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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    jbone45, not really sure why you're displaying all the hostility. It's not my intention to upset you, I was asked by sayocean to put up the pictures, and I did. I'm not looking for a pat on the back, I was just sharing information which some might find helpful, here in the LVC thread. I'm sure there's many posters on this board in and around the metro NYC area, and it appears that there's hardly anywhere in the city that is selling LVC at the moment. Therefore I was just concurring with partytaco that J. Crew's Tribeca men's store is selling a one wash LVC 1947 501.
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Agreed, Paul T. I was informed, however, the photos on the website are of a "prototype". The production for J. crew might not have been completed, as the photos were most likely taken well in advance of when they first appeared on the website last autumn. The photos would indicate the Mexican made 501s, I understand. But it wouldn't be the first time J. Crew gave a product description or provided photos that were completely misleading, and not at all the actual product. As an aside, I love your book, Paul T, and page through it often for inspiration.
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    The double sided small "e" 501s (photos of which can be found here http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=35424&page=20) were indeed an LVC type jean. Everything (hidden rivets, coin pocket selvedge, etc.) is the same as on a pair of LVC 1947 501, right down to the fit. AFAIK, these are the only one-wash/rinse 1947 501s that are available. Levi's (supposedly) produced these exclusively for J. Crew, much like Red Wing produced a version of the Irish Setter for J. Crew. The first batch they produced, however, had a small "e" tab. Again, I can't tell you what would arrive if you ordered a pair from J. Crew's website, but if you look at the product description, it does say made in the U.S.A., although it also says "import", so who knows. I'm tempted to order them just to see what they send me, and then return them.
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    [/img] along with LVC 1947 501 (about 3 months of wear)
  5. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Well, there really would be no way to verify if the jeans they offer on their website are the same as the pair(s) I purchased in store, as I can't tell you what would come in the mail if one were to order those. But the pair I purchased today are indeed LVC 1947 501 in a one-wash state, the same pair that Partytaco stated he saw at the store a few posts back.
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    There appears to be much conflicting information about J. Crew's Levi's. Partytaco, you're correct, the Tribeca J. Crew men's store is selling a one wash (thay call it dark rinse) 1947 501 for $185.00, I just picked up a pair. I live right near the store, when they opened up back in September, thay had the same pair of jeans, but with a double-sided small "e" tab. I posted that info on Styleforum, but no one seemed to believe that such a thing existed. Anyway, I cannot verify as to whether J. Crew's website is selling the same pair or not, but the clerk told me this was the case, thay just price it differently at the Tribeca store. The fit for a 32/32 in J. Crew's version fits me almost identically as the LVC 1947 501 deadstock 32/34 I purchased from the Levi's store in Soho back in December of 2007. Also, none of the Levi's stores in Manhattan have LVC right now (and I went to all four of them today), nor does Barney's on Madison Avenue. if anyone is interested I will post pics, but please be patient with me, this is my first post and I'll attempt to figure out how to load images.