Style: 38133963 Colour:
Fit: Runs true to size.
Featured in the same iconic fit as the Levi's 501, these vintage-inspired jean shorts sit just below the waist and feature a raw fringe hem. Five-pocket style and button fly.
Exactly what I was looking for
These shorts fit amazingly well. They are highwaisted, hugging the right areas of my body and elongate my legs. I ordered a size 24 waist and they fit better than expected! For reference, I am petite. I usually get frustrated with finding a gap in my waist when wearing denim of any kind, but these Levi's eliminated any possibility of a gap in the waist. Thank you FreePeople!
When they came in the mail I was so excited! I'm normally a 25 in free people jeans but whenever I order Levi's I always size up to a 26 so I did the same with these and they fit like a glove! A bit tighter on me than pictured but I have a feeling they'll stretch out after a few wears!
tight, but tts after one wear
given the fact that Levi's 501s are relatively inconsistent when it comes to sizing across washes, the following review is for the light blue distressed button-fly wash: I found them to be snug when I bought them, but they stretched after an hour or two of wear and now feel very much tts. I wear anything from a 27-29 depending on the style at fp and I took a 28 in these. They're perfectly short but don't let your cheeks hang out, and they're flatteringly high waisted without being too constricting. They have very minimal, if any, stretch and look good with every top in my closet, so well worth the price tag for the quality of Levi's denim!
Cute but they do run small
Following the advice of the other reviews, I ordered 2 sizes larger than I normally wear, since I wanted these to fit like a boyfriend jean. They are perfect! Fell in love with these as soon as I received. However, I bought these in the Highway Blue color. I immediately put them in the washer, and the patch on the right leg completely fell apart. What a disappointment! It is as if the stitching on the patch was much too close to the raw edge, so when they frayed in the wash (like raw denim hems do), the stitching fell apart. Now I am left with a gaping hole on the right leg, and the current patch no longer fits because of the fraying. I will go to the fabric store to see if I can find a new patch and repair these. Cute shorts, but for $80, I shouldn't be having this trouble. Especially on the first wash!
Hey Kristineb, We're so sorry to hear about your 501 Cut Off Shorts! Someone from our team will be reaching out to you. - Free People
I originally ordered these in a size 25 (I'm 5'7/105lbs) but ended up sizing down to a 24. I found the 25s to be a bit loose in the crotch area. One thing to note is these guys stretch out!! So although the other reviewers say they size small, you definitely need to keep in mind that they will open out as time goes on. If you have the Levi's wedgie fit, I'd say they're fairly similar in terms of sizing and stretching.
I'm always a size 6 so I ordered a 28 in these, but they are too tight. I can get them on and buttoned, but they are snug in the thighs, fit in the hips, and gape a little at my waist- nothing a belt can't fix. I'm going to reorder in a size up because they are really flattering. They come up to just below my bellybutton and are short but don't show my cheeks or ride up. These are my first pair of Levi's and I'm totally converted now! Size up and get these if you want to look amazing!!