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post #1036 of 1173
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Originally Posted by gululv View Post

Are there any other 501XX jeans with big thighs like the 1933s?

I'm also trying to find a 501 with a bit more room in the thigh. From what I've read it seems that the 1955s might be good for larger top block. I have APC New Standards and was looking for something with more room in the thigh and a larger leg opening, considering I want to wear with boots. Can anyone offer their expience with the 55s? Fit pics would help. Thanks!
post #1037 of 1173
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Originally Posted by chakmak View Post

I'm also trying to find a 501 with a bit more room in the thigh. From what I've read it seems that the 1955s might be good for larger top block. I have APC New Standards and was looking for something with more room in the thigh and a larger leg opening, considering I want to wear with boots. Can anyone offer their expience with the 55s? Fit pics would help. Thanks!

I've tried on '55s before, and think they would work well for what you're saying, assuming you get sizing correct. For me, in prewashed versions, TTS was DRAMATICALLY large. Usually size down for that Marlon Brando look. Probably -1.
post #1038 of 1173

So I don't know much about jeans, but should the stiching on the sides of my LVC 501s run straight up and down like they do on my trousers, or is it normal for it to curve as it runs down the pant leg?  For instance, on my left pant leg, the stiching starts right on the side of my hip bone, but ends up just barely to the left of the front center of my shin bone... I hope that I am describing this somewhat clearly :/

 

... nevermind, I guess that it is normal

post #1039 of 1173
Yes, that is normal as jeans are washed.
post #1040 of 1173
In keeping with the posts 1036-1039, I offer a few words. I am a person who needs a little more room in the thighs. I have always settled to go up a waist size to satisfy my thigh needs. I love my 1947 LVC's and thought long and hard before choosing them over a pair of l955's. Today I took my 1947's into the SF Levi's store for darning on the inside upper thigh area. I am bummed that I won't have mine back till Wednesday.

But, last night, I took a chance on a pair of AIKA's from a deadstock lot. Seller said that they are touted to mirror the cut of the 1955's, and are 14oz. Seller supplied me with pictures of the AIKA's laid over a pair of 1955's. Price of AIKA's is sweet (95.00) for a TOP O LINE jean made from hand picked looms and retailed at approximately 400.00. Looks good and I can't wait to see if this works out. I will keep you posted.

Yes to the 1955's for that extra needed room. Still, you will want to have a pair of both. IMHO, 1947's are Sportcoat jeans while I would be more inclined to do leather jackets and pea coats with the 1955's. Saving up my dollars right now to put down the 280.00 for a pair of 1955's. I always buy raw, rigid.
post #1041 of 1173

I found the 1955 and 1966 to offer the most room in the thigh and still fit my waist. The difference was the that the 1966 has a lower rise, tighter top block, slightly larger thighs, and more taper below the thighs.

 

Measurements of my 1955 (size 30)

 

Waist: 32"

Rise: 12"

Thigh: 12"

post #1042 of 1173
Any chance I would be able to find aika jeans resonably prices somewhere online? I think I might try to get another pair of LVC jeans. However, hard with the waist size. I've heard all pre-war + 1955 are good for those with big thighs. I have 1933's and must say they are the jeans I've had that lasted the longest. But I think I need to start sizing up more often, and wear a belt.
post #1043 of 1173
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Originally Posted by stlms3 View Post

So I don't know much about jeans, but should the stiching on the sides of my LVC 501s run straight up and down like they do on my trousers, or is it normal for it to curve as it runs down the pant leg?  For instance, on my left pant leg, the stiching starts right on the side of my hip bone, but ends up just barely to the left of the front center of my shin bone... I hope that I am describing this somewhat clearly :/

... nevermind, I guess that it is normal
I got a pair from the Vente Privee sale last month and mine is the same way. It kind of bothers me that the seam twists that much on the left side while the right side kind of shifts towards the back. I wonder why they were designed this way.
post #1044 of 1173
Leg twist happens because of the warp/direction of the twill and how this reacts to the shrinking of the jeans. Modern techniques have eliminated leg twist, but in repro jeans its seen as more authentic and is sometimes desired
post #1045 of 1173
Thanks for the explanation as it makes a lot more sense now. I've never bought a pair of repros before so I wasn't expecting it.
post #1046 of 1173
hey guys,
if anyone is selling one of the LVC crewneck sweatshirts in size S please get in touch. i am looking to buy
thanks!
post #1047 of 1173

501 which are wide in the thigh: The 1978 LVC 501's have most room in the thigh and in the top block, they are roomier  than the 1955s and the 1966s (are as wide as the 1933s). But the rise is low, somewhat lower than the 66s. Leg opening is like the 66s - so the are rather taperd.

post #1048 of 1173
I'm going to order a few different sizes in the 55s and 47s so I can see what I should go with. Whats the consensus on shrinkage and then stretch? How much should I expect in the waist and thighs?
post #1049 of 1173

Anyone have a pic of the 1936 jacket in real life...?

 

Thanks.
 

post #1050 of 1173
do any of you guys do the 605 rigid/raw? or is it mostly avoided because its not selvedge?
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