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Vintage Levi's BIG E, was it or wasn't?

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Hi All,

see you again on 2020 and I wish you all happy new year. this time I need your opinion about Levi's BIG E that I found at flea market few days ago. I found an old Levi's vest (its a jacket once before), this vest do not have a cinch back, I also cannot see the number on the back of button, tag was unavailable. only rivets, red tab and selvedge that I can see clearly. here's I send you the details. Hopefully someone here can give me an opinion regarding this Levi's. Any opinions are welcome, I do appreciated.

please let me know.

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Instead of starting a new thread, I would suggest posting this in one of the following existing threads.

here you go:
Small Questions Thread
Levis Vintage Clothing
Denim Jackets

cool find.

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hi, the fading looks kinda artifical which makes me suspicious... but otherwise these look authentic vintage. if it´s repro then i would guess it´s japanese.

 

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I hate the fading too but it looks vintage to me. Would really need to see in the flesh but, for instance, none of the Levi's Japan reissues I've seen have the red selvage line fade like that, nor do you see that corrosion of the zinc on the reverse of the buttons.

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Buttons look wrong to me , there looks to be 2 rings in the center of these buttons where it should only be 1 then the center circle . 

Is there a cinch back attached ? Or evidence that there was one ?

Parts definitely point to it being vintage but there are other things ( buttons, artificial looking fade  , possible lack of cinch ) that make it look either repro or fake 

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Also leaning real but what do I know lol

Red Tab at least is 100%. 

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On 1/28/2020 at 2:45 PM, Sympathy-For-The-Denim said:

hi, the fading looks kinda artifical which makes me suspicious... but otherwise these look authentic vintage. if it´s repro then i would guess it´s japanese.

 

appreciated your opinion.

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On 1/31/2020 at 5:10 AM, Flash said:

Buttons look wrong to me , there looks to be 2 rings in the center of these buttons where it should only be 1 then the center circle . 

Is there a cinch back attached ? Or evidence that there was one ?

Parts definitely point to it being vintage but there are other things ( buttons, artificial looking fade  , possible lack of cinch ) that make it look either repro or fake 

I will get back to you today with another pictures of button and inside jacket, in case we can dig more information from it. many thanks for your attention.

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On 1/31/2020 at 1:26 AM, Paul T said:

I hate the fading too but it looks vintage to me. Would really need to see in the flesh but, for instance, none of the Levi's Japan reissues I've seen have the red selvage line fade like that, nor do you see that corrosion of the zinc on the reverse of the buttons.

here i send you another pictures of buttons, hopefully we can dig more info from it.

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10 minutes ago, indoverificator said:

I will get back to you today with another pictures of button and inside jacket, in case we can dig more information from it. many thanks for your attention.

 

On 1/31/2020 at 5:10 AM, Flash said:

Buttons look wrong to me , there looks to be 2 rings in the center of these buttons where it should only be 1 then the center circle . 

Is there a cinch back attached ? Or evidence that there was one ?

Parts definitely point to it being vintage but there are other things ( buttons, artificial looking fade  , possible lack of cinch ) that make it look either repro or fake 

there's a mark inside the jacket, probable its a marked of cinch back, please have a look. I also posted another photos of buttons today. hopefully we can dig more info. thank you for sharing.

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Well there was a cinch at one point so that's a plus 

The buttons on the other hand ( front ) just dont look right 

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