Staff Pick: 541 Athletic Taper

August 14, 2018

The 541 Athletic Taper is one of our bestselling men’s jean fits. It brings together a comfortable, easy fit with a sharp, tailor-inspired taper.

Want an insider’s opinion on the 541 Athletic Taper? Read along to see why Nick Gallery, a Levi’s® producer, is a fan of this particular tapered fit and what he loves about working at Levi’s®. As a former NFL player, we knew Nick was the perfect guy to talk to about the 541 Athletic Taper — the jean was literally designed for athletic builds like his.


What do you love about the 541 Athletic Taper?

The 541 Athletic Taper is great because it fits my larger athletic build. It’s really hard for me to find jeans that fit without being super baggy or oversized. The Athletic Taper is roomy in the thighs, but just tapered enough to give a good, flattering shape. It works well with my active life without giving up any style.

How do you style the 541 Athletic Taper?

I try to keep my outfits pretty simple and classic. I like to find good, lasting pieces and wear them constantly. You will usually find me wearing the Athletic Taper with either a Levi’s® chambray shirt, a grey hoodie, crewneck sweatshirt or a well-worn t-shirt from my collection.

What do you love about working at Levi’s®?

I love that our company is inclusive and stands up for what’s right. The corporate values match what I believe in personally. I recently worked on our Pride campaign, and I am extremely proud of the work that we did. We had a group of talented individuals who had great stories to tell. It was a testament to the human spirit and a good reminder that our strength is in our diversity. I’m proud to be a part of that culture, and I have always tried to live with those intentions in mind. For me, it was an easy decision to work for a brand with that type of vision, leadership and social responsibility.

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