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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    for sure so called "thai fakes"
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    funny, i got a similar pair from an eBay purchase today, same production run. i can tell that these now run true to size, as most recent rigid LVC jeans do. this is the 1st pair in years. i had worn several pairs over the years and can confirm that the kaihara denim achieved one the best fading results. btw. my rolling stones avatar shows joe dallesandro wearing original 505s enjoy your new pair.
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    iconic denim photos

    another great musician, who also died too young: Jackson C. Frank
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    iconic denim photos

    Townes is the master of picking styles. thanks for sharing my favorite song of him. great movie.
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    iconic denim photos

    Mr. Townes Van Zandt, wearing Levi´s 505s for sure. Nevermind his boots though, it´s Townes!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @dry, if you want to achieve sick honeycombs, refuse washing em.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    thank you guys for encouraging me, so will try to break em in with some more effort and sacrifice @bartlebyyphonics maybe "liquid leather" could help out!? or just live with the patina
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    WAYWT 2020 (Denim Edition)

    @dapperdane: mercedes w115!? i have own one aswell, 1st series 200 gasoline model
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    hi folks, has anyone succsessfully stretched a pair of Red Wing engineer 2966 klondike widewise at the instep, right where the bootleg part and the foot part of the leather are connected, just where the buckelbelt sits? My boots fit perfectly lengthwise and hurt after few minutes for the are too snug at this part. many thanks in advance for any comment
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    the cut maybe not authentic, but the denim beeing used is (was ) great, btw. it´s the same denim beeing used for the 55 and type2. these photo i found recently at ebay and show how great something that i would call a double patterns can look, which is to achive by avoiding washing you jeans as long as possible and then to wash outside out along with with some other laundry to squeze the pair while washing and to cause the marbel effect.
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    Vintage Denim?

    great find flash! i am with you here. also i will "hopefully" never fit into my recent pair. yours seem to be from the same period, and interesting enough also don´t show of tear off tag. what does the back of waist button read, and does your pair feature laundry information inside?
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    finally found a pair of old stock british made dr. martens that come with imo much better and longer lasting commando sole in size 9.5 somehow it seems to be a rare size since most of the time you got either 9 or 10, i was suffering from to big size 10 martens back in 90s
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    Vintage Denim?

    thank you @flash, believe me, this is not much luck but constant daily seeking denim on ebay for many years now. pics will follow
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    Vintage Denim?

    denimbro crosspost: got these from ebay, sometimes people don´t know what treasure they possess what i learned is that the waist button back doesn´t have to show off a number, and not all 501s from 73-78 came with the tear of tag (the 1st 2 photos show colour best):
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @bartlebyyphonics at least the price of them isn´t lvc
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    50 years from now, people like us are having fun dating vintage levi´s: lvc repros of `93 with leather patches and black bar tags, standard levi´s with a big e tab that where made in the 2020s...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    actually a big e red tab version only was offered raw during the valencia street era. an big e orange tab version was offered in the late 00s, which weren´t a propper reproduction for at around ´71 there had been only red tab 517s on the market. it could have been that levi´s wanted to appeal the working ranch people rather the fashionable hipsters who wore orange tab 646s 606s etc. hence the red tab was more to connected to the tradition of the 501... but this is just my guessing this new pair here features all the same details of the very 1st bootjeans, expect the big e tab. let´s hope these won´t be japan exclusives...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    seems LVC finally brings back a rigid red tab 517 after 20 years... https://www.bornfreegroup.jp/i/85192-0002
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thank you!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    i recently grabbed a pair of 2001ish valencia street predistressed 1937s that must have been called "banned and confiscated" back then. the denim weft has a brownish tint and it feels like they had used somekind of resin... fit and details are the same we find with current 1937s and different to the 201xx. i just wonder who supplied levi´s with denim during the valencia era? cone or a japenese mill?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    you can find some older patches up from the 60s to the 80s that read 501 0117 or 502 0117 while most orange tab jeans read 0217 including 517, 518, 646, 606...
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    Vintage Levi's BIG E, was it or wasn't?

    hi, the fading looks kinda artifical which makes me suspicious... but otherwise these look authentic vintage. if it´s repro then i would guess it´s japanese.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    since i am a a big fan of the ´76 and the price came up reasonble i had to get another pair. cone denim to the left, japanese to the right. i like both denim so far
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    some new 1993 repro now join LVC line a 1993 501 with black bar tacks and Big E along with leather patch? is this an attempt to reproduce the very 1st repro? https://www.levi.com/DE/de_DE/levis-vintage-clothing/levis-vintage-clothing-1993s-501-straight-jeans/p/798300041
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @hip flare: this is why i usually size down and stretch out the waist with an one hand clamp when wet. this always worked out for me.
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