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6 hours ago, Dry said:

The trouble is there is loads of 'Valencia' made goodies on the web to buy but no one is buying them at that price.  I was lucky enough insomuch as l sold a shed load of 555 Lvc circa 2009/10, some to a guy privately (maybe half a dozen pieces or so) for like 400 quid + a pop! I couldn't believe my luck. Not seen anything actually sell for that price yet and l watch alot of DS 555 stuff with similar BIN prices but nothing moves.

To me the 555 stuff was worth the initial £200 price tag as it was so unique, even more so when it came down to 100 quid per item in 1999, but l wouldn't pay more for an older item now. And dont get me started on the modern pricing for current stock - yeesh!

 

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2 hours ago, Dr_Heech said:

The trouble is there is loads of 'Valencia' made goodies on the web to buy but no one is buying them at that price.  I was lucky enough insomuch as l sold a shed load of 555 Lvc circa 2009/10, some to a guy privately (maybe half a dozen pieces or so) for like 400 quid + a pop! I couldn't believe my luck. Not seen anything actually sell for that price yet and l watch alot of DS 555 stuff with similar BIN prices but nothing moves.

To me the 555 stuff was worth the initial £200 price tag as it was so unique, even more so when it came down to 100 quid per item in 1999, but l wouldn't pay more for an older item now. And dont get me started on the modern pricing for current stock - yeesh!

 

I think I saw some LVC Cone which went for about £150 on EBay, recently. Can't remember the details.

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11 hours ago, Mtvare said:

Um, label says £70....

Hmmm. There were 2 pairs. One was certainly £10. May be this was the other pair as I'm not sure that the pair in the pic are the Natural Indigo pair.

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Hey @Dr_Heech, Could you possibly throw out some ideas for where to go hunting for 555 Levi's? What are your favorite haunts?

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Denimstoyevsky said:

Hey @Dr_Heech, Could you possibly throw out some ideas for where to go hunting for 555 Levi's? What are your favorite haunts?

Thanks!

Sorry apart from places like ebay or yahoo auctions, l wouldn't know where to start.

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1. Cone 1944's from 2010

2. Cone 1955's from 2003

3. Japanese milled denim 1955's from 1996

(Apologies for pic quality/4+ year old phone isn't what it used to be..)

 

 

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Great to see them all Charlie, what’s ‘wild’ about those 44s from 2010 - is it the pink  paint used on the arcuates? I was quite tempted by them at the time too.

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Hey Martin, it was based on a comment made by Setterman (remember him?)

I think the photo speaks for itself

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They stretched out the R/H side of the pocket/arc.

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Living in Texas and all I'd be interested in tracking down a pair that was made in the San Antonio factory.
Probably easier said than done!

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I see now, I just thought that’s what happens when you size down by 4! :laugh2:

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1 minute ago, Broark said:

Living in Texas and all I'd be interested in tracking down a pair that was made in the San Antonio factory.
Probably easier said than done!

It is mate. I purchased the size 34's and also a pair of 34's in the 44 model (the only other raw jean made there, for the one season, apart from the 506 jacket).

It was apparently the last Levis owned factory before the shift to the Taylor toggs facility in NC. 

I've only seen about 6 items deadstock from that factory production run in 7 years. Yahoo auctions maybe?

(I can help with any details if unsure, lemme know) 

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5 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I see now, I just thought that’s what happens when you size down by 4! :laugh2:

Boom tish!! :laugh:

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Nice collection Dr. I found some deadstock 555 201's that I've been wearing since the new year.

Really great denim, great color coming through, the weft seems unbleached. Must be like 12oz? 

How many LVC jackets do you own? :o

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1 minute ago, JMS said:

Nice collection Dr. I found some deadstock 555 201's that I've been wearing since the new year.

Really great denim, great color coming through, the weft seems unbleached. Must be like 12oz? 

How many LVC jackets do you own? :o

Are we talking about the 1937 201XX leather patch, or the 1920's 201 linen patch model?

I only own one Lvc jacket now. A 1st edition 1880's triple pleated blouse fom 2012(?)

Also the hunters Duck vest  from 2001? (part of the infamous Valencia duck family) Apart from the photos, everything else is now long sold.

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201's with the linen patch! Not much to show now, but they've softened up a ton since the first soak. Dropped a bunch of indigo in the tub. 

They feel like they're going to fade fast. Loving them! (makes me want to pick up either the WH 1901s or the 1915s when they come out)

Cheers

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The first edition 20's 201 are unique. The denim (although greenish in colour) is apparently a redcast denim (?) .. Anyways they are the stubbornest of denims to wear- in and will take forever, BUT the rewards are worth it.

Basically you have to wear them raw for a year or two ( whilst doing hard labour) then soak and repeat for a decade. Then and only then will some crocking appear!

I would love to go drystone walling in my pair for about a year or so... The only water they would see would be the rain.

 

Edit: hold onto them, they will never be made again using that (unique) denim. Wear, enjoy, repeat..

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Interesting! They definitely have a greenish color. I promise I won't wash em haha. I'll check back in with em in a year! 

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2 minutes ago, JMS said:

Interesting! They definitely have a greenish color. I promise I won't wash em haha. I'll check back in with em in a year! 

That would be great. Put it the calendar. 

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1 hour ago, Dr_Heech said:

The first edition 20's 201 are unique. The denim (although greenish in colour) is apparentl a redcast denim (?) .. Anyways they are the stubbornest of denims to wear- in and will take forever, BUT the rewards are worth it.

Basically you have to wear them raw for a year or two ( whilst doing hard labour) then soak and repeat for a decade. Then and only then will some crocking appear!

I would love to go drystone walling in my pair for about a year or so... The only water they would see would be the rain.

 

Edit: hold onto them, they will never be made again using that (unique) denim. Wear, enjoy, repeat..

In the book the Power of the dog by Thomas Savage 1967, the cowhands would put there Levis in the river for a few days to soften them up, where as the dude rancher would wear them stiff and new, making them look fake. The character Phil Burbank describes a character's stiff new Levis going zip-zip-zip

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The 201s are fantastic. A buddy of mine had a pair years ago. 

Doc, are you going wear yours or keep them deadstock? 

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23 minutes ago, unders said:

The 201s are fantastic. A buddy of mine had a pair years ago. 

Doc, are you going wear yours or keep them deadstock? 

I want to wear them. I'm waiting for the 'right opportunity' plus l'm rotating 2 pairs of CSF and my newly aquired WH 27's (plus a bunch of others) so again procrastinating to the max :rolleyes:

Also l can only put in a few hours wear in a week now so slow going..

 

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Usual bollox

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Maybe you can give this a go.. from Aero Leathers website: 

The Savile Tweed Suit Method

This was a old favourite with the aristocracy when they still had estates, on taking delivery of a new Savile Row tweed suit, the Lords Of The Manor would give it to his gardener to wear for a couple of months so he could knock the newness out of it. His lordship then reclaimed the suit and wore it until it got too shabby for his tastes at which point, he gave it back to the gardener as a "keeper". This is a great method for breaking in a Horsehide jacket but does have a couple of minor drawbacks. Firstly this involves hiring a gardener that's the right size, and secondly, hiring one who is not going to abscond the second he gets a new Aero on his back.

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Advice for sizing the most recent made in USA 1937s? They are shrink to fit, and I found a non washed 33 with a measured waist of 16 (32). Does that seem right? 

I'm usually a 31, sometimes a 32, but these size 33s seem more like a 31 (after the soak and all). 

Thanks. 

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Speaking of San Antone ‘55s, here’s a pair of 34/34 I picked up recently. More like a 35 in the waist, but that’s perfect for me -I really wish 35 was a common size in general - anyway, they won’t be put into action any time soon, plenty of jeans to tear through first.

These are the first lvc of this era that I own and I really wish that all lvc was upheld to this standard - even the pockets are deep and made of decent material. Oh well...

 

 

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@Facini could you share some photos of the inside tags on those?
Would be helpful for me if I try to track a pair down in size 36. :ph34r:

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More Lvc promo, can not remember what year maybe 2002, and wonder who would wear this?

 

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6 hours ago, Broark said:

@Facini could you share some photos of the inside tags on those?
Would be helpful for me if I try to track a pair down in size 36. :ph34r:

I would've shared mine with you but l cut the label out of this particular pair, however the all important button number is 554.

I will tell you that they are harder to find than the Valencia stuff.

And as @Facini pointed out, the waist measures bigger than tagged. Also the hem isn't as wide on this model as it is on previous 55s. My 2 pairs of 55's posted are both tagged 34 but measurements differ, like they are a slightly tapered cut

These 2003 run were the first to use Cone denim and there were some 55s which were actually made with the cone 66 denim that lvc use. This was an accident of course but to be honest, it's impossible to tell.

 

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So did all the 555 55s use Japanese (Kaihara?) denim Charlie? What about the other Valencia St models, did any of those use Cone?

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