511 Skinny JeansSkinny jeans are all the rage these days. Those low-riding, tight-fitting jeans are what you need if you're going to be in fashion, and Levi's 511 version is right at the leading edge.
Recognizing the natural link to young, bike-riding urbanites, Levi's has rolled out a special version of the 511 skinny jean with features specific to cyclists, including a higher waistband in back (to keep the infamous plumber's crack covered), a hidden cell phone pocket and a reflective stripe sewn into the underside of the material, which appears like magic only when the pant legs are rolled up.
Other nifty features in the cyclists' version of the Levi's 511 include stretchy fabric which is specially treated to be both water-resistant and anti-odor, and a special belt-loop waistband smartly designed for carrying a U-lock.
We had a chance to try these out and loved the cyclist-specific design. The only drawback--and something for you to keep in mind if you are considering ordering a pair--is that there is a lot of truth in calling these SKINNY jeans. My thighs barely fit in normal pants, and my calves are an aberration of nature, roughly the size and shape of two glorious Christmas hams. That means there is no way that I can fit into these pants using normal sizing. Might fit me if I went about three sizes larger than normal, but these jeans are perhaps best left to those for whom (I believe) they were designed: young, bike-riding urbanites, who are like 20-years old and weigh 125 pounds with legs like popsicle sticks.