Hey guys. I'm putting together the basics and have decided on LVC 501s as my first pair of selvedge blue jeans. I have a pair of $30 501s right now, and like them a lot. Right now, it's a toss-up between: the '33 for the waist cinch and lighter denim. the '44 for the history (WWII) and the painted arcuates. the '47 for the history and fit everyone raves about. I have a 31" waist, but all the measurements I'm seeing are even. Will a 32" shrink down to my size? Do the suspender buttons on the '33 get uncomfortable with a belt on? If so, how hard is it to get them taken off? How about the waist cinch? How durable are the painted arcuates on the '44s? Which do the top blocks of each differ from the regular 501? I ask because I'm a slim guy with a big butt and usually have difficulty finding jeans that fit but aren't too baggy. The 501s fit quite nicely. How do the legs of each differ, in general and from the regular 501? From what I read, the 47' is a bit slimmer than the rest of LVC, but I don't remember seeing anything about the '33 or '44.
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3/21/10 at 3:06pm