This thing of taking photos to show on a forum - mostly to people you don't know, might come mainly as a bit of a vanity thing, but that's only partial true because I did learn a few things with this photo exercise: I would never had given another soak on the 66's but did after seeing with more detail how they wrinkled in the photos; I wouldn't have changed the way I worn the 47's, letting them go lower waist when I was using them in a higher waist position trying to compensate for an oversized waist; as for the 54's and contrary to the 47's, I started wearing them much higher at the waist, instead of lower, because that way seemed to compensate for their (or mine) lack of ass, as the following photos will show.
1954's ZXX rigid raw USA, W30 (50154-0001, 2012, factory 4420, 1 initial warm soak and another very hot soak)
cultizm measures - post 1st soak - post 2nd very hot soak measures
waist: 15.55- 15.25 -14.75
front rise: 8.27?- 10.25 - 10
back rise: nd - nd - 15.5
hem 7.09? – nd - 7.75
Like the 66's I didn't own these from new so couldn't measure them at their non used/washed/soaked state. I used Cultizm measurements (unfortunately they took them off with the revamped site) for a W30 that might be, or not, inaccurate (see hem and front rise measures), although many state they're generally quite accurate.
After the 1st soak I was partially happy with the fit mostly due to their "lack of ass" so decided for a very warm 2nd one with these mildly shocking results to the leather patch that turned it into a potential ninja weapon... Another mistake was that I hemmed them after their first mild soak, and the hemming decision was that I wouldn't be doing cuffs with this model, using them more with shoes instead of boots so they were on the shorter side. After their 2nd soak they lost more leg but luckily they remained usable and for my taste, perfect to wear uncuffed with either shoes or boots. With these I surely learned through mistakes!
1st photo - how I used to wear them lower at the waist, 2n photo - how I started wearing them after seeing the photos, as explained at the beginning.
Like: not the greatest color from the batch of lvc's I have but enjoyable nonetheless, a very dark denim; the hairiest denim I've seen so far, very pleasing; leg fit and hem size, between older and more contemporary.
Like less but that's just idiosyncrasy: butt fit but it might be compensated if I wear them higher; white stitching at the back pocket rivets (see photo below) introducing a color not related to any other color used throughout the trousers; useless coin pocket size and perhaps related small front pockets; a zip in any 501 is a thing of hate and a potential deal breaker but sometimes you've gotta learn to love!
Before buying I was unsure about this model mostly because of the zip, but they were bought in a reasonable deal and since then I decide to keep them. After using them my main bug was their "lack" of ass and as they weren't part of the original 501 landscape but rather a contemporary designer invention, mostly capitalizing on Marlon Brando image of the "the wild one" movie, perhaps their "lack" of ass design was the best to Brando's big butt and way of living. Through these photo sessions, which I wouldn't have done if I didn't discover this thread, I discovered I could wear them in a different way I which might pay off if my waist doesn't enlarge too much.