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  1. cjfergs

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Looking for one last pair of LVC Cone: Does anyone know of a good deal on a raw 66 501 in some combo of a 36-38W/34-36L? Plenty out there at full retail, but that’s just ridiculous. Have been able to find others for at least $100 less at various places, but not this one! Have a well-worn 36x34, so kind of looking to size up if possible to have something slightly different. Appreciate any leads!
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    What size are you looking for? I have a Large in perfect shape; just a few wears and one wash. Beautiful shirt, but being honest has always felt a little small, so I reach for it only rarely...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thanks Julian - just snagged a pair; have been looking for a backup and this is a ridiculous deal!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thanks Julian - just snagged a pair; have been looking for a backup and this is a ridiculous deal!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Have had great luck w/ non -LVC Levi’s premium models. Some made in USA selvedge 501s are as nice as LVC. Where are those made? May be the pics, but that sure looks like a leather patch, esp the bottom right corner...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Lol. I have a paper copy of that guide Paul, and his wonky leg always freaks me out! In the back shot, his left leg looks crooked, so it must be some funny angle with the pics. I wonder if they let him keep all those pairs...
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    He accepts PayPal, so no real difference w/ PayPal credit afaik...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thanks, kicks! Where did you get the pics?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Just got my latest White Oak stockpiler from Cultizm, a ‘55 rigid, which brings me full circle. My first LVCs were a rinsed ‘55 from 2005 that the one knowledgeable salesman at the SF flagship dug out from a sale pile (there was literally no other selvage in store at that time, hard as that is to believe). They were, and are still, a marvel. A 501, but with beautiful, subtle differences that set it it apart. That put me down the rabbit hole and I have since spent way too much time and money on LVC and denim. Have to say though, the LVCs this year and last resemble each other more than their analogues from previous years. The 2019 55s have totally different details, even basic selvedge line and thread color, from the 2005 version. The 2009 47s, which are still my fave (Paul T’s admonishment of the denim notwithstanding), look nothing like the 2018’s. Pockets have doubled in size and threads again are totally different colors. TBH, in raw form, the current slate of 20th century rigid models look very similar to each other -from rivets, thread color, pocket size, patches, to even the basic cast of the denim- aside from the macro cut variations and major defining details of the those model years. It’s a far cry from years past, for certain. The MiUSA 501 is basically an amalgam of all recent decades but with raised belt loops and better stitching. I’ll miss the old bird after they run out of Cone, but LVC needs to add some value to their premier value-added denim line before I would buy again... That said, I also don’t need to! Thanks to the board for the heads up on the 40% off sale. I hadn’t checked my email yet, and was able to get ‘back-ups’ for the last few pairs I already own, including the 1890, ‘37, and ‘47. I’m swimming in denim right now and it’s no stretch to say I probably have enough for the next 20 years! Interested to hear others’ thoughts on year-to year variations. In the past, I had mostly sampled one new model or so a year, so maybe it’s always been the case that LVCs in a particular collection share similar characteristics. Getting my shipment on Mon, so will post photos and comparisons then...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    They just looked exactly like mine, which was my second LVC raw, and though the denim of that model is no favorite of the board, it’s one of my personal favorite pairs. Have been looking for another in 36w, so if you’re looking to turn them around, let me know!
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    What year are those, Lance -2009?
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    It’s getting a little cold, but can tough it out. Putting the phone on the sink so it doesn’t accidentally fall in. My fam thinks it’s strange, but jokes on them when I’m wearing perfectly-fitted denim all through Thanksgiving Day and they’re in saggy mall jeans. Should dry fast in the kitchen from the oven heat...
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    It’s all in the tubes...and irl denim spies.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    What we know so far: Roy’s blackseed Cone is the Goldilocks of denim: shrinks excessively, hardly at all, or somewhere in between. I’m going to jump on the grenade and gamble. Wish me luck. Will shrink them in the tub overnight, but while wearing them...with a scuba mask on so I don’t drown while sleeping. Wish me luck, I’m willing them to the moderator in case things go awry.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Cone has long had most of its production abroad, notably in China and Mexico. The White Oak denim has a cachet though, being ‘Made in USA’ and in their historic confines, so especially on something like a premium STF, they advertise that. On modern LVC selvedge models, it had just been ‘understood’ they were White Oak w/o sewn-on tags to detract from the vintage vibe, but generally noted in the hang tags...