Day 11: Dad Jeans

We’ve all heard about “mom jeans“, and I’d assume “dad jeans” would involve tons of pockets and unnecessary add-ons.  Nonetheless, I’ve got a pair that I think should be considered the ultimate pair of “dad jeans”.

Levi’s 511 Commuter

They’re the Levi’s 511 Commuter.   They are meant for bicycle enthusiasts and bicycle messengers, but they don’t look like something you’d find on the bicycle messengers I’ve seen in most cities – they’re nicely fitted clean, dark denim (they also have khaki’s).

They also have some of that technology that guys seem to be addicted to: water repellant finish ( also works for baby vomit), stretch and reinforced crotch (lots of bending over as a dad), and a reflective inseam (roll up your pant legs a little and be seen by cars at night).  There is also an odor resistant treatment in case it takes a while to get around to washing them.  Basically the greatest and coolest dad jeans ever made.

511 commuter tags – loaded with info

4 thoughts on “Day 11: Dad Jeans

  1. Thoughtful says:

    Alas the “Dad jean” is dead – Levi has ‘updated’ the 511s and they no longer have the reinforced crotch and the cut seems slightly different. Goodbye to my favourite fathering and commuting jeans. 😦

    Here’s to hopefully finding a worthy replacement.


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