This is a Levi’s 510 Skinny Jeans review. I will use photos of the 510 jeans that I own. If you are shopping for skinny jeans, here’s a brief description of what you need to know about some of the most popular options:
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Levi’s slim and skinny jeans ranked by fit starting with the skinniest:
- Levi’s 519 Jeans – Extreme Skinny Fit – (click here to view)
- Levi’s 510 Jeans – Skinny Fit – (click here to view)
- Levi’s 512 Jeans – Slim Taper Fit – (click here to view)
- Levi’s 511 Jeans – Slim Fit – (click here to view)
- Levi’s 513 Jeans – Slim Straight Fit – (click here to view)
- Levi’s 527 Jeans – Slim Bootcut Fit – (click here to view)
In this article we will focus specifically on the Levi’s 510 jeans. The 510 jeans are the skinniest fit that Levi offers for men. This review will focus mainly on these subjects:
Levis 510 Review
- How do Levi’s 510 jeans fit?
- Do Levi’s 510 jeans shrink?
- Do Levi’s 510 jeans last?
- Levi 510 alternatives
How Do Levi’s 510 Jeans Fit?
The 510 jeans are skinny fit jeans that will have that skinny fit from the hip through the ankle. Because of that, you can expect them to be fitted in the hips and thighs, and also the lower leg.
In my experience, they have run true-to-size in both the waist and length. I would caution you though that because these jeans are skinny fit jeans, if you are naturally in-between sizes, it would probably be best to size up to make sure you have enough room to fit into these jeans.
Levi 510 Colors
Click here to view all the colors available for the Levi 510 jeans at Amazon (paid affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). The 510 jeans are offered in a wide range of colors and washes.
510 Leg Opening
The 510 jeans have a skinny leg opening which measures at 13 inches. Here is a look at how the leg opening will fit with sneakers and boots:
The skinny leg opening can make it difficult to pair these jeans with certain types of boots. If you are wanting a bigger leg opening, but still want fitted jeans, I would suggest looking at the 511 jeans.
We have a 511 jeans review if you want to do further reading on the 511 jeans: Levis 511 Jeans Review
Do Levi’s 510 jeans shrink?
The material of the Levi’s 510 jeans varies depending on what color you buy. Most of the colors have material made of 99% Cotton and 1% Elastane, but again, it can differ based on color. Because of this, the shrinking may vary slightly depending on what color you choose.
In my experience, you can expect the 510 jeans to shrink, but the overall amount of shrinkage is quite minimal, and did not affect fit much at all. My jeans tightened up a slight bit, but it was very minimal and I would not recommend factoring it into your sizing decisions.
Do Levi’s 510 jeans last?
My 510 jeans have held up quite well over time. I’m always concerned about jeans wearing in the crotch or the back pocket areas, and with the 510 jeans being a tighter fit, it puts even more stress on these areas.
That said, I have not personally had any issues with my 510 jeans wearing out prematurely. I have had good life out of my 510 jeans. I also have had no problems with the zipper breaking or the button popping loose.
Levi 510 Alternatives
There are other options to consider if you are interested in the 510 jeans. The Levi’s 512 jeans are very similar. The 512 jeans are a slim-taper fit, so they have a slim cut in the waist and thighs, and a skinny fit down near the ankle.
The 512 jeans act as a sort of hybrid between the 511 slim-fit jeans and the 510 skinny-fit jeans. They will be a little bit looser in the hips than the 510 jeans, but will have a very similar fit near the ankle. Here is a look at my 512 Slim-Taper jeans (links at top of article):
Signature by Levi Strauss is a sort of sister brand to Levi (both owned by Levi Strauss). They also have a skinny fit jean that is very similar to the Levi’s 510 jeans. It is a skinny fit from the hip down through the ankle.
If you want something even skinnier than the 510 jeans, Levi offers a 519 Extreme Skinny Fit that has a very tight fit from the hips down through the ankles. The leg opening is 12.25 inches. Click here to view the 519 jeans at Amazon (affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com).
To read about other options, visit my article that discusses which Levi’s jeans are slim fit.
Levi’s 510 Review Summary
The Levi’s 510 Jeans fit skinny from the hip down through the ankle (the leg opening is 13 inches). The material can differ based on color, but most colors are made with 99% Cotton and 1% Elastane.
Shrinking can occur, but in my experience it has been minimal. These jeans run true-to-size, but because they are skinny jeans, I would suggest that you size up if you are naturally in-between sizes just to make sure you have enough breathing room to fit.
These jeans are constructed with traditional styling. They have a zip fly and a button closure.
Where to Buy the Levi 510 Jeans?
Click here to buy the Levi 510 jeans at Amazon (paid affiliate link takes you to Amazon.com). Again, expect these jeans to fit true-to-size, but do expect a skinny, snug fit.