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Something a little different today.

Recently picked up some Levis 501s with pink weft that reminded me of my of my old Julian Red jeans. 

 If you're not familiar Julian Red was one of the Swedish denim labels first pushing the skinny slouchy look way back in 2005. This pair was called the Hoboken Nikki Sixx. Indigo warp and yarn dyed pink weft. They were very subtly distressed and over time gave some of the most unique fades I've ever seen. 

This pair was worn pretty heavily for a few years before they no longer fit.

I included a picture of an unworn pair below for comparison. 

Also included a picture of my daughter wearing my old pair and finally, one of myself struggling to breathe after buttoning them up for the first time in 10 years! 

Last shot is of my new 501s shrunk to dry. 

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Another pair of Made in U.S.A. 501s.

Dated 1987-1990, tag says W35 L34 but these measure 32 x 29. Color loss and marbling suggest lots of laundering and no holes, only a few frays, and the 100% intact crotch seem to back that up. Very clean pair. 

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Amazing traintracks. 

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Registered trademark. 

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You can just make out the tiny red xx after 501 that dates these to after 1987. 

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I gave my Samurais another wash. That crotch is nearing repair time...

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Thanks for tuning in.

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early stages of the freewheeler's 1947 601xx, baby steps

1st wash, 20 wears

2nd wash, 32 wears

3rd wash, 48 wears

4th wash, 74 wears

currently at 80 wears

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