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    #16


    @chareth, I didn't say high rise I said higher rise. They are higher than typical low rise. I wouldn't call them high rise.


    Maybe I'm wrong but I did have to size up in them vs. 505s for example.

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      #17


      I'd say 514s are a pretty typical low rise for men that are intended to sit on the hips.


      The reason you had to size up compared to the 505s is because 514s sit at the hips, whereas 505s are intended to sit higher up closer to the waist. And the fact that 505 are just plain bigger for the same marked size.

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        #18


        My waist is bigger than my hips though due to my belly (still working on that, making progress). That said I haven't done a comparison to determine exactly what is going on there...maybe I should.


        Your latter point could certainly be the case...I was just guessing ;-)

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          #19


          Chareth - I agree about vanity sizing, especially with women's clothing, but it's normal for the measured size of the garment to exceed your body's measured size because it's going over your skin. You don't need an extra 2.5 inches! But a half inch or inch more means it isn't constricting.

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            #20


            Levis stretch a lot, in my experience. Wear them around for a few days. I'm currently debating putting a pair of 514s in the dryer because they are getting diaper butt.

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              #21


              Update: per the advice provided by you guys about the jeans stretching, I decided to keep the 32x32 and after a few wears, they fit perfect. Thanks guys!

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                #22


                I have button fly 501s in a 36 and they fit just as tight and as well as my other jeans (not Levi's) that are 34

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                  #23
                  I know what you mean

                  Originally posted by jicarv View Post
                  I had not purchased Levi's in a long time and recently ordered a few pairs in my regular size (32x32), but they were too tight. I've been buying all my jeans from Gap and BR, so I had no recent experience with Levi's. All my other pants (including jeans, cords, dress slacks and chinos) are 32 waist. Do Levi's run small on the waist?
                  I recently bought a bought a pair, size 36 waist from American Eagle, that will fall off without a belt. I got two pairs from levi that are a size 34 and they are WAY too tight. I can button all the buttons, but they do not fit.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Autelesk View Post
                    I recently bought a bought a pair, size 36 waist from American Eagle, that will fall off without a belt. I got two pairs from levi that are a size 34 and they are WAY too tight. I can button all the buttons, but they do not fit.
                    This seems like an odd thread to revive for this comment. Anyway, you're comparing a 36 to a 34. Even if both were "true to size", I'd expect a pretty significant difference in fit. Given that Levis seem to be sized more "true" than most brands, this is definitely not surprising. Your American Eagle jeans likely measure 3-4 inches larger in the waist than your Levis.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by dpark View Post
                      This seems like an odd thread to revive for this comment. Anyway, you're comparing a 36 to a 34. Even if both were "true to size", I'd expect a pretty significant difference in fit. Given that Levis seem to be sized more "true" than most brands, this is definitely not surprising. Your American Eagle jeans likely measure 3-4 inches larger in the waist than your Levis.
                      Agreed on the age of topic. To the jeans, Levis has several different fits. I really like the 513 and 514 fits. In 513, I wear 34/32; for 514, I wear 33/32. Either way, comparing a 36 to a 34 is really apples to oranges.

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                        #26
                        My Levis fit looser than my other pants. I wear a 32x34 in BR, Bonobos, J Crew, etc. My Levis are also 32x34, but they are noticeably looser in the waist than my other pants.

                        EDIT: I should note the Levis are 513s, and the others are BR modern slim, Bonobos slim, and J Crew ludlow.

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