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denimbro crosspost:

got these from ebay, sometimes people don´t know what treasure they possess ;)
what i learned is that the waist button back doesn´t have to show off a number, and not
all 501s from 73-78 came with the tear of tag
(the 1st 2 photos show colour best):
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Posted (edited)

thank you :)

@flash, believe me, this is not much luck but constant daily seeking denim on ebay for many years now.

pics will follow

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Never seen this canvas fabric used on pocketbags before 

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Thought it may have been duck but probably not , has anyone a good explosion of what makes Duck ... Duck ???? 

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Just bought these 

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There never gonna fit me but it was too good a deal to pass on . Not every day you find a pair of deadstock 501 levis ( from around 1974 ) for not much more than a pair of LVC 

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great find flash! i am with you here. also i will "hopefully" never fit into my recent pair.

yours seem to be from the same period, and interesting enough also don´t show of  tear off tag. what does the back of waist button read, and does your pair feature laundry information inside?

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@Sympathy-For-The-Denim Thanks , pretty stoked to have found them but there not with me yet ( took the pics from the seller ) 

its my understanding that the tear tag came a few years later , maybe 76/77 ? I’m really not sure . This is another thing I’m not entirely sure about but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tear tag without the words “ care instructions inside garment “ in black , above the 501 

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6 minutes ago, Broark said:

If anyone has some free time I came across the BerBerJin Youtube channel, you can turn on translated subtitles for some top quality Engrish.
Pretty cool stuff if you're into vintage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCexbqeATcS0nViTHqOzJYLg/videos

Nice one mate , watched a lot of the videos already but obviously had no idea what he was saying ( never knew there was a subtitle option on youtube ) 

 

edit .... how do you do it though ?

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5 minutes ago, Flash said:

edit .... how do you do it though ?

Click the subtitles/CC tab and then click auto-translate -> English.

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All I’m getting is the Japanese option ??

tried it on iPad and android , you using a desktop ?

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@Flash I'm on a laptop, sometimes I have to click the Japanese option and then go back and there's another option below to auto-translate.
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Cool , got one to work 

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Definitely Jack's last wear on the smaller 503zxx 

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He still has another pair of leather patch 503zxx and a dead stock early 70's pair to look forward to but who knows if he will even wear them ? 

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They look like they have another month or 2 in them from what I can see but maybe the waist is too small now. 
I still have the deadstock early 70s pair for my son but if he’s not in school uniform (rarely these days!), it’s shorts or adidas tracksuit bottoms so I’m not sure he’ll ever wear them.

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I'm sure he could get another bit of wear out of them but I don't want him to be uncomfortable in them , denim is a lot rougher than he is used to 

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The 40's models are even cooler , they used the full sized patch and it looks soo cool 

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Anyone know much about US Army/Navy denim ? 

Bought this laundry bag a few years ago and have no idea when its from 

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Any vintage lee expert around help identify those?

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know nothing about old lee jeans ,though they’ll fit fine on me.

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Posted (edited)

Mid to late 1990's as a rough guess.

 

Edited by Dr_Heech

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Got the 1974 501 this morning , well chuffed ... especially for the price I got them for 

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Over 110 years B)

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Yellow stitching on the coin pocket and the crotch 

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Nice arc shape 

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There isn't a lot of difference between the denim on these and Jack's 302 

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And a group shot 

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No fit pics unfortunately.... there about 2 sizes too small , never planned on wearing them so it's not such a big deal 

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I think this has possibly been posted before, but I haven't looked at it in awhile. Pretty sure this is run by Shingo-san.
This might be one of the most comprehensive vintage denim archives I've found. Great photos and translated in english: http://denimarchieves.com/e/index.html
Love the wonky back pockets on this pair of S503XXB's from WWII. You can see the painted arcs just barely visible.

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2 tone stitching as well , rare to see on a s501xx but not totally unheard of 

Thanks for the link mate , give me something to look over tonight while the wife is playing Animal Crossing , said she was buying it for Jack .... chancer 

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I find it really impressive how detailed all the posts are. I haven't found any other websites with as much information in one place.
I'd love if Berberjin / Marvin's had all their pairs archived like this.

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Thanks Broak old chum. That youths 1922 pair are indeed a 1927/28 pair and have all the hallmarks of the modern factory production line in their constuction (at the time) - you can see by the time that this pair were made,  the belt had become king but it would take around 10 years for Levis to catch up with the wearers' needs, and get shot of those suspender buttons. Mind you l think that because of the depression, a belt may have been a luxury around that time (or worse, used for something else?) Tough times.

 

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