Solid, Affordable Jeans? Levi’s 514

November 4, 2009

Solid, Affordable Jeans? Levi's 514

If you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative to high-end slim jeans, the Levis 514 is a great option, and they’re only $30 or so.  The cut is flattering and contemporary, and while they’re not available raw, the “tumbled rigid” finish is an acceptable substitute.  The rise is low – that’s the distance between the crotch and waistband – so they’re not the best for tucking a shirt into or hiding a little gut, but they look great with a t-shirt.  And of course, if you happen to have beautiful luxury sneakers like the ones pictured above, all the better…