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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a new high in rip off Britian ?

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For our American friends that represents about $130

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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dang, I'd have to go naked.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can get a pair of those for about $35 here...
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That's why I wear Wrangler pro Rodeos... 25 bucks..
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can get a pair of those for about $35 here...
Saw 'em today for $26 at the Levi outlet at Round Rock !!
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Saw 'em today for $26 at the Levi outlet at Round Rock !!
Yeah, my buddies here in the UK always want me to bring them some back whenever I go home!

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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Saw 'em today for $26 at the Levi outlet at Round Rock !!
Ahhh well, everything's more expensive in the big city!
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I've had a couple of pairs of Levi's in the past couple of years that didn't last me 6 months. I wore them maybe a couple of days a week max. The quality doesn't warrant the cost IMO.

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Gotta say, Mandy Marie has just about converted me to Wranglers these days, and they're even cheaper :-)
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I just got 2 pairs of 501s for $32 each on sale (tagged @ $65 ea). It's about all I wear, when I'm not wearing surf trunks or cargo shorts ;o)

I've seen no quality drop in the ones I've bought since the '70s.

They keep the good ones for California, where they were born ;o)

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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A man in good boots and faded blue jeans has the power to make a gal fall out of love with guitars. Grrrrrrrrrrrrowl...good jeans are worth every pound or dollar!
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i have three pairs of 501s that i bought locally from the clearance rack of Kohl's department store ... i paid less than 10 bucks a pair ...
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My wife got me 2 pairs for Christmas. I have worn them all my life. She bought these from the Levis online store and they fit like crap, only have 3 small buttons plus the main one, and are made in Egypt. I might become a Wrangler convert.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Levis makes several levels of 501s...

The pair shown is known as the Vintage/Genuine.
Thicker material, rivets in the right places, leather rather than fiber size patch, etc
Material is the selvedge 27" wide cloth off the original looms. Made in America.

Another 501 model a few steps down are made in Mexico with 13oz non slevedge cloth and double stitched inseam.

There are other 501 models.. again lower quality and available $32-36... trash.

If Carharts would lower the rise, put buttons on the fly, their product would kill Levi sales.

In my opinion they are all substandard and grossly overpriced. Nothing like the levis of yesteryear.

http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...46845.11326985
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I wore Levi's all my life until about 2 years ago. The quality just got so bad I had to stop buying them. Overpriced junk. I do still have one pair of quality ones that I've had a long time. Patching them has become a part-time hobby of mine. I loves my patchy jeans. They are getting a bit thin, though.
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I wore Levi's all my life until about 2 years ago. The quality just got so bad I had to stop buying them. Overpriced junk. I do still have one pair of quality ones that I've had a long time. Patching them has become a part-time hobby of mine. I loves my patchy jeans. They are getting a bit thin, though.
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Me too. Dicky carpenter pants only now. Thick and roomy with a cell phone pocket. All I need.
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Wow, my cargo shorts are cheaper than that.
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You guys would laugh at what I've been known to pay for jeans... I do love a bit of selvedge denim...
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I get em' at Salvation Army stores (used) for about $5.
Sometimes find em' at Goodwill for about $8.
Best fit and look for this ol' guy.
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