Sure, you tear up the tarmac after work, but Levi's want to know why you're not riding everywhere, all of the time? Yes, we're referring to the two words that strike fear into the hearts of all Lycra-coveting man on earth -- bicycle commuting. Perhaps you've tried in the past, and perhaps your momentary feeling of accomplishment was crushed by sneers directed towards your cycling kit? Trust us, whether it be at the liquor store or the office, we've all experienced that 'huh?' look. Enter the Levi's Commuter 511 Trousers. Finally, you're able to ride, work, and live in one pair of pants.
These aren't some run-of-the-mill, one-off attempt at appeasing a subculture. Instead, Levi's worked closely with cyclists in multiple cities around America, distributing prototypes and accepting feedback. And, as a result of developing the pants in accordance to critique, Levi's effectively dialed-in the fit, accoutrements, and finishes to what cyclists are actually asking for.
Accordingly, Levi's adapted its slim-fit 511s to the purpose of cycling. The Commuter 511s feature a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your ending destination is the office. It's for this very reason that Levi's also incorporated an odor-resistant Sanitized finish to the pants, too. Levi's also made these pants perfect for trips where your bag is staying at home by installing a U-lock holster along the rear of the waistband. This way, you're not ramming your lock down your pants, wearing out your belt, or being forced to wear a fanny-pack -- you're grown man after all.
In terms of durability, Levi's double-layered the seat panel and the rear pockets. Additionally, the crotch of the 511 is gusseted in order to resist tearing and saddle abrasion. In terms of fit, it's important to note that Levi's considers the 511 as a slim-fit pair of pants. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a skinny, slightly tapered leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these 511s have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair.
For the pockets, these trousers have been given slashed front pockets, like a chino, with built-in stretch webbing at the corners. Meanwhile, the rear pockets feature a welted design. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, Levi's incorporated reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on the interior of the pant's cuffs.
The Levi's Commuter 511 Trousers are available in the colors Black and Harvest Gold and in the sizes 30x30, 31x32, 32x30, 32x32, 33x32, 34x32, 36x32, and 38x32.
|Material||[pants] stretch twill||Fit||slim|
|Season||spring/summer, fall/winter||Waist||belt loops with button closure|
|Pockets||2 hand, 2 rear, 1 U-lock holster||Recommended Use||commuting|
|Chest||35 - 37in
(88.9 - 94cm)
|38 - 40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
|41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
|44 - 46in
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
|47 - 49in
(119.4 - 124.5cm)
|Chest||38 - 41in
(96.5 - 104.1cm)
|41 - 44in
(104.1 - 111.8cm)
|44 - 47in
(111.8 - 119.4cm)
|47 - 50in
(119.4 - 127cm)
|50 - 53in
(127 - 134.6cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around your natural waistline, the point between your ribcage and hips.
- Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.