When jeans are mentioned, the only brand that would pop in your mind is Levi’s. Founded by Levi Strauss in 1873, Levi's jeans have become the most recognisable and imitated denim in the world. Learn more about Levi’s Singapore below.

Should you wash Levis jeans before first wear? | What's the difference between Levi's 501 and 505 jeans? | What is the difference between Levi's 311 and 711?


Levi's Singapore: The Only Jeans You Need

Levi Strauss Co: Hailing All the Way from the Eighteenth Century

Levi's has been around making a difference since 1873. Though Levi’s were made for the gold miners, they are now mining the golds from our pocket with their greatest creation that we all adore.

Many denim labels have been introduced to the market, from the bedazzled ones to those with famous star’s signature stitching on the back pockets. But none of these stayed long enough to see the light of day except for Levi’s. Every ‘It-Girl’, musician, model, designer, minister, and street style star has a pair of vintage 501 in quick reach.

Levi's Jeans: Your Ultimate Holy Grail

When it comes to style, the perfect pair of jeans is both your secret weapon and your security blanket. And when it comes to jeans, anything from Levi’s is on its own gold standards. Here are some reasons why Levi's is the ultimate best.

  1. Anything and everything can be done in a pair of Levi’s - skateboarding, cooking, jungle tracking, gardening, leisure walking, working, making cupcakes, attending a concert, you name it.
  2. The worse they get, the better. Acid wash is a new trend. So no worries if your Levi’s are not appearing in their original colour anymore.
  3. Levi’s jeans are timeless and lasting. Even if the shade of colour fades over time, it goes to prove how your jeans are “ageing gracefully” as you don them frequently.

Levi's Jeans Singapore: Finding the Perfect Fit for Men and Women

At Levi’s, everything is about numbers. The denim jeans company uses their classic 3 digit numbering system to help you decide which cut is perfect for you.

Men’s Levi’s Jeans

  • 501 Classic Fit- Straight Leg (The ultimate classic pair from Levi’s).
  • 505 Regular Fit- Straight Leg
  • 510 Slim Fit- Skinny Leg
  • 511 Slim Fit- Tapered Leg
  • 513 Slim Fit- Straight Leg

Women’s Levi’s Jeans

  • 505 Regular Fit-Mid Rise
  • 512 Curvy Fit- Classic Rise
  • 515 Regular Fit- Mid Rise
  • 518 Relaxed Fit- Low Rise
  • 524 Slim Fit- Low Rise

Should you wash Levis jeans before first wear?

Yes, unless your jeans are made of raw denim, it is necessary to wash your Levi’s before wearing them for the first time. This is to help prevent dyes from bleeding onto your skin, other fabrics or surfaces. On your first wash, turn your Levi’s inside out and submerge them in cold water with mild detergent.

How often should you wash Levi’s?

Based on Levi's recommendation, it's best to place the jeans in a washing cycle once every 10 years. A general good rule of thumb is to wash them when they start to have a funky smell. This is to maintain the fit and avoid the breakdown of the denim material. It’s also wise to separate your Levi's clothing from other fabrics and sort by colour when doing laundry.

How long should Levi's last?

On average, Levi’s jeans for men and women can easily last four to five years. If they're well taken care of, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them in good condition after a decade.

Will Levi’s repair jeans?

Although Levi’s stores in Singapore do not provide jeans repair service, the company has a jeans repair tutorial video to follow on their official website. Alternatively, you can also bring your jeans to your local tailor for any customisation or repair.

What's the difference between Levi's 501 and 505 jeans?

Levi's 501 comes in a regular fit through the hips and thighs with a straight leg below the knee - suitable for young and fit bodies; Levi's 505 comes in a loose fit from the hips all the way to the thighs and a straight leg below the knee - suitable for those who need more space for freer movements. Levi's 501 original fit jeans sit at the waist while 505 Jeans sit below the waist.

What is the difference between Levi's 311 and 711?

Levi’s 311 are straight cut jeans that are wide but not to the extent of being baggy while 711 are tight skinny jeans that can flatter your figure no matter your body type.