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    Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
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    Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
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    us 10.5 uk 10 eu 44 jp 28

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  1. 428CJ

    Leepro Appreciation

    If I understand you correctly, washing cold for life keeps this inseam shrinkage from happening. I also hemmed mine before finding out about this extreme shrinkage.
  2. 428CJ

    Leepro Appreciation

    Yup. These (and apparently all Lee Archives, IME) run very, very large. I have 1936s and 1950s. Both are well above tag size in the waist. I have also been told that they shrink quite a bit...but neither of mine have ever been washed, so I have no firsthand experience.
  3. 428CJ

    EU Lee 101

    Got the same pants, in the same waist size. Nope, nothing "repro" about them. Lee 101 EU doesn't do true repros, that I have ever seen. They've called things "'50s" or "'70s" before, but they are nowhere close to being detailed reproductions.
  4. 428CJ

    EU Lee 101

    I would expect any EU Lee 101 jeans to have a rise at least 3/4" lower than the same size LVC '66s. That's just an estimate pulled out of my head, so I would give it 1/4" either way based on the estimate.
  5. 428CJ

    EU Lee 101

    Rear rise will depend on size. There is significant manufacturing variation from run to run as well, IME. There have normally been no truly high rise jeans in the EU Lee 101 catalog's standard offerings. Their highest rise cuts are still merely mid-rise jeans, barely hitting, or coming in just under, a 12" front rise, even in the larger sizes, like 36. In the past few seasons, they have put out a few more "vintage-inspired" pieces, so these might have slightly higher rises. But the typical 101Z, Riders, and 101Ss are nowhere near high rise.
  6. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I am unsure about the taper of the '84, and I don't really know the '78, but I do own the '76 and '66. '66 is more tapered, but less slim fitting, than the '76. That is because the '66 has wider hips, yet a narrower waistband, than the '76. '76s are slim hipped compared to '66s, yet the waistband is larger. They both go out to approximately the same leg opening, at the same tag size. Therefore, the '76 is a straighter but tighter jean. Where '84 fits in to that comparison, I do not know...and I am also now sure how close the '76s and '78s are.
  7. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    It's not just, "If I recall," but, "If I recall/remember correctly."
  8. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Yeah. The dude told me it could take up to a year. I expected it to take that long...but not 4 to 5. When I ordered, I was not really an active member here, so wasn't up on the complaints. Wish I could just withdraw the order. As for what it is, just a pair of jeans.
  9. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I am now officially a member of the three year club.
  10. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Ah. It's the BACK. That makes more sense. I thought it seemed way too long.
  11. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Hi, Edwin. Can you please tell me what part of the collar you're measuring from? Seems like a longer jacket than I would expect, but maybe you are measuring from a higher point than I am thinking.
  12. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Here is an update on my Cone '66s, 36/34, purchased from the Levi's U.S.A. Website in Nov., 2017 (killer sale: $72 for the jeans). This is after their first wash with soap, after 200 days of wear. Cold hand wash in the tub, with Dr. Bronner's, and air dried. They were also washed cold in a tub with a few cups of vinegar in the water, and air dried, at 100 days. Cold washes. Haven't measured them after the second wash, but shrinkage after the first was about 5 percent on average.
  13. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    ^ Cool looking '66s, and inspiring, as I am about 200 days into a pair of Cone '66s that I started on back in late 2017. They are just starting to show some character. Good to see what tone of blue they fade to.
  14. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    If true, that's unfortunate. I always buy the longest length available at the time of purchase. I like to have extra material for patches. With those jeans, the dry cleaner might become your closest friend. Just be sure they are dropped off for actual dry cleaning, and not washing. Dry cleaners usually offer both services.
  15. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    Did they just show up one day? Or did he contact you first to finalize the details, find out if you had moved, etc.?
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