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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Nice purchase. A bit harsh to say it's boring though... The '76s develop subtle vertical fades with wear, and in terms of the hairiness, it gets better after a wash. If you look at @Broark's post here, I think it's definitely hairy enough to counter the "not hairy" part. Maybe I'm just a Cone defender, but hopefully it works out well for you! =)
  2. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I don't have a source on hand, but I've read in the past that only the White Oak plant utilises narrow looms to make selvedge denim. Maybe @Paul T will be able to confirm this as he's been to the mill before. I'm unsure if Cone Mexico and Cone China make selvedge denim, but maybe I've been misinformed all along (hopefully not). In the following video, if you skip to around 2:25, you'll hear the gentleman mention making denim for LVC in the beginning, and I'm assuming that has continued to present day for the rigid LVC 501 models. Would love to have had a flick through the book of fabrics that's in the video. It's quite upsetting watching the 501 video when you hear how long some of the people have been working there. For me, the history really makes White Oak denim something special.
  3. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    https://www.heddels.com/2017/10/cone-mills-close-white-oak-plant-last-american-selvedge-denim-mill/ Ummm... The White Oak plant is closing at the end of the year. What does this mean for LVC stuff?
  4. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    Indigoshrimp can probably tell you more about the state of denim/heritage shops in Australia. I must admit that I don't really shop locally because the prices tend to be a lot higher than when shopping online, but that might change mid-2018 when Australians will have to pay import duties/taxes on everything (currently, you only have to pay when it's over AUD 1000). The only shops I care about in Melbourne are Pickings & Parry, Godspeed Store, and Corlection. I saw on Instagram that there's another denim store called Urban Lupe that opened in late-2016, but they're less "heritage" with RGT, Railcar, and Tellason. I think the three stores I mentioned are doing okay, but wouldn't really know... Only saying this because I know P&P are opening a sister store for women, the peeps at Godspeed seem to have good connections with Japanese brands such as RMC and Fullcount, and Corlection has got the Asian/mainland Chinese demographic covered.
  5. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I think the majority of us appreciate photos! Also, have you tried the '44 501s? I'm not sure if you are going for a particular fit, but it might be worth looking into. They definitely have a high front and back rise, and are pretty straight from the waist to the hips. The seat and thighs are also quite small, so it might work if you feel you have no bum. I have a relatively small waist compared to my thighs/butt, so it is a cut that won't work for me (if I go snug or TTS in the waist, the thighs/knees are suffocating). If you go to the Cultizm, Unionmade, or Hinoya store sites and look up the '44s, you'll see what I mean where it's tight from the hip to knee. Obviously, your mileage may vary, but it's worth having a peep at the '44 measurements to get an idea.
  6. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    This is a nice little video of 501s from the Levi's archives. Not quite LVC, but rather true vintage Levi's.
  7. DWC2 2017 - 2019

    Hey guys, do I just send USD 20 as a gift..? Edit: Payment sent, and I'll be participating with my LVC '66 501s. Playing the game on hard(-ish) mode woohoo =)
  8. Denim Blunders, Reflections and General Nonsense.

    The new rep system seems very Facebook-like. I'm a fan of simple UI design, and there's no real need for "TRASHrep" and "SUPERrep" especially since they're semantically the same as "NEGrep" and "POSrep" respectively (i.e. you get the same amount of rep). Also, for me, the weird diagonal arrows are not an obvious symbol for rep unlike the up and down arrow. Maybe they could also fix the letter avatars since they're currently pixelated and not centred. It definitely reminds me of Android's current design for contacts without a photo except I'm unsure if you can change the colour of the background on this forum... I actually liked the way they had it before because it was like Twitter where an egg is just used for those without a photo. Not hating, but just my opinions on my experience.
  9. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @alvin_cheong I managed to measure my '76s. It's last wash was a few weeks ago, so I believe this will forever be their final size as long as I continue doing cold machine washes without tumble drying. The tag size is 31/34 (Pre-wash measurements -> Current measurements). Waist 41cm -> 40.75cm Front rise 29.5cm -> 28.25cm Back rise 38.5cm -> 38cm Thigh 31cm -> 31cm Knee 23.5cm -> 22.75cm Hem 21cm -> 20.5cm Inseam 83.5cm -> 77.5cm So the waist will basically stretch back out to the pre-wash size. Keep in mind that measuring the jeans when they're raw is a bit difficult because it's pretty stiff. I think I remember there being a bit of room around the waist pre-wash, but I've also put on weight since then. If you can find pre-wash measurements then it will make is easier to find your size.
  10. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    @alvin_cheong I should be able to help a little bit with the sizing of the '76s. Best to note that sizing is pretty subjective, but I'll try my best to describe what's up with my pair. I'm not too sure how long I've been wearing my '76s, but I've had them since February/March of this year, and I've washed them four times. I'm confident in saying that all the shrink has disappeared, and you can find the initial pre-wash and post-wash measurements by clicking here. I'm currently busy with a few things, but I can measure my jeans later tonight to show you how much they stretch out. I can proudly say that I have sized them perfectly to my liking because I can comfortably wear them with or without a belt. I'll edit this post in a few hours time with some extra details!
  11. Plus Size Womens Denim Shirt

    I think others will be agreement when I say that this post does not warrant its own thread. If you want to talk or ask about denim shirts in particular, we already have a denim shirt topic. Either that, or the small questions thread would be more suitable. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure that sufu is the right place for your queries because it doesn't seem to be aimed at the same demographic. I'm not trying to alienate anyone, but I just don't think this discussion will be fruitful over here...
  12. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    These aren't my photos, but looking at these '47s makes me want to try wearing another pair. If I do, hopefully it's not too slim for me. I found these pics on a website, which also has fade photos of other LVC jeans. Here's the link: http://denim-gallery.heavy.jp/world-collection/levis-501xx-501zxx-505l.html
  13. DWC2 2017 - 2019

    Ahh sweet. I want to join, but I have commitment issues haha At least I still have time to decide whether to join or not.
  14. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Having owned a pair of '47s, you most likely won't get 2 inches of stretch in the hip/thigh/crotch area, especially if they're nutcracker-tight. I wouldn't recommend trying to forcibly stretch these areas because you'll probably wear out the inseam and cause quite a bit of stress on the fabric. When I bought my '47s, I went TTS and I can no longer wear them because it's too tight across the hips. In saying that, do you have any pics of you wearing them so we can see how tight they actually are?
  15. DWC2 2017 - 2019

    Currently, how many participants are there, @Megatron1505?