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LEVI’S® TAPER FALL/WINTER 2019 – Perfect Fitting Jeans Are All About The Taper

In the world of men’s pants, taper is the new normal. We can partly thank sneakers for that. They’ve become such a star style attraction that we now want jeans guaranteed to show them off. But there’s also the fact that tapered just looks more put together. There’s no excessive fabric pooling or billowing around the ankles. No sloppy inverted-Y silhouettes walking down the street. Just a clean, tapered line that gives you the advantage of looking long and lean.


For Fall/Winter 2019, Levi’s® continues to offer a taper portfolio, with a special emphasis on the 502™ Taper and 512™ Slim Taper. Both come in a range of denim and non-denim styles, including chinos. Combined with increasing forays into stretch fabrics, both fits have become a common go-to for many guys, making them the fastest growing fits in Levi’s® history. Especially popular and returning this season with an even wider array of styles, patterns, and colors, are the Levi’s® 502™ Taper Hi-Ball Roll and the Levi’s® 512™ Lo-Ball Stack. Both the Hi-Ball, which comes pre-cuffed for a shorter hem, and the Lo-Ball, which comes extra long for ideal hem stacking, are available in an array of denim washes, as well as seasonal camo prints.


502™ TAPER: Denim, Chinos, and Cargos

The 502™ Taper features a tapered inseam below the knee for a cleaner look around the ankles. It’s a fit that works perfectly with every style of pant, including jeans, chinos, and cargos. They lengthen, they slim, and they look great with everything from a chunky retro Jordan to classic Chuck Taylors to a more refined dress shoe.


“The Levi’s® 502™ Taper is the perfect solution to comfort and style! Built roomier in the top with a modern tapered leg. The go-to jean” — Janine Chilton-Faust, VP of Levi’s® Global Men’s Design



The Hi-Ball Roll is designed to show off the most important of features—a hype-worthy pair of sneakers. The Hi-Ball has the body of the classic 502™ Taper and pre-cuffed to help guys achieve that perfect cropped length and show off their stylish kicks. New this season, Levi’s® Introduces the Hi-Ball Cargos and Hi-Ball Motos.



Slim through the thigh and tapered through the leg, this is the fit that keeps things streamlined, but without dipping into “too skinny” territory. Perfect for a little bit of stacking over your favorite boots or sneakers.



In a 512™ Slim Taper body, the Lo-Ball features an extra-long inseam, giving this tapered leg more fabric for a sneaker-friendly stacking above the hem.