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  1. erk

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    yeah the flare is pretty subtle. I’m wearing them with zero break and they really just look like straight legs
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I’m wearing a pair of vintage 517 orange tabs right now. I look pretty cool if you ask me.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I feel like there was something about a California regulation about zinc or something. Maybe Paul t can shed some light. Also could have dreamt the whole thing.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    initial feelings after returning to LVC. 1. It kinda makes a difference when the back pockets have the arcs and the tab says Levi's - even if the tab wont shrivel up and fray like on the TCB. 2. much stronger taper on the LVC, rise is higher. Probably a more flattering silhouette. 3. The fabric is awesome. Really drives home how much of a loss it is to be without cone mills. 4. $285 is way too much for a pair of jeans. $170ish is just fine. Makes me wonder if they'd do better to sell them for the old $170 of yesteryear and just sell more jeans. Are there really enough suckers out there to pay the $285 full retail? 5. I shoulda bought a 1947 too. 6. The buttons still look bad. But I think thats an environmental regulatory issue though...if I remember correctly.
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    TCB

    Thanks everybody. The 50s are a size 31. They don't actually seem much smaller than my 32s though. I think they might be pretty old - so I dont know if there was a change in the pattern or what. I'll see how the two measure. My waist is a true 32 and these are a perfect fit at the waist. Could wear them without a belt but every time I've done that with Japanese jeans they get very badly stretched out.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I think that looks fine. I would not try for a larger size. Keep it!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    A vintage cut type 3 is gonna have a shorter body and shorter arms than a modern jacket. I’d say if it fits you in the shoulders and body then keep it. I feel like the first pic posted is how the jacket should fit. The other two are on the small side.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    They’ve landed 1955 in 32x34 raw measurements W 16.75 Th 12.5 In 33.75 Kn 9.5 Hm 8.25 Fr 12.75 Br 16
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    Warehouse

    For warehouse and tcb I’d buy direct from warehouse or tcb web shop. Don’t know enough about full count.
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    Warehouse

    I don’t think the shorter length needs to correlate with shorter height of the wearer. My belief is that the jacket will look vintage and correct if it is short. If it is long it’ll look silly and modern. Silly in my opinion because these jackets were originally designed to be short. You shouldn’t be able to wear a proper jean jacket without your shirt tucked in - imho love those warehouse type 2s. One day...
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    TCB

    2nd hand tcb 50s + me being a “cool dad” in my boba wrap. The 20s are cool but the 50s cut is still my favorite.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I went ahead and went for a new pair of LVC. First new pair of LVC since I discovered TCB and got rid of all my collection that didn’t fit any more. I had wanted to try the ‘66 for the first time but those back pockets are just so big. So I went with what I know I like - 1955
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    TCB

    I got mine true to measured size. That’s as tight as I’d go on the 20s.
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    What about Jeans Jackets ....

    Here it is. I’ll try to convince the misses to get a decent pic of me wearing it.
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    What about Jeans Jackets ....

    a teaser from instagram on the jackets debut in NC. Still havent had a chance for real photos.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    new job - same jeans. watch out world.
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    What about Jeans Jackets ....

    I’ll try and take some real pics this weekend
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    they'll stretch back out to 32.5 fairly easily but if you're looking for a 33 its gonna be tight. I'd look at the rise and thigh measurements and see where thats gonna put you. you're gonna lose approximately 1/2" on the rise and thigh. also that cut is pretty slim to begin with. I think I'd go up to at least a 33.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    If it’s the right size it won’t feel long
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Have you ever had your foot measured on a brannock device by a competent shoe sales person or foot specialist? It sounds like you have a wide foot with a longer heel to ball measurement compared to heel to toe measurement. I have a similar issue in that my heel to toe is 10.5 and heel to ball is around 11.5-12. In this circumstance you need to size for the ball of your foot or else your fee will forever be cramped up in the front of your shoes. if you get your foot measured make sure they do both measurements.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Must be a sticky fingers fan
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    TCB

    Glad to see the white paint is wearing off appropriately. That’s something that has been holding me back on these.
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    TCB

    Yeah. I believe the 34 probably shrunk to 16.25 after their last wash. I just put them away after the wash. The 32s have been worn since their last wash.
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    Levi's Center Patch Jeans

    makes sense.
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    TCB

    34 on the left