Levi’s x BEAMS 513 Straight Raw Denim – Just Released

Levi's x BEAMS 513 Straight Raw Denim - Just ReleasedBEAMS is traditionally well known for putting their own contemporary Japanese finishes on traditional Americana, a reputation that sets the stage perfectly for their recent collaboration with iconic American denim brand Levi’s. The collaboration features a BEAMS update of the Slim/Straight Levi’s 513, an iconic classic from the Levi’s collection. The update maintains the overall feel and general fit of the jean while tapering the cut down slightly and tweaking some of the smaller details in this classic 5 pocket jean.

BEAMS x Levi's 513 Fit

BEAMS x Levi’s 513 Fit

BEAMS feel particular pride in the moderate inseam of the jean, maintaining the moderately tapered characteristic 513 fit. They also appear to have enjoyed the back design, highlighting the vertical arrangement of the pocket which contour nicely around the hip and look visually quite clean. Further, there’s an elegantly designed collaborative patch spinning off of the traditional Levi’s patch to include the BEAMS title. The jean will be releasing this fall in both a rinsed indigo denim and a black denim for around $130, or ¥12,600.

Levi's Beams Details

Levi's Beams Details

BEAMS x Levi’s Details


  • Name: Levi’s x BEAMS 513 Straight Raw Denim
  • Weight: Currently Unknown
  • Fit: Medium Rise, Slightly Tapered Straight Leg
  • Denim: Rinsed Japanese Selvedge Denim
  • Available at: Levi’s Japan for ¥12,600


Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Connor grew an interest in raw denim thanks to the process, maturation, patience and craft that goes into each individual pair. He also writes at REPOSITORY which he started alongside Rawr founder Nick Coe.

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  • Grandier

    is it just me or the vertical stitching of the coin pocket is not done well enough?

    • it is just you

      It is just you,
      The denim is rinsed, that’s why it looks wrinkled

    • Devan Prithipaul

      Yeah i kind of agree, it looks a little strange, but im sure in real life its a lot less noticeable.

    • Trevor Hsu

      I agree, it does look strange but it may just be the picture. Who knows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsonlb Johnson Benjamin

    It is pretty cool Levis is doing collaborations like this.

  • whorebucks

    I know this is going to sound really shallow of me, but does anyone look at a levi’s and consider them to be top of the line jeans or even something you’d spend a 150 bucks on?

    I just don’t see myself every paying a high price for something that is part of a line of clothing you can get for 20 bucks at kmart. Again that might sound shallow, but I am looking for unique and/or superior quality denim and levis is just not that no matter the history behind it.

    • Lib3l

      You’re thinking of their mass produced denim. Their LVC line selvage denim is as good as many other quality denim producers. Cone Mills supplies the denim for their LVC line.

      • SumYungGui

        True that some LVC products are of high quality. (like denim made with Cone) but the rest of the LVC line is just a cool design with a high price. Being made in the same factories and textiles of the “Kmart” lines. But because of the “vintage” designs, they can charge you for it. It’s not shallow to do your research and look for a good brand. I have a pair of LVC 501’s because I like my jeans made in the USA and I like Cones and also I love the 501 fit. With anything over $200, be skeptic.

    • BillygoatsGruff312

      Nothing shallow about valuing your money. I was having this same conversation with my cousin last week. I’m not going to pay $100+ dollars on ANY brand if everybody and their mama is wearing that brand in my area. I live in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, Hipster Central. Every other white guy between the ages of 25 and 35 here has a pair of LVC. Its played out. Cant justify paying more than 50 bucks for a pair of Levis…and I don’t care whether its selvage or not..Levis are just Levis…nobody will ask where you got them…nobody gives a stih.

      • Lib3l

        Judging jeans solely on subjective brand perceptions and not the quality or construction of the jeans seems to be the very definition of shallow.

        • BillygoatsGruff312

          Umm… I thought the criteria for making a purchase was whether our not you want to own and ultimately wear the garment.

          • Trevor Hsu

            And if you want to purchase a garment solely based on brand perception than your a shallow person. So I still completely agree with Lib3l’s statement.

          • Joey Rodriguez

            Well, not willing to pay for something just because everyone has it seems rather silly, but to each their own. Not even that I own any LVC jeans currently. Also, every single brand marks up their clothing outrageously, so have that in mind as well. Lastly, buying clothes for people to ask you where you got them, is definitely shallow, and lame. It’s a shame to say that I live near you, in the noble square area of Chicago.

          • Ralph

            Sure. You are just making that decision based on shallow considerations.

          • BillygoatsGruff312

            Me and every non-conformist everywhere.

  • LDS

    Didn’t the 513 come out within the last two years? Why is it being referred to as an iconic classic?

  • YouGuysAren’tThatBad

    Anybody who’s ever set foot inside of BEAM’s and/or understands the way the Japanese brain works in regards to honoring brands for their historical significance would understand exactly why they went with Levi’s instead of every other brand of denim possible.

    • Insignificant

      O, I would be very thankful for a little insight into how the Japanese brain works in regards to honoring a brand for their historical significance! Gief plz?

  • mikeymusic

    Bought a pair of the 513’s in black denim at the Levi Strauss Square store in S.F. Made in Japan (Are KMart jeans made in Japan?) and beautifully finished. Best I have seen at this price point.
    I buy these products for me. I do not care what anyone else thinks, this is a superior product.