### Levi’s 511 Commuter Jeans For Bikers

Realizing that people want something more than just plain – and uncomfortable – denim jean, and to remain popular among a wide range of youth subcultures, including greasers, mods, rockers etc,  Levis Strauss just released the Levi’s Commuter Jeans. Commuter, because  the company made this new model incorporating “cyclist-friendy” features. But when I read about what was so special about them, all these features are sought after not only by eco-friendly cyclists pedaling to the office, but also by motorcyclists. Looks to me like Levi Strauss should call them Levi’s 511 Biker Jeans to address both categories of 2/3-wheelers.

Anyway, the list of special features include. Based on the company’s most popular 511 skinny jean, 4 versions ( full length or cropped, in denim or non-denim) NanoSphere treatment for water- and dirt-resistance, Sanitized tech for protection against odor, 3M Scotchlite reflective fabric for safety after dark, just the right amount of stretch for unencumbered movement, a raised back yoke to keep your lower back from showing, a reinforced crotch, double back layer pockets, and a U-lock storage system. Works for all bikers for much more than commuting. Are Levi’s jeans still cut and stitched in America? Levi’s Jeans.

#### 27 Responses to “Levi’s 511 Commuter Jeans For Bikers”

1. 1 fluke Jul 16th, 2011 at 8:07 am

“Are Levi’s jeans still cut and stitched in America? ”

Levi’s “Made in America jeans” are, spendy too, but most are made outside the US in whatever sweatshop is cheapest.

2. 2 izadore007 Jul 16th, 2011 at 8:47 am

3. 3 bigalyts Jul 16th, 2011 at 9:12 am

Royal Enfields are Assembled in India..levis are not Double stitched in the Crotch area anymore! Not necessary because a lot less People with balls any hoot!

4. 4 Fredp Jul 16th, 2011 at 9:51 am

If I am going to ride in jeans, I perfer to use the “Dragging Jeans”, IF by chance you lay your bike down , they are made to slide without getting torn up. I’ll take safety, over style.

5. 5 burnout Jul 16th, 2011 at 10:18 am

Fredp you are a fashion icon bro! peace

6. 6 Mr. Potts Jul 16th, 2011 at 11:43 am

Levis are made in Mexico and Guatemala! Wrangler makes a few in the U.S but they are hard to find!

7. 7 Toby Jul 16th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Yep, remember when Levis’ slogan was “still made in America?” Well, they still are, kind of, Central America anyway. To their credit they are keeping dollars here on this continent and employing Mexicans in Mexico.

There was a special on CNBC some time ago about the blue jeans industry. Seems about 60% of jeans are made in Mexico just across the border in the maquiladoras where the Mexicans earn about $4 an hour in wages and benefits. Not bad compared to the$2.50 per day in China.

8. 8 chopperfreak29 Jul 16th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Levi’s just aren’t thick enough denim anymore. How is it a pair of levi’s could last me ten years and now I’m lucky to get a year out of them? I still wear 501’s and buy them whenever I see them for at least 60% off, but I know I’m stupid for riding in them. I really should send my favorite pair away and have them replicated in nice leather.

9. 9 Ed Jul 16th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Levis should use the Armalith fabrice like the ones in Esquad Jeans. This offers the best combination of comfort & protection for motorcycle riding. Esquad jeans are great, but I personally don’t like the styling as much.

10. 10 izadore007 Jul 16th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Jeans that are thick are way, way passee. Its hard to move around and function with those Thick Jeans. Get with it Brother, you got to spent $150 to$300 for the REAL Jeans.Those Jeans are made in France. They are the ones Cyril wears. Wranglers and Levis are for the Rodeo! If you think Thick Levis are going to be safer then the Old Thick Levis, then your Goofy! J J A D ………………………………………………… Just Jerking around Dood

11. 11 Deeva Jul 16th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I think Cyril wears the most expensive and softer jeans you could find. I am pretty sure Kasil, True Religion and For All Mankind. French food to fit in french jeans. Sorry Cyril for disclosing. 🙂

12. 12 izadore007 Jul 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Deeva, I gotta feallng you might now about the Brand of “Tightees” he wears as well!!!!!!!!!!

13. 13 rob Jul 17th, 2011 at 1:45 am

Been wearin’ Diamond Gusset jeans.Made here and real comfortable……….

14. 14 Upswept Jul 17th, 2011 at 6:15 am

Yeah, they’ll be made in Mongolia or India and shrink after one wash. Levi’s are junk pants now. Stay away!!

15. 15 Maddpuppy Jul 17th, 2011 at 7:37 am

I quit wearing Levis in the 90`s, when they stopped selling them in Truck Stops. They said ” Truckers ” were not the kind of people that they wanted as customers ! And I would bet ” Bikers ” are also some people they don’t want ! Just saying, when the word spread through the trucking world, a whole lot of drivers cut the little red tag off ALL their Levis, and sent them into the Head office. Not long after, Levis lost Millions in sells and moved their manufacturing out of the USA.

16. 16 Jawz Jul 17th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Diamond Gusset Jeans made in GA sold in TN and shipped world wide. Made for bikers and cowboys. The diamond gusset must be worn to \be appreciate, they are so comfortable. Also kevlar jeans. http://www.gussetclothing.com/

17. 17 Calif Phil Jul 17th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Diamond Gusset, Pointer brand and TX jeans are in my closet and they are all made in USA,

18. 18 LeftTenant Jul 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’m with the Diamond Gussett crowd. I have yet to wear out a pair. Great looking jean built for riding.

19. 19 Maplemoto Jul 18th, 2011 at 4:12 am

Thought I could add something here.
depending on the style of jeans, and the market they’re going to be sold in, Levi’s are also made in Turkey, and China.

What Fredp is talking about are Draggin jeans, which are lined with Kevlar, so if you do come off, your skin doesn’t get left on the street. I don’t think you should have to compromise style for protection so, I’m in the process of starting a business making an alternative to Draggin, focusing on kick ass denim with kevlar and armour to keep you safe.

The reason I know about Levi’s in Turkey, is I was working with the factory (Denim Village) that produce some of their stuff. They didn’t want to work with a little guy.

motor or not, Stay safe!

20. 20 Hugh Lyonsack Jul 18th, 2011 at 8:25 am

For Harley guys, they better do it in the 550s.
Skinny jeans – no way.

21. 21 Luis Jul 18th, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’d rather wear the jeans w/ the kevlar in them. I

22. 22 Kirk Perry Jul 18th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Levi’s are okay. Everybody wears them.
I put 10 yrs. of effort into campaigning for 17″ LOOSE FIT inseam shorts. I exchanged information about cell phone 17″ inseam shorts with Dickies®, WearGuard®, & Pointer®.
Three years ago, Peni, in customer service @ Dickies® listened, made notes of the design details through emails, passed them on to their design team. I never heard a word from Dickies® the “family owned company since 190X”, but it appears they radically changed course, and decided to use up their n.o.s. stock of “RELAXED FIT” to develop MEN’S CAPRI’S…… or what?? ☺ Yikes!
http://www.dickies.com/product/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3A%3Afolder_id=2534374302024406&PRODUCT%3A%3Aprd_id=845524441761518&mbref=true&green=27462445655
So, yeah, I’m disappointed in the outcome, but lets try to make some lemonade here, and once and for all, present a CLASSIC example of what KARMA really is. From start (my idea) to their ripped–off idea (and a poor knock-off to boot) finish.
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So, if you have the courage, make the leap to khaki. I went in search of loose fit khaki that I could depend on. Khaki’s that would be at least 21″ at the 17″ junction of a 1″ hemmed leg.
I parsed out these examples that will provide an all around supply for every purpose. They are:
Milit. spec. # M-1, loose fit, 18″ pant leg opening. (8) belt loops.
http://www.billskhakis.com/shop/pants_twill.html
And then M-1’s cut down.
~ Caution: Will easily drop over a jockey lever and sitting on the saddle could push the lever into first gear. ~ 21″ hemmed shorts leg opening (1″ higher than “gangland” length). But, men’s fashion for the next 20 yrs. “You’ll never.. seen men’s knees… again” – Jimi Hendrix
http://vintagetwin.com/topic.php?id=90
And lastly, the traditional all around (7) belt loop kahki’s. The material is lighter than Bill’s M-1, but it’s durable and less tiring to wear all day. And with all khaki, when you get a hole, the seamstress can run a mass of stitches back and forth in a small area and it looks like a bullet wound.
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/22820?feat=502921-GN2
You can wear denim chambray shirts with khaki, or plain a white pocket-T, or black or dunno….khaki give’s you something else besides denim. But I’m not going back to denim.

23. 23 aaron Jul 18th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

uh – skinny jeans aimed at cyclists? my thighs can fit into a size 38…. too bad I need a 32″ waist.

24. 24 Big Deal Jul 18th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Cyril wears those skinny ass poof jeans… made in froggy land!

25. 25 Cyril Huze Jul 18th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Big Deal. None of them are made in France!

26. 26 JSDiamond Jul 18th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Okay, so “511” is the gay version of denim. Got it. Thanks.

27. 27 yesso Sep 23rd, 2011 at 1:09 pm

so… do they come in girl sizes or must i buy the smallest size and alter?