I've got a couple pairs of Levis 501XX Deadstock Vintage jeans from the LVC collection. They are perfect replicas of the 1947 (slimmest-fitting 501 made) 501XX jean and feature all of the uhh.. features, which include: Slightly uneven arcuate stitching, Redline Selvage XX dual ringspun denim from Cone Mills Concealed rivets Selvage in the coin pocket Orange and yellow stitching "Big E" red tab They are unwashed and are not sanforized (as the original 1947s), and thus will shrink quite a bit. Levis suggests to get them 2 (or 3, for larger sizes) inches up for the waist, and 4 inches for the length. However, if you do not like to wash your jeans (as many of us denim nerds), you would want to buy your normal waist size, and dry clean them to keep the wear going and the size consistent. These are the last of the Levis made in the USA, so supply is very limited. I have: 31x34 30x34 40x38 Buy em here for $85 shipped (to the US) before they go on eBay, where they frequently sell for $150.
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4/16/05 at 11:11pm