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@Duke Mantee you mean you never got it free too? :P

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Seems my 558 may be a 1961, since it has the "Every Garment Guaranteed".

 

 

 

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My freebies landed this week

Glad the blue outweighs the red on derby day

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You won’t have time for football young man - you need to get the head down and get studying

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I'll be ready for the open book quiz today Duke

Any time apart from 12.30 to 14.15 when I need to focus on royal blue :)

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So, for those of us who decided to purchase a copy of the new Levis denim jackets book, what are your thoughts?

And for those of you who have got hold of the reprint 501XX book, again l would love to know the same :D

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I got the jacket book + 501 book reprint, and am thrilled with them. Though they were not cheap, I would say the price is fair considered there is quite possibly millions of dollars worth of denim in there that would be nearly impossible to see in such detail, short of traveling across the world to Japan. In that sense they are just as much an art book as it is reference guide/text book for vintage denim. I also think the fact that they both have full english captions/translations makes them totally worth it

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Thankyou @Fooleo - yes agreed worth it for the sheer volume of rare pieces which are clearly photographed, and the info on factories and associated numbers is an added gem. 

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I’m very happy with both books Doc, I’m glad I have them.

I did say earlier that I find them a bit ‘lightweight’ (lacking detail in both pics and words) and I stick by that, however they are still great reference manuals.

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I agree to an extent. I tend to read in between the lines as much as the info provided. Adding/updating existing knowledge with visual references is always helpful and the jackets book is certainly more lnsightful than its jean predecessor. 

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18 hours ago, Dr_Heech said:

So, for those of us who decided to purchase a copy of the new Levis denim jackets book, what are your thoughts?

And for those of you who have got hold of the reprint 501XX book, again l would love to know the same :D

I did get the jeans book - thanks for sticking your neck out a little and recommending it despite the price @Dr_Heech.

Its a lovely book - and it really is fantastic to have the collection of old jeans' pictures in a book as opposed to seeing them online and then them vanishing into the ether again...

I have an old Lightning mag of vintage jeans (also was pretty pricey actually)... and that I found brilliant for showing the details and the blues and shades of whites and wear - and I still look back to those. It was also looking at some old pictures of chore coats and their colours from threads on here - posted by Mr Broark and Mr Bartleby and others (thank you very much) that also persuaded me to order the book, as I find the look of some old denim so amazingly good - wabisabi eh..:o

Agree the info is brief but still nice to have - (and in English too..) I'd not opened it when it arrived (saved it for the weekend after busy workweek) so I'm still to look at it more closely - really looking forward to that:).

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