Our local shoppers probably caught our commercials during the holiday season while watching the local news or catching a game. For those who missed them, or for our out of state customers, you can check them out at our YouTube profile page. Featured in the ads are Wrangler Jeans, Ariat Boots, Tony Lama Boots, and Justin Boots.
Levi’s® 501® Original Jeans for men are currently featured in Elle Magazine’s February spread highlighting the current denim trends. The classic clean look of the 501® jean helps compliment the piece’s primary focus, which is updated retro looks for women by various denim designers. The layout reminds us that these jeans truly never go out of style, and with trends leaning towards classic fits with clean and dark finishes, the Original 501® should be at the top of everyone’s denim shopping list in 2008. To see the shoot, click link below:
Or visit our Men’s Levi’s® jeans page to shop for a pair today.
Nothing seems to spark more debate in the denim world than how to shrink your jeans, especially when it comes to the venerable Levi’s ® 501 ® Shrink to Fit ® jeans. Do you wear them when you do it, do you bleach them a bit, do you use warm or cool water, or do you just throw them in your wash with the normal settings? Do a search and your are sure to find several tips, theories, and elaborate schematics on how to shrink your jeans. A search on the Style Forum brings up at least two threads with over 60 posts on the subject matter:
We even had a customer document his particular “on body/in bath” method for us:
While Levi’s ® doesn’t suggest or even recommend a method, the official shrinkage amount is listed at approximately 10%. There’s a chart on the label that will approximate the shrinkage for your size, which we’ve posted on our 501 Shrink to Fit page. You can find it here.
But, of course, as they say, there’s more than one way to shrink your jeans. If you have any tips or tricks, unqiue methods, or advice on how to shrink your Levi’s ®, please feel free to post them in the comments. We’d love to hear your suggestions and stories!
One of my favorite shows is the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and, in case you missed it, they did an episode on jeans myths last week. In it they tested 2 myths about jeans: 1) That your jeans catch fire when dragged by a horse and 2) that wearing your jeans in the tub to shrink them can be fatal. As a western wear blogger and with Levi’s® 501® Shrink-to-fit Jeans® being one of Langston’s most popular jeans, I was very interested in the results to say the least.
Thankfully for our customers and jeans buyers in genreal, both myths were busted on the show. So, you can safely shrink your jeans in the tub and wear them confidently in the saddle without worry of them catching fire if you get tossed (here’s to hoping you never have to test the latter yourself), but watching mythbuster Tory Belleci get dragged by a horse while his colleague, Grant Imahara, spent 6 hours in a hot tub to shrink his Levi’s® to beyond skin tight made for some great entertainment. Of course, all of this was trumped by them capping the pressure valve on a water heater causing it to shoot hundreds of feet in the air when it exploded. Great stuff!
Personally, I’d never heard of either myth. If anybody has any other denim myths, feel free to e-mail them to us or place them in the comments. Maybe we get them to test them out for us in a future episode!