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  1. ameritech

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I'm sorry to spam the thread... but I'm continuing to pursue older LVC 66 501s. Was not able to find any information about shrinkage on LVC Japan editions, so am pivoting to made in USA/ cone. I'm curious what kind of inseam shrinkage to expect with US made, cone pairs. Looking for ideally 32" after repeated 60s style hot laundromat washes & air drying, but don't mind getting the jeans hemmed. Seems like the production of L36 (safest option) pairs was limited, could I get away with an L34 pair? Would be extremely helpful if someone with experience could post measurements of their cone 66s in L34 & L36 with corresponding general wash history. Searched a lot for this info on the forum and elsewhere. Not that easy to find info about the inseam, waist size advice (go true to size) is readily available.
  2. ameritech

    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    anyone have experience with Levi's Japan 1966 501s? believe these were manufactured exclusively in the late 90s- early 00s? fuzzy on LVC japan operating dates. I'm curious what the denim is like on these, but having a hard time finding photographs of worn pairs. & I'm wondering if anyone could advise on sizing for them... how do measurements relate to tag size? jeans would be hot washed and then air dried prior to wear, and then the hot washed & air dried once or twice a month. curious how much shrinkage comes off the length and off the waist. and are there considerable differences between LVC japan and regular LVC 66s anyone could comment on?
  3. ameritech

    RESOLUTE by hayashi-san!

    Anyone one know where I can find a pair of white 711s in size W30 L36? Best would be a shop that ships to the US, but curious either way. Sold out in that size at the Japanese retailers I was checking, not sure if any shops outside of Japan got anything other than L32 pairs. Also curious if anyone knows whether there will be continued restocks of the white pairs.
  4. Thanks @Maynard Friedman, that's helpful, I was not aware of the distinction between bio & non-bio detergents. Have you used these on your jeans before? Any tips? I have to admit that knowing bleach is in the equation has me a bit skittish, don't want to overdo it and go too light too soon. Funny enough, the Superstitch marketing blurb reads "detergent that allows you to frequently wash without attacking the canvas and indigo", no mention of 60s or 70s- I read that in a search result of the board from user @Collin. I guess what they're going for is color removal of harsher detergents while going a bit easier on the fabric. Can't imagine the biological powders are good for the long term strength of the jeans if I'm washing every 2w or so. But within reason that's a compromise I'm willing to make
  5. Looking for a detergent recommendation. Want to wash my jeans at my laundromat pretty regularly and trying to ape the color of 1970's/ late 1960's Levi's. Not an expert on this, but I have gathered that optical brighteners were standard in detergents in the US at that point. I'm not sure to what extent, or what else was going into detergent formulas at that time, or anything about detergent really. Read on here that Superstitch in Paris makes a detergent designed to get this effect out of washes. It's sold out on their site. My gathering is that the majority of other specialty denim detergents are very gentle and that what I'm looking for is harsh (correct me if I'm wrong). Anyone here tried for something similar or have anything helpful to share? If someone could recommend a widely available detergent in the US that resembles the 60's/ 70's formulas, or at least will get similar results, I would appreciate it... I'm thinking there could be an easy on-the-shelf solution here, but I've only used Dr. Bronner's (very gentle). Also please contact me if you've got a bottle of the superstitch stuff that you don't use.
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