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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Aero Leather will have those cones sitting there forever. No one is dumb enough to pay that much… (I hope). Cone deadstock pairs I have seen turn up on ebay sell usually for no more than £210.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Here’s what happened with the 1937s: took forever to get the larger size because Yodel lost the returned parcel (HOW are they still in business?) the shrunken 34 waist looks quite like the unshrunk 32 waist, though I am keeping them up with a belt. I only bathtub soaked these, so room for more shrinkage, I just didn't want to lose much indigo. This fit definitely is going to work. Unshrunk 32w: unshrunk 34w: shrunk 34w.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Nice little fades experiment with my 44s and 55s. the 55s are on a more infrequent wash regimen, first wash at 210 wears, then another wash at 245. Currently at 272 wears. the 44s are aiming for faster results or a more “vintage” fade. First wash at 115 days, then at 135, 145, 160, sea wash at 172 wears. Currently at 174. Pretty nice results with both regimens.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Went to the beach to do a sea wash on my 1890’s and 1944’s. Wore them into the sea, covered them in sand, rubbed a little, and went back in to rinse them. Sat in the sun for a bit. The 44s buttons are really starting to rust.. nice patina forming.. maybe they were using cheap steel on the doughnut buttons? I was skeptical of the sea wash actually cleaning the jeans, but it does actually work.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Just was admiring the leather patch on my 44s. Its the best patch out of all I have seen (1890,1933,1937,1944,1947) so I was looking at the tag to see if it said “bovine leather” or anything about the patch. Then I noticed they were made in Japan also, like all the other new stuff I have got recently. I didn’t notice at the time, I just assumed they were Bulgarian. I did notice the number 01 stamped on the button, and thought that the Bulgarian factory had started stamping them (as my 76s are blank). now I realise the button says 3015, and it was just a bad stamping, you can just barely make out where the other 2 numbers should be. as for the quality, they are just as good as my Cones, fading nicely, been washed 4 times, 170 days wear. First wash at 115 days.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    some green oxidisation suddenly appeared on a couple of my rivets.. seemed to just.. appear.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    They almost fit without a belt. definitely too small. Not that they wouldn't fit anymore, but I like that boxy fit. Going to try a 34-34 I think.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    here is the fit. I’m not sure about these ones.. I like the wide boxy fit, but will I lose that when I soak them? Wondering if I should size up more? My usual size is a 30 waist if I was buying non sanforized etc. these are a 32.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    No.. I’d never pay full price for a pair haha. I got these from END for £155, the Type 1 jacket was from Stuarts London. both tags indicated these items were made in 2021
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    somebody stop me.. I’ve bought some 1937’s now. And look.. Made in Japan again. 3015 buttons. It seems all LVC are made in Japan now?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Just as soft as any other model year, they will soften in with wear.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    post wash fit. Very glad I sized up. These jackets shrink a lot. Made in Japan too, which was a surprise.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I have chosen to do just that. The fit was very odd but I did warm to it. I should have a similar size to this when its done I think.. in the wash as we speak..
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    I think I’m starting to agree with you.. 60° wash could get it right
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    fit check: S and M sizes of the type 1 jacket. I’m leaning towards the S. how much do these jackets shrink? Thoughts? The sleeves on the S still reach to the ends of my arms with both arms outstretched as far as I can reach.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    My 1890’s after their 3rd wash. 220 wears. these have been really fast faders, the sun has faded them more than washing! No, it must have been all that dirt and muck I rubbed into them to make them Caliico miner jeans. insane to see how dark they were when new now.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    look at this 1944 button after just 2 washes, already oxidising. I like that
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    my Lee 101 Rider jacket. Posting as I am looking for sizing tips for a 1936 Type 1 (70501). I am just under a 36 inch chest, the pit to pit on the Lee small jacket (sanforized) is 17 inches. it seems from jackets I have seen on ebay that the type 1 is bigger? Should I get a M or an S?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    96 days on these 1944’s. Been wearing them hard since mid november. The idea is hopefully I won’t get to attached to a fit before the first wash.. and I already have got attached to it, despite sizing up 2 inches in the waist this time. Need a belt for them and there is plenty of slack so hoping for a good result after I wash at 120 days, is the target. Been wearing these for spring cleaning, laid on the floor getting under my car, plenty of time on knees, and as always plenty of walking. Fades are shaping up nicely as a result.
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