Product Review-‘501® Levi® original and tall & big original fit jeans for men’.


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A.   501® original fit jeans for men– a Review     


Product: 501 Levi original fit jeans for men                                                                                                                                                  Price:   $ 31.00 – $ 100.95                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheapest and best place to buy:  Amazon                                                                                                                                                       Sizes:  Original fit;  jean chart                                                                                                                                                                            Colors;  Anchor-stretch;  Apex;  Alemany;    Anchovies                                                                                                                            Free Returns on select options

          1.  Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.  Description                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.  Price                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.  Colors                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.  Free Returns                                                                                                                                                                                                          6.  Pro and Con                                                                                                                                                                                                          7.  Conclusion


I.  Introduction

You might wonder why, as a woman would I promote Levi® 501® jeans for men!

Other questions that may be on your mind:  Are these 501® Levi® jeans right for me considering the fit, the durability, and the price?

The big cowboy I have been around jeans since the 1960’s.  I was excited when my dad’s hand-made statue of the 47-foot cowboy had authentic Levi® jeans.

The name jeans were popularized by the teen-age group.  However, I grew up wearing dresses in the public school system, but I wore jeans at the University sometimes.

I began wearing jeans in earnest when a friend introduced me to soul music, turnip greens, and bell-bottom jeans in the early 1970’s.

I remember wearing very tight jeans before attending the University, but then my friend introduced me to these Bell Bottoms to go dancing!!  Men dressed in cool attire too.

When I began this Website, I did not have a pair of men’s jeans.  I did buy a man’s Levi® jeans at the Goodwill Thrift Store to examine a Levi jean.

It was a heavy durable product and was well made.  I was surprised.  I thought it would be kind of soft, but it wasn’t.

Then later I found and bought a woman’s Levi jean there, but it was not a 501 Jean.  I love them and the belt I bought really put me in style.   Do not worry.

I will buy the 501’s to be able to tell you how I feel, but really I do not need to since I already know about jeans; having worn them before.

 2.    Description

It takes a little time to get started, but this is a model wearing 501® Levi® Original Fit Jean.   This model is young, but I know it would look just as good on an older man.

I am a 74-year-old woman, but I still want to look good.  This video film clip applies to the tall & big men as well as the original size.



3.  Price:    $ 31.99 – $ 100.95

There may be a price change at a later date.  I tell everyone this and try to keep up with any price changes or other warranties.  The lower sale price is determined on select options.

I recommend reading the rules concerning Free Returns.  You may need the information in case you come to other items you may want.

If the prices seem too high, just search jeans and compare other prices of the same quality as 501® Levi® jeans on the internet.  

You will find Websites that advertise will show about the same price.

If you want to buy another name brand, choose one that is well known or one that you like very much.  

Colors that are available for jeans

4.  Colors:  Many colors from Dark stonewash to blue and to polished black to taupe.  Some may not be available at the time of writing.  For the Product Review, I picked the Anchor- Stretch. for the first 501® Levi® original fit jean.

There are three more colors:  Apex; Anamany; Anchovies

5.  The best and cheapest place to buy:  Amazon                                                                                                                                                                                         

6.  Warranties   Free returns on select options.   Another benefit of using Amazon is the quick way you will get your package.   You do not have to wait a long time.  Still, it is best to read about the Free Return rules.  A product I ordered came right at my door.  In fact, you can track the time your package will arrive by looking at your orders on Amazon.

Check your jeans carefully upon arrival.  I would sew over a certain part of the vulnerable spots on your jeans according to your activities.

Most people do not do this, but I am different.  In fact, I am short and many times I have had to have my clothes altered.

7.  Pro and Con

These pros and cons are the reviews for both pairs of 501® Levi® original fit jeans.

Pro for items

con meaning against


  • Material a little thinner, but feels great                                        Jeans were fake=the thin material and poor stitching
  • Shirt long enough to tuck in the back of the jeans.                    A large stain on the jeans. smelled  bad
  • The stretch looked different but felt as normal                          The fit was okay on one part but way too big on another part
  • Color is true-not lighter nor darker                                               Holes were too small for the buttons on the fly
  • The   material of the fly was more than adequate                       Too many buttons                                                                                                                                                                                                           Price was too high                                                                                                                                                                                                           Not enough choices for tall & big men

8.  Conclusion

I feel really bad when people do not get their product as expected.  They probably were anxious have their jeans. 

Perhaps, there was some urgency because I could emphasize with their let-down when the product was delivered. 

Maybe. they had plans.  Who knows?    The fit of the jeans may be explained.  And that is, that they just simply measured improperly. 

The stains and things of that nature, I have no answer.  It was obviously a fabric error that quality control did not see.

It is a defect in the material and should be spotted by quality control.

If a person is going to accuse a company of forgery by claiming fake jeans, they first need to watch a YouTube video.  But it is normal to think of a quality from a well – known company versus the quality of the jeans ordered.

Now, about the customers who think jeans are fake.

This video specifies how to identify fake jeans.   Search:  YouTube video about how to tell fake jeans.  I know there are visitors who are not interested or else know how to tell the difference.  But, someone did and so I have the Youtube video about how to tell if you have 501 Levi jeans that are fake or not.  This video is at the end of this paragraph.  

 In countries overseas, some of the people sell items or fabric on the black market.  Some fabric is a weaker product that passes for denim.

Some glaring mistakes can be the due to deception.  Again this video may help.    

Perhaps, an individual may have just missed doing his part correctly.  

Maybe they were going too fast on their station because they had to have a certain quota at the end of the day. 

It may have been a simple matter of having enough people to do quality control that day. 

It is, in my opinion, that quality control just rushes through an inspection.  There are many different aspects of quality control.  

That is, making sure every jean has been done correctly that includes the smallest details such as the size of the hole for the buttons. 

Usually, the person responsible may have to repair the mistake. and have Quality Control examine it again.. 

If fixed, then it passes inspection.  Now, if you have a greedy supervisor or individual from Quality Control, 

may passing inspection. 

The making of jeans may be simple on the surface, but it is quite complicated.

This slideshow is detailed for any customer reviews.   You will find any complaints or the faults of the jeans and how the quality control is responsible for finding and solving these problems.

This Slideshare shows the complex description of identifying questions from Quality Control.  Everyone should read it.

I hope Levi Strauss will show the job description for a Quality Control section from the cotton fields to the final Jean product.

Back to the problem of spotting fake Levi® Jeans.

After having been alerted to these complaints, you should be able to politely ask the personal representative to either refund or request a replacement for the jeans.   


Please leave me a comment on the product review.  Ask any questions and I will try to answer you shortly.

I love to hear from everyone about these jeans or the stories.  You may have to come back to the Website to read all the stories, so if you need time to decide about purchasing the jeans, you can still be entertained.

But if interested, you can click the banner.


B.   501® Levi® original fit jeans for men

       medium stonewash                                      9,155 customer reviews   230 answered question 

Product: 501 Levi original fit jeans for men                                                                                                                                                  Price:   $                                                                                                                                                                                       Cheapest and best place to buy:  Amazon                                                                                                                                                       Sizes:  Original fit;  jean chart                                                                                                                                                                            Colors;  Anchor-stretch;  Apex;  Alemany;    Anchovies                                                                                                                            Free Returns on select options

          1.  Introduction                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.  Description                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.  Price                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.  Colors                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.  Free Returns                                                                                                                                                                                                          6.  Pro and Con                                                                                                                                                                                                          7.  Conclusion






1. Introduction

I thought I would tell more about the button-fly.  It was created before the invention of the zipper.Button-fly jeans with belt

Most people would know this by common sense.  Being a woman, I would imagine the button-fly being more comfortable and less chance for—Yikes!   

The zippered Jeans or the button-fly jeans or both are choices men must make. 

I say men, but women also wear men’s jeans. 

There have been men (I read this) who usually wore jeans that had the zipper. 

A friend of a friend told this story.  I did not know his name.  One day he decided to give the button-fly jean a try.   

Later, he tried the button-fly jeans because he said his wife was nagging at him to try wearing the 501® Levi® jeans.

Well, surprise!   

It ended up that he no longer wanted the jeans with the zipper.  His wife must be satisfied.   I did not ask her.

I like the way the button-fly jeans look. 

I was talking to a man in front of me at the bank.  I noticed he had the button-fly jeans. 

He told me he liked them and that was the only kind he would buy.   I told him about my stories on my website. 

Then he said he would look at my Website. 

It seems that once you wear those button-fly jeans, the zippered kind is out the window.       

If you want to buy a pair of Levi jeans elsewhere, please do so.

I believe you will get a similar quality at another site, but Amazon is a good place to go and I do not want to lose you.

Read the stories while you wait to make up your mind.  But please make a comment  on the post.

It means a lot to me to get your feedback.

Website or go to a store and not order online.   

That is a choice.  Other jeans may look better to you.  If so, just buy the jeans you want. 

I love jeans, but the more tight fitting is the one I like to look at.  (yes, women look at jeans)

Whatever you decide, come back to my Website to read the very entertaining Posts articles.  Some are funny.

2.  Description   

I will just tell you how to measure for your jeans. 

When you measure, be sure to have your underwear on to measure.   

So how to find your size. 

WAIST:   Bend your waist to the right or left.  That is considered your waist.  Some people say to measure the smallest part of your waist.

They also tell you that it should be not too tight and not too loose. 

I think you should measure very tight=as tight as you can and still be able to breathe.  Jeans shrink. 

So in effect, you are going to wear a size or two smaller than usual. 

It is a good idea to measure because sizes change sometimes or between brands.

SEAT:   Measure around the fullest part of your hips. make sure you keep the tape horizontal.  (tight again)

Thigh:  Measure around the fullest part of your thigh.  Yep, tight.

INSEAM:   Measure straight down the inside leg from the crotch to your ankle.  It is better if you had help. 

You can take other jeans that you have and use that to measure the inseam.

After washing and drying your jeans (read the label) the jeans should fit perfectly. 

Sorry about the discomfort you had before they finally fit.  This technique is only my opinion. 

If you have ordered your true size, then know the jeans have been reported to have a 3-4% shrinkage. 

That means on a pair of jeans with a 30-inch inseam, that would mean a shrinkage of about 1” – 1 ¼”  in the length. 

Others say a 1%- 2% shrinkage. 

3.  Price:   31.99 – $ 100.95            

Again we come to the competitive price of these jeans.  Remember the price can change anytime.

I tell you this because if you clicked on this jean and found the price of the jeans higher, you would get a little put

out with me,   

That I do not want to happen!!


Colors that are available for jeans

4.  Color 

In the past, there were not many colors available.  It was pretty much in shades of black and gray.  Later in ancient history, one of the first dyes created a purple color.

As history progressed, our world has the colors that anyone could imagine.

There are 42 colors and the jean is medium Stonewash.  I choose Medium Stonewash.  I think it is a great color. 

But color is a matter of taste.  It could be gaudy or chic. but it is you.

4.   DiscussionDiscussion

For those interested in the background about Levis, whether you are new to Levi® jeans or not, will find this short video informative and interesting.  How so?   Why, the looks!!


For years, most of the young men wore the baggy jeans which I did not like at all.  These are not baggy, but I would not mind it if they were a little tighter.

My goal is to hopefully inspire you to feel the same way that I do–about jeans, that is.

This video gives the way the jeans fit.  I would have had him wear a Polo shirt tucked into his jeans.  Let’s say he had a light blue casual shirt with a dark blue jean jacket.  Then he could put on his Levi jean jacket with his black jeans and black shoes.

As you probably already know, the way you dress is what appeals to you depending on your profession or your likes.  The Levi® Jeans® is the main “ingredient” to any type of style.   How would you describe your style?   If you read one of the Posts, when you comment, just write down your style along with your short comment.

 4.  Product Description   


The stretch is relatively new.  Levi Strauss put a word out about “stretch jeans”.   They say a lot about scientific research.  took a year to develop.

In my mind, these scientists indicate that they stretch the jeans up and down, then stretch right to left.   That is simple.

And it took a year to accomplish that.  So it is not a simple matter of using a product that stretches.  

In fact, the jeans have a DNA factor.  Have you ever studied about DNA existence is all live subjects.  But jeans?  

Yep, it is not an easy subject for most people. 

To really appreciate 501 Levi jeans is to understand and really respect and honor the man, Levi Strauss. 

picture of Levi Strauss

But the first person to have forged ahead for the button fly jeans was Jacob Davis. 

He has been called the inventor of the blue jean.

Jacob Davis, inventor of the blue jean

Levi Strauss risked his life twice on the open waters.  The last voyage to San Fransico, he got very ill. 

But he knew his business was to be products that miners could use.  But the part of Levi Strauss that I felt was significant concerned his personality.

He was very observant.  He talked with people who told Strauss what the needed.  They were open with him.  

At work, he knew the names of all his employees.  He talked with them every day.  

He was a hard worker and looked around a figured out how to make his business grow and the ways he could improve it.  He did so and today the Strauss company is global.

My best advice to you is to read about Strauss’ personality and his business acumen.  I found that Strauss is very much like my dad.

Both were innovative; both were geniuses.  And both were kind and humble.  Once you read about this aspect of Levi Strauss as a man, the more you will fall in love with his jeans and the company better known in writing as LS&Co.  My favorite.  Read why that is so.

Product Features         

The 501 Levi jeans whether the original fit or the tall and big fit are durable and comfortable

I already told you about going to the Goodwill Store to look for 501® jeans® in the men’s department.

I took one pair and went to the women’s dressing room to try them on and to examine them.  They were way too big, but they were well made.

The details here are the features of the original fit jean.

Yes, I slipped them on although they were too big!   They looked like the thread and the quality of the jean was endurable.  

I have shopped at Sears to examine their 501® Levi® jeans. 

Maybe before you purchase any jeans here,  go to a store that sells 501 jeans so you can test the feel of the jeans. 

Then go to my site to purchase the 501 Levi jeans from a link on my Website.   Selfish?  No, because you will want to order your 501’s online. 

It is easier than hopping in the car, parking, waiting for someone to help you and so forth.

It does not work for the size, however.  You would still need to measure even if the jeans fit you.  But you will have an idea what size you wear.  But that is at the store.

Going to Amazon through my site may have a different set of determining size. 


But the most important question for most people is the price.   

For the tall and/or just big and the 501 original, the prices are reasonable.  Both are competitive.

Delivery is on time on Amazon.

If you decide to buy another brand, just make sure it is a brand that has been in business for a long time, just like Lee.  Many of the smaller brand names cannot compete with the larger companies that have been in business for a long time.

Of course, I am partial to Levis because of the man who started the company, Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss, the original one, and the man who discovered the rivets reminded me of my dad; the business acumen, his personality, and his creative innovations.

Davis saw a way to strengthen the pants by adding rivets.  Strauss used his business sense and observation to appreciate the innovative discovery.  They invented the iconic 501 Levi blue jeans on May 20, 1873, that has been popular even today.

It is important to measure your size again or take a pair of jeans you know for sure that fit well and take measurements.

Tape measure to size jeans

And, I have one film showing how to measure for jeans on the Page, ‘501 Jean Order’ on the heading of my website.  It shows it on the order for 501 Levi tall and big original fit jeans. 

There is a controversy.  Even I have a post dealing with how to wash jeans but later found out that people say different things

I said in that Post the best bet is to follow the label.

Some think freezing will rid your jeans of bacteria.  I do not know the answer to that.  

What does sanforized denim mean?

Sanforized, a process whereby your denim jeans only shrink about 1%.  That is accomplished by a machine. 

When the fabric comes down off the loom, they go through a machine that has rollers, heat, and moisture to stabilize the fabric. 

That is why you will hear or see the term pre=shrunk sanforized denim.   Another name for it is shrink-to-fit.   If you were wearing raw jeans (not sanforized) they would shrink a lot after the first wash.  But, there are advantages to raw denim.  I do not know enough to write about raw denim, the not sanforized jean.

So raw and not sanforized are not pre-shrunk.

But no matter what, the 501® Levi® jeans shrink.  My advice is to buy your jeans a little tight so that you can hardly move.  Wash as the directions on the label say, and after a couple of washings, they will fit just perfectly. 


For the 501® Levi® original tall & big fit jeans.   

It has the logos and the classic fit five-pocket jean with the signature arcuate stitching on the back pocket.  There is the red tab at the back

SIZE FIT:   28 ” TO 42″ and leg length is 30, 32, 34, & 36   My advice to visitors is to measure again and to check the sizes. Sometimes sizes may change.

COLORS:   dark stonewash and medium stonewash at the present time.  Colors may be added or changed at a different time.

PRICE    Varies, so I can’t put the price, but they are very reasonable.  The 501 Levi big and tall jeans are $  Also at this time, there are free returns in some colors and sizes.


  1.    Straight leg jean featuring five-pocket jean with signature arcuate stitching on the back pocket
  2.     Leg opening- 16 inches
  3.    Modified construction on the front fly to prevent tearing
  4.    Imported from Poland   This has changed also.  Now my search takes me to Thailand.
  5.  SIZE FIT:    28″ TO 42″ and leg length is 30, 32, 34, & 36
  6. COLORS:   All colors except —  blue, dark blue and rigid (taupe)    These popular colors may be available later!


 Brief answers.
Why does LS&Co stress recycling?
That is the idea Levi Strauss & Co has stressed about sustainability.

What is sustainability?

Just the word, itself gives us the clues.  Sustain is to stop and you have the word in a word, ability.

So it would be an ability of us all to stop something and that is the depletion of our resources.



How to measure for both of these sizes of 501 original fit jeans?



4.  The attributes


Pro for items

con meaning against