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About VivaMarlon

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  • Birthday 10/31/1991

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  • Gender
    male
  • location:
    Los Angeles
  • denim
    size 30
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    medium
  • shoes
    us 7 uk 6.5 eu 39 jp 25

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  1. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    Okayama Denim now carries TCB according to an email I just received from them.
  2. VivaMarlon

    TCB

  3. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    I will still give them a warm soak, like fresh1 said, if they shrink before hemming, you'll be glad you did, nothing to lose otherwise.
  4. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Agreed with bF, they're crazy if they think people who REALLY pay attention to this stuff will pay full price for products that aren't even made in the US using Cone Mills anymore. That was a big part of the appeal of LVC, at least for me. Glad my pairs of 1947 and 1954 were prior to this change, just wish I would've been able to get my hands on more.
  5. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I was hoping to get a pair of 1955s before the switch but that probably won't happen unless I stumble upon a pair. With that being said, I'll probably go to TCB for 50s stuff as well, even though I mis-sized on my first pair. (If anyone's looking for TCB 50s pair in a size 29, I'm your guy).
  6. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Shadow Selvedge were my first pair of selvedge jeans and agreed that they're really nice. Don't wear them much these days but not a pair I want to get rid of either.
  7. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Thanks for the heads up! Unfortunately they don't have what I was looking for (1955s) but hope someone else on here's able to get lucky!
  8. I kept wondering the same thing.
  9. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    @HendschI'll message you.
  10. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    Thanks guys, I ordered a size down because I was worried that my true size would stretch too much and be loose in the waist. I think I'll list them and try to make them work somehow in the meantime.
  11. VivaMarlon

    TCB

    Finally purchased a pair of 50s through Inoue, the buying experience was great, he was very responsive and before I even got a chance to ask for shipping information, I had received the jeans. Bad news is that the waist is way too small, these must've been washed in very hot water, they're size 29 and measure about 26.5. I also asked for him to hem them for me and ended up getting an inch shorter (asked for 26") than what I asked for. Now I'm stuck with a pair of jeans that are too short to even sell, learn from my mistakes I guess!
  12. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Not to mention that not all of the Sufu/"raw denim" community even care for LVC and would much rather spend their money on smaller brands, not that I blame them.
  13. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Yeah, it used to be relatively easy to find a variety of styles and sizes on brand new with tags LVC stuff on ebay, I agree that it'll be much harder to do that now though. I was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market here in Los Angeles recently and found a guy selling bins full of LVC, mostly 1954 strangely. I actually found a pair of 1955s in my size for $150, I don't know why I didn't buy them cause that's what I'm holding out for on the next sale anyway. Knowing now that current versions might not even be Made in USA anymore definitely makes me regret not buying them even more considering that his stock was probably older seasons.
  14. VivaMarlon

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I know it's not always easy to do this with more limited items, but the cost of LVC has never been a huge factor since I've always just waited for the one sale of the year (usually November/December) where they don't exclude LVC items at 40% off.
  15. VivaMarlon

    Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    On that subject, what IS the best way to rinse out the soap?