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501 original short Mid-rise denim shorts

Item # 75853001
501 original short
Mid-rise denim shorts
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athens mid short
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Size 24 of this colour will ship close to Mar 30, 2021. Learn More about special orders.

Inspired by the iconic 501® fit

With a fit based off the classic 501, these Levi’s® Premium shorts hug your body in all the right places. They're made with premium non-stretch denim, so they only get better with wear.

  • Five-pocket styling
Materials & Care
  • Designer Wash Name: Athens Mid
  • Content: 100% cotton
  • Care: Machine wash 
  • Imported 
Size & Fit
  • Fit: Slim
  • Rise: 10 7/8"
  • Inseam: 2 1/2"
  • Model is 5'8/173 wearing a size 26
  • Stretch: Non Stretch
    Non Stretch
    Super Stretch
    Rigid, structured, 100% non-stretch denim.

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4.9 / 5.0
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28 (3)
25 (2)
27 (2)
26 (1)
Rated 5 out of 5
Best summer shorts!
Great fit, not too tight around the thigh and perfect length. Bit of a higher rise in the waist but not too high. Great summer shorts!!
July 23, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best Shorts
My new favorite shorts! They stretch out a little after you wear them but I still love them.
July 23, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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Super Cute and Versatile
I love this shorts and consider to be a staple. They match anything and can be worn with any style of outfit. Would recommend to anyone
July 22, 2020
6 months ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 10in
Rated 5 out of 5
Love them
I absolutely love the fit and the colour. They look really cute and fit very comfortable. Definitely get them for the perfect summer shorts
July 9, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great shorts!
These shorts fit true to size. They aren't too tight and they're not too short. They look great with a cropped top or a bodysuit. The rise is right up to my bellybutton. I usually wear a tie 24 in Levi's and Levi's shorts. I bought my usual size and they're great.
July 9, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
New faves
Love these! Had to size down from my usual 24 in Levi's to the 23 and they fit perfectly in the waist and bum. Just long enough in the back to cover the cheeks. For reference, I"m 5'5", 112lbs, 24" waist, 34" hips and wear a size 24 in the Levi's 501 Short mid-rise denim shorts.
July 3, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
Larger Than What I Expected
I'm a size 26 in Levi's jeans so I got a 26 in the 501 shorts. The shorts looked amazing, from the wash to the distressing. They had the loose fit that I was looking for but the way the shorts were stitched together created excess fabric that bunched up on the seam that runs down my backside. This created a frumpy and unflattering look. I went to the store to exchange for a smaller size to see if that would be a better fit but the employee informed me that despite the fact that a size 25 was available, they could not order the item to the store if there were less than 10 of that item in stock. Since there were only 7 available size 25 shorts, I was unable to exchange and had to settle for an in-store credit since I purchased them when they were on sale. Hopefully, this will help you get a better understanding of the fit/look of the shorts as well the Aritzia store policy.
July 2, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
This has a 5 button closure rather than zipper fly which I didn't notice because I'm not smart enough to read the description. Super soft/stretchy denim material. The fraying at the bottom looks a little weird but I'm sure this will even out with wear/washing. Very good butt:waist fit, not overly gaping at the top like other high wasted shorts I've tried.
July 2, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
These!! Are!! The!! Best!!! Shorts!!!
I have NEVER left a review on Artizia clothes before but once I slipped on these Levi's shorts I knew I had too! They fit AMAZING. I have a bubble butt so I have a really hard time finding shorts that don't end up super short and show some cheek. These are the perfect length for me, not to short and not to long! The wash colour is also really great, I know these shorts are going to go with everything. I was worried about the waist size based on earlier reviews. I am normally a 27 in Levi's jeans, and I was going to play it safe and buy a 28 but it was sold out when I bought these so I took a chance with a 27 and boy am I glad I did! They fit true to size it seems, the 27 in shorts fit perfectly like all my Levi's jeans do. Now I need to buy all the colours of these shorts because they are a dream!
July 1, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
The BEST shorts
These are honestly the best Levi's shorts that I have ever owned! They are so flattering and actually cover your butt! They are really comfortable, fit well, and aren't too tight.
You could probably go down a size if you like them a bit more snug, but I love them as they are!!
I am 5'7, 130 lbs and usually go for a 26 waist.
June 29, 2020
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