Athlete Denim Fit Comparison With Levi's 508

Athlete Denim Fit Comparison With Levi's 508

July 01, 2016 0 Comments

One shop that actively promotes an 'athletic fit' denim is good old Levi's.

Whilst we love their products and the quality of their denim, we spent many frustrating hours trying to squeeze in to their latest offerings for the man with big thighs.

Their current range promotes the 508, which promises generous space around the thighs, and then tapering in from the knee down. So far so good.

However as soon as my leg got half way in I knee they were not my saviour. the 34" were dangerously tight - you could count the change in my pocket - whilst the 36" accommodated my legs, but were baggy round the waist.

Lovely jeans, but the same old problem of fit.

So we decided to measure them up so that they could be compared to Athlete Denim to give you an idea of where the extra room is applied. The results speak for themselves.

In addition to the extra room for gluteus and quads, Athlete Denim utilise stretch cotton fabric, so they move with you.


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Fitting Guide

Measure around your waist where your waistband sits, on the hipbones. 

TIP:- if you don't have a tailors tape to hand, use a piece of string and then hold it against your tape measure to get an accurate measurement.

The jeans are designed to accommodate a large seat and thighs. Get the waist size right and the rest will follow. 

Athlete Denim Waist 32 34 36
Your Waist 31-34 34-36 36-39

Regular length 31 inseam / Long length 33 inseam

All sizes in inches.

Our athletic fit denim are designed to be best fitting and most comfortable possible jeans for muscular legs. The stretch fabric construction means that after a few hours of wearing the jeans will mould to your body shape. The days of 'sizing-up' are over: We therefore recommend that if you are caught between two sizes, err on the smaller size, as the jeans will stretch as you wear them where you need them to.

Free, Bespoke Fitting Advice

If you are unsure what sizes to order, just drop us an email to with the measurements above. To allow the most accurate advice possible, attach a picture of yourself from the waist down. We aim to respond the day we receive your message.