Rated 1 out of 5Â by ssejuela Is it just me or is Levi quality waning?
Purchased 2 pairs of these jeans at a great price. Unfortunately, when they arrived I was very unhappy with the quality of the jeans. I have been purchasing these same jeans, in this same style, for years and this is the first time I have been disappointed. The look is the same but the material is so thin that the pants appear to be made from dress pant material. The stitching is also messy and uneven in spots along the hem. When holding these pants up to the light you can see the light through them. I will definitely be inspecting any Levis that I may purchase in the future.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AndyJ Good fit, lacking durability and quality control
I've always loved the 514's and 513's for their fit, and the fact that most any retailer carries them, so you can get them anywhere. However, there's a major lack of sizing consistency with these jeans. I bought two pairs of the exact same size 514's, and one pair was literally 2 inches longer than the other (I measured with a ruler). I double-checked the sizing on the jeans to make sure they didn't send me the wrong size, but they were both marked as 38-32. I ran into the same issue at the store when exchanging. The variation in sizing was terrible. I had to try on 5 different 38-32's before I found one that was truly 38-32.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Bluevoter black jeans fade badly and stretch out
Black jeans are supposed to stay black. I have some very old Lee and Levis jeans (505s) that are still very black after years of wear and washing. Not so for these 514s, which are now dark grey after just a few months. Even worse, they stretch out, especially in the seat. If you can wear them, I recommend the black 511s with 1% elastane (spandex), which hold their shape better. Be careful when ordering, though, since Levis sizing is wildly inconsistent from one style to another. This is one situation where it is advisable to go into the store to try them on, or to order multiple sizes with the expectation of returning all but one of them.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by IncorrectDescription No stretch, please.
After ordering what I expected to be "regular" 514s, I received instead "stretch" 514s. The description in this product does not advise that some colors are "stretch." And I only learned that after returning them to the store and spending time with an associate looking at the UPC and SKU codes. It would be better to have the stretch version of these jeans in a separate entry so customers would know what they're ordering.