Rated 4 out of 5
by Thrifty Good jeans, undependable sizing
My husband loves Levis 517 Flex. The cut is classic and fits his long slender frame. The extra stretch in the flex fabric adds comfort. They are classy and durable. Beware if sizing! I recently ordered 2 pair in the SAME SIZE, thinking it would be good to have extras of his favorite. They arrived marked the same but one pair was 3 inches shorter than the other. We kept the correct pair, and noted that for the future... Levis doesn't have reliable quality control for size.
September 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by Bryan0135 Maybe best boot cut jeans around, but color problems with some.
I bought a pair of black and 2 pairs of rinsed Indigo. I like Arizonian Jeans better, but their boot cuts were loose fit and these are slim fit, so it gives it the cowboyish look I wanted. These pants don't seem that slim as other slim pants, though.
These pants are rather expensive and they have some problems. My black pants were good, but the rinsed indigo had color problems. I ended up ordering two of this color so I know what typically happens with it.
First, if you wash them even once the color changes drastically. It still looks good and dark but looks more like regular dark stone wash.
The second issue is with both of the rinsed indigo pants I noticed that there was a crease in the pants that was discolored. I tried to fold my pant legs on the seam, but they fold how they want. Well, this fold on the pants left a discolored light blue stick that ruined the look of the pants. The first pair was unacceptable but the second pair discolored around the seam, so I guess they're fine.
I never got the regular dark stone wash, maybe their better, but the black is always good. So I suggest not getting the rinsed indigo color. It says on the tag about not washing them too much. I might consider fading them more or dying my discolored pants.
January 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by FarmerSmitty Great jeans - always fit, even as I change!
I have worn the 517 boot cut jeans for more than 20 years. As I got older, and the waist went from 32 to 34 to 36, the fit was always good looking and comfortable. After recently losing 28 lbs and dropping back to a 34 inch waist, it was great to see that the latest two pair fit like a glove. Great for a 58 year-old farmer.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Smader Terrible Sizing - Need try on at least 5 before one fits
Quality of these jeans is well except for the colors fading in spots or lines. Still not the quality they were when I started by them 30 years ago, when they were made in America. But, I guess quality changes with the times. Other than the sizing issue, I only have one other thing. Levis advertises that these are made in USA and this is really miss leading. "made in USA of imported and domestic fabric, imported, or imported of domestic fabric". They do not state "Made in America" The jeans I have seen in the past 5-19 years have been made in either Asia or Mexico. The Mexico made ones are the only ones I purchase at this time. The Asian made jeans seem to be real inconsistent. Meaning, one leg longer that the other, sizes being either way to small or really large, etc.
Even after all this, I still keep on buying Levi 517's. The only jeans I do like. Just try's my patience, that's all.
November 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yooperman Ol' Reliable
The fit and quality of the Levis 517 seems to stay consistant, year after year. Always my choice for good looks and fit in a boot cut.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDNE Same as always
I have been buying these jeans for a lot of years and I can always depend on them being the same as the time before.
January 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NWShopper good fit but undependable sizing & stitching
The 1st pair fit well but we discovered poor stitching at the fly so upon exchange, the same pair - same size did not fit. We are now ordering another 2 pair because the store was out of the size. Lets hope they each fit the same.
January 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MickeyTee What I expected from Levi's
Sturdy, well-made, great fit, true color, reasonably priced.
January 18, 2016