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What Are Levi's 560?

Updated May 01, 2018

Levi Strauss patented his design for the world's first jeans in 1873. Since then, the Levi's jeans company has continued to sell jeans in a wide variety of styles and fits for both men and women. One of Levi's designs for men's jeans is the 560 Comfort Fit, which has a casual style and is manufactured for ease of movement.

Waist

The waistbands of 560 Comfort Fit jeans sit at the waist. Sometimes referred to as a natural waist rise, this means that the top of the jeans rests right at the navel or just above it. The length from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband for men's trousers is typically around 12 inches. In contrast, low-rise jeans have waistbands that sit a few inches below the navel and high-rise jeans' waistbands sit above the navel.

Loose Fit

Another characteristic of the Levi's 560 Comfort Fit jeans is a relaxed sit and thigh area. The sit refers to the area around the crotch and buttocks. This design means that the jeans are comfortable even when sitting or bending. The 560 Comfort Fit jeans are looser than the rest of Levi's fits but not as loose as Levi's 569 Loose Straight jeans, which have a baggier fit.

Tapered Leg

The bottom of men's jeans range from flare to tapered. For flared jeans, the opening near the ankle is wider than at the knee. Levi's 560 Comfort Fit jeans have tapered legs, which mean that the opening becomes narrower at the end. The 560 Comfort Fit jeans have a 16-inch leg opening.

Wash

Levi's 560 Comfort Fit jeans are available in three different washes: dark stonewash, medium stonewash and light stonewash. Stone washing is a process utilised by denim manufacturers to give jeans a faded look. The jeans are washed with enzymes until the desired finish is achieved. The material also becomes softer and more flexible after undergoing this treatment. The characteristics of Levi's 560 Comfort Fit jeans are the same across all washes. The only difference is the colour, with dark stonewash being a dark blue and light stonewash being a pale blue.

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Karen Lac has been writing since 1999. Her articles have appeared in “The Occidental Weekly.” Lac also works as a corporate concierge, helping clients with travel and event planning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Bachelor of Arts in politics, both from Occidental College.