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Dr_Heech last won the day on May 23

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  1. Dr_Heech

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    @MJF9 this is the the particular blouse l was referring to - shows the underarm wear better. Number 56 in the book. I dont even like t-shirt or shirt material getting bunched up like that under me armpits, let alone 9 or 10oz denim
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    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    I'm very interested in the early development of the 506xx and love the cut and details of this model but for me the movement issue means l couldn't work in one. I had the 1900 lvc pullover denim and the duck version and sold them for the same reasons. There's just too much excess material under the arms when wearing imo. There's a lovely photo of a well worn 1915 213 (obvs same cut as 506xx) in the Vintage Levis book and the underarm wrinkles are evidence of this. I'm not knocking that older style of jacket, as l said before - l love the history/development - it's just that the 1927 jacket was the first to have the curved underarm seam, but still retains earlier hardware and details.
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    What are your jeans doing today?

    Congratulations @julian-wolf !
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    Vintage Denim?

    Continuing on from the conversation in the Sugarcane thread, on the topic of proper REALLY rare unseen Nos Levis pieces, l bagged these shots from a collector/wearer on lg. 1927 First pocket flapped 506xx in a size 36 - it says 'Size 36' rather than 'W/L 36' as that didn't happen until c.1937. Tried to enlarge the magazine shots to clarify (King of vintage Vol 4). Also just about make out the copper riveted on the patch. (Obviously if you click on the image it comes up clearer)
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    Sugar Cane Denim

    I agree Martin but it was worth the wait to see those gorgeous flannel pocket-lined 43s and in a great size too. Sometimes though certain collectors are reluctant to let those really rare garments out of the bag, so to speak. So it can take some time to find these pieces, within collections, and then you have to get them to agree to photographing them. This could be for many reasons (??) but it is becoming more common now to see really rare deadstock/unworn Levis jeans and jackets, than say, 5 years ago. Weird. Thought l was well and truly over the WW2 jeans reissues but these SC 43's have caught my interest. Need to see more details first though.
  6. Apart from Lee's black 'Frisco Jeans'. They were introduced around 1946 iirc.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Today is the 150th anniversary of the first ever patented riveted pants, cementing the partnership between Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss and giving us an iconic item of clothing in the making. And giving some of us here something to chat about and obsess over. Thanks lads.
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    iconic denim photos

    @Maynard Friedman hey whats the matter you, why you no respect? You sure that's not Woody Harrlsen?
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    iconic denim photos

    Nothing really, just putin it out there
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    iconic denim photos

    Typical Putin, still stuck in the 80's with his bleach wash bollox. Coulda paired em with something better than black Oxfords.
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    @scooby Never seen a pair of vintage Levis 501's from the 1901-1921 with added beltloops, but l'm sure there are plenty of peeps who customised them by adding belt loops themselves.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @bartlebyyphonics this came up on my feed the other day and l thought of you. Looks like the last hurrah for LVC with these 1870's duck items. On the surface they don't look too bad and the label looks to be a newer (improved/accurate?) version. I guess they're made in Japan?
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    @MJF9 Fyi, myself and Maynard (or Mayns, as he likes to be called) have shared a few beers in the non-virtual world of London some 10 years ago, l believe. @Maynard Friedman help me out mate, memory is shoddy at best Honestly, we are mates on Facebook, lnstagram, denimbro and here... honestly
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    To recap.. So the first pocket-flapped 506xx was introduced in c.1927, the details included small (501xx fly sized) unbranded buttons. From c.1928 until c.1935 the jacket used branded small buttons, but then in early 1936 Levis changed that and started to use the larger, waist-band sized buttons. Although the red tab was added around late 1936 on jeans pockets, it wasn't until mid 1937 that the tab was attached to jacket pockets. According to the book. As for Lvc, your guess is as good as mine. To date they have only made the 506 repro from c.1936, which shouldn't really have a tab yet, but obviously does. The only other 506xx repro was the wartime version, which isn't relevant here. Could be a sample version? These often dont have all the details that the shop-ready garments have (?)
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