Levi's 501 Jeans: Are They Worth It? (In-Depth Review)
- Published on: 3/1/2021
- Our in-depth review on Levi's 501 Jeans, examine if they are worth every gentleman's money!: https://gentl.mn/levis-jeans-review
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00:00 Levi's 501 Jeans Introduction
Levi’s is perhaps the most iconic American jean, starting out as a heavy-duty workwear item and soon becoming a stylish fashion piece. Today, Levi’s jeans remain popular all over the world, but are they truly a great investment?
00:51 History of Levi's
The first pair of Levi’s 501 jeans were manufactured in 1890. Unfortunately, the company records before 1906 were lost, so not even Levi’s knows the origin of the 501 number, but we do know that it simply ties into the original riveted jeans.
02:23 Iconic Styling Details
We chose these jeans because they are a classic mid-blue color with tan stitching – kind of the quintessential jeans if you will.
05:44 Denim Fabric
With the different finishes available within the 501 style, it’s easy to see how there’s a difference in fabric that is used and how in recent years, the 501 has been more about focusing on fit rather than staying true to the original 501 model.
07:22 Fit (& Other Factors to Consider)
The straight fit against the leg is preferable for a much more classic wardrobe and will work with a number of items and a classic wardrobe as well.
We’ve already touched on some of the confusion around some of the different fit differences within the 501 range, but things get even more confusing when it comes to the price.
Levi’s seems to base much of their pricing based on location. For example, the pair of 501 jeans that we’re looking at today can be found for $59.50 if you’re in North America, or £75 if you’re in the United Kingdom. Even with a fluctuating exchange rate, that’s still quite the difference in price.
09:00 Buying Our 501s
The 501 jeans that we purchased are a great pair of jeans. They are a classic style that epitomize blue jeans, and it’s easy to see how Levi’s is so popular all over the world.
10:23 Are Levi’s 501s Worth It?
On average, yes. We think that they’re worth it. For regular readers of the Gentleman’s Gazette, we can imagine that these are going to be the ideal jeans for you to include in your wardrobe as the straight fit, the deep blue color will be an ideal thing that will work well with a lot of things in your wardrobe. Perhaps, even a piece of soft casual tailoring.
11:32 Outfit Rundown