The Levi’s Made and Crafted “Tack Slim” jean offers a slim tapered fit with classic yet understated trademark detailing.
For me, the fit is perfect for dressing down with a sport jacket, because the mid rise (at 11”) is high enough to tuck in your shirt, so they become an adequate replacement for dress trousers when you want put something more casual together.
The back pocket has stylish and understated muted stitching in the classic Levi’s “Arcuate” shape.
Sizing seems accurate, just size down like you typically do with denim. The fit is slim and not skinny, with a 15” leg opening on my size 31 jeans. With the mid rise, you need to wear them at your natural waist.
With Levi’s, you usually have a wide selection of denim for each model, and the Tack Slim is no exception. You can buy it in rigid selvedge, heavyweight stretch denim or non-stretch denim imported from Japan.
I bought the “Propaganda” wash in 76 percent cotton, 23 percent viscose denim in a versatile dark blue. This blend is soft, like approaching sweatpants soft. If you’re accustomed to raw denim or any 100 percent cotton denim, it’s going to feel strange.
After only 3-4 wears, the denim stretched out from my keys, cellphone and wallet. Now they have saggy, stretched out back pockets. This is not a great look and would never happen with rigid or selvedge denim. So it seems I bought the wrong Tack Slim jeans.
If I were to buy another pair, I’d choose a jean with more cotton and less synthetic stuff.
Overall, I think the Tack Slim jean is still a good buy, especially if you need denim to dress up-or-down with ease. They have a good fit, just don’t make the mistake of buying a stretchy cotton/viscose blend.
P.S. I am by no means a denim expert, or jean snob of any kind. I wear common brands like AG, Naked & Famous, and Citizens of Humanity.