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Being as I am Chad, I always took the simple route and cut them a bit above where I wanted then to be and then turned then up and gave them some serious steam with the old iron, after that it was only a matter of applying some thread to to the sides and that always kept then in place no problem.
Haha that's actually quite a good idea, i'll have a think about doing that :)
Being a short-arse, I buy my dark-blue 501s length 30 and I double turn them up between 1/2 and 3/4 inch, iron them stiff and then I sew (tack length) from the inside onto the inside of the first turn, (no thread on show). One of these days I'll have to cut them shorter and fold back to 28 inch length. I remember when my waist was 28 inch!!
A more important question is when will I be too old to wear Levis 501s without looking like a sad old git? What do you think?
You're never too old wear 501s, Dave! ;-)
Got about 6 pairs of 501s,1 white,1 beige,1 with no turn up,3 with turn ups varying from quarter to 1 inch,i tend to take em to the local alterations shop and get em machined,looks better in the end Chad.
Alright cheers, i'll have a look at the costs :)
My partner Michael (at 52 next July) still wears his and looks rather handsme in them! ;-) I have a couple of mates who wear theirs in their 40's and look rather good too! I guess it all depends on what you wear with your 501s - regardless of colour of the denim! ;-)
yeh I always have my levis turned up half an inch and sewn in...
I never turn up my white ones but do take them up to just above the the shoe
I hate big turnups , except at weddings and funerals :-)
50 in a few months and i still wear em,and look damn good if i say so myself!! LOL!