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  2. 501XX4EVER

    Leepro Appreciation

    Yes, they are the same ones that I had, I completely forgot about the back pockets, I remember the stitching came loose on the "inside" of one of them as my wallet is quite think/fat and I think it stressed the threads out a bit, especially as I cycle, so there was probably a bit to much pressure there. They look like they could do with another wash, still very raw looking.
  3. JDelage

    Indigofera

    Here are a Ryman & a Dollard.
  4. beautiful_FrEaK

    Leepro Appreciation

    Thanks! I got them from Vintage Paradise. You have the memory of an elephant, that's right! Nearly 10 years ago. I found them too short back then.
  5. lance

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Good luck in your new digs, MileHighEvertonian; oh and nice evo!
  6. mlwdp

    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Ironheart brass buckles came in.
  7. MileHighEvertonian

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Overdue update...crazy spring shifting into a crazy-but-exciting summer...moving back to the Rockies (Salt Lake City) at the end of May after a couple of less than joyous years in South Carolina... Here's the 20s...
  8. istewi

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    @Spiraltoy @volvo240thebest Heckin' heck I'll post up some thoughts on both. I have the Overcomer 051, the CDP 44xx and 507xx. Once I get to a keyboard.
  9. Spiraltoy

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Actually just found the overcomer thread whiles Googling for them and saw your post there! Looks interesting and very cheap. Do you have a pair?
  10. volvo240thebest

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    Check cdp as well.
  11. Maynard Friedman

    Leepro Appreciation

    Very nice b_F, where did you get them? I think I remember you having some SDA leepros years ago.
  12. Cold Summer

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    After watching @dudewuttheheck's Viberg boots review on YouTube, and re-reading the last page of the Conner's thread, it's making me wonder: What, exactly, do we consider "quality" that justifies the prices of high-end casual clothing pieces? For Jake, little things like loose threads on the vamp stitching are considered flaws that have no place on an expensive boot. For me, I see things like that and think, "this is where they cut off the last thread when they finished stitching." Some of these things honestly wouldn't occur to me to consider as flaws - I tend to see things like the finishing around the back heel (which I noticed when I had Vibergs in the past) as purposefully done like that - suggesting the hand-made nature of the boots rather than something perfectly, soullessly finished by a robot. Obviously, there are definitely things I consider to be defects - poorly-aligned stitchdown work, bad clicking, misaligned heels, etc. This isn't to say that I don't have tremendous respect for guys like Goto from White Cloud or Brian the Bootmaker who do something approaching perfection, but for me things indicative of the hand-made process are features rather than bugs - similar to how many view the "flaws" of jeans like CSF (though in CSF's case, some of these aspects are done purposefully.) My Flat Head 3005s, for example, have very narrow selvedge on the right outseam, about halfway down the thigh, which could be considered a defect (although there's no indication of this unless you turn the jeans inside out.) But I'm not too bothered by this since I see it as a quirk/side effect of the hand-made process. I mean, I've been to Flat Head's denim houses in Okayama and seen them doing this stuff in person, the whole process is very inefficient and un-industrial so I just see this as a side effect of that. Most of my 3Sixteen shirts have had loose long threads/runoff at various points, so I just clip off the threads and move on. I think you can go to plenty of fast-fashion stores and find clothing items that have technically-perfect stitching and construction (and maybe last longer because they're probably sewn with poly thread) because they were essentially made by robots/highly automated processes. So I don't mind the imperfect vibe I see as a side effect of handmade/old-school processes. Of course, many things we value in jeans (hem roping, uneven fabrics, hidden rivets, cotton stitching, fading in general) were unintentional side effects or imperfect from a durability standpoint to begin with.
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  14. beautiful_FrEaK

    Leepro Appreciation

    Lee 101-Z Rider 1952. The "James Dean" jeans. These jeans are really nice. They are from "The Archives" line and should be made by Edwin in Japan. Made of 13 3/4 oz denim, LHT of course, and they feature the half-selvedge. The back pockets are half-ined and the lining is so thick, it feels like the jeans are padded. Although they are sanforized, the pair came one-wash. Size 33. The back pockets are surprisingly small.
  15. Flash

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Correct , but i thought this was pretty well known by now to people who read the thread
  16. JohnM

    Conners Sewing Factory

    My guess, based on no evidence or specific knowledge (other than owning a bunch of 501s in the 60s and 70s), is that these mistakes were unintentional by Levi's but intended by CSF.
  17. Josh'N'Roll

    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    I'm looking for a pair of the R01size 36 and would jump all over these if not for the 31" inseam. I'm a tall drink of water and need at least 32.5" of inseam length.
  18. Flash

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Nice , have you posted that pair ? Remember you posting the pair of ds 302 ( same as the pair I have )
  19. Maynard Friedman

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Or any other vintage Levi’s for that matter - including my son’s 60s 302, which has the same stitched over selvedge seam.
  20. Flash

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Yes mate , there are lots of examples of similar “mistakes” on vintage s501xx
  21. SF2Turbo

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Finally got round to doing some fit pics of my LVC 501- 1966 lighting wasn’t perfect. May do some more fit pics after a few months wear. i wanted a pair of relaxed fitting jeans these have come out almost perfect after shrinking and I feel there is still a little shrink left in the when soak them the second time. Only area I could have done better is the back but then again I’m back in the gym now time for them leg presses. And deadlifts.
  22. mpukas

    Conners Sewing Factory

    Is this another example of precise, meticulous reproduction of flawed, shoddy construction? I'm just teasing in good nature. Of course you can dig at me, but I'm not trying to be a jerk. But seriously, is that seam supposed to be like that? Why? The jeans look awesome - I especially like the vertical fading, rice-grainy texture and mix of high- and low-contrast.
  23. Cold Summer

    Samurai Jeans

    @bencap Nope, I took my true size (31). They're fairly slim, but mostly I'm just tall (6'3" / 191cm.)
  24. fxcmyfob

    Samurai Jeans

    Hi friends, It's been nearly I decade since I last browsed this forum but I have a trip to Japan scheduled for later this year and it got me thinking that it would be the perfect opportunity to pick up a pair of denim. Samurai was the one brand that always evaded me back in the day, maybe because I was in high school and had no money or a combination of other factors, but now that I can, I'm looking to pick up a pair of jeans that I've always wanted. I'm looking for advice from anyone that's ever been to Samurai's flagship store in Japan and what that shopping experience is like, or if you know of any places in Tokyo where I can get their jeans in the event that I'm unable to stop by their Osaka location. I'm also looking for recommendations on which models, I should be looking at. I have a slightly heavier build with big thighs and big calves but I do like a slim tapered cut. Out of curiosity, what are the best online retailers that carry Samurai right now? Sorry for all the questions but I'm looking forward to your replies, thanks!
  25. kiya

    Self Edge, SF/NY/LA/PDX - updates & info

    Iron Heart Selvedge Cord Shirt, 888 and 633s Restocks, & All Kinds of Denim Jackets A large delivery from Iron Heart has landed at our stores. We've got a new black selvedge cord shirt, new runs of their 888 and 634s jeans, and denim jackets of all kinds in both indigo and black. All these items are available now! Shop Iron Heart Online
  26. Spiraltoy

    Unknown Non-Japanese Brands

    @istewi How was the shrinkage on your overcomers? Would you mind giving us a mini review? Going to order from Taobao for the first time soon and I might as well order some jeans when they’re that cheap.
  27. chambo2008

    Japan Blue Momotaro

    Slim straight but unfortunately they don't make them anymore, so it was a dead stock find really, they have a few larger sizes on grailed actually
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