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again, does anyone have washed a pair 101z gold label jeans? my pair stretched so much, aren´t skinny anymore :/

Then you bought them too big.

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ive got a pair of the 101z gold labels. bought true to size and washed twice and they havent stretched too great of an amount.

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leevisu heritage s/s 09 samples!

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God damn I want these sooooo bad now, any idea on the price?

The fit is awesome btw.

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leevisu heritage s/s 09 samples!

Just curious how you feel these compare to the 2101

Best Regs

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i bought my usual w30 size and now they could even fit a 32 waist,

did they shrink in length? if yes i´d wash em for they are too long... thanks!!!

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i bought my usual w30 size and now they could even fit a 32 waist,

did they shrink in length? if yes i´d wash em for they are too long... thanks!!!

you can get them for cheap if you need to replace them. They're on sale and you can get 20% off if you register a new email. I got mine for 42 bucks shipped.

http://shop.lee.com/storefront/leeje...Lee_Authentics

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I am overjoyed !

I spoke to Aero Leather Clothing today in the hope that they might be able to help me source a pair of W40 1937 101's and sure enough after everyone telling me you cannot get them advised that they will order a pair for me - this is a bit of a holy grail for me as they have to be my fave looking Denim Jeans around - they to me are the epitomy of what a classic western jean should be.

I cannot wait to get them and I'm sure they won;t be my lastpair should they fit !

I'll post up pit pics as and when I get them...at the moment I am a little overjoyed !

Here's hoping they arrive in stock for me.

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stupid question i'm sure... but how can i tell if my japanese lee are edwin or mccoys? there's no discernable ident i can see apart from one number on the washing instructions beginning with an E.edwin?

thanks

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well i guess you can tell the difference.

real mccoys only have 101b and the taxi driver 101z from the 70s. so any other one should be from edwin as far as i know.

the 101z is the taxi driver edition, and has a different tag inside with the newer tradmark, so thats one of the details, where you can tell the difference between the 101z 1952 from edwin and the 101z from real mccoys, plus they have different leather patches.

for the 101b mccoys , they have different buttons, compared to the 101b 1944 from edwin wich dont have the lee rider stamp on it,they are lee cowboys and the 101b 1959 from edwin have a slightly different pocket stitching.and the newest edwin edition is the 101b from 1955 wich have half selvedge. so there you go. as with everything here you have to look at the details.

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good info... at least i now know which details to look out for.as it happens they are 101b's but the buttons say lee cowboys, which make them edwins right?

thanks for the heads up....

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i wanted to share some finds on the net with you, that have some relation to lee jeans.

we all know that lee bought Can't Bust Em and Boss Of The Road back in the 30s.

i was always wondering why there are no repros of these products?

well now i saw on the lee japan site that they have something like a repro. no really accurate like their REAL VINTAGE line but still interesting.

here is the link of the Can't Bust Em part of their UNIFROM line

http://www.lee-jeans.jp/item/param/id/efc7e7ed7a3e8816025f80f99dbdd923

it is supposed to be the frisko jeens.

there was a thread on sufu about black jeans

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=2779

i just saw that warehouse has a beautiful repro of the black frisko jeens.

http://www.ware-house.co.jp/index.php?page=item&ic=16368

https://own-magazine.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=22&products_id=682

its interesting that they call it the heyneman typ3. could be cause Cant Bust Em was part of the company Eloesser-Heynemann.

so check it out.

thats also the jeans dean wears in Giant in the oil drilling scene.

i found a nice pic of a Can't Bust Em ad on e bay with the frisco jeens in it

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just visited the e-workers.net site again, and found an interesting column on the H.D.Lee company designer Oscar E Kratz. seems he was responsible for the 101J jacket design. there is a pic of the patent.so check it out, might be interesting, but for sure its denim history

here is the translated link

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.e-workers.net%2Fcolumn%2F1%2F1.htm&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en

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cheers for the reminder beatle,

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Been on major rotation for about a year (sometimes only wearing 1 day a month). Loads of hot washes, and biking. Colour most accurate in pic 5.

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those look great!

picked these lovely 50's Edwin Leepros up thrifting a while ago:

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compared to my 1944's:

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First time this has happened in years... the g/f assumed that, just because they were in the laundry basket, they needed washing. It was this pair:

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showpost.php?p=1106392&postcount=145

I pulled these out from under the bed a couple of years ago, they'd been washed once too often and were looking a little bland. Now, after maybe three years of scrubbing floors, stripping ceilings, they're looking pretty good, I'd say. These are the Euro jeans with Nisshinbo fabric, from around 95 I guess.

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Now that they're washed, they're going to go, along with a pair of 501 47s, 1901s, and a pair of SC 40501 (the 1880-ish replica), to help pay off my credit card bill. Feel free to PM me with any offers before they go to the 'Bay.

Sale threads here (1947 and 1901 LVC):

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=62451

and here (Lee 101 and Sugarcane Edo Ai 40501):

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?p=1306969#post1306969

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now thats a beauty. the color is amazing.

looking at the original i must say the japan repros really seem nice too.

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bored, took some pics of my vintage lees, and not knowing a better thread to post them in, i thought id put them here.

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love the 2 tone stitching...

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and the indigo selvage

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Here are the measurements for both of the Mccoy Lee's, they are both tagged w33. I have also measured the w34 Edwin 52 101z's to give a comparison.

Mccoy TD 101z/ Mccoy 101b /Edwin 52 101z

Inseam 34.2 / 35 / 34

so the sanforized denim shrinks by 1.5" in the inseam for the 101Bs?

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so the sanforized denim shrinks by 1.5" in the inseam for the 101Bs?

I did not measure them when i got them so i take it you are getting that info from superdenim.uk . They measure 35" now after a hot soak & a wash at 40 degrees.

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Now this is special...if ur into Lee vintage - and you like James Dean - this should be ur special day !

Just found this lovely pair on ebay...

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http://cgi.ebay.de/VINTAGE-LEE-RIDERS-JEANS-JAMES-DEAN-JEANS_W0QQitemZ160294180001QQihZ006QQcategoryZ63889QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

you gotta be kiddin'!

i thought those are actually residing in LA?!

EDIT: dodgy eBay user additionally to that!

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Maybe he stole the pic..it's hard to tell from the other 2 photos that he posted...

Also - the way he's putting it- it's hard to tell if these were actually worn by James Dean - or just a pair like the ones he wore...

Many Famous actors in the 50's wore Lee Riders Jeans James Dean, Steve Mcqueen . You Can clearly see James Dean sport these jeans in Giant, and Rebel without a Cause.

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Now this is special...if ur into Lee vintage - and you like James Dean - this should be ur special day !

Just found this lovely pair on ebay...

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http://cgi.ebay.de/VINTAGE-LEE-RIDERS-JEANS-JAMES-DEAN-JEANS_W0QQitemZ160294180001QQihZ006QQcategoryZ63889QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

As far as i understand these are not deans jeans. and deans jeans didnt have the leather patch on it, so they cant be the pair from giant

mikedbt5 and me have put the rest of the original pics the dean jeans pics in the iconic pics forum

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?p=1303369#post1303369

deans jeans were owned for years by david loeher who has a james dean museum in fairmont indiana. he had to sell some of the stuff two years ago. i think they were even sold for around 40.000 dollars back then.

there is still a pair of deans 501 s been displayed in the fairmount history museum, as far as i know

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Thanks for the info...got to google the levis...

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