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That’s it mate , posted another link to a 29 as well 

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I have a pair of Levi’s Japan 503 BSSX from 1991 in natural indigo. I had some photos in the LVC thread but the links are no longer working, I’ll try to take some more soon and re-post.

EDIT: they are a size 33.

Edited by Maynard Friedman

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All this makes me think that somewhere out there there's a pair of 505's with a button fly.:D:D:D

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Sweet Jesus. Super rep

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That’s a great find Mr Bobbo Bears!

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^ result!

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19 hours ago, Bobbo said:

Picked up a 507XX today. Grail piece for me. Will shoot more pics when I find the time (and decent lighting).

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Don't tell me you actually found one in your size???

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It actually is in my size, very lucky! Though it is tremendously short in the body when you're used to TCBs jackets, haha. 

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Yes!

& indeed tcb do modernise that cut some...

originals for wearing your trousers nice and high... 

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^^ how short is short @Bobbo out of interest? One in my size recently was 21 inch length which seemed v short.

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6 hours ago, Bobbo said:

It actually is in my size, very lucky! Though it is tremendously short in the body when you're used to TCBs jackets, haha. 

I know what you mean, the true vintage jackets do seem to be very short at the back. I once had a mint condition 557, in size 48 no less, it was so mint that even the cardboard inner patch was 100% intact, which is super-rare in those types from that era. Alas, it always felt like I was wearing a girls jacket as it was so high at the back, so it was sold.:(:(:(

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That jacket looks incredible. Those fades are what all true denim nerds strive for!

The vintage jackets are so short because everybody wore their pants at grandpa-level back in the day. I like it. You just have to embrace your inner Trunks.

 

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No worries! It will get some love and wear. Got quite the stack of high waisted jeans just for the occasion!

 

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Wow that jacket looks great. I'd get Indigo Proof to darn the holes, after that it's ready to rock.

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I’d have Evan at Hudson Hill repair the holes. 

 

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Too much hassle to send it over the pond. I'll go sashiko on this one!

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On 5/3/2019 at 3:19 AM, Cold Summer said:

The vintage jackets are so short because everybody wore their pants at grandpa-level back in the day.

I don't think so, I believe it was more to do with how they look when you're sitting on a horse.

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On 5/5/2019 at 5:01 AM, 501XX4EVER said:

I don't think so, I believe it was more to do with how they look when you're sitting on a horse.

Yep, any longer and it could catch on the back of a saddle, you'd sit on the jacket (same reason the A-1 was adopted by pilots in '27) could cover up and get in the way of accessing a pistol/bullets:

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3 hours ago, Iron Horse said:

Yep, any longer and it could catch on the back of a saddle, you'd sit on the jacket (same reason the A-1 was adopted by pilots in '27) could cover up and get in the way of accessing a pistol/bullets:

I guessing that's the reason leather biker jackets have the same kinda high back as well.

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6 hours ago, 501XX4EVER said:

I guessing that's the reason leather biker jackets have the same kinda high back as well.

Yeah, it's just safer and more comfortable that way:

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Well I didn’t leave Tokyo with any big E’s for myself ... but Jack struck lucky in Marvin’s 
Got himself another pair of 503zxx but an earlier pair this time ( 54/56 ? ) . Got some time to take a few pics while we’re having a rest from the chaos of Hong Kong Disney land

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Jack's got a way better collection than any of us!

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I definitely think he’s sized up for a Sufu-approved fit!

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Some more pics of jacks collection

hope no one thinks I’m spamming the thread and at least a few people find it interesting 

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So left to right 

503zxx ( 56-57 )   ,   302 ( 70-71 )   ,   503zxx ( 54-56 ) 

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bit more yellow stitching on the smaller pair . I think I’m going to try and condition the patch ( just a little ) on the second pair because it really is like jerky and I want Jack to get a little year out of them before they are too small , wouldn’t want the patch to irritate him if it was too hard 

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Nice faded red selvedge line , I’m pretty sure these are the same denim but if not there not a kick in the arse off it 

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^ The faded red is really nice, you're right. Seeing shots like those brings to mind the color Roy uses for the selvedge ID of his Black Seed denim, which is described similarly

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