Men's Levis Jeans, Levi Jeans, 501 Prewashed , 517 Rigid

By: Sheplers  09-12-2011

Find the Levi Jeans you're looking for here at Sheplers! Sheplers carries several men's Levi jeans fits and sizes, so you can find the perfect Levis ® jeans for your lifestyle. Choose from relaxed fit Levi jeans, classic fit Levi jeans, slim fit Levi jeans, and many, many more Levis styles. Whether you're searching for a traditional Levis jeans look, a fashion-focused denim jean from Levis ®, or a casual Levi jean, we have them at Sheplers!

Levis ® Jeans Fit Guide

Levis ® has so many great denim jeans styles, we've created this men's Levis ® fit guide to help you pick your new pair of Levi jeans !

Levi Jeans at Sheplers

In 1853, during the California Gold Rush, a 24-year-old immigrant named Levi Strauss, moved to San Francisco with the intention of opening a dry goods business. Levi Strauss saw the gold miners' need for a pair of pants strong enough to last.

Levi Strauss started making durable pants for the miners, out of canvas, he had brought to make tents, and wagon covers. Later, Levi Strauss substituted a twilled cotton cloth from France. The fabric later became known as denim and the pants were nicknamed blue jeans, based on the blue indigo dye that was applied over the face of the twill.

In 1873, Levi Strauss & Company began using the modified "V" pocket stitch design. Levi Strauss and Nevada tailor David Jacobs co-patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength.

Later, sanforizing denim was introduced. Sanforizing is a method of stretching and manipulating the denim cloth in the factory prior to any washing so that any shrinking during future washes will be minimalized. Sanforized jeans will shrink approximately 3%.

Today, many jeans are "prewashed" which further reduces shrinkage, and add an addition speed in having your jeans comfortable after only one washing.

  • Sheplers has been selling Levi's ® jeans for decades, and is the retailer for the more western styles.
  • Sheplers online assortment of Levi Jeans styles, colors, finishes is second to none.
  • If you are a hard to fit size, check our extensive size chart for your hard to find size.