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Thread: Levi's 513 vs. 514. Round 1. FIGHT!

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    Having recently gotten a shipment in from Levi's (since Macy's doesn't carry the 513's in store in my area), I have to say, these are my new favorite jeans. As a tall and slim guy (6 ft. and 160) the 514's are great, but can often feel too loose/baggy for my taste. I also have some 511's but I wear those in more casual settings than anything else. The 513's are probably the best fitting jeans I've ever gotten, outside of the GAP straight fit.


    I know the 514's have popularity in the Dappered Community, so I want this thread to serve as both informational (for those who are looking for the best fitting jeans out there) and to see what others think/how they compare the 513's to the 514's.


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    So what is the specific difference, just more of a taper on the leg? I was noticing these on Macy's site and was curious. I'm a bigger guy and buy a size 40w but some 514s fit great, others haven't.

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    Only difference (for me) is exactly what you said, more of a taper on the leg. The fit through the thighs is consistent with most of my 514's.


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    Interesting. This might be right up my alley given that I have to tape the 514s...


    Thanks for the info.

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    I'm definitely interested in trying out the 513s, if I can find them in person. I like my 514s but as my tastes have evolved to a more tapered pant leg, the 514s feel more and more like a bootcut to me.

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    I've heard the 513 has a higher rise than the 514. Any truth to that?


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    Also relevant to my interests..

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    If there is a difference, it's as slight as can be, since the waist/rise fits me just the same as a 514 does.


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    Yes, the 513s are definitely a tad higher rise, (although maybe that's just inconsistency on levi's part...) but maybe not even all the way to the standard waistline.


    The reason I prefer the 514s - and why I'll never own 511s - is because, while I'm thin, I want my jeans to looks like jeans. Sure, maybe they are a little darker and better fitting than traditional American workwear, but that's what inspired them. Go to slim and you lose that feel. I'd just rather throw on a pair of midnight blue alpha khakis then go past the 514.


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    513s for me. The 511s are too skinny, the 514s are a bit loose from the knee down, but the 513s are juuuuust right.


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