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Everything posted by Dr_Heech

  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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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Lol. Need more coffee.
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    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    ^Looks like Charlie wasn't the only one to get a new hat.
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    The Sneakers we wear with our jeans

    Hey B_F just to say that l bought a pair of Gola like yours back in 2002 in the brown and beige colourway. They looked a bit oldskool/retro (even though l never owned a pair back in school, l was more of an Adidas Kick man, l mean kid back then) and they looked good with old Levis. l wore them for going out, as opposed to cycling/general trashing and they lasted well. Lasted 8 years before they ended up being used for painting in (?)
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    The ugliest Jeans in the world thread.

    Pre-distressing courtesy of Double O Soul ??
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    My tuppence worth. I bought a pair of his original run jeans. They were simple, very well constructed and reminded me of a pair of 70's redlines, although the cut was more drain-pipe than carrot shaped (?) I have used and abused them as much as l can and am very happy with them even now. Although l don't like the cheapish looking YKK hardware. They were a 100 quid and l'd give them an 8/10. Also had the RoyxCones. Lovely denim but didn't get on with the cut (although when worn l got a lot of flattering comments ) and l hated the slash pockets. Beautifully constructed though with a definate artisan touch. After that it all went hypesville due to his new 'limited releases' via Selfedge. Each release just seemed a bit similar and not particularly interesting to me, although he used some nice denims. I had also heard from a good source that the guy was a bit of an egomaniac so even more reason to keep away. That slash pocket pair was the only time l swerved from the 5 pocket traditional jean so phew!
  21. Dr_Heech

    Freewheelers, Bootleggers Reunion, Bubo, etc.

    That's why they were called hip pockets.
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    iconic denim photos

    Looks like a Penny's Foremost.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Polyester thread throughout.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Tbh my friend, apart from the last Cone triple pleat (with no pocket flaps) all of the other triple pleats are inaccurate anyway - but l see what you mean, that distressing warrants a face palm emoji. Lvc's best time was (imho) 1999-2003, just before it changed from Levis vintage clothing to 'Lvc'. Saying that, their 1955 model has always been (more or less) consistent over the last 26 years or so, as is their 1947 model to an extent. So l guess for the last few fanboys (and fangirls) it's time to stock up on what's left. Maybe I'll have a look at the 55s when l'm up in London next although doubtful I'll end up with a pair.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    ^But they're stitch for stitch reproductions, what do you mean?? I gave up on them around 2005, with only 3 new pieces bought since. Plenty of decent Japanese companies doing better if you dont mind the lack of arcs. Still got several wearers and 2 pairs of nos so no l won't be shedding a tear either.
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