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  1. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Adding to your info and to other potential interested people, mine (30/32) at the waist went 15.75(40cm) ---> 14.5 (36.8) post hot soak and then back to 15 (38); yours surely shrunk more due to additional hot machine wash that mine didn't see. front rise 11.5 -->10.5 back rise 15.5 -->14.258 hem 31.59 --> 29 66 rocks!
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    yep, that'd be nice.
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    post some pictures of both, it would be nice to have a comparison.
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    How do you guys feel about the 67-505? Any thoughts?
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    @bod and @albmuzquiz , try a proxy, I remember having some trouble aplying a code (not this one but another) buying at the european site from Portugal and then changed to an UK proxy and it worked.
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    My experience with 54 W30 (waist 15'', fit waist loose bottom), STF w28 (waist 14.8, snug and snug bottom but wearable) and 47 w31 (waist 15.75 loose waist and very loose bottom which I use very low at the waist). According to you, you should be comfortable with 47 w30 and snug with w29 and I guess it depends on the look you're trying to achieve and the size of your bottom. Hope this helps.
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    Loss of jobs, knowledge, history and exclusive and exquisite fabrics. Definitely some sad sh*t.
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    It was a joke, we sure do!
  9. Levi's Vintage Clothing

    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.
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    In an ideal world we should be driving convertibles all year round (in Portugal we do..), be allowed to punch a few idiots that daily cross our paths (in Portugal we don't...) and our jeans would never achieve the dad jean dreadful aesthetic heights that you so kindly explained and also thanks to @bartlebyyphonics for the "hilarious" link. That would be part of a truly Clarksonian existence, but, unfortunately, that's not how civilization works. @Paul T Your encyclopedic knowledge about lvc is a wonder to have here. Re your " For all these jeans except the 201, I would wear them for maybe three months in the summer.", in Portugal you can wear summer jeans for 9 months, that's part of the rational to buy one of the older 501's. But (one of) my problem(s) is wearing the same jeans every day, just love variety and I must assume that it would take years to achieve any kind of those looks that your photos so clearly demonstrate, which after all is not so problematic because I like them dark. Eventually I'll find my "older" pair, and you paul and maynard are giving me good headaches about what pair (I think I would be happy with only one pair of those older models', or just another rationalization) to choose from. The 1915's seem tempting but the smaller waist they have is a 28 and I have one of the current STF's in W28 and though different their cut is I'm not sure if I could wear the 15's without a belt, perhaps the cinch is of help and they would shrink a bit but I'm hesitant and based on my previous experiences the belt "reassures" me. There seem to be no measures online for the 15's, even the helpful cultizm measurements page seem to have disappeared under the revamped site, and I'm afraid Levis UK will not be too helpful with detailed measurements. Does anyone have any info regarding the 15's measurements in smaller waist numbers?
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    Definitely agree with functional alterations that pleases you better, some good ideas here Maynard. Can you be more specific about that dad jean stuff? Is it about color?
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    Great info @Paul T. The 37's seem very appealing. Did you ever fiddle with adding belt loops to some of the older models? (i'm not a suspender guy..) Also, any theory about the 1915's being so cheap at levis uk at the moment?
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    [some sort of poll..] Based on your experience/preference which pair(s) would you buy, and why, from this batch: 1880, 1890, 1901, 1915, 1922 201, 1933 and 1937? All reasons valid, vanity included .
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    thanks @kicks79, where did you get yours? And those 76's... pics pls!
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    Some pics of the 66's W30 (2015, factory 4420, 1 warm soak, 1 hot soak) cultizm measures - post 1st soak measures - post 2nd soak measures waist: 15.75 – 15 - 14.5 front rise: 11.5 - 10.5 - 10 back rise: 15.5 - 14.5 - 14 hem 7.87(?) – 8 - 7.75 1st picture after 1st soak, 2nd picture after 2nd soak I didn't own these from new so couldn't measure them at their non used/washed/soaked state, so used Cultizm measurements for a W30 that might be, or not, inaccurate (those hem measures...) in this case, although many state they're generally quite accurate. The original owner told me he only did a mild soak and my guess is he didn't like them for some reason and decided to sell. When they arrived they smelled like new, were starchy and after the first measures and photos (left) I decided to make a 2nd wash with very hot water. I liked the fit but wanted to see if it would improve with a 2nd soak and lose some of the wrinkled tissue you can see on the 1st frontal photo and also at the back. The front improved, the back also did though not as much as I wanted, which makes me believe that my best bet with these might be W29, as well as the 47's. I've seen some model pictures of these and they all fold a bit at the butt, perhaps it's something you will never get rid with this model. like: great color, back pockets shape, round top block, larger thighs than usual but ok with me skinny legs, general fit. like less but that's just idiosyncrasy: oversized back pockets but that's something most lvc models have, too much wrinkling at the butt (oversized?). I'd love to see these shrink a tiny bit more but am always hesitant in giving them the machine treatment at this underused stage, guess I just like them dark...