Compare Levi’s 501 straight jeans vs slim tapered fit Hope St

A comparison of two very different American branded men's raw denim jeans juxtaposing the measurements between the selvedge Levi's 501 straight leg verses the Williamsburg slim tapered Hope Street fit.

Fit of Hope Street raw denim slim tapered jeans made in USA Levi's selvedge 501 straight leg jeans measurements
Williamsburg Garment Co. Levi's
Hope St. - Slim Tapered Fit 501 Straight Leg
Waist (Measured along top WB) Size:32
35 1/2"


Seat (Measured 8"below Waist Band)
40 1/4"


Front Rise (Including WB)
9 1/2" 11 3/4"
Thigh (Measured 1" Below Crotch)
23 1/2" 25"
Leg Opening
13 1/4" 17 1/4"
Inseam Length
34 1/2" 33 3/4"
Zipper Fly Button Fly
Rigid & Stretch Denim Rigid Selvedge
Made in USA Made in Turkey
$139-$149 $128

Williamsburg vs. Levi's Fit Guide

In spite the fact that both styles are raw, the comparisons end there. The Levi's 501 jeans are selvedge, straight leg, imported jeans and the Williamsburg Hope Street are American made, and produced in wide-goods with a small, slim tapered leg opening. The size charts provide helpful insights with the measurements and differences between what a straight leg looks like compared to a slim tapered jean. For fashionable guys with a wide style and fit palette, this guide could be helpful in terms of which size would fit.

As a note, the new generation of Hope Street jeans will have a new, updated fit. See the new specs here.

 Measurements are taken from actual production samples. Our recorded specs may differ slightly from jean to jean, so we average and take into consideration the targeted measurements. When comparing sizing, please note, we use total circumference measurements in our fit charts. Others may use 1/2-circumference.