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  1. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    You should not be paying to ship them back...and if they don't have the same size to replace them with, then they should just give you a refund. If you choose to repair them, then they should cover repair costs. That, or they can do the work of arranging the delivery of a repair part for you...if they are an authorized retailer. This is what retailers SHOULD do...and it is exactly what Cultizm did for me when I had a pair with almost immediate need for repair. They PayPal'd me $40 back, to cover the local repairs to the jeans. I don't imagine the retailer can "fix" the problem with the jeans themselves. But they can facilitate refunds, exchanges, and contact with the Levi's company, if necessary. Retailers are the point of contact with Levi's regarding quality problems on brand new jeans. FWIW, both tines on the tack are still intact. If, for some reason, you won't force the retailer to handle the situation, then I would simply try straightening the tines, purchasing the necessary tack button installation tools, and restoring the button yourself. I would like to know what retailer has stated that the way you fix this issue is to return the jeans at your own expense, then have the replacement pair shipped to you at your own expense...so we can all avoid giving them our money.
  2. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    The problems with the LVC button should be handled through the retailer.
  3. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Ask retailers for measurements of the actual jackets they would be sending you if you were to buy one. The shrink guide is basically just to buy one size larger than you think you need. Since XL is usually the largest size, if you think you need an XL, then get XL. But try to wash it as little as possible, and only in cold water with line drying afterward. I'm not sure what happens to unshrunk unsanforized denim when it's dry cleaned, but I'm quite curious.
  4. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    You would probably like a pair of non-LVC M.I.U.S.A. 501's, that you have tapered to taste. They were blown out at the end of 2016 for only $88 a pair, or something like that. Well worth it, considering that standard crappy STFs list at $60. Not sure if they are still available, but if not, check the usual sources for recent N.O.S. examples (E-Bay, etc.). They were Cone Mills denim, available in double black or single-rinse blue.
  5. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    OK. I have a 36 1933, but that's my "keeper" pair. Good luck. IME, your best bet for lower than normal LVC prices during the year is a Cultizm 20 percent off + free shipping sale.
  6. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Which cuts are you looking for? I ask because I have size 38 1915's that I haven't even de-tagged yet. I also have 36's in the same cut, and I think they'll fit me better, so I was considering E-Baying the 38's.
  7. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    My point wasn't that buying this way is a "solution" for those hunting for a pair. The point was simply to point out what the market seems to bear for a used pair of them...right from the source, at that. They usually sell for less from a "private party," so to speak. I remember that pair someone was trying to hock on here, and on Grailed, for some time. I think they finally went for $120 to $140, or something similar. I would have bought them myself at $140, but they had been rinsed or washed too may times for my taste (I PM'd the seller asking about it). Bottom line, if they are going to move, it's going to be at $200 or less.
  8. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    FWIW, Ryan sells his own very lightly used (worn just two or three days) pairs on IG for $195.
  9. 428CJ

    Naked & Famous Denim

    Anybody have shrinkage percentages for E6 pants? I want to get my E6's hemmed soon, so I can start wearing them.
  10. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I don't know how they "decide" it, but I can say based on measurements that my contemporary STFs and OFs have been fairly close to what I would imagine as halfway in between my '66 and 76 cut LVCs. Not as bell shaped in the upper block as '66's, but not as tight hipped as '76's. Modern 501's and 505's are actually a very good fit on me, and they look great in the Rigid sanforized material. Darker than LVCs, and fade plenty quickly and quickly for a "cheap" jean. I have a $19 discount store pair of irregular 505's from within the past two years, and they are one of my best fitting and best looking pairs. I wear them indiscriminately with my LVCs.
  11. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I don't know where you get "pleasure" from. I reported that I got a quick response, while others have reported otherwise. No more; no less.
  12. 428CJ

    W. H. Ranch Dungarees

    I really wonder what accounts for different people's experiences with customer service, i.e. contact with Ryan. People report being completely ignored by him. But every time I have contacted him, he has got back to me very quickly. I asked today for a 12 month update, and he responded within an hour.
  13. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    ^^^ That is, what you are describing the 1880's as matches the little cartoon drawing for the 1890's very well.
  14. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    What you are describing matches the little cartoon drawing for the 1890's very well, though.
  15. 428CJ

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I wonder how the LVC 1880 waist overalls compare to the 1890's in that drawing.