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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.

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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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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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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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