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On 10/14/2021 at 12:10 PM, cool_hand said:

I managed to snag a Cone Denim Made in USA Type 1 a couple of years ago half price. The Store didn't realise what they had and I managed to work out it was most likely a Cone model and not a newly released made in Bulgaria Trash. I got lucky. As I remember the arms were roomy but settled down after it was soaked. I would avoid machine washing - I did mine cold on a delicate cycle but the denim really softened up after that - just soaking retained the deep indigo rigid look which I prefer but it'll get there eventually whatever you do. Your MiJ looks a great repro - looks identical to my made in USA. It's a great fitting jacket.

I threw it in the washing machine then panicked for a second. Post wash it fits way better than my TCB s40 the sleeves aren’t as baggy anymore but till loose enough to wear a thick jumper underneath and be comfortable.  I’ll take the measurements and post them next week.

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@suchislife measurements will be good... interested in the vertical shrink especially

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On 10/15/2021 at 2:32 AM, Topnotcher said:

Same size in the last cone 55s.size up one for the new Kaihara 55s.

Sound advice! I had already pulled the trigger on 34s, which I’ll now be exchanging for 36s. Sharing in case anyone else needs measurements…

1955 501 tag size 34 (unwashed)

Waist: 43cm

Front Rise: 33cm

Back Rise: 41cm

Thigh (at crotch): 33cm

Knee (13” down): 25cm

Hem: 22.5cm

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Some nice detail on these Big Es that I picked up. Not worn very much at all - very slight wear on the seam between the thighs and slight evidence of cuffing.

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They look great @Dry, can you reveal how much you paid for them? :ph34r:

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awesome haul  @Dry .... can you do picture of inside tag ?

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

They look great @Dry, can you reveal how much you paid for them? :ph34r:

£1,300. Would have liked a 36 inch leg but they don't come up often like this. The inside bit of 1 of the rivets is missing but the outside bit is there. Thinking about  taking a silver inside bit from another pair and gluing it on. 

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1 hour ago, vIGGiou riou said:

awesome haul  @Dry .... can you do picture of inside tag ?

No inside tags in those days @vIGGiou riou. There is a stamp on 1 of the pockets.

 

3 minutes ago, Dry said:

@Maynard Friedman£1,300. Would have liked a 36 inch leg but they don't come up often like this. The inside bit of 1 of the rivets is missing but the outside bit is there. Thinking about  taking a silver inside bit from another pair and gluing it on. 

 

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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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that's funny how the red line has faded even though they are NOS. I always assumed it faded in the wash?

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I could be wrong, but the selvedge line in this fabric was probably always a faded pink instead of true red. During the time of searching, all pairs seemed to have the same type of selvedge line, and all of them were made in 1999.

Curious to see if this particular model from LVCJ was ever made in other years and with other fabrics. 

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I thought someone might of posted a review of the 1960s Made in Japan by now. I did have a pair in my cart on the Levis UK Store at launch but before I could say "these will probably be returned" all 3 pairs in my size sold out! 

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My 554 San Antone’s starting to come to life. 6 months of mostly daily wear. Been washed fairly frequently too. Can’t wait to see how they look after about a year of wear. I love these jeans. Fit like a glove and no need for a cuff.

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we got ourselves a sale on at Levi's Europe.. Just got myself a pair of 1944 501's for £163 down from £220. it's sad that we can only get decent prices in sales now

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And I remember 10-11 years ago like it was yesterday that LVC jeans were about £140.00 rrp and could be had for £80 and under in the sales. :(

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Just a couple of years ago they were £180, then they jacked them up to £210 last year (?) now £220! And they aren't even USA made anymore. Its like we are being punished

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We can always choose not to buy them of course.

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3 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

We can always choose not to buy them of course.

Amen to that !

:)

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I was wondering if the Levi’s was still struggling to sell those 1955 Japan 501s so I checked the app and it looks like the Type 1 is now available in the EU for £240.  It’s the same serial number as the 1 found on Hinyoa, so maybe it’s MiJ too.

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There doesn’t seem to be a Type 2, I also have a feeling that LVC might re-release the Triple Pleated Blouse and 1890s 501.  They recently posted them on their Instagram and they don’t tend to post items they don’t sell.

The Triple Pleated Blouse is on my wish list, I’d love to have 1.

 

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The Type 1 is also on End Clothing for £279 which is odd.

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/levi-s-vintage-clothing-1936-type-i-jacket-70506-0024.html

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EVERY DETAIL, TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL.

They've got the spacings between the suspender buttons bang on :laugh: 

 

 

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my 1944's have arrived. note the new paper bags Levi's are using now instead of the old red and white plastic ones. Gotta be environmentally friendly now. 

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then the jeans come in a bio degradable satin like feel bag. 

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Note now the back of the top button now says "01" instead of nothing.

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What you've failed to take into account Charlie is that these jeans use SHRINK TO FIT denim! Once the jeans shrink, the suspender buttons on the waistband will align perfectly with those in the bottom photo and will be TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL. 

7 hours ago, Dr_Heech said:

EVERY DETAIL, TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL.

They've got the spacings between the suspender buttons bang on :laugh: 

 

 

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