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it is worthwhile to dollar cost average expensive items -- this way I buy less, but better quality.  I used to purchase things because of low price, sales or markdowns, then often not wear or use them -- those ended up being the highest cost items. 

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1 hour ago, MJF9 said:

Surely a more telling, and useful, measure to track is total cost per (full day of) wear

In that respect, paying a lot but wearing to death would be more acceptable - an indication of good value

I've got stuff that didn't cost as much as other stuff but I've hardly worn so feels well expensive! And vice versa

Of course, value is in the eye of the beholder

Value

Cost

Price

Hmmm

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^ interesting,,, that's £289 / £322 in today's money according to the online calculator... within the range of what we pay today for jeans / jackets...

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In 2002, I think Edwin Waynesvilles were £65 from Interstate.

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47 minutes ago, H...crimper said:

I was paying £180 for a pair of Levis vintage 501s jeans and £200 for the Jacket in 1996 

Then the price was 'slashed' sometime in 1999 to 50% off, to comply with US pricing (apparently).

Bought my first pair of 201XX in November 1999 for £200, was back in February of 2000 and the prices for all jeans and jackets had fallen to £100. Obviously prices crept back up slowly again over the years. 

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3 hours ago, Dr_Heech said:

Then the price was 'slashed' sometime in 1999 to 50% off, to comply with US pricing (apparently).

Bought my first pair of 201XX in November 1999 for £200, was back in February of 2000 and the prices for all jeans and jackets had fallen to £100. Obviously prices crept back up slowly again over the years. 

That was when they changed the the denim on them to cone if Im correct. also in 1996 they were very limited so I was panicking thinking this is my only chance.

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I had the same panic on in early 2003, when the first non-Valencia landed and l was shocked at the drop in quality etc so bought up as many Lvc pieces as possible that were made like the og booklets stated: by Levis employees that have been working there since way back in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

And l guess this is where CSF, and other companies, have carried the denim baton forward.

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7 minutes ago, Dr_Heech said:

I had the same panic on in early 2003, when the first non-Valencia landed and l was shocked at the drop in quality etc so bought up as many Lvc pieces as possible that were made like the og booklets stated: by Levis employees that have been working there since way back in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

And l guess this is where CSF, and other companies, have carried the denim baton forward.

I kick myself for being a toddler and not buying all the og LVC I could. Jokes aside, I am envious of the position you were in to have the foresight you did. 

I daydream about having a closet full of deadstock valencia street goodies... LOL.

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57 minutes ago, Dr_Heech said:

I had the same panic on in early 2003, when the first non-Valencia landed and l was shocked at the drop in quality etc so bought up as many Lvc pieces as possible that were made like the og booklets stated: by Levis employees that have been working there since way back in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

And l guess this is where CSF, and other companies, have carried the denim baton forward.

apparently Eric Clapton brought a lot of the early Valencia stuff 

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12 hours ago, JMS said:

.. I daydream about having a closet full of deadstock valencia street goodies... LOL.

The great thing is l got to wear alot of earlier stuff, sure, but the resale value of NOS Valencia stock about 10 years ago was insane. Made an absolute fortune (for me at least) so happy days. 

 

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12 hours ago, JMS said:

I kick myself for being a toddler and not buying all the og LVC I could. Jokes aside, I am envious of the position you were in to have the foresight you did. 

I don't know if it was foresight per se - l was thrifting for old 50's and 60's 501's from c.1987-1995 so it was really more a natural progression for me.

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This brand is being a joke to me. 
It’s like hunger marketing and feed to reseller. Most of people cannot enjoy how it’s worth. I already forget it and ran for tcb, wh and fw

best wishes to csf

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If you order now, they should arrive before the 100th anniversary year :huh:

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Hey @Duke Mantee can you convince FW to make a type 1 like this? Thanks! 
love the type 1 without the flap. Hard to find. 

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31 minutes ago, shredwin_206 said:

Hey @Duke Mantee can you convince FW to make a type 1 like this? Thanks! 
love the type 1 without the flap. Hard to find. 

Wait until the spring ...

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Exactly what I was waiting to hear confirmation from you ;) 

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As long as they don't make it too long. I'm a buyer for one like this.

 

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How I would love all my denim to fade to the colour of my CSF hat (1 of the 4 I have, sadly no jeans or jackets).

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Can you get some close ups of the front pockets? I love how the grain is crossways on the panels, very unusual and not seen it on any other WW2 pair here (anyone??) - cheers @Flash

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Will do mate , probably a chance tomorrow 

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20 minutes ago, Flash said:

Not much change in the way of wear on my ww2 but I got a proper camera and I'm "trying" to figure out how to use it 

Looks like you’re “trying” pretty good 

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Just sharing these! A faded pair of Cushman 22501 WWII jeans produced by Conner's Sewing Factory!

 

 

 

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Was hoping for English subtitles,  the video where the anti guy bent to Foremost had them and was pretty cool 

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