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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I love the cone fabrics. All I have left from my LVC purge is a pair of 1955s that are too big for me that my dad is wearing now. I swore off LVC after A pair of 44s. they keep trying to pull me back in with their cone denim but those prices are just so crazy. Also been outta the game too long to know what’s going on with the sizing - otherwise I’d be interested in another pair of 55s or 66. I’m gonna hold out hope for a miracle for those looms and operators. It does seem like this could be an opportunity to maintain a boutique line of fabrics. Maybe the cost to do so even at a smaller scale is just impossible.
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Very sad. I can only hope they move the shuttle looms into a smaller facility. Seems like it's the end though.
  3. TCB

    I kinda think TCB missed the mark on the slim 50s. They shoulda just done the same top block as the 50s but used 60s leg measurements. If i had a pair of 50s with the thigh measurements of my 60s I think they'd be perfect.
  4. TCB

    I have a 32 in 50s. My waist measures 32. Its a good fit, a little loose after a few weeks of wearing. I could go down a size for a snugger fit. the fabric is very stretchy. I also have a 32 Sugar Cane 1947 - they have a tighter waistband.
  5. Shoes that look better with age...

    figured I'd go ahead and put these here as well. White's Nomad Black CXL; composition half sole; 1 heel lift higher; okuyama buckles; 10.5B - one width narrower than my farmer ranchers. fit seems perfect.
  6. WAYWT (denim version) 2017

    let the cuffs down one roll and you'll look taller.
  7. TCB

    Just for fun - both pairs straight out of hot wash and dry Quick iPhone shots. I'll do some real ones eventually. LVC 1955 - 34x36 Waist - 16.5" Front Rise - 11.75" Back Rise - 15.5" Thigh - 12.25" knee - 9.25" hem - 8.25" TCB 50s contest jeans 34x36 Waist - 15.75" Front Rise - 11.25" Back Rise - 15.25" Thigh - 12.5" knee - 9.5" Hem - 8.75"
  8. TCB

    The way those fit you I'd get a size down on the 50s. The fabric is very stretchy and you will want it to be tighter with the higher rise and wider thigh. Thanks! I still have those jeans. The last of my lvc. Saving them in case I ever pack on the pounds. I really dont know who is in the right with the taper. Lvc seems to change stuff too. Also forgot that both pairs are nominal 34 but I think the lvc were 2" oversized. Edit: I guess what's right is that I like the tcb cut better.
  9. TCB

    I feel like the 50s TCB and the LVC 1955 are very similar. the pairs i have a size 34 TCB and 34 LVC 55 - the 55s are bigger in the hip area and the leg opening is more narrow than the tcb. I think the TCB 50s look like 50s 501s and I think the silhouette looks right. That being said I've never worn 50s levis and have never seen any in person. I'd like to hear what @PaulT thinks about the LVC vs TCB 50s cuts I've worn the 60s a lot this past week. they're cool. my favorite is still the 50s though.
  10. TCB

    thanks smarticus.
  11. TCB

    Haha woah. @oomslokop has me right here. We all know various companies including tcb (especially LVC) like to monkey with things to fit a particular narrative, agenda, body type etc. a rise this low just doesn't really strike me as 501 esque. Perhaps I'm wrong.
  12. TCB

    is this change in rise something that is overstated in reproductions? These babies are sportin' a 10" rise.
  13. TCB

    got the 60s today. they're indeed snug. the biggest difference is the rise. gonna take some getting used to. really cool pants though, it'll be nice to try something different.
  14. TCB

    cool. thanks for the reply. I figured it made sense to get the same size.