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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Since I've spent most of my raw denim time with Japanese brands, I thought it would be good to try a pair of LVC. This pair of LVCJ 50s-XX from 1999 popped up at a reasonable price and almost unused condition. Seller measured it smaller than it really was and it stretches easily with wear. I could have gone down a size or even two The inseam also turned out a good deal longer than I wanted, as I hoped to rock them with a short inseam, ivy style. It's a comfortable fit without looking too baggy, and I'm liking that high rise for a change. Doesn't even need a belt to stay up. The construction seems a bit sloppier than I've grown used to seeing in my other pairs, with ample amounts of loose thread ends throughout, but I'm very happy with them nevertheless. Fabric is quite interesting too, grainy and bumpy, some fluffiness, and just a bit crispy. Some of the colours look a lot warmer than in real life, courtesy of that early morning sun. But here's a bunch of photos of some jeans on dewy grass, taken by some weirdo at about 7 in the morning.
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    The Flat Head

    @Cold Summerthanks, most appreciated.
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    The Flat Head

    Would anyone know what sort of cotton Flat Head uses for their denim? Quite a few pages back, I believe Kiya mentioned Zimbabwe cotton in their 18oz fabric. What about their 16oz and 14oz denim?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    On the topic of Japanese-made Levi's, can any fans comment on the quality of denim and construction, compared to well-respected Japanese brands? How does the quality of the MIJ pairs compare to those from USA?
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    An old pair of black Denime jeans. The fabric of these is lovely, a bit of slub inside and out, but they really don't seem to fade much. Leg twist on the left leg has brought the selvedge line to the front. And I enjoy how the fit is slim but seems to flare out ever so slightly at the hem.
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    Conners Sewing Factory

    Hermes apparently does the same thing. Fill up a quota of purchases at a local boutique, demonstrate appropriate behaviour (geez I might need to put on an accent and ditch the hoodie before I stroll into the store), and the boutique may offer the chance to purchase their most desired products. But even Hermes does not prohibit the buyer from putting their item on the second hand market. Nevertheless, it's frightening that some of us would accept this as a cost of admission. Such is the price of prestige.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Denimstoyevskylooking good there, got measurements? A bit hard to measure from across the sea, I understand. Just checking if you measured them before.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Denimstoyevskywhat are the OG 2008 jeans? Do you have any photos? Pity for them to go to waste.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Denimstoyevskyvery candidly put, and true. Although on the other hand it could be a suggestion to accept their ill-fitting nature and just wear them! We occasionally come across photos of jeans in their well-worn state along with fit pics, and the owner stating he/she wasn't completely happy with the fit but still wore them as they didn't own/buy anything else. Those jeans almost always look great and many of us couldn't level any criticism at the fit. Those examples probably reflect Roy's words about how jeans, no matter their cut, take on the shape of their user. With continued use they will look incredible, in spite of their fit (and whether we're happy with it or not). For me, it's a rather interesting philosophy to consider since I probably ditch jeans too soon because of some unhappiness with the fit, when I should have given things more time.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Trawling through Roy's little website tonight was a great exercise. On the surface, there wasn't much on there. Then I found some interesting reading here while reclining with a glass of red. Roy: "Most jeans, in spite of the cut, will essentially look the same on you as all other jeans. This is because denim fabric stretches out for comfort and literally takes the shape of the wearer...in my experience, the issues most folks are attempting to solve with “the perfect fit” are really more body issues than a fit issue...the issues most folks are compelled to improve are things that observers of the wearer rarely have issue with. Conversely the “solutions” that the wearer employs often cause the majority of observers to scratch their heads." This was so curious I had to read it several times as I was so fixated on looking for jeans that fit well. It seems to say that body shape makes a bigger difference to the fit and look of those jeans, rather than the cut of the jeans. I may have been overly concerned about small issues that really were not worth fixing. This also seems to suggest that in trying to find a better fit, we could be making things worse! Then perhaps, we shouldn't take things too seriously. Roy: "We’re all wearing costumes that try to convey something about who we are, so express yourself and don’t worry too much about it." Followed by this gem of a closing statement, Roy: "Jeans are essentially an ill-fitting garment by design and this is what gives them their unique look." A timely reminder to wear it, own it, and have fun.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Jared_Leejust my opinion but that fit is 0% oversized and 100% badass. That's the kind of straight-ish fit I'll be aiming to get. Looks great!
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Jared_Lee do you have any photos of those Deviant contest jeans? I was curious and did a Google image search. Came up with a weird bunch of photos instead. Usually, I wouldn't be too concerned about fashion, but apparently loose jeans are "in" right now, so I should just ride the wave, eh?
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    Thanks everyone, I think that was the healthy dose of tonic that I needed. So my mind's made up to never alter them and I'll either make the fit work or sell them on. If I engaged in a lot of outdoor pursuits or manual labour, this would have undoubtedly been the perfect fit. It's unfortunate Roy no longer does this sort of work.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    My goodness, that is crazy good.
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    Roy. (expurgated edition)

    @Broarkyup, they were hot washed and dried as soon as I received them, mainly for hygiene's sake. They didn't even shrink a smidge so it's likely they are fully cooked. Unfortunately, I seem to be shrinking myself, since this pair looks too roomy on me now. I considered sending them to Williamsburg Garment Company for all the tailoring work, as they did a mighty fine job of tapering a pair for me once, but I've never tried their waistband reduction. They would be preferable over Railcar, given that WGC could still preserve the original waistband button. The back belt loop should hide the cut in the waistband. Tough decision, since I'll probably never get them back if I decide to let them go now.
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