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The Japanese Edwin Lees have a basic flaw which as far as I know was not a feature on the original Lee jeans they are trying to reproduce. Basically the inside lining on the back pockets shrinks as soon as you wash them and results in vertical creases on the outside of the pockets which completely ruins the look. I've never seen that on any American vintage lees from the 50/60s.

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You are right about this, although I can't quite figure out whether it's because the pocket lining shrinks or doesn't shrink. I wonder if the McCoy repros do this as well?

I have to say the effect is most pronounced immediately after washing and somewhat ameliorates with wear. I'm wondering if removing the lining altogether (possibly quite a difficult job, giving that it's woven into the 'lazy S') would cure the problem.

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Both of my Edwins have done this but both the Mccoy's pockets are still lovely & flat.

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question for patch

thanks for the pics, can you tell me are the mccoys 101bs 1944's

also you say the tag size is 33 but comes up 35, do they shrink in the waste much and what is the size of the waste after wearing for a while.

finally where did you buy them from?

thanks

pete

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question for patch

thanks for the pics, can you tell me are the mccoys 101bs 1944's

also you say the tag size is 33 but comes up 35, do they shrink in the waste much and what is the size of the waste after wearing for a while.

finally where did you buy them from?

thanks

pete

They seem to be modelled on the 44. Shrunk to about 33.5 & have stretched to 35".

I got them via proxy 6 months ago, try searching rakuten or here

http://www.realmccoys.co.jp/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=120&osCsid=dd65e064447f396a33ff2a2ea46973cb

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hey, if anybodys interested, i´ve got eu leepro for sale, quite nice heave denim and

somehow raisin coated as nudie did in the early past:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320259957395&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=011

btw. what denim is heavier, the 44s or 52s denim?

thanks

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already posted this question o the small q thread to no avail so....what are the largest size Lee make ? pref 101b hair on hide ?

ideally to fit W40 or am I shit out of luck ?

Lee just look great - I envy you all.

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^^I've seen the 36 Lee's for size 38. No need to be envious because there's a lot of other choices out there. If you're going for the Lee look, Samurai Jin's come in a 40.

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^^I've seen the 36 Lee's for size 38. No need to be envious because there's a lot of other choices out there. If you're going for the Lee look, Samurai Jin's come in a 40.

Then I am on a mission to peep me some Jin's ....I'm off right now !

Thanks for this.:)

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My Warehouse Lee 1920s repros, circa a year of wear. Many washes.

I had them repaired professionally three times thus far but still... hellooooo crotch tear. Grappling while drunk outside isn't always good. Next time I'll stitch them together with leather I think.

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But fear not, their replacements are hanging out to dry... :) Sneak-peak!

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too bad about the wh's, but the 1939 edwin's are really nice too.

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too bad about the wh's, but the 1939 edwin's are really nice too.

Ah, I'm sure they will be up and running again soon :)

What, really, is the difference between the 1939 (mine as correctly spotted) and the 1937? Or even the 1936? The only one I can tell is that mine has flat, non-donut buttons, and possibly a tad slimmer.

E: Oh and by the way, someone who I believe is your friend stopped me at UO to talk about the WHs. The fact that I think you're friends is because he knew about WH from "his friend who has a pair that are 47ish" and, upon me asking, that friend was called David. Apparently he used to work at JC and rock a pair of hair-on-hides himself and I remember you posting that you got your Edwin Lees from a friend of yours. Am I solving the puzzle?

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Yeah he told me that! I didn't get my hair on hides from him though, Claes wore his hair on hides till the death and I got mine just shortly after he bought his. We used to work in the same JC store...

the biggest dif between the 1936/37 and 1939 is the fabric, buttons and I believe the stitch color is a bit dif. too. find out more here:http://www.lee-jeans.jp/item_list/param/id/e846cae793b402fd209eeda7f483a2a5

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Oh, and here's a thought: why wasn't Lee seemingly affected by the cuts in materials like Levi's was (painted backpockets etc)? That is, when you look at their WW2 model.

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but they were though, the coin pocket rivets are gone, they have the brandless laurel leaf donut button, the leather patch is smooth and slimmer and I cant really remember but there was something about the belt loops too...

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1939s out of the drier!

Sanforized but still, shrank a good inch in length and waist. Still way too long so I'm getting them hemmed tomorrow. Also, an inch of leg twist, too. All the starch seems to be gone, sadly.

The flashy pics are pretty close to be true to the color (dark outside, should take more pictures in daylight tomorrow), the other ones are included to show the fit.

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great LVC shirt, and of course a much nicer jean!

from the pics I would guess you live in Germany, so do you know

where I can get my 37s chainstiched?

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Tack Erik! I do feel a lot better today actually, I still have the lock för öronen and my nose is still a bit runny, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to work tomorrow.

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okay, i forgot when i was in the suburb area of stockholm it was just like walking through some kind of german city... congrats for leaving in such a great place!

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Chillin listen to some Johnny Burnette R&R Trio from mid 50s just made me think of my 101zs' . Three months old tomorrow , although bought from the bay shrunk with no rigidity . Mostly worn in the office , hence the ass wear , and a couple of cold soaks . Size waist 34 , insean 32 1/2 . An essential purchase !!!

Second pic will only copy as a link .

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http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj265/mikedbt5/101zc.jpg?t=1214410298

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PLus rep for Johnny Burnette, and just to prove I haven't totally gone over to the LVC dark side, my current work pants:

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Edit: these are fairly early Euro 50s reissues, made in Malta, supposedly Sanforized.

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^^What model are they?

Mine are Lee (Edwin) 1952 101z repros , currently available , Pauls' are Lee Europe generic 1950/60s 101zs (unless Paul advises different) repros from mid 1990s to early/mid 2000s which are no longer available . Nearest and dearest to these are the current 1966 101z .

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damn !

I love the look of Lee jeans - I'm going to have to shed the weight and get me into a pair, it's no bloody good at all.

I got Lee envy :mad:;) - wonderfull jeans, vintage looking is where it's at so much nicer that high contrast stuff.

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it´s always incredible to see how "true vintage like" those Lee repros fade!

That's the vintage dirt, I live in an old house! They do look practically indistinguishable from 60s fabric (altho Lee used a few different denims, some of it isa real grey or green colour). There's a real particular way that it ages, broader areas of wear, the denim fades to a paler blue, that is completely different from Levi's. Altho the detailing on these was never as attractive as Evisu, it was the wear, and the price, that made me buy a few in a row.

I was unhappy with that old pair, they'd maybe been washed once too often and were looking really bland. Now, with a couple of years of stripping ceilings and scrubbing the kitchen floor, they look like they've worked for the money. Shame the pics don't show the hole in the thigh, where a router bit span off and stabbed me.

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