveat I mentioned.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo not what i expected
the images and description did not accurately give me an idea of what the jeans were like. this is really important in an online sale. the denim is really stiff and there is almost no stretch. not too comfortable
3 of 17 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo no he recibido el pedido
Good afternoon, Mr. Amazone, I can not give an opinion on goods purchased, and so far has not been received.

Required indicating the status of this order (Men's Levi's 514 Slim Straight Jean, hard dirt, 34x30)

Greetings Carlos Matos
0 of 11 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo levi,s
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo I won't buy pants in Amazon again...
It is my first time that I buy this kind of product in AMAZON, I am really disappointed with what I have received. I was waiting a quality pant, but It wasn't like that.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Best Jeans I've ever owned (Watch that colour though)
1. These are called "Low-rise", but what that means for me is "The crotch won't be down at your knees like the 501's."

2. These jeans fit better than anything I've ever tried. Mucho Applause for you, Levi Strauss.

3. That colour will come off on stuff. BE CAREFUL. Wash them a couple times before you sit on a white couch.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo great fit and style
These jeans are a great fit - not too baggy - and they look great on. Great for guys who don't want their jeand hanging down below their underwear.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Great for the slender guy with a small tush
I've bought dozens of jeans for my husband and they are all too baggy. All the jeans today are just big all over. He is a small frame guy and needs a slender fit especially through the legs and rear. He always wore Levi's in the 70's and they fit like a glove but now you just can't find that fit anywhere. These are as close to that as you will find. Not quite as slim fitting as the ones you wore in the 70's but pretty close. They don't look like he is swimming in them and they are not so peg legged his feet look like boats. He really likes them and will be ordering more. We bought the overhaul color and they washed great didn't fade at all or shrink. If you are a guy with skinny legs and no butt these will look great on you!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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