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Posts posted by cool_hand

  1. Do all LVC 1960 501Z have 30" inseams?

    Have been informed they are 32", however the MIJ measure actual label size on waist so need to size up for STF.

    Is the stitching white on this model?

  2. Maynard: I'm out of the loop as I moved out of London just over 2 years ago. I was aware Cinch had closed - went to the Levi's Regent Store expecting LVC would be on sale there (in the basement) - asked where was the LVC and I was informed there was a new store on Marlborough Street.

    According to this article it opened October 2020:


    Maybe Cinch closed down shortly after the start of the pandemic?

  3. 3 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

    Don’t know if they differ from standard 55s (I assume not) but the denim is made by Kaihara mills

    I could be wrong but it looks like they've made some improvements to the denim compared to the made in Bulgaria junk from a couple of years ago. The only issue is the MIJ are made TTS on the waist, they've not allowed anything for shrinkage!

  4. On 12/15/2021 at 4:24 PM, generic_guy said:

    Noticed Levis UK have got 20% off the super limited Japan 501.

    Might be tempted at 50% as I do like them but silly expensive.

    Apart from the Katakana text how do the Limited Japan 501 differ from the standard 1955 Made in Japan? Do they use a different denim? And who is making selvedge now for LVC Japan?

  5. I thought someone might of posted a review of the 1960s Made in Japan by now. I did have a pair in my cart on the Levis UK Store at launch but before I could say "these will probably be returned" all 3 pairs in my size sold out! 

  6. 1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

    Well that totally makes nonsense of my earlier theory! Good to hear though.

    I stand corrected. They cost more in Japan and the same price as Japan in USA but they are being priced lower here. I made the mistake of looking at made in Bulgaria models sold in Japan for comparison. 

  7. On 10/13/2021 at 11:53 AM, suchislife said:

    Received my MiJ Type 1 from Hinoya, here are the measurements in inches I got an XL(44)

    Chest: 24
    Length: 26.1
    Sleeve: 26
    Shoulders: 21

    The arms feel bigger than normal reminds me of my TCB s40 jacket, I'm going to give it a soak then share the measurements when I get a chance.

    I'm happy with it, my only concerns are the bagginess of the arms.

    I managed to snag a Cone Denim Made in USA Type 1 a couple of years ago half price. The Store didn't realise what they had and I managed to work out it was most likely a Cone model and not a newly released made in Bulgaria Trash. I got lucky. As I remember the arms were roomy but settled down after it was soaked. I would avoid machine washing - I did mine cold on a delicate cycle but the denim really softened up after that - just soaking retained the deep indigo rigid look which I prefer but it'll get there eventually whatever you do. Your MiJ looks a great repro - looks identical to my made in USA. It's a great fitting jacket.

  8. On 2/16/2021 at 3:16 PM, The Clerk said:

    After a couple more wears I have decided that this Cat Boy jacket is just a little big for me. Anyone wanna take it off my hands?

    Size 44 purchased from American Classics in London. Currently sold out at TCB. Measurements are pretty much as on the TCB site

    Chest 56cm 
    Shoulder 43cm
    Sleeve 63cm
    Length 64cm

    Let me know if you want more details




    how is that to big for you? that's really small for a size 44!! nice jacket btw.

  9. On 1/16/2021 at 4:39 PM, Hopethisoneisnttaken said:

    Which jeans do you usually wear? cuts brands etc.

    I wear Roy straight leg style (RS04 etc.) – I have other LVC jeans but the Roy is closest to what I'm after. Thanks for the recommendations. Where can I purchase the 50's in raw?

    BTW: how do you size the 50s? – I'm looking at a 1 wash pair of 36 and apparently the waist measures 33.5!!

  10. Neatstyle has some post-soaked measurements but they are a little odd across my TTS tag and sizing up tag. 
    Sizing up they are an inch to big post wash but going TTS they are 1.5" smaller than I'd like. My guess is these jeans raw are true to tag size on the waist.

    BTW: made in Turkey and they are selvedge.

  11. I grabbed a pair but it would appear I might of needed to have sized up as END show them measuring small on the waist. 
    There was one (1) very positive review on the Levi's UK website stating they were a big improvement over last years Made in Bulgaria; however I'm assuming the denim is still sourced from the same mill?
    Any earlier reviews in this forum? I guess not!

  12. 1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

    Everyone thinks they’re too valuable to wear as they believe they can resell them for at least 10x retail price. The limited edition left hand twill pairs befell a similar fate. Who is prepared to pay that much simply because they’re ‘limited edition’?!

    Damit Friedman, I'm going to start wearing mine :D - you do know they're a pain in the **** to button-up unless you're left-handed?

  13. Did Levi's make all the 1971's with a 32" leg? The pair above and the pair illustrated on the Levi's website are both 32 length which would make them a pass for the majority of peeps who would want to wear them.

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