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Ok, this I know a lot about! I've never head of 507 Levi's, but I am VERY familiar with US Made Levi's 517 (red tab) or 20515-0217/Saddleman Levi's boot cut jeans (orange tab. For the past 15 years, all I've worn are these. They all started life as raw denim, at purchase. 10 or 15 years ago they were inexpensive and easy to find on eBay with tags. I have about 15 pair in a drawer right now that I rotate, wearing each pair for about a week. They either have Talon 42 zippers or Levi's named zippers. My experience is whichever factory was making them put on whatever zipper was in the bin, at the time. Since all of the jeans are dated, you can tell this is what must have happened.
 
About 2 weeks ago, I got a pair of 1980 517's (red tab) maybe washed once for $50 on ebay. They're great!
 
I'm faithful to these jeans, but would like to try the LVC rigid 1947 501's, soon. I'm lucky enough to have a LVC shop here in Manhattan.
 
I guess I was drawn to Levi's 517's and Saddleman 20517'-0217's due to the fact that I grew up in Indiana and saw my father wear them for years. They're tough jeans in either type. I don't think you could wear them out. One difference with the 20517's is the back pockets are deeper to accommodate riding on a horse and still be able to have room in those pockets for wallets, etc.
 
If you purchase them on eBay get about 2 inches larger in waist and no more than two longer in inseam than your size in dress/suit pants. That's my experience, anyhow. Keep in mind that all of mine are USA manufactured from the mid 70s to early 80s. These aren't the kind of jeans that you roll up.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Denimetc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 3:04am
Indigofera Wyatt is a great bootcut that is perfect worn uncuffed.

http://versio.pinkomo.mycashflow.fi/product/1043/indigofera-wyatt-broken-twill-136-oz-bootcut
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Thanks for the posts here guys, The levi's 517 orange tabs I bought are great.  May need to get a few more pair.  I'm intrigued by the Samurai jeans.  May have to try a pair.
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In contrast (I know this is a sweeping generalisation) as a nation (UK) our menfolk never really embraced the 'bootcut' maybe the occasional shorter fellow thinking the lower front rise and bootcut would make him look taller (it didn't) possibly because we've never had a history of the cowboy boot?
We did flares/bell bottoms even into the early 80,s a late 80,s resurgence of the wide hem with the 'Madchester's/baggy' thing followed by a brief early 90,s HRT fueled achy-breaky line dancing faze but generally our menfolk never really embraced it.
Its been the ladies who have sported the cut over the years, a bootcut hem has been a ladies fashion staple albeit in and out and depending on the year a rise anywhere between the navel and the pubic bone. My mrs still has a couple of pairs of (higher rise) Wranglers she bought in the late 90,s i think one is a Cowboy cut, the other Rodeo.

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Not sure if I agree with you there OO - there was a big bootcut trend in the late 90s / early 00s. I come out in a cold sweat when I remember it. 
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Thankfully it passed me by unnoticed, hopefully it doesn't come out in therapy.
Would it be around the time that folks were wearing those god awful anti-fit 'twisted' engineer type Levi's?
I can't thank LVC enough for saving me in this period!
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About that time. I had both. 
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I don't like the skinny jeans/boot look.   I have a very nice pair of Chelsea boots from YSL that I wear with my boot cut jeans.  I've noticed many wearing them with skinnys and I personally think it looks odd.  But then again I'm still the guy looking for boot cut jeans after most manufacturers have discontinued them so what do I know...

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I agree, skinny jeans with boots does not look good whatsoever imo. Always better off wearing more regular fitting jeans with boots.

I wear 13mwz wranglers, they are slightly boot cut but i wear mine with turnups, they have a good rise too which is uncommon now. Not really as baggy as people think.
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