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post #1051 of 1161

Looking for some advice on how to handle a new, unwashed 1936 raw denim jacket that I just got.  I am very new to raw denim.  Should I wash and dry?  (There is room for shrinkage...) Wash and not dry?  "Soak" (I've seen something about that) but not wash?

 

Open to suggestions...

 

Thanks.

post #1052 of 1161
If its new should have a tag with instructions
post #1053 of 1161
FYI, believe there will be an LVC Sample sale in Manhattan Thursday and Friday
post #1054 of 1161
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

If its new should have a tag with instructions

 

Lots of tags, but no instructions...  Any help appreciated...

post #1055 of 1161
If its the type 1 unsanforized id at least soak it like you would denim
post #1056 of 1161
Heads up for Westside LA people.

Rufcut Denim on Sawtelle just north of Olympic.

Expert repairs, chain stitch hems $ 25.00, tapering, custom jeans, etc.

Small shop but pretty impressive.
post #1057 of 1161
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Looking for some advice on how to handle a new, unwashed 1936 raw denim jacket that I just got.  I am very new to raw denim.  Should I wash and dry?  (There is room for shrinkage...) Wash and not dry?  "Soak" (I've seen something about that) but not wash?

 

Open to suggestions...

 

Thanks.

if it's the 1936 LVC 506XX Type I jacket (front pleats, one front pocket) then it's unsanforized and you should do a hot soak to shrink it down. easiest thing to do is just fill up a tub with hot water and leave the jacket submerged for 30-45 minutes and then let it hang dry. 

post #1058 of 1161
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Originally Posted by TheSoonest View Post

if it's the 1936 LVC 506XX Type I jacket (front pleats, one front pocket) then it's unsanforized and you should do a hot soak to shrink it down. easiest thing to do is just fill up a tub with hot water and leave the jacket submerged for 30-45 minutes and then let it hang dry. 

 

Thanks!

post #1059 of 1161
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Originally Posted by srgprod View Post

Heads up for Westside LA people.

Rufcut Denim on Sawtelle just north of Olympic.

Expert repairs, chain stitch hems $ 25.00, tapering, custom jeans, etc.

Small shop but pretty impressive.

meh
Edited by closerlook - 5/12/13 at 9:46pm
post #1060 of 1161
I'm interested in pics of the 1936 jacket as well.

Dropped by the Levi's Plaza along San Francisco's Embarcadero the other day and they've just put on display a killer pair of old miner's jeans from around the 20s. The original owner had self-reinforced them all over with bits and scraps of denim, covering the entire jeans with patches. The jeans were totally faded and pretty trashed, but the archivists determined that beneath all the reinforcements the original jeans were completely intact. I'll take a photo next time I'm down there.

BTW, if anyone is looking for some raw 1966's I have a barely worn pair up in the marketplace for a good price. I need to move them so make offers.
post #1061 of 1161

what do you guys think of the LVC striped t-shirts?

 

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Levi_s_Vintage_Clothing_1960s_Striped_Tee_Raffia_Yellow_8288.html

 

digging this one but $100 seems so much considering what it is and where it's made (not USA made, wtf?)

post #1062 of 1161
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Originally Posted by UpDownAeroplane View Post

what do you guys think of the LVC striped t-shirts?

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Levi_s_Vintage_Clothing_1960s_Striped_Tee_Raffia_Yellow_8288.html

digging this one but $100 seems so much considering what it is and where it's made (not USA made, wtf?)
Def overpriced but they fit well. I usually find them on sale during end of season sales. I believe most of their Tshirts are made in Portugal. At least the ones I'm wearing are. I'd wait to see if you can find them on sale
post #1063 of 1161

Anyone who has ever bought a pair of LVC in the "loved one" wash, were they STF? Specifically, I have a pair of the 1954 501Zs, and I'm getting conflicting information when I look endclothing/unionmade. I've heard that the non-raws aren't STF, but these are listed as STF on unionmade and preshrunk on endclothing...

post #1064 of 1161
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Originally Posted by photon View Post

Anyone who has ever bought a pair of LVC in the "loved one" wash, were they STF? Specifically, I have a pair of the 1954 501Zs, and I'm getting conflicting information when I look endclothing/unionmade. I've heard that the non-raws aren't STF, but these are listed as STF on unionmade and preshrunk on endclothing...

non-raw means that they have already been washed and shrunk so the "loved one" wash are not STF. with almost all of LVC's 501 washed denim, they're based off of actual pairs of vintage levi's jeans that all started off as raw and STF but then were worn for a while and got unique fadings....that might be why there is some confusion and tags that still say STF on the jeans. 

post #1065 of 1161

Anyone have any fit pics of 605s?

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