Classic and simple, this design is a perennial favorite for its versatility and simplicity. The waist smooths the belly and hips into a flattering silhouette without digging into your sides. One of the best-constructed pairs around, so these 501s hold up well with plenty of wear and subsequent washing.
With an inseam of 3 inches, many wearers feel they're cut too short for everyday wear.
Blend is cotton, polyester, and spandex, so the material flexes and flatters, especially around the hips. Rear pockets are on the smaller side to accentuate your shape. Distressed detail is minimal, and with the stretchy material, it won't fray or shred any further. Available in three washes.
All pockets are extremely small, so wearers say they're far more decorative than functional.
While stylish and form-fitting, wearers say the cut is slightly relaxed to remain comfortable, especially while sitting. Diameter of leg holes is wider to accommodate curvy wearers. Hem is the perfect length and won't ride up while you walk. Material stretches but doesn't end up overstretched at the end of the day.
Wearers would have preferred numbered sizing to find the right fit without any confusion.
Can be worn unrolled with a 6-inch inseam or rolled up at 3 inches. Hem is popular length for taller and shorter wearers alike. The waistband offers moderate control. Material has a little bit of stretch and give to remain comfortable, especially during sitting or bending. Won't ride up like other shorts.
Sizing is inconsistent. Unlike other Levi's shorts and jeans, there aren't many washes available.
Waist is well-designed and eliminates the dreaded "gap." Made with a lightweight cotton blend to keep you cool and comfortable in warm weather. Flattering on wearers of all sizes and heights. Given their length, the shorts also look great tucked into knee-high boots.
Distressed detail is extreme, and some wearers felt it caused the jeans to lack integrity.
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