Vintage levi's 501 shrink to fit high waist button fly jeans. All jeans are listed according to the actual waist measurement, not the tag size.
Vintage levi's were designed to shrink. The actual measured size will generally be 2-3 inches smaller than the tag size. Actual measurements:waist 30"rise 11"hips 40"inseam 30"original tag size 32/33#04091see size guide before ordering // do not order your normal sizejeans and shorts are listed according to the actual measured waist size. For an accurate fit, measure your waist just below your belly button.
35-36 the measurements are taken as follows: waist- laying flat, taken across the back waistband, then doubledhips- laying flat, with the tape measure at the bottom of the zip or button fly, then doubledrise- from the crotch seam to the top of the waistbandinseam- from the crotch seam inside the leg to the hemvintage high waisted jeans have a very different fit than modern jeans. Most high waist styles have a rise (the distance from the crotch to the waistband) of 11-12. Modern jeans typically have a 7-8 rise. Shorts are listed according to the actual measured waist size in inches, not the tag size.