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@Facini Thanks for sharing that jacket, so cool to see you wore it since deadstock! That washing process is also nice to see, I always enjoy washing something that old and see how it comes out. Let alone something deadstock. 

Value wise it’s a little bit difficult to tell I think. I collect and sell sometimes as well and the stuff I sold went for reasonable prices. Nothing high like some eBay sellers are asking. I also don’t think eBay is the best place to sell (though I don’t have any experience there so please correct me if I’m wrong). A network of fellow collectors or denim enthusiasts would feel better I think. Maybe via social media if you have the followers ofcourse. You have a good size though, slightly large but that’s better than too small. If I would give an indication I think anywhere between 300-600 is reasonable based on what I experienced. But, it really all depends on what someone wants to give.

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Thanks for all your input! The 557 will now get some new and well deserved love. Thanks a lot @mstax.

Another jacket that i am considering parting with is this rather immaculate 70505-0317 Big E. No wear, tear og repair. Near perfect stitch integrity. 

524 buttons, black bartacks under that flaps. Likely a late 60s/early 70s. As good as new. 

Measures 59 cm p2p, 56,5 cm back w/o collar. 

 

Any ideas regarding worth in todays market?

Will post more photos tomorrow for preservation and documentation. 

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Can anyone identify this jacket? A friend was going through their grandpas old stuff and found it. Lived in SF. Her grandma says it's from the 20s but I doubt that. I'm just not an authority on truly vintage wares. The way the pockets are attached almost looks like some fast-fashion brand.

 

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4 hours ago, rockon99 said:

Can anyone identify this jacket? A friend was going through their grandpas old stuff and found it. Lived in SF. Her grandma says it's from the 20s but I doubt that. I'm just not an authority on truly vintage wares. The way the pockets are attached almost looks like some fast-fashion brand.

 

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What a great find. So much character. The owner must have been quite the sight because those are some serious tan lines. Beautiful. 

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Snagged this curious pair of vintage 501s on Tradera (Swedish eBay) for $7. I wonder if those are selvedge train tracks?
The centered jacron patch is throwing me off, I know they are a feature of 80's Levi's but never saw them on redlines. The copper top button also make me skeptical, fakes perhaps?
Probably wishful thinking but they were so cheap however so worth the risk. We will see when they arrive.

Edit: Bartack and obvious zipper fades on the fly indicate 505s, even though they were labeled as 501s. That would explain the copper top button too. Fingers crossed I’m correct about the selvedge train tracks. 

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@NilsLW Belt loops put the date at around pre-1978 (the bartack stitching is wider than the width of the loop), and judging by the coin pocket design, it may not necessarily be a 505 either. I'm sure 505 coin pockets are similar to the 501's type but think they changed that in the 80's maybe?

Like you said, no real risk.

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From around 08:00 a WWII Levi's model is shown. After that a 1922 one.

 

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Often we can read, that some jeans are made of "pure indigo" and then assume, it's natural indigo.
I think, I got confused a few times and also read about different opinions, whether one model or one maker uses natural indigo or not.

This blog has an interesting post on this issue, explaining that pure indigo is still artificial indigo. And that that would also be historically correct for most models after 1915.

On the blog you can read a lot of details of the WH WWII models.
He also likes to lighten some matches on his jeans- as that apparently was often done in the past- to get similar fades.

https://channeltrutto-com.translate.goog/denim-9/?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=de&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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Not sure why but I always thought “pure” indigo was specifically referring to the synthetic compound. Natural being the term for, well, the plant. 

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^ Yep

Just standard industry terminology, like how Genuine Leather means plastic composite

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1 hour ago, julian-wolf said:

^ Yep

Just standard industry terminology, like how Genuine Leather means plastic composite

Good example.
I'm sure many are mistaken about that.

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