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I think I’m starting to agree with you.. 60° wash could get it right

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Don't know about the new ones but the old Cone ones shrank a lot, especially in length. If the new denim behaves similarly, it'll be very short but still have plenty of room in the arms after the wash.

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I have chosen to do just that. The fit was very odd but I did warm to it. 
 

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I should have a similar size to this when its done I think.. in the wash as we speak..

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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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hi there, is LVC 44501 soft in terms of texture? thanks!

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Just as soft as any other model year, they will soften in with wear. 

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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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That’s good to know Andy. Where are you buying them from, the Levi’s online shop?

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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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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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Where's the v stitch ? 

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I’ve no idea about the shrinkage on new (Japanese denim LVC), I think you’re familiar with it though Andy so you should have a good idea. Is there much room in the waist now whilst raw?

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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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50 minutes ago, Flash said:

Where's the v stitch ? 

I just looked through the 501 book and some 37 era pairs have the v-stitch and some don’t . I can’t remember if my old Cone pair had it.

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When I think of the v stitch all I'm talking about is a row of single stitch under the chainstitch , it could be in the shape of a v or could run almost parallel with the chainstitch . I'm not all that clued into pre war levis but I think all late 30's 501xx have this ? Maybe I'm completely wrong in my thoughts ?? I'm sure @Dr_Heech could clear it up 

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3 hours ago, Flash said:

When I think of the v stitch all I'm talking about is a row of single stitch under the chainstitch , it could be in the shape of a v or could run almost parallel with the chainstitch . I'm not all that clued into pre war levis but I think all late 30's 501xx have this ? Maybe I'm completely wrong in my thoughts ?? I'm sure @Dr_Heech could clear it up 

Late 30's (allegedly c.1937) is when the single stitched run off feature (V or L stitch call it what you want) first appeared. 

But you're both right, some have it, some not so much, but you can still find it under the denim/chainstitching.

Also from 1941 there was more than one factory. The '1937' model was discontinued in early 1942 so another reason for possible variations.

 

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To clarify

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1 hour ago, Flash said:

Where's the v stitch ? 

Don't forget this is Lvc ;)

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Just pulled these out. They are a raw/nos pair from 2003. Second generation, button number 643M. They are Cone denim but made in the first non-levis owned factory; but still within the US. The single stitch runoff is under the chainstitching. It goes as far as the overlock stitch. I've included this pic.

They are different from the latest lvc japan reissues. 

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Are the new lvc’s that are made in Japan much improved? 

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Here is a pair that I’ve had squirreled away for well over 20 years.  

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@MJF9

Here are some more photos. Anything particular you want to see? 
 

Some thoughts on this model, of which I also have another pair that I’ve put about a years worth of wear. I’ll dig that pair out at some point to photograph and show the aging. 
 

At the time, 1998, the Antique Boutique in Manhattan had a good selection of Levi’s reissues.  Studying the details of this model, which were explained in a supplemental  book tucked into the back pocket, made me  very excited.  The back cinch was so different and fresh, it just seemed so cool.  The extra rivet at the crotch, to my eyes made this model extremely distinctive. And the arcuates?  Wow, still my all time favorite.  To my eyes, this pair of 201’s (anyone know the story of this?) looked so distinctive that I am still surprised that no one has ever commented on them, or any of the many cinchback pairs I’ve worn.  

In terms of fit, they are quite comfortable and are a flattering cut. They are not a perfect reproduction, but I consider them to be in the authentic Levi’s lineage. A fantastic pair, made in the San Francisco Valencia factory. I will never wear this pair, because it represents something ethereal that is gone forever, never to return. It really broke my heart when LVC severed its historical connection  to the Valencia heritage and I’ve never bought another pair.  Thankfully there are so many other superb options being made.

 

 

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@FurnitureMaker - this is a great looking pair. Do they fit you? If so, why not wear them? Are you a collector/reseller? If not, we're all only here borrowing stuff anyways. If you've got it, why not enjoy this woven hunk of ultimately, mostly, biodegradable material while it's in such a nice form for practical use? 

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some green oxidisation suddenly appeared on a couple of my rivets.. seemed to just.. appear.

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On 2/19/2022 at 10:59 PM, Maynard Friedman said:

I have a pair!

Do you still wear those 503B?

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I’ll get around to them someday! :P

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While in the process of moving, I dug out my old 44s. Started wearing these in 2019 till about sometime in start 2021 I think. Don’t fit anymore - maybe they are too small or I got bigger, haha. These are some of the more recents cone’s. Maybe some day I’ll be back in them.

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